Graduate & Advanced Awards

King’s offers scholarships for students in the Bachelor of Journalism (one-year), Master of Journalism and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction programs.

Award decisions are made based on the strength of the application for admission to the program and the supporting scholarship application.

Email your scholarship documents to awards@ukings.ca.

Bachelor of Journalism (one-year)

Deadline: February 15

Sylvia D. Hamilton Award

Open to: African Canadian students, with preference for African Nova Scotian students and to students in all programs, graduate and undergraduate, with preference for Journalism and MFA students.

Established by the university in honour of Professor Sylvia Hamilton’s retirement in 2020, the Sylvia D. Hamilton Award is valued $2,020 per year and is renewable for the duration of the degree (at full-time enrolment). Students must meet academic entrance qualifications and have stated financial need. There are five new Sylvia D. Hamilton Awards available annually.

To be considered for this award, please contact the Registrar’s Office at awards@ukings.ca.

Acadia Broadcasting Scholarship

Open to: all BJ students (preference given to students from Nova Scotia or New Brunswick).

Established by a gift celebrating the strong commitment Acadia Broadcasting Ltd. has to broadcast journalism as well as its desire to support young talent entering the field, this scholarship may be awarded to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Journalism (one-year) program who demonstrates a particular interest in broadcast journalism.

CTV News Atlantic Scholarship

Open to: all BJ students (preference given to Black Canadian and Indigenous students in Canada).

This scholarship is offered in support of King’s commitment to diversity and for students who demonstrate an interest in television journalism.

Audrey Stevenson Memorial Scholarship

Open to: a female student entering the BJ program.

Established by Audrey Stevenson’s family in recognition of her 30-year contribution to journalism in the province of New Brunswick. The applicant will have demonstrated a high level of scholastic attainment, and should, in the opinion of the selection committee, give evidence of leadership qualities, and previous community involvement.

Reader’s Digest Journalism Scholarship

Open to: Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are a visible minority or a member of another under-represented group, as determined by the Journalism Admission Committee.

Established by the Reader’s Digest Foundation to support the development of the journalism profession, this scholarship is awarded to a student in the Bachelor of Journalism program who is a member of a visible minority or a member of other under-represented groups, as determined by the Journalism Admission Committee. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Preference will be given to those students with a demonstrated interest in print journalism.

John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation Journalism Scholarship

Open to: all BJ students (preference given to a student from one of the Atlantic provinces).

The John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation Journalism Scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in King’s School of Journalism, studying toward a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours), Bachelor of Journalism, or Master of Journalism.

Master of Journalism

Deadline

  • February 15 for students applying to enter in September
  • August 31 for students entering in January

Sylvia D. Hamilton Award

Open to: African Canadian students, with preference for African Nova Scotian students and to students in all programs, graduate and undergraduate, with preference for Journalism and MFA students.

Established by the university in honour of Professor Sylvia Hamilton’s retirement in 2020, the Sylvia D. Hamilton Award is valued $2,020 per year and is renewable for the duration of the degree (at full-time enrolment). Students must meet academic entrance qualifications and have stated financial need. There are five new Sylvia D. Hamilton Awards available annually.

To be considered for this award, please contact the Registrar’s Office at awards@ukings.ca.

Evanov Radio Group Award for Broadcast Journalism

Open to: Canadian citizens and permanent residents

This award is granted to an incoming student or students in the Master of Journalism program who have demonstrated an interest in broadcast journalism or new media.

Acadia Broadcasting Scholarship

Open to: all MJ students (preference given to students from Nova Scotia or New Brunswick).

Established by a gift celebrating the strong commitment Acadia Broadcasting Ltd. has to broadcast journalism as well as its desire to support young talent entering the field, this scholarship may be awarded to a student enrolled in the Master of Journalism program who demonstrates a particular interest in broadcast journalism.

Newcap Scholarships

Open to: Canadian citizens

The Newcap Scholarships are granted to incoming students in the Master of Journalism program.

Audrey Stevenson Memorial Scholarship

Open to: a female student entering the MJ program

Established by Audrey Stevenson’s family in recognition of her 30-year contribution to journalism in the province of New Brunswick. The applicant will have demonstrated a high level of scholastic attainment, and should, in the opinion of the selection committee, give evidence of leadership qualities, and previous community involvement.

John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation Journalism Scholarship

Open to: all MJ students (preference given to a student from one of the Atlantic provinces)

The John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation Journalism Scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in King’s School of Journalism, studying toward a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours), Bachelor of Journalism, or Master of Journalism.

International Student Award

Open to: all international visa students

The student will be selected based on academic excellence over the last two years of study, as well as financial need. Please outline your financial situation, including a budget listing all resources and expenses for the academic year.

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Non-Fiction

Sylvia D. Hamilton Award

Open to: African Canadian students, with preference for African Nova Scotian students and to students in all programs, graduate and undergraduate, with preference for Journalism and MFA students.

Established by the university in honour of Professor Sylvia Hamilton’s retirement in 2020, the Sylvia D. Hamilton Award is valued $2,020 per year and is renewable for the duration of the degree (at full-time enrolment). Students must meet academic entrance qualifications and have stated financial need. There are five new Sylvia D. Hamilton Awards available annually.

To be considered for this award, please contact the Registrar’s Office at awards@ukings.ca.

Deadline: February 15

Information and Awards Coordinator

Catherine Read

Assistant Registrar – Institutional Research and Awards, Registrar's Office

awards@ukings.ca | 902 422-1271 ext. 193