Graduate & Advanced Awards

Bachelor of Journalism (one-year)

The University of King’s College offers scholarships for students in the one-year Bachelor of Journalism program. Award decisions are made based on the strength of the application for admission to the program and the supporting scholarship application form. Email your scholarship documents to awards@ukings.ca by February 15.

Sylvia D. Hamilton Awards

Established by the university in honour of Professor Sylvia Hamilton’s retirement in 2020, the Sylvia DHamilton Award is valued $2,020 per year and is renewable for the duration of the degree (at full-time enrolment). The award is 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. Students must meet academic entrance qualifications and have stated financial need. There are five new Sylvia DHamilton Awards available annually. To be considered for this award, please contact the Registrar’s Office at awards@ukings.ca.

Acadia Broadcasting Bursary

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 bursary may be awarded to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Journalism (one-year) program who demonstrates a particular interest in broadcast journalism. Preference will be given to a student from Nova Scotia or New Brunswick.

CTV News Atlantic Scholarship

This scholarship is offered in support of King’s commitment to diversity. Preference will be given to Black Canadian and Indigenous students in Canada who demonstrate an interest in television journalism.

The Audrey Stevenson Memorial Scholarship

Established by Audrey Stevenson’s family in recognition of her 30-year contribution to journalism in the province of New Brunswick. This scholarship is awarded to a female student entering the one-year Bachelor of Journalism program. 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.

The Reader’s Digest Journalism Scholarship

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.

The John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation Journalism Scholarship

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. Preference will be given to a student from one of the Atlantic Provinces.

Read a profile of the inaugural recipient of the John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation Journalism Scholarship.

Master of Journalism

The University of King’s College offers scholarships for students in the Master of Journalism program. Award decisions are made based on the strength of the application for admission to the program and the supporting scholarship application form.

Email your scholarship documents to awards@ukings.ca by:

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

Sylvia D. Hamilton Awards

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

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 Bursary

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 bursary may be awarded to a student enrolled in the Master of Journalism program who demonstrates a particular interest in broadcast journalism.  Preference will be given to a student from Nova Scotia or New Brunswick.

Newcap Scholarships

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

The Audrey Stevenson Memorial Scholarship

Established by Audrey Stevenson’s family in recognition of her 30-year contribution to journalism in the province of New Brunswick. This scholarship is awarded to a female student entering the Master of Journalism program. 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.

The John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation Journalism Scholarship

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. Preference will be given to a student from one of the Atlantic Provinces.

Read a profile of the inaugural recipient of the John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation Journalism Scholarship.

International Student Award

This is awarded annually to an incoming international visa student entering the Master of Journalism program.

The student will be selected on the basis of academic excellence over the last two years of study, as well as financial need. In the scholarship application, 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 Awards

Established by the university in honour of Professor Sylvia Hamilton’s retirement in 2020, the Sylvia DHamilton Award is valued $2,020 per year and is renewable for the duration of the degree (at full-time enrolment). The award is 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. Students must meet academic entrance qualifications and have stated financial need. There are five new Sylvia DHamilton Awards available annually. To be considered for this award, please contact the Registrar’s Office at awards@ukings.ca.

Information and Awards Coordinator

Catherine Read

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

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