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.
- Visit the Bursaries page for Bursary information.
- Visit the External Awards page for non-Brescia awards.
- Information for upper-year students can be found on the Upper-Year Scholarship and Awards page.
Canadian High School Student Scholarships
|Scholarship||Number Awarded||Academic Average||Value|
|Board of Trustees Continuing Scholarship||Three||Offered to the top three students in the entering class||Full Academic Tuition|
|Principal's Entrance Scholarship||Unlimited||91.0%+||$3500|
|Academic Dean's Entrance Scholarship||Unlimited||88.0-90.9%||$3000|
|Brescia Faculty Entrance Scholarship||Unlimited||85.0-87.9%||$2500|
|Brescia Entrance Scholarship for Academic Excellence||Unlimited||83.0-84.9%||$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 12, 2019 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 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 academic year, and may be held in conjunction with a Brescia Entrance Scholarship.
Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Entrance Awards
For incoming students who have completed a SHSM in the subject areas of:
Arts and Culture, Business, Health and Wellness, Non-profit, Sports, Justice and Community Safety.
The SHSM award is a one-time award valued at $2,000; no application required. Students must have an 78% admission average as calculated by Brescia’s Admissions Office, and be entering full-time studies for the 2019-2020 academic year. The SHSM award 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
|Scholarship||Number Awarded||Diploma Score||Value|
|Principal's Entrance Scholarship||Unlimited||36+||$3500|
|Academic Dean's Entrance Scholarship||33-35||$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
|Scholarship||Number Awarded||Academic Requirements||Value|
|International Entrance Scholarship||Unlimited||91.0%+||$3500|
|Sister St. Anne Lachance Scholarship||One||80% or above||$6000 and a room in Brescia's Residence|
|Maple Leaf Community Leader Award||Two||80% or above||$2500|
|Ursuline Scholars International Award||One||70% or above||$2280|
|Ursuline Scholars Preliminary Year Award||Two||Minimum entrance average||$1780|
|Building Residence Community Award||One; possibly two if five applications are received||Minimum entrance average||Room in Brescia's residence (approx. value $7350)|
|Hong Kong International Partnership Award||One||Minimum entrance average||$2500|
|Caribbean Partner Award||Unlimited; automatic||Minimum entrance average||$1500 (Preliminary Year), $2000 Undergraduate, $3000 MOS|
|Arts & Humanities Entrance Award||Unlimited||80%||$1500 (must be entering Year 1 from secondary school)|
|Management & Organizational Studies Award||Unlimited||80%||$250 (must be entering Year 1 MOS from secondary school)|
|Family Studies Award||Unlimited||80%||$250 (must be entering Year 1 Family Studies from secondary school)|
|Social Sciences Award||Unlimited||80%||$250 (must be entering Year 1 of a Social Science program from secondary school)|
|Community Leader Award||Two||Minimum entrance||$1000|
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 2019-2020 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, 2019.
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, 2019.
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, 2019.
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 $8100; deadline to apply is May 1st, 2019.
Student must submit the application and documentation to the Registrar’s Office, Admissions. Please consult application form for eligibility requirements.
Hong Kong Partnership Award– One award to a student entering Brescia directly from a Hong Kong secondary school. Award is valued at $2500; applicants should submit an application form and documentation by May 1st, 2019 to the Registrar’s Office, Admissions.
Caribbean Partner Award – Unlimited number of awards, granted to international students entering Brescia from the Caribbean. Awards are valued at $1500 for Preliminary Year; $2000 for Undergraduate; $3000 for MOS. Award is automatic; no additional application is required.
|Scholarship||Number Awarded||Academic Requirements||Value|
|CAAT Entrance Scholarship||Unlimited||3.7 GPA (based on a scale of 4)||$1000|
|CEGEP Entrance Scholarship|
|Brescia U.S. Transfer Award||Unlimited||Minimum 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 3, 2019.
Additional Scholarships & Awards
|Scholarship||Number Awarded||Academic Requirements||Value|
|Brescia Community Leader Award||Four||78%||$1000|
|Wolfe Family Entrance Scholarship Application||One||80%||$6000 (with the possibility to continue x3 years)|
|Brescia SHSM Entrance Award||Unlimited||Minimum entrance and completion of a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)||$2000|
|Ursuline Scholars Preliminary Year Award||Two||Minimum entrance average||$1750|
|Brescia National Society of High School Scholars Award||Unlimited||80%||$3000 (USD)|
|Brescia LEAD Excellence Award||One||Minimum entrance||$5000|
|Brescia U.S. Transfer Award||Unlimited||Minimum transfer entrance average||$5000|
|Global Leader Bursary||Two||Minimum entrance||$10000 (towards tuition)
$5000 (towards residence)
BresciaLEAD Excellence Award deadline: May 1, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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 3rd, 2019
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 3rd, 2019.
Brescia SHSM Award
The Brescia SHSM Award is an automatic entrance award given to incoming students that have successfully completed a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) in the areas of: Arts and Culture, Business, Health and Wellness, Non-profit, Sports, or Justice and Community Safety. The one-time entrance award is valued at $2000; students must be registered in full-time studies and meet minimum admission requirements. The SHSM award may be held in conjunction with a Brescia Entrance Award.
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.