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John Arnou
Manager, Student Success
519-884-8111 x 28241
Stephanie Morrison
Student Success Coordinator
519-884-8111 x 28310
Upper Year Scholarships
Each term St. Jerome's University awards scholarships and bursaries on behalf of our generous donors.  The awards which you are about to apply for have more specific criteria than others that St. Jerome's offers.
Upper-Year Scholarships
Each year St. Jerome's University offers a number of upper-year scholarships to students who are co-registered through St. Jerome's and are in at least their 2A term.  In addition, we are pleased to offer awards to deserving students and residents within the broader St. Jerome's community that require a short online application.
 
 
Scholarship / Bursary
Value
Criteria
Application-based scholarships
$1,000 - $2,500
- Application required
- To view available awards click here
- Applications now open! click here to apply
President’s Scholarship of Distinction Add-Ons
$1,500 International Experience Award and/or;
$1,500 Research Award
 - Visit the President's Scholarship web page for complete eligibility details
Upper-Year Scholarships
Cumulative Overall Average Required
Awarded
(per term)
83.0% - 85.9%
$250.00
86.0% - 89.9 %
$300.00
90.0% - 99.9%
$350.00
- Must be a full-time student co-registered with St. Jerome's University in the Faculty of Arts
- Awards are assessed automatically
Other Scholarship Opportunities
St. Jerome’s University Arts students may be eligible for scholarships from the Faculty of Arts.
 
Additional Waterloo Scholarship information can be found at Find Out More.
Application Based Scholarships
Applications are now open! Please click here to apply.

 

The application questions are as follows:
 

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
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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.
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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.
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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.
 
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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.
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Leadership and/or Community Involvement 
This designates a student who has led or participated in volunteerism, extra-curricular activities, and/or student life.
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Mature Student
Students may be considered as a mature student if they have been away from secondary school for some time, normally four years.
 
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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.
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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.
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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.