Apply to King’s by March 1 to be automatically considered for a general entrance scholarship, valued between $500 and $3500:
King’s offers the following scholarships for which special applications are required:
Please see the award descriptions below for specific application forms and details. For all of the awards, please complete the following:
*The essay you submit should be analytic or comparative in nature; it should create and defend a thesis statement. Please ensure your essay is well edited and represents a clear, effective argument.
This award honours Dr. Carrie Best, the first African-Canadian publisher in Nova Scotia as well as an accomplished writer and human rights activist. Applicants of African-Canadian or Canadian Aboriginal descent are eligible to apply for this award, valued at $5,000 a year and renewable for up to four years. To apply for the Dr. Carrie Best Scholarship, submit this application form with your application to King’s by January 15.
High school graduates in Canada are eligible for the Harrison McCain Award, valued at $4,000 a year and renewable for up to four years. To apply for the Harrison McCain Award, submit this application form with your King’s application by January 15.
These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, proven leadership skills, and involvement in school and/or community activities. Recipients will receive $17,000 in their first year of study and $11,000 in each of three subsequent years. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and be entering the first year of an undergraduate program at the University of King’s College.
If the Donald R. Sobey Family Scholarship Committee judges any two or more scholarship applicants to be equally deserving, preference will be given to candidates living in the Atlantic Provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island). To apply, please complete and return the application form by January 15.
The University of King’s College offers this award in honour of past president Dr. Colin Starnes. It is awarded on academic merit and demonstrated financial need. Each year, this award is given to a deserving and capable Nova Scotian student who, without financial assistance, may not otherwise be able to attend King’s.
Foundation Year Programme applicants who graduate from high schools in Nova Scotia are eligible for the Colin Starnes Award, valued at full tuition plus incidental fees for the first year of study at King’s. It is non-renewable, but the recipient is automatically considered for in-course scholarships after first year. To apply for the Colin Starnes Award, please apply to King’s and submit this application form by January 15.
The King’s Theatrical Society Award was created in recognition of the outstanding contribution of the King’s Theatrical Society to the King’s community. This award is for entering students who have demonstrated service and initiative within their local theatre community. Preference will be given to students with strong academic averages.
There will be one award of $2,000 and three awards of $1,000, which may be awarded on their own or in combination with other entrance awards.
Deadline: Postmarked by 15 January for the attention of:
Awards and Information Coordinator
Office of the Registrar
6350 Coburg Road
Halifax, NS, B3H 2A1
Please note: The following 2 awards are open to students with US citizenship (not US-Canadian dual citizenship). Both are renewable for up to 4 years, and you will automatically be considered based on the information you provide in your application.
Named for for Susanna Weldon who donated her collection of over 300 pieces of pottery and porcelain to the university, this award is valued at $2,250 annually. As a result of Susanna Weldon’s donation, King’s has one of the oldest ceramics collections in Canada.
Mather Byles Award
Named for Mather Byles, the rector of Christ Church in Boston until the War of Independence, the Mather Byles Award is valued at $2,250 annually. After the war, Mather Byles moved to Halifax and served as chaplain to the garrison. This award acknowledges King’s historic link to the US through Columbia University in New York and the loyalists who left that institution to found King’s.
Choral and Organ Scholarships
Choral and organ scholarships for King’s and Dal students are awarded each year based on merit, as demonstrated during the student’s audition. These scholarships range from $400 to $4,000 per academic year.
Candidates should submit the following materials as soon as possible in the academic year prior to their entry at King’s/Dalhousie:
Choristers: A recording of you performing two pieces of sacred music along with a brief description of any previous choral experience.
Organists: A recording of you performing two organ pieces, including one by J.S. Bach, along with a brief description of previous organ experience. Based on the submitted materials, an in-person audition may be set up at a time that is mutually convenient, between September and July of the year prior to the candidate’s entry to King’s.
Please note that recordings need not be professionally made; all that is required is a clear sound quality.