The University of King’s College offers several entrance scholarships and awards, the values of which normally range from $500 to $10,000, to outstanding students who are admitted directly from high school to the first year of study in Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Journalism (Honours), Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science programs. Entrance scholarships are provided through various bequests and gifts to the University (listed below) as well as from University funds.
Note: Students applying to the one-year Bachelor of Journalism program, the Master of Journalism program or the Master of Fine Arts program are not eligible to apply for general entrance scholarships. See section V.
Journalism Awards for scholarships available for these programs. Students who would like to be considered for an entrance scholarship must apply for admission to the University by March 1. No special scholarship application is required for King’s entrance scholarships, with the following exceptions:
- Dr. Carrie Best Scholarship
- Harrison McCain Award
- Prince Scholarship
- Donald R. Sobey Family Scholarships
- Colin Starnes Award
- Carrie and Ralph Wright Memorial Scholarship
- Debra Deane Little and Robert Little Academic Scholarships for Varsity Athletes
For details, see the individual entries below. For application particulars, refer to the King’s website: ukings.ca. Please refer to the Admission Dates Section of this calendar or to ukings.ca for specific awards application dates and deadlines.
The gifts, bequests and endowments which make possible the awarding of entrance scholarships at the University of King’s College are listed below.
Dr. W. Bruce Almon Scholarship
Established by a bequest of the Estate of Susanna Weston Arrow Almon, this scholarship is awarded to a first-year Science student who lives in residence. The award is renewable yearly provided that the student maintains a first-class average; there is no requirement to remain in residence in order to renew.
Alumni Association Scholarships
A number of entrance scholarships are made possible each year through the support of the Alumni Association. Preference for one of these is to be given to a student from King’s-Edgehill or another independent school in Atlantic Canada.
Established as a gift to the University’s Building on a Strong Foundation campaign, this scholarship is awarded to a student entering the first year of an Arts, Science or Journalism program.
Dr. Carrie Best Scholarship
This scholarship, valued at $5,000 per year, is offered by the College in honour of Dr. Carrie Best in recognition of her activities with respect to human rights. Open to both Indigenous students in Canada and African-Canadians enrolled in a BJ(Hons), BA or BSc program, this award is tenable for four years based upon satisfactory academic performance. Please refer to the Admission Dates section of this calendar or to ukings.ca for specific awards application dates and deadlines.
Malcolm H. and Shirley I. Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Malcolm Henry Bradshaw, this scholarship is open to a student who is from Nova Scotia (preferably Yarmouth County) and who is entering their first year at the University.
Arthur L. Chase Memorial Scholarship
Established by a bequest of the Estate of Harold M. Chase, this award commemorates Arthur L. Chase, a King’s student who died in tragic circumstances. The award is based on the record of performance in high school as well as on qualities of mind and character.
Dr. George T.H. Cooper Scholarship
George T.H. Cooper, CM, QC, DCL’08 was the 24th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of King’s College, beginning his term in 2012. This scholarship was established by King’s Chancellor the Hon. Kevin Lynch on the occasion of Dr. Cooper’s retirement in 2016 in order to recognize his exemplary care and stewardship of Canada’s oldest chartered university during his tenure. It is open to first-year students from Atlantic Canada who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.
John Stephen Cowie Memorial Scholarship
Established by a bequest of the Estate of Dorothea Cowie, this award commemorates John Stephen Cowie, a King’s student who died in tragic circumstances. The award is based on the record of performance in high school and on strength of mind and character.
George David Harris Memorial Scholarship
Established by a bequest of the Estate of James R. Harris, this award commemorates George David Harris, a King’s student who lost his life by drowning in an attempt to save the life of a friend. The award is based on the record of performance in high school and on qualities of mind and character.
Hazen Trust Scholarships
Two scholarships are available for students entering King’s from New Brunswick high schools.
The Hayward Family Scholarship
Established by Bill, Jim and Annette Hayward in honour of the University’s 200th anniversary, this scholarship is awarded to a student entering first year, with preference given to a son or daughter of a King’s alumnus/alumna.
Raymond and Patricia Lahey Entrance Award
Established by President William Lahey and Kathryn Lassaline in honour of President Lahey’s parents, Raymond and Patricia Lahey. The Raymond and Patricia Lahey Entrance Award is valued at $2,000 and is open to a student entering the University of King’s College from James M. Hill Memorial High School, Miramichi, NB. This award will be granted to a student who has proven academic achievement and leadership in their schools and/or the wider community, motivated by care and concern for others. Preference will be given to a student with financial need, and the award can be combined with other bursaries and scholarships.
