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Scholarships
Scholarships are funded through generous contributions made by our alumni, partners, and friends who support the mission of St. Jerome's University and want to invest in the education and career endeavors of our students.
 
Incoming students are assessed for entrance scholarships prior to their arrival at St. Jerome's University, incoming students are eligible to apply for scholarships in the fall (1A) term and have the funds applied to their winter (1B) term fees. After an incoming student's winter (1B) term, they can apply each term they are in a full course load.
 
Upper year students are eligible to apply for scholarships each term they are in a full course load.
 
Due date: October 1, 2018 at 8:30am
 
Scholarships range between $500 - $2,500.
 
Marshall & Frances Ariss Scholarship This award is so named for its generous donors, the late Marshall and Frances Ariss, formerly of Kitchener. The award is presented annually to at least one upper-year St. Jerome’s University co-registered student,  resident, or student with a connection to the St. Jerome’s community. The recipient must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.
Joseph & Rosemary Donaldson Entrance Scholarship The Joseph & Rosemary Donaldson Scholarship is donated in memory of Joseph & Rosemary Donaldson by their family including St. Jerome's University Alumnus and former member of the St. Jerome's Board of Governors,  Christine Donaldson (BMATH '89). The award is presented annually to at least one first-year St. Jerome's University co-registered student, resident, or student with a connection to the St. Jerome's community. The recipient must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.
Joe & Betty Flynn Bursary The Joe and Betty Flynn Bursary is named in honour of the parents of St. Jerome's University graduate and 2013 Distinguished Alumni, the Honourable Pat Flynn (BA '68). The bursary is funded through the generosity of Pat and his wife, Noreen,  and their family. This bursary seeks to encourage access to higher education by awarding funds to any students academically co-registered at St. Jerome's University who demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to applicants who are registered in part-time studies as opposed to full-time.
Suzanne Forth Entrance Bursary This bursary is made possible by generous donations from the family and friends of the late Suzanne (Kuntz) Forth. The bursary is presented annually to a St. Jerome’s University co-registered student and/or resident. The recipient must demonstrate financial need.
Forwell Scholarship and Bursary The Raymond E. and Irene Forwell Bursary is donated through the generosity of Tim Forwell of Waterloo in honour of his parents. It is awarded annually to an academically co-registered St. Jerome's University student who demonstrates financial need.
Robert & Margaret Forwell Scholarship The Robert and Margaret Forwell Scholarship is donated through the generosity of Margaret Forwell and in honour of her late husband Robert. The award is presented to at least one St. Jerome’s University co-registered student,  resident, or student with a connection to the St. Jerome’s community. The recipient must demonstrate academic achievement.
Marie Hagler Scholarship The Marie Hagler Scholarship was established by her son, St. Jerome's University alumnus, Ronald Hagler (BA '55) to honour the memory of his mother, Marie, a former St. Jerome's University staff member. It is awarded annually to a St. Jerome's University student who is academically co-registered in an Arts program and has demonstrated academic achievement.
M & J Higgins Scholarship The Margaret & Joseph Higgins Scholarship/Bursary as been established in memory of Margaret and Joseph Higgins by their sons, Paul, Mark, and Michael (former St. Jerome's University President and Faculty), with support of their friends and family. It is awarded annually to at least one St. Jerome's University academically co-registered student or resident who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need. Preference is given to students academically co-registered in their program through St. Jerome's University.
Peter Hinchcliffe Scholarship The Dr. Peter Hinchcliffe Scholarship/Bursary has been established to honour a long-time and warmly remembered professor in the University's Department of English, Dr. Peter Hinchcliffe. The award is presented annually to at least one upper-year co-registered St. Jerome’s University student who demonstrates community involvement/leadership, academic achievement, and financial need. Preference will be given to students in an English major or minor.
The Alfreda Jarosz Scholarship/Bursary The Alfreda Jarosz Scholarship/Bursary was established by Alfreda Jarosz, long time supporter of St. Jerome's University. It is awarded annually to at least one St. Jerome's University co-registered student or resident who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need. Preference is given to those academically co-registered at St. Jerome's University.
Henry & Mabel Krug Scholarship The Henry and Mabel Krug Scholarship/Bursary is so named for its generous donors, former St. Jerome's University Board member Hartman Krug and his wife Brenda of Waterloo in honour of Hartman's parents, Henry and Mabel. It is awarded annually to at least one St. Jerome's University co-registered student or resident who demonstrates academic achievement and  financial need. Preference is given to those academically co-registered through St. Jerome's.
Allan & Ardella Lavigne Scholarship The children of Allan and Ardella Lavigne have established this scholarship to honour their parents and acknowledge the family's long standing connection with St. Jerome's University. This award is presented to at least one upper-year co-registered St. Jerome's University student. Eligible recipients must possess a minimum overall average of 80% and demonstrate financial need.
