King’s Scholarships and Bursaries
The following points outline general policies which apply to the administration of entrance and in-course scholarships and bursaries awarded by the University of King’s College:
- King’s scholarships are tenable in the academic year immediately following their award unless arrangements are made to defer the scholarship to a subsequent academic year.
- Please refer to the Admission Dates section of this calendar or to ukings.ca for specific awards application dates and deadlines.
- King’s scholarships are awarded for one year only, with the following exceptions: the Dr. Carrie Best Scholarship; Debra Deane Little and Robert Little Academic Scholarships for Varsity Athletes; the Prince Scholarship; the Donald R. Sobey Family Scholarships; Weston Family Scholarship; Carrie and Ralph Wright Memorial Scholarship; and the Harrison McCain Award (see I. Entrance Scholarships); (see II. In-course Scholarships).
- All scholarships, prizes and bursaries will first be credited to the student’s account for payment of fees owed to the University (tuition, residence and other required fees). Any portion in excess of the aforementioned charges may be refunded to the student, normally after the final date for payment of tuition and fees each term. Students may request a refund by contacting Student Accounts in writing (email from their official University account).
- Prizes are awarded regardless of whether the student is returning to King’s.
- Transfer students (including those transferring from Dalhousie to King’s) are not eligible for King’s scholarships in the year of transfer. After one year, such students are considered on the same basis as other students.
- Students who, in an Academic Year, have completed a full course load (i.e., 30 credit hours) and qualify for an in-course scholarship based on their academic records will be eligible for 100% of their scholarship award. Students who, in an Academic Year, complete eighteen, twenty-one, twenty-four or twenty-seven credit hours or the equivalent and qualify for an in-course scholarship based on their academic records, will have their scholarship amount pro-rated according to the number of credits they completed in that Academic Year. Fully funded scholarship students who withdraw from individual courses will be credited back to the scholarship budget.
- Qualified students who have had their scholarships prorated (as above) will be eligible to increase their scholarship award (to a maximum of 100%) if they complete further credit hours in a Summer session with a minimum GPA of 3.7, increasing the total number of credits completed within a calendar year (September 1-August 31). Reassessment will consider all courses taken within the September to August period. The deadline for reassessing prorated scholarships is the last day to add courses in September.
- In all cases, students holding scholarships must be registered as King’s students in at least nine credit hours or the equivalent in each of the Fall and Winter terms of the year immediately following the award. Should their registration fall below nine credit hours at any point in the year, the award will be prorated based on the number of months during which the student was in full-time attendance.
- Students holding scholarships in their fourth year of full-time study must be enrolled in a four-year degree program (120- credit-hour major or honours), or in a 120-credit-hour major conversion year or an honours conversion year.
- The cumulative GPA earned prior to the time away from King’s/Dalhousie will be used when assessing the in-course scholarship eligibility of students who have been studying full-time on a Letter of Permission.
- Students who plan to go away on a King’s/Dalhousie approved exchange in the year following their in-course scholarship offer will be eligible to accept the award, provided they are paying tuition to King’s/Dalhousie and not to the institution they are visiting.
- Students who are paying tuition to the institution they are visiting, but who are returning to King’s following their year on exchange, may be considered for scholarship in the year they return (based on the GPA of their most recent year at King’s), provided they notify the Registrar’s Office by June 1 of their intention to return in the Fall. As the amounts offered for each range of GPA vary from year to year, depending on the number of students who achieve first course standing, the amount offered may vary from the original offer.
- Students who are taking a year away from school altogether will be considered upon their return, based on their performance in their most recent year at King’s, provided they notify the Registrar’s Office by June 1 of their intention to return in the Fall. As the amounts offered for each range of GPA vary from year to year depending on the number of students who achieve first course standing, the amount offered may differ from the original offer.
- The names, hometowns and programs of study of students who have received scholarships will be released to the donors of those awards.