Scholarships & Awards

Each year, arts & social sciences students are recognized for their success and dedication through scholarships, bursaries and awards. Find information on these honours below.

Scholarships are for

View the undergraduate calendar awards page for a detailed list of the most current scholarship information.

Bursaries are for students in financial need

Bursaries are typically smaller amounts of money (from $200-$600), intended to supplement other funding sources. Visit the Money Matters page for the most  current bursary information.

Mohini Mathur Memorial Bursary in Indian Studies

This bursary will be awarded to a student registered as a Dalhousie University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences student (BA, MA or PhD) with a sincere and demonstrated interest in pursuing the study of Indian thought and ideas, these can include (but are not limited to) Indian philosophical systems, Hinduism or any branch of Hindu Religion, the Sanskrit language, Indian literature, or other traditions of India's intellectual heritage.

Visit this webpage to learn more about application requirements and deadlines to apply for this bursary.

Awards are for high-achieving students

Learn more about awards on the Undergraduate Calendar and Graduate Calendar.

FASS Essay Competition

Each year, the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences hosts an essay competition.

The Clan Ramsay of Nova Scotia Prize

To provide an annual prize to the Dalhousie University student registered with the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences who has written the best paper dealing with (any aspect of) the influence of Scottish culture within Canada (first preference will be given to papers dealing with the influence of Scottish culture within Nova Scotia). This award was established by the Clan Ramsay in Nova Scotia in recognition of the contribution of George Ramsay, 19th earl of Dalhousie, founder of Dalhousie University.

Prize for this year (2023): $750.00
Deadline: Monday, April 24, 2023

Students who wish to submit an essay as an entry to this competition are to send their essays, along with a brief note of nomination from their professor indicating which course this essay was written for and whether or not the professor approves the submission of this essay to the contest OR the professor can submit the essay and note of nomination/approval on the student's behalf.

To submit an essay, or if you have further questions, please contact