Entrance Bursaries

Entrance Bursaries are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need to students entering their first year of studies at Algoma University. Applying for entrance bursaries is easy! Simply submit one application to be considered for the awards below.

Applications for the 2018/2019 Entrance Bursaries are now closed

The Gabriel Barban, P.Eng. Bursary will provide an entrance bursary award of $1,000 to a student entering their first year of study at Algoma University in the Engineering, Science, or Math program. To qualify, candidates must enroll in and maintain 30 credits over 2 consecutive terms (fall/winter) of study. He/she must present a minimum average of 70%, based on the average of the 6 best, U or M final grades presented for admission and have a demonstrated financial need. In the event that an eligible candidate cannot be found, the award will be available to an eligible student in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of full-time studies, in the respective fields of study, with a minimum average of 70% and have a demonstrated financial need. This award is non-renewable.

The Moyra & Edward O’Pallie Bursary will be used to provide a $500 bursary to a student in their first year of study at Algoma University (part-time or full-time), in any program. To be eligible the student must have a demonstrated financial need. This award is non-renewable.

This award will provide financial assistance of up to $5,000 to one Anishinaabe (First Nation, Métis, or Inuit), student entering his or her first year at Algoma U, who is resident in the Treaty 3 Area of Ontario,  with a demonstrated financial need. If no such student qualifies for the award in any academic year, the award may be given to an Anishinaabe (First Nation, Métis, or Inuit) student, entering his or her first year at Algoma U, who is resident in Ontario and with a demonstrated financial need, at the discretion of the university. This award is non-renewable.

The Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie Bursary will provide one award of $1,000 to a student entering their first year of studies at Algoma University and one award of $1,500 to a student entering their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of studies at Algoma University. Recipients must self-identify as having a disability (type of disability), be enrolled in a minimum 40% course load, be in good academic standing, and have a demonstrated financial need. This award is non-renewable.

The Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie North Bursary will provide an award of $500 to a student entering their first year of an undergraduate program at Algoma University. The candidate must enroll in 30 credits over two consecutive terms (fall/winter) of study and have a demonstrated financial need. The award recipient will also have graduated that same year from a secondary school in Sault Ste. Marie (including Central Algoma Secondary School). This award is non-renewable.

The Scotiabank First Nations Student Bursary will provide up to six entrance bursary awards valued at $1,000 each to First Nations students, entering their first year of an undergraduate program at Algoma University in either business or computer science. To be eligible, the candidate(s) must be enrolled in full time studies with a course load of 30 credits over two consecutive terms (fall/winter) of study.  He/she must present a minimum average of 70%, based on the 6 best U or M final grades presented for admission and have a demonstrated financial need. In the event that an eligible student cannot be found, the award will be available to an eligible student in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of studies with a minimum average of 70% and have a demonstrated financial need. This award is non-renewable.

The ADnet Bursary will be used to provide a $1000 bursary award to a first year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Computer Science program (preference will be given to a student specializing in Information Technology). To be eligible the candidate must be enrolled in full-time studies, with a course load of 30 credits over two consecutive terms. He/she must present a minimum average of 70%, based on the 6 best U or M final grades presented for admission. The candidate will be an active volunteer, with a demonstrated financial need. If in the event that an eligible candidate cannot be found, the award will be available to an eligible student in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of full-time studies. This award is non-renewable.

The Elvi & Lloyd Leitch Entrance Bursary will be used to provide one Entrance Bursary for a student studying and majoring in the Music Program.  To be eligible the candidate must be enrolled in full-time studies, with a course load of 30 credits over two consecutive terms of study (fall/winter).  He/she must have a minimum entrance average of 70%, or equivalent G.P.A. on those courses used for admission and have a demonstrated financial need. This award is non-renewable.

The Honourable Ray & Mary-Kay Stortini Bursary Award will provide and entrance bursary of $500 to a student from the Algoma District, entering their first year of study at Algoma University in the Law & Justice program. To be eligible, the candidate must be enrolled in full time studies with a course load of 30 credits over two consecutive terms (fall/winter) of study. He/she must present a minimum average of 70%, based on the 6 best U or M final grades presented for admission and have a demonstrated financial need. In the event that an eligible candidate cannot be found, the award will be available to an eligible student in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of full-time studies with a minimum average of 70% and a demonstrated financial need. This award is non-renewable.

The Hon. Ronald A. Irwin Student Leadership Bursary will provide a bursary of $500 to a student entering their first year of studies from secondary school who has demonstrated academic achievement and community leadership while involved in political, social, or academic activities. To be eligible, the candidate must be enrolled in full-time studies, with a course load of 30 credits over 2 consecutive terms (fall/winter) of study. He/she must present a minimum average of 70%, based on the 6 best U or M final grades presented for admission and have a demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who have a demonstrated background in student politics (e.g. Student Council President). In the event that an eligible candidate cannot be found, the award will be available to an eligible student, based on the above noted criteria, in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of full-time studies with a minimum 70% average and a demonstrated financial need. This award is non-renewable.

The Luu Family Bursary – Proud to be Canadian Entrance Bursary will be used to provide a $500 bursary to a student in their first year of study at Algoma University in any program. To be eligible, the student must have a demonstrated financial need, and must be enrolled in full-time studies with a course load of 24 credits over two consecutive terms of study (fall/winter). This award is non-renewable.

A fund established in memory of the late Peter McGregor provides an annual award of $250 to be awarded to a first or second year student enrolled in at least one 6-credit Social Welfare course. The recipient must have demonstrated financial need, be in good academic standing and demonstrate a record of service to the community.

The Rosemary O’Connor Memorial Bursary will be used to provide an entrance award of a minimum $500 to a student entering their first year of study at Algoma University in the Community Economic & Social Development (CESD) program. To be eligible the candidate can be enrolled in either part-time or full-time studies and must have a demonstrated financial need. In the event that an eligible candidate cannot be found, the award will be made available to an eligible student in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of study in any program, who has a demonstrated financial need and a minimum average of 70%. This award is non-renewable.