Scholarships

for prospective undergraduate students

General Entrance Award program (Deadline: March 1)

For full consideration for entrance awards, students admitted to Dalhousie directly from high school must apply for the general entrance award program. By completing this single application, students are considered for the large majority of our entrance scholarships and bursaries. A select number of available awards still require separate application (see below).

The Entrance Award application for 2019-2020 will be available in December 2018.    

In addition to submitting their General Entrance Award application, students must also, by March 1:

  1. Apply for admission to Dalhousie directly from high school (gap years are acceptable if the applicant has not attended another post-secondary institution)
  2. Submit a transcript of their Grade 12 first-semester finals (or up-to-date official transcript if the applicant’s high school is not semestered) to the Registrar's Office. Please note: If you have already submitted your transcript to the Registrar's office as part of your Admissions application, you do not need to submit another copy for awards purposes. Ontario and Nova Scotia applicants may submit their provincial student ID number instead of a transcript.
  3. Submit all supporting documentation as required by optional sections within the General Entrance Award application (e.g., Notices of Assessment, medical documentation, etc.)

Eligibility: 80% admission average or 26 predicted/anticipated IB Diploma points. The admission average is calculated based upon the five required courses for the program to which the student has applied.

Dalhousie awards more than 2,000 entrance awards to our first year class including:
- One time entrance scholarships and bursaries
- Renewable entrance scholarships and bursaries
- Awards based on specific criteria (ie high school attended, program, home province, extra curricular activities, etc.)   

How to apply

I have been accepted to a Dalhousie program

If you have been accepted to a Dalhousie program, please submit your application through DalOnline. If you haven't logged into DalOnline before, you will need to setup your login. Follow the link to DalOnline, click New User? Forgot your password? and then choose Activate or Lookup your NetID. You will need to know what your Dalhousie ID (B00...) is before you can set up your NetID. Your NetID is what you will use to log into DalOnline and access the application.

Once you activate your NetID and login to DalOnline, click on the Student Awards and Financial Aid tab, then select "Apply for Student Aid." Select the 2019 Aid Year and September - April as the Aid Period. Select the Dalhousie General Entrance Award Application and follow the instructions to complete the application.

When you complete and submit your application, it will be locked for editing. If for any reason you need to make significant changes to your application once you have submitted it, please contact awards@dal.ca. 

How to submit your financial and/or medical documents

If you completed sections that require you to submit additional supporting documentation, please save your documents as a PDF and email them to GEAsubmission@dal.ca. Use the subject line GEA Supporting Docs 2018 and in the body of the email please include your full name, date of birth, and B00 number.

Notices of Assessment: the Consideration for Financial-need Based Awards section of the DalOnline application mistakenly asks you to submit your 2017 Notices of Assessment. Please note that your 2016 Notices of Assessment are acceptable.

Please note: Emailed copies of transcripts received directly from students are not considered official. Official transcripts should be mailed to the Registrar's Office in a sealed envelope or faxed directly from your high school.

I have not yet been accepted to a Dalhousie program

Students who have not yet been accepted to a Dalhousie program should submit the fillable PDF version of the General Entrance Award application.

Submission by Email (preferred):

  1. Complete the fillable PDF version of the application. Save it to your computer as a PDF, and save any supporting documentation as one separate PDF.
  2. Attach both files to your email and use the subject line General Entrance Award Application 2018. In the body of the email, include your full name, date of birth, and your B00 number (if you know it).
  3. Send your submission to GEAsubmission@dal.ca by March 1.

Please note: Emailed copies of transcripts received directly from students are not considered official. Official transcripts should be mailed to the Registrar's Office in a sealed envelope or faxed directly from your high school.

Alternative Submission methods:

You may also complete the fillable PDF, print the document, and submit it (and your supporting documentation, if required) by one of the following methods.