Debra Deane Little and Robert Little Academic Scholarships for Varsity Athletes
The Debra Deane Little and Robert Little Academic Scholarships for Varsity Athletes recognize academic achievement and athletic ability of King’s scholar-athletes. The Scholarships are awarded annually to students who are entering the Foundation Year Program, participate in varsity athletics at King’s and who demonstrate excellence in scholastic and athletic activities. The scholarships are valued at $5,000 each and are renewable up to three years (total value of $20,000).
Margaret and Elwin Malone Memorial Scholarships
Established in memory of Margaret and Elwin Malone, this fund provides entrance and in-course scholarships in Arts, Science and Journalism.
M. Ann McCaig Scholarship
Established by M. Ann McCaig, a friend of the University of King’s College, for an Arts, Science or Journalism student entering first year of studies.
Harrison McCain Awards
These awards are available annually to entering students and who have graduated from a high school in Canada. The value of each is $16,000 over a four-year course of study ($4,000 per year). The criteria for consideration are admission average of 80%; financial need; and a recognized initiative in funding one’s own education. Please refer to the Admission Dates section of this calendar or to ukings.ca for specific awards application dates and deadlines.
Charles E. Merrill Trust Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student or students entering or continuing full-time degree programs in Arts, Science or Journalism, who are citizens of the United States and who completed their secondary education in that country. Preference will be given to students who have transferred to King’s for a full academic session as exchange students.
H.H. Pickett Trust Awards
A number of scholarships are awarded annually as a memorial to H.H. Pickett of Saint John, N.B. The memorial was established by Miss Lesley L. Pickett. The awards are made to:
(1) students entering the University of King’s College as pre-Divinity students from the Diocese of Fredericton, on the nomination of the Bishop of Fredericton. These students will hold their awards for each of their years at King’s, and while studying at the Atlantic School of Theology;
(2) graduates of the University of King’s College who are undertaking theological studies at the Atlantic School of Theology in preparation for ordination in the Diocese of Fredericton; and
(3) students of the University of King’s College.
Preference in all cases will be given to students who are members of Trinity Church, Saint John, New Brunswick and, secondly, to students who are members of the Diocese of Fredericton. Those holding scholarship awards under this title must maintain the standards set from time to time by the Scholarship Committee.
The Prince Scholarship was originally created in 1959 in recognition of the pre-eminence in the spheres of education and community leadership of Dr. S.H. Prince, DCL’55. Re-established by the University in 2018, the scholarship is available to an African Nova Scotian student entering the Foundation Year Program and who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree. The Prince Scholarship is valued at $24,000 ($6,000 per year).
Donald R. Sobey Family Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, proven leadership skills and involvement in school and/or community activities and/or work experience. The scholarship is a renewable entrance award, valued at $17,000 for the first year and $11,000 for each of the next three years. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and be entering the first year of an undergraduate program at the University. If the Scholarship Committee judges any two or more scholarship applicants to be equally deserving, preference will be given to candidates who are living in one of the Atlantic Provinces (Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; or Prince Edward Island). Application forms are available from the King’s Registrar’s Office. Please refer to the Admission Dates Section of this calendar or to ukings.ca for specific awards application dates and deadlines.
Colin Starnes Award
The University offers this award in honour of Dr. Colin Starnes, president of King’s from 1993 to 2003. It is awarded on academic merit and demonstrated financial need. Each year this award is given to a deserving and capable Nova Scotian student who, without financial assistance, may not otherwise be able to attend King’s. This award is valued at full tuition plus incidental fees for the first year of study. Application forms are available from the King’s Registrar’s Office. Please refer to the Admission Dates Section of this calendar or to ukings.ca for specific awards application dates and deadlines.
University Entrance Scholarships
Each year the University of King’s College makes available a number of entrance scholarships out of general funds.
Weston Family Scholarship
Established by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, the Weston Family Scholarship is a renewable entrance scholarship with a total value of $20,000 ($5,000 per year). It is available to a first-year Canadian citizen entering the Foundation Year Program, proceeding to any area of study at the University of King’s College, and who has a high school average of at least 85%.
Carrie and Ralph Wright Memorial Scholarship
Established through the generosity of alumna Judith Kaye Wright, BA’64, in loving memory of her parents. The Carrie and Ralph Wright Memorial Scholarship is a renewable scholarship valued at $39,000 ($12,000 given in the Foundation Year and $9,000 provided each upper year). It is awarded for academic excellence to a student entering the Foundation Year Program.