Scholarships – Getting Started in 2011-12


You will already know that the 2011 grads from SMUS earned a HUGE amount of scholarship money.  Read on if you would like to know how that happened!

There are several things you can do in order to  be considered for scholarships.

  1. Achieve good grades:  Most universities in Canada offer merit based scholarships based on your marks in the courses you will be using for admission.  Scholarships are offered for marks within the 75% – 100% range.  The higher your achievement, the higher the value of your scholarship.
  2. Get involved in your community:  Many universities and private donors are interested in supporting students who are involved in volunteer activities in their communities.  Many offer major scholarships with these experiences their focus.
  3. Continue your hobbies.  Both universities and private donors are interested in your passion.  This is what quite often sets you apart from others!
  4. Research:  Check the finance pages of all the universities to which you will apply.  Make an appointment to see Ms. Casey who can help to facilitate your applications.
  5. Meet the deadlines:  Do keep a notebook and start applications early.

Current Scholarships: (Deadlines subject to change)

  • University of Toronto National Scholarship due Nov. 11
  • Loran Scholarship due Oct 19
  • University of St. Andrew McEuen and Ransome Scholarships
  • Boston University Trustees Scholarship due Dec. 1
  • Notre Dame University Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program due mid Oct.


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