Scholarships for high school students

Apply for entrance scholarships

Last year, one in two students entering UNB received a scholarship. Our scholarship support ranges from $500 to $100,000. 

The entrance scholarship application covers the majority of UNB scholarships available to Canadian and international high school applicants. Students admitted to an undergraduate degree program full time in the fall are eligible to apply.

How to apply for scholarships

  1. Apply for admission
  2. Once admitted, sign into your UNB application account and apply for entrance scholarships by March 1. 

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All scholarships will be distributed by April 30. Scholarship offers are sent via email.

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.

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 $120,000 for a student studying Engineering and one valued at $100,000 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. 30, 2024. Every high school in Canada can submit one nomination.

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.

Three New Brunswick students will receive the Beaverbrook Scholars Award valued at $56,000. Beaverbrook Scholars must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership qualities, extra-curricular involvement and financial need. Deadline is March 1. 

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.

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 at over $100,000 over four years, for students who demonstrate leadership potential 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 living stipend and tuition waiver (up to $10,000), which is renewable for up to four years, plus a leadership enrichment program that includes trisectoral work experiences, internship opportunities, mentorship, annual gatherings and more.

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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.

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 scholarships have additional conditions, such as financial need, extracurricular activities, the high school you attended, etc. This additional scholarship criteria reflects 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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