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Scholarships for high school students

Apply for an entrance scholarship

If you want to be considered for scholarships, you need to submit a scholarship application.

Our entrance scholarship application covers the majority of UNB scholarships ($500 - $52,000) available to Canadian and international high school applicants. Students beginning an undergraduate degree program full time in the fall, are eligible to apply. 

Last year, 1 in 2 students entering UNB received a scholarship!

Apply by March 1

Please note if you are applying after the March 1 deadline, scholarship opportunities will be limited. If funding is available, late applicants will be reviewed over the summer. Only successful applicants will be notified via email before classes begin in the fall.

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 April 30. Scholarship offers are sent via email.

If you have questions related to COVID-19 (applying, submitting transcripts etc.), see UNB’s Admission Inquiry COVID FAQ.

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Additional scholarship applications

Some of 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 partner universities to provide the Schulich Leader Scholarship. In the past UNB has provided 2 scholarships each year, one valued at $100,000 for a student studying Engineering and one valued at $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 by Jan. 27, 2021. Every high school in Canada can submit one nomination.

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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 March 1.

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Beaverbrook Scholars Award

Three New Brunswick students will receive the Beaverbrook Scholars Award valued at $50,000. Beaverbrook Scholars must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership qualities, extra-curricular involvement and financial need. Deadline is March 1.

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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 March 1.

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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 valued up to $100,000 over four years, for students who exemplify leadership and strive to make a difference in their local and global communities. Up to 36 awards are given out annually. Each Loran Award consists of a stipend and tuition waiver (up to $10,000), which is renewable for up to four years, plus internship opportunities, mentorship and more.

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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.

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How recipients are selected

Scholarships are awarded primarily on your grades (scholarship average) with preference given to students who have an 80% scholarship average and above. Some have additional 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

  • Sept. 1: Entrance scholarship application opens
  • December: Early scholarship offers begin to be distributed
  • February: Send your updated high school transcript to the Admissions Office
  • March 1: Entrance and additional scholarship applications due
  • March-April 30: Entrance scholarship applications are reviewed and hundreds of scholarships are awarded
  • May 15: Deadline to respond to your offer (unless otherwise specified)


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