Prince Scholarship

From left: Gordon Sinclair Earle (Prince Scholarship recipient, 1959), Mureena Hebert (Prince Scholarship recipient, 1969), Chair of King’s Board of Governors Doug Ruck, University of King’s College President William Lahey.

The Prince Scholarship was originally created in 1959 in recognition of the pre-eminence in the spheres of education and community leadership of Dr. S.H. Prince, DCL ’55. Reestablished by the university in 2018, the scholarship is available to an African Nova Scotian student entering the Foundation Year Program at the University of King’s College and who will be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) or Bachelor of Music.

About Samuel Prince

Dr. Samuel Prince (1886-1960) was an Anglican priest, pioneering sociologist, King’s professor and builder of the social welfare state, in Nova Scotia and Canada, who played a leading role in founding the Maritime School of Social Work at Dalhousie University. He joined St. Paul’s Parish in Halifax in 1911 and was Curate there at the time of the Halifax Explosion in 1917. He contributed to Halifax Explosion relief efforts and pursued scholarship in catastrophe and social change, completing his Ph.D. (sociology) thesis at Columbia University in 1920 on the this topic. Prince’s appointment in 1924 as a professor of Divinity and as the first professor of sociology in the Dalhousie-King’s Faculty of Arts and Science had a profound effect upon the College and its future.

To learn more about Samuel Prince, read Dr. Henry Roper’s address.

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Scholarship criteria

The Prince Scholarship is open to:

  • an African Nova Scotian student entering the Foundation Year Program at the University of King’s College;
  • enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) or Bachelor of Music degree program;
  • who meets the university’s scholarship criteria.

The Prince Scholarship is valued at $24,000 ($6,000 per year). It is renewable up to three years, provided that the student maintains the required academic standing for a scholarship.

To apply

Submit an application form including two references and with your King’s admissions application by January 15.