Mail:

  • Registrar's Office (Awards)
    Dalhousie University
    PO Box 15,000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Courier:

  • Registrar's Office (Awards)
    Henry Hicks Academic Admin Bldg - Rm 130

Drop Off in Halifax:

  • Henry Hicks Academic Admin Bldg - Rm 130
    6299 South Street, Halifax

Drop Off in Truro:

  • Cox Institute - Rm 100
    21 Cox Road, Truro

 

Additional Information

Consideration for International Applicants

International students are eligible for entrance awards and should submit the General Entrance Award application by March 1. By submitting this application you will be considered for a wide range of entrance awards, including the following awards available specifically for international students:

Slaight Family Foundation Scholarship - 1 available
Value:
$100,000 - $25,000 renewable for 4 years
Open to: Students from Africa entering their first undergraduate degree, who demonstrate good academic standing, community involvement, and financial need. 

Richard and Melda Murray Jamaican Engineering Scholarship - 2 available
Value:
$88,000 - $22,000 renewable for 4 years
Open to: Students from Jamaica entering the Bachelor of Engineering program, who demonstrate good academic standing and financial need.

CorpFinance International Limited (Kevin Andrews) Indian Bursary - 1 available
Value:
$60,000 - $15,000 renewable for 4 years
Open to: Students from India who demonstrate good academic standing and financial need and are entering the Bachelor of Commerce program.

Please note: these awards do not require separate application; for consideration, apply to the General Entrance Award program by March 1.

Awards Requiring Separate Application

In addition to the scholarships and bursaries awarded through the General Entrance Award program, students may also submit separate applications to be considered for the following awards:

Schulich Leader Scholarships - 2 available
Value:
$100,000 (Engineering) or $80,000 (Science and Math)
Open to: Applicants entering Dalhousie University directly from a Canadian high school. Awarded based on academic merit, leadership, and financial need (at least two of these three criteria). See the website for a complete list of eligible programs.
Details: A nomination from your high school is required. Contact your Guidance Counsellor for more details.
Deadline: February 1, 2018

Fountain Performing Arts Undergraduate Scholarships - up to 8 available
Value:
$16,000 ($4,000 per year)
Open to: Applicants entering Dalhousie University directly from high school into the Music program or who intend to major in Theatre.
Details: Supporting documents are required based on area of study - see the Fountain School of Performing Arts website for more details.
Deadline: Complete application for admission due by March 1 (Music students) or March 1 (Theatre students). Supporting documents due by March 1 (Music and Theatre).

Harrison McCain Scholarships
Value:
$16,000 (over 3 years for Nursing students; over 4 years for Agriculture students)
Open to: High school applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and entering a program in the Faculty of Agriculture (excluding Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Technology, and others intending to pursue veterinary studies) or the School of Nursing.
Details: Scholarships will be given to students with demonstrated financial need, a recognized initiative to funding their own education who possess strong leadership abilities.
Deadline: postmarked by March 1

Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Applied Computer Science Entrance Scholarships - at least 4 available
Value:
up to $5,000 each
Open to: Applicants entering the Bachelor of Computer Science or the Bachelor of Applied Computer Science program directly from high school.
Details: Additional supporting documentation is required - see the Faculty of Computer Science website for more details. 
Deadline: March 1

Women in Technology Scholarship multiple awards available

Value: $10,000 (over 2 years)
Open to: Canadian and International applicants entering the Bachelor of Computer Science or the Bachelor of Applied Computer Science program. The majority of scholarships will be awarded to applicants who identify as female.
Details: Additional supporting documentation is required - see the Faculty of Computer Science website for more details. 
Deadline: March 1

Dykeview Farms Ltd. Scholarship
Value:
$1,000
Open to: Nova Scotia students entering any program in the Faculty of Agriculture directly from high school.
Details: Selection is based on financial need, community involvement and academic performance.
Deadline: May 1

Bissett Scholarship (renewable) - 1 available
Value
: $24,000 ($6,000 per year)
Open to: Applicants from Cole Harbour High School, NS entering eligible programs in the Faculty of Architecture & Planning, Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Professions, Management, or Science.
Deadline: Contact the Cole Harbour Guidance Office for an application.

 

Questions?

Contact the Awards Office - Monday to Friday - 9am to 4pm
Email: awards@dal.ca    
Phone: (902) 494-2450
Toll Free: 1 (866) 729-4400