Undergraduate Scholarships

General entrance scholarships

General entrance scholarships are based on your admission average – no scholarship application is required. All secondary students who apply for admission to King’s, in the BA, BSc, BJH and BMus programs, will automatically be considered for these awards.

Deadline: March 1, 11:59 p.m. (AST)

Grade range

Total value

Year 1 amount

85-89.9%$8,740$2,000
90-94.9%$9,250$2,500
95%+$10,250$3,500
All general entrance scholarships are renewable: $2,250 in years two, three and four if you remain in scholarship standing (3.7 GPA).
General entrance scholarships are based on your admission average – no scholarship application is required.

How to apply for general entrance scholarships

  1. Apply for admission (September entry).
  2. Provide all supporting documents, including official first-semester or mid-year grades. See Admission Requirements for more information.

Major entrance scholarships

Major entrance scholarships and awards are based on your admission average, entrance award application, and original essay submission. All secondary students who apply for admission to King’s, in the BA, BSc, BJH and BMus programs, are eligible to apply for major awards.

Deadline: March 1, 11:59 PM (AST)

Donald R. Sobey Family Scholarship - Total Value: $50,000

All programs (preference given to students entering the Foundation Year Program)
  • Canadian citizens (preference given to Atlantic Canadians)
  • Demonstrated academic excellence, proven leadership skills, and involvement in school and/or community activities
85%+
  • $17,000 (year 1)
  • $11,000 (year 2, 3, and 4)
Yes — Remain in good academic standing
4 years
2
March 1, 11:59 p.m. AST
Yes (PDF application)
Yes (see essay topic below)
Yes (see scholarship application for more details)
See important information below
Donald Sobey Family Scholarships

Carrie and Ralph Wright Memorial Scholarship - Total Value: $39,000

Foundation Year Program
  • All applicants
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
85%+
  • $12,000 (year 1)
  • $9,000 (year 2, 3, and 4)
Yes—Remain in scholarship standing
4 years
1
March 1, 11:59 p.m. AST
Yes (PDF application)
Yes (see essay topic below)
See important information below

Debra Deane Little and Robert Little Academic Scholarships- Total Value: $20,000

Foundation Year Program
  • All applicants participating in varsity athletics
  • Demonstrated excellence in scholastic and athletic activities
80%+
$5,000
Yes—Remain in scholarship standing
4 years
14
March 1, 11:59 p.m. AST
No—Recommendation from the Director of Athletics
No
Fill out the Varsity Recruitment Form

Dr. Carrie Best Scholarship - Total Value: $20,000

All programs
  • Black Canadian and Indigenous students in Canada
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
85%+
$5,000
Yes—Remain in good academic standing
4 years
1
March 1, 11:59 p.m. AST
Yes (PDF Application)
Yes (see essay topic below)
Yes (see scholarship application for more details)
See important information below
Dr. Carrie Best Scholarship

Prince Scholarship - Total Value: $24,000

Foundation Year Program
  • African Nova Scotian students
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
85%+
$6,000
Yes—Remain in good academic standing
4 years
1
March 1, 11:59 p.m. AST
Yes (PDF Application)
Yes (see essay topic below)
Yes (see scholarship application for more details)
See important information below
Prince Scholarship

Harrison McCain Award - Total Value: $16,000

All programs
  • Canadian high school graduates (preference given to Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents)
  • Documented financial need and a recognized initiative in funding their own education
80%+
$4,000
Yes—Remain in good academic standing
4 years
2
March 1, 11:59 p.m. AST
Yes (PDF application)
Yes (see essay topic below)
Yes (see scholarship application for more details)
See important information below

Colin Starnes Award - Total Value: $9,100*

Foundation Year Program
  • All students from Nova Scotia
  • Demonstrated financial need and would make a unique contribution to life at King’s
85%+
$9,100 (*estimate only – value of tuition and mandatory fees for the FYP year)
No
1 year
1
March 1, 11:59 p.m. AST
Yes (PDF application)
Yes (see essay topic below)
Yes (see scholarship application for more details)
See important information below

King's Theatrical Society (KTS) Award - Total Value: $1,000

All programs
  • All applicants
  • Demonstrated service and initiative within their local theatre community
$1,000
No
1 year
5
March 1, 11:59 PM AST
No
No
  • Theatre resume
  • Letter of application.

