Algoma University

Algoma University distributes over $400,000 in bursaries and scholarships each year to qualified students through the Financial Aid and Awards Office. Financial assistance is available to students from a variety of sources and is based on demonstrated unmet need as well as academic standing.

Scholarships are based primarily on academic merit.

Bursaries are based on some combination of financial need and academic standing.

An annual grant provides one scholarship of $2,000 to a dependent of a municipal employee who enrols in Algoma U for full-time (30 credits) studies. The candidate must have completed his or her qualifying requirements in the academic year prior to commencing studies at Algoma U, and must present an average of at least 80% on the 6 best U or M courses presented for admission. This scholarship is non-cumulative with the Algoma U Awards of Excellence, Edward & Frank McGrath Award, Carl J. Sanders, Peggy & Willmont MacDonnell, City of Sault Ste. Marie Admission Scholarships, Algoma U Achievement Scholarships, and the John R. Rhodes Scholarship.


John R. Rhodes Scholarship

Number of Awards: 1

Amount:$3000
Application Required?: Yes
Deadline: June 30
Renewable: Yes

The John R. Rhodes Scholarship was established in 1979 through generous donations from friends and family of the late John Rhodes. This scholarship, of $3,000 annually is offered to students entering their first year of university studies from secondary school who have demonstrated academic achievement and community leadership while involved in political, social, or academic activities. This scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years. The recipient must have completed all his or her qualifying requirements in the academic year prior to registering at Algoma U, and must enrol in 30 credits over 2 consecutive terms of study. To carry the scholarship in subsequent years, the recipient must maintain a minimum average of 80% each academic year on 30 credits taken in two consecutive terms. The John R. Rhodes scholarship is non-cumulative with the Algoma U Awards of Excellence, Edward & Frank McGrath Award, Carl J. Sanders, Peggy & Willmont MacDonnell, City of Sault Ste. Marie Admission Scholarships, and the Algoma U Achievement Scholarships.


Algoma University Alumni Entrance Award I

Number of Awards: 1
Amount:$2000
Application Required?: Yes
Deadline: June 30
Renewable: Yes

A scholarship of up to $2,000 is given to the child of an Algoma U alumni with the highest average on the 6 best U or M courses presented for admission. Application required.


Algoma University Alumni Entrance Award II

Number of Awards: 1
Amount:$2000
Application Required?: Yes
Deadline: June 30
Renewable: Yes

A scholarship of up to $2,000 is given to a mature student, now enrolled in the first year of full time studies, who has been away from formal education for at least 5 years.


Algoma University Alumni Entrance Award III

Number of Awards: 1
Amount:$2000
Application Required?: No
Deadline: N/A
Renewable: Yes

A scholarship of up to $2,000 is given to a student transferring to Algoma U under a college articulation agreement who has the highest GPA in the last full year of their college program.


Algoma University Alumni Entrance Award IV

Number of Awards

: 1
Amount
:$2000
Application Required?: Yes
Deadline: June 30
Renewable: No


The Robert Belair Memorial Fund

Number of Awards

: 1
Amount
:$1000
Application Required?: No
Deadline: N/A
Renewable: Yes

St Marys Paper and its employees have established two scholarships in memory of Algoma U alumnus the late Robert Belair, an employee of St Marys Paper. One award of $1,000 is given to the student entering the first year of studies in the BBA program with the highest average on the 6 best U or M courses presented for admission.


Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary Award

Application Required?: Yes
Deadline: April 30

Recipients of the awards shall be members of the Métis Community within the meaning of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) as described in the 1997/98 Regional Bilateral Agreement executed by Human Resources Development Canada and the MNO on the 27th of November 1996. Applicants must show financial need and be in good academic standing. Endowed.


Anishinaabe Students Assistance Fund

Application Required?: Yes
Deadline: April 30

This endowed fund provides bursary awards of up to $500 to Anishinaabe (First Nation, Métis, or Inuit) students in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need. Endowed.


Shingwauk Anishinaabe Student Association International Scholarship

The Shingwauk Anishinaabe Student Association International Scholarship provides one annual award of $600 to an international student in the 2nd year of full-time studies at Algoma University with the highest average overall. Endowed.

Number of Awards: 1
Amount:$600
Application Required?: Yes
Deadline: April 30


Algoma University
1520 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 2G4

Inquire: awards@algomau.ca

Main Phone: 705-949-2301
Toll Free: 1-888-ALGOMA-U (1-888-254-6628)
Fax: 705-949-6583
www.algomau.ca