Admission Scholarships

This page outlines the entrance scholarships, awards, and bursaries available to new students enrolling at Brescia University College.

Please click on the tabs below for the admission scholarships by admission category.

Canadian High School Students
International Baccalaureate
International High School
Transfer Scholarships
Additional Scholarships & Awards

Canadian High School Student Scholarships

ScholarshipNumber AwardedAcademic AverageValue
Board of Trustees Continuing ScholarshipThreeOffered to the top three students in the entering classFull Academic Tuition
Principal's Entrance ScholarshipUnlimited91.0%+$3500
Academic Dean's Entrance Scholarship Unlimited88.0-90.9%$3000
Brescia Faculty Entrance ScholarshipUnlimited85.0-87.9%$2500
Brescia Entrance Scholarship for Academic Excellence Unlimited83.0-84.9%$2000
Brescia Merit Entrance Scholarship Unlimited 80.0-82.9%$1500

All of the above scholarships are automatic and guaranteed to students graduating from Canadian high schools. All scholarships are based on final admission averages and are automatically renewable for a total of four years*. Board of Trustees Continuing Scholarships are awarded in July; all final grade information must be received no later than July 13, 2018 for eligibility.


Arts & Humanities Entrance Award
For students entering Year 1 of an Arts & Humanities program. Award is valued at $1500 for students with a minimum 80% admission average. This award is automatic and comes with a full-time offer of admission (if applicant is eligible), applied to the 2018-2019 academic year. Recipients must register in 2.0 Arts & Humanities courses at Brescia. Award may be held in conjunction with a Brescia entrance scholarship.

Program Entrance Awards: Family Studies, Management & Organizational Studies, and Social Sciences
For students entering Year 1 Family Studies, MOS or Social Science program. Award is valued at $250; students must have an 80% admission average as calculated by Brescia’s Admissions Office. Program awards are automatic and come with a full-time offer of admission and is applied to the 2018-2019 academic year, and may be held in conjunction with a Brescia Entrance Scholarship.

*Scholarships and awards are applied directly to fees owing and will appear as a credit on your tuition invoice. First installments are thereby reduced by applicable scholarships and awards. If your tuition is assessed on a per course basis your scholarship and/or award will be prorated accordingly.

*In order to retain a continuing scholarship, recipients must maintain an 80% average on 5.0 courses taken concurrently in the September to April term while registered at Brescia University College.

International Baccalaureate Scholarships

ScholarshipNumber AwardedDiploma ScoreValue
Principal's Entrance ScholarshipUnlimited36+$3500
Academic Dean's Entrance Scholarship33-35$3000
Brescia Faculty Entrance Scholarship 30–32$2500
Brescia Entrance Scholarship for Academic Excellence 28-29$2000
Brescia Merit Entrance Scholarship 25-27$1500

All the above scholarships are based on final diploma scores (including up to 3 bonus points). Scholarships are continuing for up to four years if students maintain an 80% average on 5.0 courses taken concurrently in the September to April term while registered at Brescia University College.

International High School Students

ScholarshipNumber AwardedAcademic RequirementsValue
International Entrance ScholarshipUnlimited91.0%+$3500
88.0-90.9%$3000
85.0–87.9%$2500
83.0–84.9%$2000
80.0%-82.9%$1500
Sister St. Anne Lachance ScholarshipOne80% or above$6000 and a room in Brescia's Residence
Maple Leaf Community Leader AwardTwo80% or above$2500
Ursuline Scholars International AwardOne70% or above$2280
Ursuline Scholars Preliminary Year Award TwoMinimum entrance average$1780
Building Residence Community AwardOne; possibly two if five applications are receivedMinimum entrance averageRoom in Brescia's residence (approx. value $7350)
Hong Kong International Partnership Award OneMinimum entrance average$2500
Arts & Humanities Entrance AwardUnlimited80%$1500 (must be entering Year 1 from secondary school)
Management & Organizational Studies AwardUnlimited80%$250 (must be entering Year 1 MOS from secondary school)
Family Studies AwardUnlimited80%$250 (must be entering Year 1 Family Studies from secondary school)
Social Sciences AwardUnlimited80%$250 (must be entering Year 1 of a Social Science program from secondary school)

International Entrance Scholarships are automatic and guaranteed based on final admission averages as calculated by Brescia. Entrance scholarships are renewable in subsequent years. In order to retain a continuing scholarship, recipients must maintain an 80% average on five full courses taken concurrently in the September to April term while registered at Brescia University College.

The Arts & Humanities and all program based awards (Family Studies, MOS and Social Science Awards) are applied to the 2018-2019 academic year; students must be registered in full-time studies (5.0 courses).

Application to the Sister St. Anne Lachance Scholarship is not automatic; eligible students should complete and submit the Sister St. Anne Lachance Scholarship form.

Maple Leaf Community Leader Award- Two awards valued at $2500 each for students studying in MLES high schools. Maple Leaf students should complete and submit the application form and all documents to the Registrar’s Office, Admissions by April 1st, 2018.

