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John Arnou
Manager, Student Success
519-884-8111 x 28241
Stephanie Morrison
Student Success Coordinator
519-884-8111 x 28310
Entrance Scholarships
Each year St. Jerome's University offers a number of entrance scholarships to students who are registered through St. Jerome's and are entering their first year of undergraduate studies directly from secondary school. All Ontario secondary school students applying to St. Jerome’s University are automatically considered for an entrance scholarship.  In addition, we are pleased to offer awards to deserving students and residents within the broader St. Jerome's University community that require an online application.
 
Note: students on their co-op term are not eligible to receive scholarships until their next academic term.
 
Entrance Scholarships
 
Deadlines
Program / Award
Range of scholarship
Criteria
Automatic
Mid-May
Board of Governor's Scholarship
$3,000 first-year;
$2,000 available in upper years
- Academic performance
- Honours Arts/Arts & Business
Automatic 
Mid-May
President's Scholarship of Distinction
$2,000 Entrance Scholarship;
$1,500 International Experience Award and/or;
$1,500 Research Award
Open to students admitted to full-time first-year degree studies at St. Jerome's University who are beginning post-secondary studies for the first time in Fall 2017.
- Early May admission average of 95%+
- Arts
- Visit the President's Scholarship web page for complete eligibility details
Automatic
Mid-May
President's Scholarship
$2,000
Open to students admitted to full-time first-year degree studies at St. Jerome’s University, who are beginning post-secondary studies for the first time in Fall 2017.
- Early May admission average of 90%+
- Arts
Automatic
Mid-May
Arts Entrance Scholarship
85.0-89.9% - $1,000.00
- Academic performance
- St. Jerome's University Arts applicants are also eligible for some University of Waterloo named scholarships
-Mid-May admission average of 85-89.9%
Automatic
Mid-May
Founder's Scholarship
$1,000
One student each from selected Roman Catholic schools in Brantford, Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo, and North Bay.
- Academic performance
- May be awarded in addition to a St. Jerome's University entrance scholarship
September 29, 2017
$1,000
One student from one of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board's secondary schools or continuing education sites.
-Registered at St. Jerome's University in first year
-Application closed until 2017
 
September 29, 2017
Red Seal Scholarship
$500
Students graduating from Waterloo Catholic District School Board and Wellington School board with a Specialist High School Major (Red Seal) will be given a $500 scholarship.
To claim this scholarship, students must submit their high school diploma to the Registrar's Office by the indicated deadline
October 1, 2017
Application Based Scholarships
$1,000-2,500
- Scholarships are now open! Click here to apply
- Application required
Mid-June to September CEFO Catholic Student Awards  $500

-All Catholic secondary schools in the province of Ontario are asked to select one outstanding student to be the recipient of the Catholic Education Foundation of Ontario (CEFO) Catholic Student Award.

-Any recipient of a CEFO Catholic Student Award that is beginning studies at St. Jerome's University in the Honours Arts program or Honours Arts and Business program in Fall 2017; or beginning studies at the University of Waterloo and living in residence at St. Jerome's beginning in all 2017 are eligible to receive this award

Application Based Scholarships
Applications are now open! Please click here to apply.

1st year and incoming students-

In a 350-500 word essay, critically reflect on your leadership and community experiences over the past 4 years (e.g., what have you learned about yourself, your values, the community, and/or social justice). In doing so, consider how these past involvements may impact your future leadership experiences at St. Jerome’s University.

 

Upper Year Students-

In a 350-500 word essay, critically reflect on your experiences during your time at SJU and discuss how they have shaped you into the person you are today.

 

In addition to the essay, all students will be required to submit a resume and have the option to submit their co-curricular record.

The deadline for scholarships will remain for October 1st.

Glossary of Terms

Academic Achievement 
Academic achievement is assessed relative to program and faculty requirements. Students must be in good academic standing to be considered for academic achievement related scholarships or awards.

Diocese of Hamilton 
The Diocese of Hamilton is a governing body of Catholic parishes and the seven school boards in the deaneries of Brant, Bruce-Grey, Halton, Hamilton, Waterloo, and Wellington. Find out if your school is within the Diocese.

Financial Need vs. OSAP-eligible 
Usually, OSAP-eligibility (applied for or eligible to receive funding from OSAP) is a satisfactory indication of financial need. We do recognize that there are circumstances in which a student requires other aid. This will be assessed on an individual basis.

 

Graduate of a Catholic High School 
Graduates of high schools governed by a Catholic school board are eligible to receive these awards. Regional criteria may apply.

Leadership and/or Community Involvement 
This designates a student who has led or participated in volunteerism, extra-curricular activities, and/or student life.

Mature Student
Students may be considered as a mature student if they have been away from secondary school for some time, normally four years.

 

Transfer Student
Students who have previously attended a university or college outside of the University of Waterloo, and have decided to pursue their undergraduate degree at St. Jerome’s and the University of Waterloo.

Incoming Student vs. Upper-Year Student
This designation refers to students who are entering or have just begun their 1A term, whereas upper-year students have enrolled in at least their 2A academic term.

Scholarship
A scholarship is granted on a competitive basis, rewarding outstanding academic achievement. Financial need is not necessarily considered. Selection criteria such as extra-curricular involvement, volunteer work, and leadership may also be taken into account.