Both documents should outline the following:

  • your contribution to theatre in your school and/or community; and
  • the challenges you have faced during your involvement with theatre, including the ways in which you have responded to those challenges.

On each document submitted, include the following information:

  • ‘KTS Award Application 2022’;
  • Full name;
  • Date of birth; and
  • King’s Banner student ID number (B00# that was assigned to you when you applied for admission).

Email all documents to awards@ukings.ca.

Sylvia D. Hamilton Award - Total Value: $8,080

All programs (preference given to students entering the journalism program)
  • African Canadian (preference give to African Nova Scotian students)
  • Demonstrated academic excellence and stated financial need
$2,020
Yes
4 years
5
March 1, 11:59 p.m. AST
No
No
Email awards@ukings.ca to be considered for this award.

Choral and Organ Awards- Total Value: $500-$3,500

All programs
  • All applicants
  • Demonstrated merit during the audition process
$500-$3,500
No
1 year
March 1, 11:59 p.m. AST
No
No
  • Auditions: applicants must submit the following materials prior to their entry to King’s or 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 your entry to King’s.

Recordings and accompanying materials must be submitted electronically to:

Paul Halley paulhalley@eastlink.ca
CC: Vanessa Halley vanessa.halley@ukings.ca

The recordings need not be professionally made; all that is required is a clear sound quality.

Loran Award (External) - Total Value: $100,000

All programs
  • Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents
  • In your final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in secondary school
  • CEGEP: In your final year of uninterrupted full-time studies (if you are planning to attend university outside of Quebec and are only completing one year of CEGEP, you can apply in your first year of CEGEP)
  • Applicants who demonstrate character, a commitment to service and leadership potential
  • 16+ years of age by September 1st of the following year
85%+ (or R score equal to or higher than 29)
$25,000
Yes
4 years
Up to 36
Opens after Labour Day and closes mid-October 2021
Loran Scholars Foundation
University of King's College

 

 

Original Essay

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How to apply for major entrance scholarships

  1. Apply for admission (September entry)
    If you have already submitted an admission application earlier in the year, please do not re-submit another admission application to accompany your scholarship application.
  2. Provide all supporting documents, including official first-semester or mid-year grades to support your admission application. See Admission Requirements for more information. If your school has sent your official mid-semester or mid-year grades/transcripts to the Admissions Office to support your admission application, there is no need to re-submit them with your scholarship application.
  3. Review major awards criteria and determine eligibility.
  4. Write essay (2022 topic provided) if required for your major award application. Please see individual scholarship charts for more information on the essay requirement.
  5. Fill out individual major award applications and gather supporting documentation for scholarship applications. Connect with referees before adding their contact information to your major scholarship application. Follow reference submission procedures on each major award application.
  6. Submit your major award application by March 1, 11:59 p.m. AST to awards@ukings.ca.

Important information before submitting your major award application

  • Consult scholarship criteria and procedures for each major award
  • Multiple award applications are accepted
  • Refer to the individual major awards chart to determine if the award you are applying for requires an essay submission – 500-word limit for original essay
  • Use the following format when saving your original essay – Last Name, First Name_Essay. For example: ‘Smith, Joe_Essay’.
  • Verify that your full name, date of birth and King’s student ID (B00#) are noted on each document you are submitting.

Filling out your PDF major award application

Major award applications cannot be filled in on a web browser and then saved. Download each application form first and then use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or Preview to type in your answers. To ensure your information is being captured by your device, test it out first: type in an answer in the fillable section, save your changes, close the PDF, and then reopen the file. If your answers have been properly saved, proceed to complete the form. Please confine your answers to the space provided on the application form(s).

Submit your major award application and supporting documentation to awards@ukings.ca by March 1, 11:59 p.m. AST.

Your resource for scholarships and awards

Catherine Read

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

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

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