Diversity & Inclusivity

Dalhousie’s excellence depends on whose perspectives and histories are reflected in our classrooms and research. To ensure our community is diverse and inclusive, Dalhousie maintains several merit-based scholarships for historically under-represented communities. These include the Eliza Ritchie Doctoral Entrance Scholarship, the James Robinson Johnston Graduate Entrance Scholarship for African Canadians, and the Nova Scotia Black and First Nations Graduate Entrance Scholarships.  

The Self-Identification Questionnaire used within the Harmonized Scholarship Process enables African Canadian, historically/indigenous black Nova Scotians and First Nations people to self-identify and to provide supplementary documentation relating to these merit-based scholarships. These students may qualify for scholarship consideration with a GPA above 3.3 and may qualify for limited scholarship support consideration in non-thesis professional graduate programs.

Eligibility for other scholarships with specific citizenship or demographics-based recruitment criteria will be determined automatically as part of the scholarship review process.