Applying for and receiving financial aid is an important part of university life. With costs to attend increasing, it is important to look at all your financial aid options which includes reading up on scholarships and bursaries available.

Full-time and part-time bursaries

Bursaries are non-repayable awards granted to students who can demonstrate financial need. They are designed to assist students in completing their studies and to supplement, not replace other forms of funding or resources.

Some bursaries have specific eligibility criteria such as the applicant’s city, region, or program of study. Part-time bursaries are for students who have not been full-time within the last 12 months.

Contact finaidsj@unb.ca for the General Bursary Application.

Note: There are more applicants than available bursaries. The submission of an application does not guarantee that you will receive a bursary. Priority will be given to students who demonstrate urgent financial need.

UNB Saint John Leadership Awards

Are you a leader on campus or in the greater Saint John area? Whether you are a silent leader or lead from the front of the pack, you might be eligible for a Leadership Award in recognition of your outstanding contribution. Applications are now closed.

UNB Special Bursary

The UNB Special Bursary is a needs-based bursary valued up to $1,000. It is available to all undergraduate students regardless of citizenship status who are full-time, can demonstrate financial need, and are in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA). Preference is given to students that have applied for government student loans. Applications are now closed.

ILA Local 273 Bursary

Applications are now open for the 2023/2024 academic year. ILA Local 273 offers an annual award to make it possible for students to continue their education at the university level. To be eligible, applicants must be members or dependents of members of ILA Local 273. Preference is given to dependents of active members.

Promise Partnership bursaries

Applications are now closed. Students who attended either Hazen White-St. Francis or Lorne Middle School and who participated in the Promise Partnership Program are encouraged to apply for the Saint John College Development Inc. Bursary and the Deborah A. Chapman Bursary. Students who participated in the Promise Partnership Program or who attended Hazen White-St. Francis are also encouraged to apply for the Emera New Brunswick Promise Partnership Bursary.

Johnson Undergraduate Opportunity Bursary

Applications are now closed for the Johnson Undergraduate Opportunity Bursary. This bursary is $10,000 per year renewable up to 4 years.

The recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant must have attended either Hazen White-St. Francis or Lorne Middle School and who participated in the Promise Partnership Program as a “mentee”.
  • A New Brunswick resident according to the definition of the Provincial Government’s Student Financial Services guidelines
  • Achieve at least a 3.0 GPA assessment yearly to be eligible for renewal.
  • The student bust be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program on a full-time basis at UNB Saint John.

Student Educational Opportunities Fund

Applications are now closed for the 2022/2023 academic year. We understand that extra costs may deter some students from attending educational events that may benefit them. To help provide the best well-rounded university experience, UNB Saint John invites students to apply for financial support to participate in educational activities. Students may receive money to help in the cost of attending leadership, academic and professional conferences, symposia and volunteer opportunities. For information on eligibility and how to apply, email finaidsj@unb.ca.

Indspire Bursary

Indspire provides financial support for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada to assist them in completing their post-secondary education.

Roxanne (Smith) Fairweather Bursary

Applications are now open. This is a $5,000 bursary is awarded on the bases of financial need to a Saint John campus student enrolled in the Bachelor of Health degree program who demonstrates successful academic performance. Preference will be given to students who were registered during high school for at least one year in Pathways in Education Saint John programs. The recipient must be a New Brunswick resident, according to the definition of the Provincial Government's Student Financial Services Guidelines. Apply now.