Upper-Year Scholarships

This page outlines the upper-year scholarships and awards available to students returning to Brescia University College after their first year. Information for prospective students can be found on the Admission Scholarships and Awards page. Each year returning Brescia students are eligible to receive the following upper year awards. Some are automatically awarded and some require applications. Please click on the tabs below to find out more about these scholarships, awards, and bursaries.

Continuing Admission
Automatic Assessment
Application Required
MscFN – Application
Student Council Awards

Continuing Admission Scholarships

Students who have received a continuing admission scholarship are eligible to retain this scholarship to a maximum of four years (at the same annual value). In order to retain this scholarship, students must:

  • Remain registered at Brescia
  • Enroll in and complete 5.0 courses in the previous Fall-Winter session.
  • Maintain an 80% average on these courses

Automatic Assessment

The following scholarships, awards and bursaries are awarded by the Registrar’s Office automatically and do not require an application.

Important Notes:

  • Student recipients of the following scholarships, awards and bursaries will be notified in early November by email to their Western account from the Dean’s Office and will be presented to the student at the Awards Ceremony in late November.
  • Number Awarded and Value of the Awards are based on estimates and may change for the upcoming Academic Year.
ScholarshipRequirementsNumber Awarded
Estimated Value
First Year Subject AwardsHighest average in a first year subject.20$50–$100
Brescia Alumnae ScholarshipHigh academic standing. 6$285–$990
Brescia Faculty Association Scholarship for Academic ExcellenceFull-time returning student with the highest grade point average in the previous year.1$150
Cho Hang Lau AwardReturning fourth-year student in honours Foods and Nutrition with the highest academic average in the previous year. (Minimum 80%)1$100
Dr. Pat Devolder Award Returning third- or fourth-year student with the highest average in a Psychology major or specialization in the previous year.1$145
Eleanore Donnelly French AwardFourth-year student with the highest average in third year French. (Minimum 80%)1$65
Kit Hing Ng Lau AwardFull-time fourth-year student in the non-honours Foods and Nutrition program with the highest academic average in the previous year. (Minimum 70%)1$100
Marjorie and Philip Pocock ScholarshipHigh academic standing in first, second, or third year.1$325
Mother St. James Hickey ScholarshipFull-time second or third year student who achieved high academic standing in the previous year and does not hold a continuing scholarship. Minimum average 80%.2$500–$1,170
Olive Higgins ScholarshipOutstanding academic achievement who was registered at Brescia full-time in the previous year and does not hold a continuing scholarship.1$1,950
Pak Ho Lau AwardThird-year student in the honours Foods and Nutrition Program with the highest academic average in the previous year. (Minimum 80%)1$100
Sr. Mary Agnes Fuerth ScholarshipHigh academic standing in first, second, or third year.1$680
Van Memorial ScholarshipFourth year F&N student in Honors Specialization, Nutrition and Dietetics program having attained the highest average (minimum 80%) in year 3 of the Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics program at Brescia. 1$2,000
Wintermeyer Scholarship High academic standing in first, second, or third year.2$200–$500

Application Required

The following scholarships, awards and bursaries require you to fill out an application and/or submit a letter to the Registrar. They may also require additional supporting documentation such as a Personal Profile and Letters of Reference.

****Applications are due October 15, annually unless otherwise noted in the chart below****

2017-2018 [Coming soon] (General Bursary Application)

Personal Profile

BresciaLEAD Excellence Award

Important Notes: You can quickly assess the criteria, and whether or not you qualify, for each of the scholarships, awards, and bursaries below by looking at the Key Qualifiers column:

  • F indicates Financial Need
  • F* indicates Financial Need and that applicants must also meet provincial residency requirements as set out by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
  • A indicates Academic Requirements
  • E indicates Experience

Number Awarded and Value of the Awards are based on estimates and may change for the upcoming Academic Year.

Student recipients of the following scholarships and awards will be notified in early November through their Western account and will be invited to the Awards Ceremony in late November. Student recipients of the following bursaries will be notified by the Financial Aid Officer by November 30th.

