Frequently asked questions



What grades do we review for scholarships?

High school students

We calculate a Scholarship Average which is your Admissions Average (average of the 6 courses required for admission to the student's program of choice) plus bonus points for completed IB, AP and/or enriched grade 11 and 12 courses. Bonus points are added directly to the Scholarship Average, as long as a mark of 75% or higher is achieved in the course.

  • One bonus point for 1 to 3 enriched courses
  • A maximum of two bonus points from 4 to 6 enriched courses
  • A maximum of three bonus points for 7 to 9 enriched courses
  • A maximum of four bonus points for 10 or more enriched courses

Please note, the Scholarship Average is not rounded. In other words, a 79.9% average does not become an 80%. If you did better during your last term of high school and would like to be reconsidered based on your final marks, please submit your request for recalculation to Undergraduate Awards.

Transfer and Education students

For transfer students and students entering the Bachelor of Education program, we want to know how you did in your most recent year of full-time study.

Continuing students 

For the purposes of awarding scholarships, a Scholarship GPA is calculated at the end of the assessment year (May to April) provided that 24 credit hours or more have been attempted, regardless of program. For students involved in work placement programs, such as Co-op or PEP, the scholarship GPA is calculated using the Dean's List criteria. For PEP, Articulated Degree students or students on an official exchange program, or letter of permission who have been away from UNB from May to April in the previous year as part of their degree program, the Scholarship GPA will be based on their most recent work at UNB. This GPA is held internally and is not displayed on the student's transcript of record.



What is financial need?

To determine if a student is in financial need, consideration is given to:

  • Family income
  • Number of dependents supported by the family income
  • Number of dependents attending university in the upcoming year
  • Student’s spouse's income
  • Number of student's dependents
  • Student loan
  • Other details

Feel free to provide us with additional information in the "other details" box.

If you wish to be considered for scholarships with a financial need component you must demonstrate need on your scholarship application.



Do I need to attach a resume?

No. The information you provide on the application form is what will be considered first, so you should concentrate on making it your first impression.



How do I receive UNB scholarship funds?

Scholarships are applied to your UNB student account as a credit against your tuition and compulsory fees. Half of the annual value is applied in fall and the other half in the winter.

You can view your scholarships in two places in eservices:

  • Scholarships Awarded (Academic tab): This displays your scholarship name, value and how it will be applied to your student account.
  • Fee Statement (Financial tab): Scholarships will appear on your fee statement in late August (fall term) and early January (winter term) approximately the same time as tuition and fees. If you have questions about your fee statement contact Financial Services.



How do I thank a donor?

A thank-you note is very important! UNB is always grateful to our donors, but they really want to hear from you.

Development and Donor Relations will reach out to you with donor contact information (if available) during the fall term. Let the donor know what their scholarship means to you.



I will graduate from UNB in May. Should I apply?

No. Only students who are planning to attend UNB full-time as an undergraduate student in the upcoming year should submit an application.



I will complete my degree requirements in December. Should I apply?

Yes. You will receive the fall portion of the scholarship.



I don't need to attend full-time both terms to finish my degree in May. Can I keep my scholarship?

If you attend full-time one term and part-time in the other term and your faculty verifies that you’ll complete your degree requirements in May, you might be eligible to keep your scholarship.

Please contact the Undergraduate Awards Office to discuss your situation.



I will graduate in May and begin my Education or Law degree at UNB. Should I apply?

Yes. Complete the entrance scholarship application by Mar. 1. The Bachelor of Education and Juris Doctor are undergraduate degree programs. You will be considered for scholarship support based on the grades you achieved in your previous UNB undergraduate degree.



I am in an articulated degree program (Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Applied Management in Hospitality and Tourism, Bachelor of Applied Art or Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences), should I apply?

Yes. Students in articulated degree programs are eligible for scholarship support under special regulations.



What if I drop to part-time?

Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in 12 credit hours or 4 courses at UNB each term in order to keep their scholarship. This is also the minimum amount of credit hours (24ch) needed to be assessed for scholarship opportunities the following year.

It would be best to discuss your situation with the Undergraduate Awards Office first.

Still have questions?

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