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Scholarships

for current undergraduate students

Renewable and In-Course Scholarships

Renewable Scholarships: Students currently attending Dalhousie and who were offered a renewable scholarship upon admission are automatically assessed for renewal of their scholarship.

In-Course Scholarships: range in value from $500 - $2,000. You'll be notified of an in-course scholarship by Dalhousie email in June/July. Mature and transfer students are considered for in-course scholarships following one year of study at Dalhousie. Students holding renewable scholarships are not eligible to receive in-course scholarships.

For renewable and in-course scholarships, you must complete at least 30 credit hours of for-credit coursework over two academic terms in the previous academic year (excluding transfer credits) and achieve a minimum SGPA of 3.70 over the two terms being assessed. The academic year runs from September 1 - August 31.

Your SGPA is your Scholarship GPA - the average of the two term GPAs being assessed for scholarship purposes. Please note that your SGPA and your CGPA (Cumulative GPA) are different measurements.


Renewal and In-Course Scholarship Requirements for Co-op Students:

  • One work term during the previous academic year: You must complete 30 credit hours over two terms (fall, winter or summer) and achieve a minimum SGPA of 3.70.
  • Two work terms during the previous academic year: You must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours during one academic term and achieve a minimum term GPA of 3.70.
  • If you've taken more than the required credit hours, assessment is based on all courses taken within the two terms.

Aramark Leadership Awards

The Aramark Leadership Award fund provides scholarships for returning Dalhousie undergraduate students registered in the Faculty of Architecture & Planning, Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Professions, Management, Science, or the Dental Hygiene program, who show leadership in the community. Several awards valued at $4,000 each will be awarded. Apply through DalOnline. The application for the 2017/2018 academic year closes on October 27 at 11:59pm.

Eligibility: Applicants must be registered full-time (at least 9 credit hours per term or a co-op work-term) Dalhousie undergraduate student during the previous academic year (min. two terms), and be currently registered as a full-time Dalhousie undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year (or on a co-op work-term), and be in good academic standing. Applicants must demonstrate a significant level of involvement and dedication to the Dalhousie community through the areas of leadership, citizenship, and/or sportsmanship.

W. Andrew MacKay Alumni Scholarships

The W. Andrew MacKay Alumni Scholarship fund provides several awards annually to undergraduate Dalhousie students who have demonstrated a significant level of involvement in and dedication to the Dalhousie community through the areas of leadership, citizenship, and/or sportsmanship. Award values change annually but typically range from $1,500 - $3,000.

Students must be nominated by their appropriate Department Head (under which their major falls), Dean or Director of their school. Each Department, College, and School is able to nominate one student per year for a MacKay Scholarship. Each Department, College, and School is responsible for establishing an internal procedure to select their nominee. A call for nominations for the W. Andrew MacKay Alumni Scholarships will take place in November 2017. The deadline to submit applications is January 11th, 2017.

Eligibility: Applicants must have been a registered full-time (9 credit hours per term) Dalhousie student during the previous academic year (min. two terms), have a 3.30 CGPA or better, and currently be registered as a full-time Dalhousie student during the term of application. Students registered at the University of King’s College and the Faculty of Agriculture are not eligible.    

Faculty Awards

In researching your scholarship options, it's important to talk to your department. Many faculties administer their own scholarships, awards and prizes. To find out more, view the Undergraduate Calendar Awards Index.

Convocation Awards

The Registrar's Office administers four Convocation Awards. All graduating undergraduate students are automatically considered for these awards.

  • Governor General's Bronze and Silver Medals
  • University Silver Medal
  • Avery Prize