The Walker Emergency Microbursary

Financial matters are one of the biggest stressors for students attending post secondary. A recognized need for an accessible immediate, emergency bursary, with follow up support and assistance, has been created to help support Dalhousie undergraduate students who may find themselves in unexpected financial situations during their studies.

In addition to accessing emergency funds and being connected to various financial resources available, you will also be connected with an advisor through the Bissett Student Success Centre, who can provide you with continued assistance and support by helping you navigate other various supports available to help further your success (i.e., financial, career, academic, health and wellness).

Our donors

With a generous donation from the Walker Family Estate, a collaborative partnership between Awards and Financial Aid office and the Bissett Student Success Centre (BSSC) the Walker Emergency MicroBursary has been made possible for all undergraduate students in need.

What is it?

These emergency funds are used to help you with urgent financial costs caused by unexpected situations such as sudden loss of employment, family emergencies, health expenses or other unplanned life events. The bursary does not cover costs associated with Covid-19 restrictions or quarantine.

Who is eligible to apply?

- Undergraduate, direct entry students in any faculty (all campuses)
- Full-time and part-time students
- Students can apply once per academic term.

How much funding is available?

You are able to apply for up to $500 in the Fall and Winter Terms and up to $250 in the Summer Term.

How do you apply?

The funding for the 2021 Fall Term have been allocated and application are now closed.  Applications will be available again for the 2022 Winter Term starting on January 5th, 2022.

How will you receive the bursary funds?

Funds will be distributed through either Canadian or International email money transfer into your account within 2-5 business days (depending on the type of transfer).

Additional resources

For more information about Covid-19 financial support click here. For more awards and financial aid information please contact the awards and financial aid team at