Scholarships for high school students

Apply by Mar. 1

If you want to be considered for scholarships, you need to submit a scholarship application. Our entrance scholarship application covers the majority of scholarships – over 450! – available to Canadian and international high school applicants who are beginning an undergraduate degree on either campus. Last year, 1 in 2 students entering UNB received a scholarship! 

UNB’s scholarship support ranges from $500 to $100,000. You'll be assessed for scholarship opportunities once you've been admitted into an undergraduate degree program. All scholarships will be distributed by Apr. 30.

Apply now.

Special scholarship applications

Some of the Canada's largest scholarships for high school students can be found at UNB. In addition to the entrance scholarship application, you’re encouraged to complete the applications below.

Schulich Leaders Scholarship

UNB has proudly been selected as 1 of 20 universities to provide the Schulich Leader Scholarship to two students every year. The scholarship is valued at $100,000 for a student studying Engineering and $80,000 for a student studying in one of the other STEM disciplines – science, technology or mathematics.

You must be nominated by your guidance counsellor. Every high school in Canada can submit one nomination to the Schulich Foundation. Deadline is Feb. 1.

To be eligible you must meet at least two of the three criteria:

  • Outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership
  • Academic excellence
  • Financial need

Currie Undergraduate Scholarship

Four students from Atlantic Canada will receive the Currie Undergraduate Scholarship valued at $65,000.

Currie Scholars exemplify leadership, academic excellence and have overcome a significant obstacle. Financial need is an important consideration. Deadline is Mar. 1.

Beaverbrook Scholars Award

Three New Brunswick students will receive the Beaverbrook Scholars Award valued at $48,000. Beaverbrook Scholars must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership qualities, extra-curricular involvement and financial need. Deadline is Mar. 1.

H. Harrison McCain Bursaries/Scholarships

The H. Harrison McCain Bursaries/Scholarships are open to high school students from across Canada and are valued at $16,000. Harrison McCain Scholars demonstrate scholastic attainment, leadership, financial need and an initiative in funding their own education. Deadline is Mar. 1.

Loran Scholars Foundation

UNB is proud to be one of the twenty-five institutions that the Loran Scholars Foundation has partnered with.

The Loran Award is a national scholarship for students who exemplify leadership and strive to make a difference in their local and global communities. Each Loran Award consists of a $10,000 stipend and tuition waiver, which is renewable for up to four years, plus internship opportunities, mentorship and more.

Project Hero Award

Awarded to dependents of Canadian Forces personnel killed while serving in active military mission. Email us to request an application. Review the complete terms of reference for full details.

Arthur & Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship

Saint John campus students can apply for the Arthur & Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship

How recipients are selected

Scholarships are awarded primarily on your grades (scholarship average), however some have other conditions, like financial need, extracurricular activities, the high school you attended, etc. Scholarships usually reflect the goals and values of the donor. 

Received a scholarship?

Congratulations! Please respond to our offer by responding to your offer of admission. Accepting your offer of admission is the same as accepting your scholarship offer. Deadline is May 15 (unless otherwise specified.)

Important dates

  • Sep. 1: Entrance scholarship application opens
  • December: Early scholarship offers begin to be distributed
  • February : Send your updated high school transcript to the Admissions Office
  • Mar. 1: Entrance and special scholarship applications due
  • Apr. 30: All entrance scholarships are distributed
  • May 15: Deadline to respond to your offer (unless otherwise specified)

Questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions. If you can't find the answer there, feel free to email us.