W.C. Leonard Scholarship The William C. Leonard Scholarship/Bursary is donated through the generosity of Mrs. Louise Leonard of Waterloo. The award is named to honour the memory of her beloved late husband, Major General William C. Leonard,  who commanded the land and air forces of the Canadian Forces in Europe. Major General Leonard was  a respected soldier and general officer in Canada's Armed Forces, a devout Roman Catholic, and a community leader and builder.  This scholarship/bursary recognizes academic achievement and  financial need, and is awarded annually to one or more upper-year undergraduate students in good standing who have actively demonstrated leadership potential through participation in student, community or other organizations.
MacDonald-Young Scholarship The MacDonald-Young Scholarship was established by St. Jerome's University alumni Bruce (BA '66) and Gail (BA '66) Young in honour of Gail's parents. The award is presented to at least one upper-year St. Jerome’s University co-registered student,  resident, or student with a connection to the St. Jerome’s community. The recipient must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.
Gordon & Catherine MacKay Scholarship The Gordon and Catherine Mackay Scholarship/Bursary is established by Catherine Mackay and her late husband, former Board member at St. Jerome's University, Gordon Mackay. The award is presented annually to at least one St. Jerome's University co-registered  student or resident who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need.
Marian Scholarship The award was established by Eugene George in memory of his cousin, Fr. John George. It is presented annually to at least one St. Jerome's University academically co-registered  student or resident who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need. Preference is given to those who are academically co-registered at St. Jerome's University.
Audrey & Gerald Moser Scholarship The Gerald and Audrey Moser Scholarship/Bursary is named for its generous donors, Gerald and Audrey Moser of Kitchener. The award is presented annually to at least one St. Jerome's University academically co-registered  student or resident who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need.
Mary & John  Motz Scholarship The Mary and John Motz Scholarship/Bursary is named in honour of Mary (née Stoody) and John Motz, two Kitchener natives who gave much of themselves to both their community and church. Mary Motz was an active volunteer and John Motz was publisher of The Kitchener-Waterloo Record from 1936 to 1975.  It is funded by the generosity of the Motz family. The award is presented annually to at least one St. Jerome's University academically  co-registered student or resident who demonstrates academic achievement and  financial need. Preference is given to those who are academically registered at St. Jerome's University.
Dr. Peter & Barbara Peloso Scholarship The Dr. Peter & Barbara Peloso Scholarship/Bursary is donated through the generosity of Dr. Peter & Mrs. Barbara Peloso of Elora, Ontario. This scholarship/bursary is awarded annually to students who have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students with a declared interest in Religious Studies, or a student with an interest in Pastoral Ministry, such as an active member of the Campus Ministry student team.
Bishop Reding Scholarship The Bishop Paul F. Reding Scholarship/Bursary is donated generously by the Diocese of Hamilton and various Parishes from within the Diocese. It is named in honour of the late Bishop Paul F. Reding, a man who worked tirelessly for the cause of Catholic Education. Graduates of Catholic high schools within the Diocese of Hamilton are eligible to receive these awards.
School Sisters Notre Dame Bursary The School Sisters of Notre Dame Bursary is named for its generous donors,  the School Sisters of Notre Dame, historic founders of Notre Dame College, who provided instruction and a residence for women at St. Jerome's University  from 1962 to 1996. Preference is first given to students academically co-registered at St. Jerome's, secondly to students living in residence, and lastly to anyone in financial need.
Vanstone - John A. MacDonald Scholarship The John A. Macdonald Vanstone Scholarship/Bursary was established by St. Jerome's retired Faculty member, Dr. Scott A. Vanstone, in honour of his grandfather John A. Macdonald Vanstone, who was named after the former Prime Minister of Canada, Sir John A. Macdonald. This award is available to students living at St. Jerome's University and who are registered in Mathematics and demonstrate academic achievement and financial need. 
Gordon and Margaret Vanstone Scholarship The Gordon and Margaret Vanstone Scholarship was established through a generous donation from St. Jerome's Alumnus and retired Faculty member, Dr. Scott Vanstone, which was awarded to him through BlackBerry (then RIM) by the Ontario Government as he was awarded the Catalyst Prize. It is named in honour of Dr. Vanstone's parents, Gordon and Margaret Vanstone. This award is available to first-year Math students living in residence at St. Jerome's University who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.
Wilma & Ernie Letson Scholarship The Wilma and Ernie Letson Scholarship/Bursary was established by former St. Jerome's University President, Dr. Douglas Letson of Waterloo in honour of his parents, Wilma and Ernie.  It is presented annually to at least one St. Jerome's University academically  co-registered student or resident who demonstrates achievement and financial need.
Theresa & Emil Dietrich Scholarship The Theresa and Emil Dietrich Scholarship/Bursary is named to honour the parents of Donna Letson, wife of past St. Jerome's University President, Dr. Doug Letson. This award was established by Donna and Doug and is supported by their friends and family. This award is presented annually to a student academically co-registered in a Faculty of Arts program through St. Jerome's University.

 

 
 
 
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.