NameKey Qualifier/sRequirementsNumber Awarded Estimated ValueApplicationDeadline
Agnes Coleman BursaryF
E
Demonstrated financial need. From West Lorne, Rodney, Dutton, Aldborough and Dunwich Townships, in the County of Elgin. Preferably a graduate of St. Mary’s Separate School in West Lorne.3$500–$1,500General Bursary ApplicationOct. 15
Alice Veronica & William Kenneth Rogers BursaryF
A
Second, third or fourth year student enrolled in the School of Humanities. Demonstrated financial need.1$500 - $2,700General Bursary ApplicationOct. 15
Alice Veronica & William Kenneth Rogers ScholarshipF
A
Second, third or fourth year student enrolled in the School of Humanities. Minimum average of 80%. Demonstrated financial need. 1$500 - $2,700General Bursary ApplicationOct. 15
Brescia Alumnae BursaryFDemonstrated financial need.1$500 - $1,400General Bursary ApplicationOct. 15
Brescia Alumnae Reunion AwardEFull-time transfer student from another post-secondary institution, minimum average 70% in previous year, no continuing scholarship, 1$1,250Personal ProfileOct. 15
Brescia Faculty Association BursaryF
A
Overall average of at least 70%. Demonstrated financial need.1$150General Bursary ApplicationOct. 15
BresciaLEAD Excellence Award Returning full-time Brescia student, minimum 75% average. Demonstrated leadership skills as evidenced by completion of BresciaLEAD Excellence Award Application including a brief essay and two reference letters.
1$5,000BresciaLEAD Excellence Award ApplicationSept. 15
Brescia University College Student Council Recognition Award - Second YearF
A
E
Second year full-time student, minimum 70% average in previous year, demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities that have enhanced leadership, educational, and/or professional development. Demonstrated financial need.
$1,000General Bursary Application and Personal ProfileOct. 15
Brescia University College Student Council Recognition Award - Third YearF
A
E
Third year full-time student, minimum 70% average in previous year, demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities that have enhanced leadership, educational, and/or professional development. Demonstrated financial need.
$1,000General Bursary Application and Personal ProfileOct. 15
Brescia University College Student Council Recognition Award - Fourth YearF
A
E
Fourth year full-time student, minimum 70% average in previous year, demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities that have enhanced leadership, educational, and/or professional development. Demonstrated financial need.
$1,000General Bursary Application and Personal ProfileOct. 15
Brescia University College Student Council Recognition Award - Part-time StudentF
A
E
Part-time student, minimum 70% average in previous year, demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities that have enhanced leadership, educational, and/or professional development. Demonstrated financial need.
$1,000General Bursary Application and Personal ProfileOct. 15
Brescia University College Student Council Recognition Award - Mature Student F
A
E
Mature student, minimum 70% average in previous year, demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities that have enhanced leadership, educational, and/or professional development. Demonstrated financial need.
$1,000General Bursary Application and Personal ProfileOct. 15
Catherine (McDonald) Powell AwardF*
A
E
Returning third-year Foods and Nutrition student. Minimum cumulative average of 75%. Volunteers in the community. Demonstrated financial need. $2,350General Bursary Application and Personal ProfileOct. 15
Constance Maureen FitzGerald Heringer BursaryF*Demonstrated financial need. 1$300 - $450General Bursary Application Oct. 15
Dr. Joan Francolini ScholarshipA
E
Entering third year of full-time study, minimum 80% average in second year on 5.0 courses taken during the Fall-Winter at Brescia, demonstrated leadership on campus, in her community, or within her family, as evidenced by two letters of reference. 1$2,500Oct. 15
Dr. Theresa Topic BursaryF*
A
E
Single mother. Demonstrated financial need.