Ursuline Scholars International Award- One award valued at $2280 for an international student entering Year 1 through4. International students should complete and submit the application form and supporting documents to the Registrar’s Office, Admissions by May 1st, 2018.

Ursuline Scholars Preliminary Year Award- Two awards valued at $1750 each for students entering Brescia’s Preliminary Year Program. Students must submit the Ursuline Scholars Preliminary Year Award application form and all required documents to the Registrar’s Office, Admissions, by May 1st, 2018.

Building Residence Community Award- One award; two awards available if more that five applications are received by Brescia. A room in Brescia’s residence is awarded to an incoming student(s) who demonstrates leadership and community involvement. Approximate value $7300; deadline to apply is May 1st, 2018.
Student must submit the application and documentation to the Registrar’s Office, Admissions. Please consult application form for eligibility requirements.

Hong Kong Partnership AwardOne award to a student entering Brescia from one of our Hong Kong partner schools. Award is valued at $2500; applicants should submit an application form and documentation by May 1st, 2018 to the Registrar’s Office, Admissions.

Transfer Scholarships

ScholarshipNumber AwardedAcademic RequirementsValue
CAAT Entrance ScholarshipUnlimited3.7 GPA (based on a scale of 4)$1000
CEGEP Entrance Scholarship
Brescia U.S. Transfer AwardUnlimitedMinimum admission average met$5000

The CAAT and CEGEP scholarships are automatic and guaranteed to students applying from an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) or a Collège d’enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEP) and who will be pursuing full time studies at Brescia in their first year. CAAT and CEGEP Entrance Scholarships are non-continuing (one time) awards.

The Brescia U.S. Transfer Award is open to students transferring from a post-secondary institution in the United States. Application is found here; deadline for submission of all documentation is June 1, 2018.

Additional Scholarships & Awards

ScholarshipNumber AwardedAcademic RequirementsValue
Brescia Community Leader AwardFour78%$1000
Wolfe Family Entrance Scholarship ApplicationOne80%$6000 (with the possibility to continue x3 years)
Brescia SHSM AwardUnlimitedMinimum entrance and completion of a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)$500
Ursuline Scholars Preliminary Year AwardTwoMinimum entrance average$1750
Brescia National Society of High School Scholars Award Unlimited80%$3000 (USD)
Brescia LEAD Excellence AwardOneMinimum entrance$5000
Brescia U.S. Transfer AwardUnlimitedMinimum transfer entrance average$5000

BresciaLEAD Excellence Award deadline: May 1, 2018

The BresciaLEAD Excellence Award has a value of $5,000 (applied to the current year of registration). One award will be made each year to a full-time incoming Brescia student. Applicants are asked to provide information about extracurricular involvement in their school, as well as volunteer and leadership positions they have held in their community. Applicants must submit a brief essay explaining how they have contributed to their community, and what leadership skills they have learned from their activities. The incoming student may hold the BresciaLEAD Excellence Award in conjunction with an entrance scholarship. For more information or to apply, see the BresciaLEAD Excellence Award application.

Community Leader Award deadline: June 1st, 2018

The Brescia Community Leader Award is given to four deserving students that have demonstrated involvement within the school and/or local community. Application for a Community Leader Award is not automatic; eligible students should submit a application along with two letters of recommendation before June 1. These awards are open to both Ontario and non-Ontario applicants and may be held in conjunction with an Entrance Scholarship. For more information or to apply, see the Brescia Community Leader Award form.

Brescia National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)Award deadline: May 1st, 2018

The Brescia NSHSS Award is offered to incoming students who belong to the National Society of High School Scholars. Applicants must complete a profile outlining their academic and extracurricular involvement; this award may be held in conjunction with a Brescia Entrance Scholarship. Application and required supporting documentation must be received by May 1st. For full details and application click here. To learn more about the NSHSS, visit their website.

Wolfe Family General Entrance Scholarship deadline: May 1st, 2018

The Wolfe Family General Entrance Scholarship is given to an incoming student from an Ontario High School that has demonstrated school and/or local community involvement and has been involved in physical fitness/athletic activities over the past year. Application for the Wolfe General Entrance Scholarship must be accompanied by required supporting documentation by May 1st. Access the complete application form here.

Brescia U.S. Transfer Award deadline: June 1st, 2018

Brescia is pleased to offer an award to students transferring from a post-secondary institution in the United States. The Brescia U.S. Transfer Award is valued at $5,000 each. For additional details and application information, access the application online and submit documentation to the Admissions Office no later than June 1st, 2017.

Brescia SHSM Award: July 13, 2018

The Brescia SHSM Award is given to all students that have successfully completed a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM). The entrance award is valued at $500; students must complete the appropriate documentation and submit it directly to the Admissions Office. For more information see the Brescia SHSM Award form.

Sibling Book Award

Families who have two or more siblings registered at Brescia University College within the same academic year are eligible to receive $250 per student to be applied to their Brescia Personal Invoice. To be eligible, students must have the same “permanent” mailing address outside of the academic year. Each student should sign and complete the Sibling Book Award application (only one application required per family). Please submit to the HIVE at Brescia on an annual basis.