Prestigious Scholarships and Awards

Welcome to the Dalhousie Prestigious Scholarships site, which provides information, resources, and support services to students for highly competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships. Prestigious scholarships are specialized external awards that are given to some of the highest achieving students at the University. These scholarship programs are nationally and internationally renowned, and are pathways to academic, personal and professional achievement. (See Upper Year Award Planning)  

The Office of the Provost provides leadership in scholarship and innovation in teaching and learning and works with staff, faculty and educational leaders to ensure that students are matched with the right opportunities. It encourages and supports these prestigious applications through its commitment of professional resources across campus that turn hopeful candidates into successful scholars. 

Information about scholarship requirements, deadlines, and benefits can be found on the 3M National Student Fellowship page, the Rhodes Canada Scholarship page and the Rhodes Global Scholarship page. Please note that Dalhousie University's deadlines are in advance of the 3M National Student Fellowships, Rhodes Canada Scholarship and Rhodes Global Scholarship application deadlines; interested applicants should prepare well in advance.

3M National Student Fellowship

The 3M National Student Fellowship honours up to ten full-time undergraduate college and undergraduate university students at Canadian institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives and at their college or university. 

3M Student Fellowship winners receive an award of $5,000 to be spent at their discretion. Further, each cohort member will be invited to join other award winners at the annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).

Rhodes Trust Scholarship

Established in 1903 under the will of Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest and one of the most prestigious international graduate scholarship programme in the world.

The Rhodes Scholarship offers postgraduate financial support for outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford, and provides transformative opportunities for successful candidates.