2$500 - $6,000General Bursary ApplicationOct. 15
Franca Fortner AwardF*
E
A second- or third-year student who volunteers in her community. Demonstrated financial need.1$850General Bursary Application and Personal ProfileOct. 15
Heather MacDougall Memorial BursaryF*
E
Third-year student who has shown a commitment to volunteering in the community. Demonstrated financial need 1$1,000–$2,400General Bursary Application and Personal ProfileOct. 15
Howard and Lois Hewitt ScholarshipF
E
Full-time Brescia student. Entering second, third, or fourth year. Demonstrated leadership and initiative as evidenced by her involvement in co-curricular activities, volunteerism, social justice, family responsibility, or community service. Acknowledged as a hard-working student as evidenced by a letter of recommendation from one or more faculty members. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need.1$6,000General Bursary Application (advised) and Personal ProfileSept. 15
Ilva Costantini-Stoll Memorial AwardEThird or fourth year of an Honours program who is involved in charity or volunteer work.1$1500Personal ProfileOct. 15
Jennifer Forler Memorial BursaryFDemonstrated financial need.1$300 - $1,400General Bursary ApplicationOct. 15
Kathryn Munn Dimensions of Leadership ScholarshipF*
A
E
Full-time student enrolled in Dimensions of Leadership, exemplifies commitment o developing leaders, 80% average, demonstrated financial need.1$750General Bursary Application and Personal ProfileOct. 15
Linda Buchanan Memorial AwardA
E
F&N student in second-, third-, or fourth-year. Volunteerism in more than one area, main area should be health or social services – especially psychology. To be supported by letters.$100Personal ProfileOct. 15
Madeleine Hart AwardF*
A
2nd, 3rd or 4th year Brescia student with a minimum average of 70% who is involved in volunteerism and has an understanding for women’s issues as demonstrated through either course or volunteer placements/practicums and is eligible for OSAP.1$500 - $625General Bursary Application and Personal ProfileOct. 15
Martha (Molina) Steers BursaryF*Demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to a Foods and Nutrition student.1$420General Bursary ApplicationOct. 15
Martha (Molina) Steers Leadership AwardA
E
Fourth-year Foods and Nutrition student. Strong academic excellence. An interest in international nutrition work. Volunteers in the community. Holds a leadership role in student associations at Brescia.$1000Personal ProfileOct. 15
OHEA Incentive AwardA
E
A student who is entering their final year of study. Strong academic excellence. An interest in a professional career or further study in Home Economics. Preference given to SHEA Executive members. 1The award consists of a year's membership in the Ontario Home Economics Association, a certificate, and a subscription to OHEA's News Digest. They will also receive a free registration to the OHEA conference. An article about the recipient will appear in OHEA’s News Digest.Personal Profile Oct. 15
Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) and Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) I and IIF*Demonstrated financial need.10$100 – $1,000General Bursary ApplicationOct. 15
Ottawa Home Economics Association AwardE
A
2nd, 3rd or 4th year Brescia student in Foods & Nutrition or Human Ecology, who volunteers in the community and is an active participant in student professional development
associations. (preference will be given to a student from Ottawa) Must maintain a high academic standing.
1$500Personal Profile Oct. 15
Patricia and Laura Gray AwardF
E
Demonstrated financial need. Volunteers in the community.1$700 - $820General Bursary Application and Personal ProfileOct. 15
Rhoda Olive Scanlan MacRae BursaryF
E
Demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to International or out-of-province full-time students.1$1,500General Bursary ApplicationOct. 15
Rita Malone BursaryF*
E
Mature student in Social Sciences, with preference towards History. 1$500 - $700General Bursary ApplicationOct. 15
Sr. Marina Stock AwardF
A
Second-, third-, or fourth-year student. 70% average in the previous year. Demonstrated financial need.1$200General Bursary ApplicationOct. 15
Sr. Mary Frances Dorschell ScholarshipA
E
Third, or fourth year, full-time student enrolled in French for Teaching program, 80% average, demonstrated volunteer work within her community.1$1,200Personal ProfileOct. 15
Sr. St. Anne Lachance International BursaryF
E
International student. Demonstrated financial need 1$970General Bursary ApplicationOct. 15
St John’s Lodge 209a BursaryF
E
Single mother. Demonstrated financial need.1$200General Bursary ApplicationOct. 15
St. Peter School BursaryF
E
First-year student who attended a secondary school in Middlesex County. Demonstrated financial need.1$375General Bursary ApplicationOct. 15
The Congress of Black Women – London Chapter, Dr. Marlene MacLeish Award F*
A
E
Demonstrated financial need. Minimum average of 70%. An interest in service to the African Canadian community.1$400General Bursary Application and Personal ProfileOct. 15
Theresa Burns BursaryF*Demonstrated financial need.1$1,070General Bursary ApplicationOct. 15
Ursuline Scholars International AwardF
E
International student with a minimum average of 70% in the previous year and demonstrated financial need.1$2,280General Bursary ApplicationMay 2

MSc Foods and Nutrition Awards and Bursaries

The following awards and bursaries are administered by the Foods and Nutrition Department and require an application specific to MScFN students.

IMPORTANT NOTES: You can quickly assess the criteria, and whether or not you qualify, for each of the Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries below by looking at the Key Qualifiers column:

  • F indicates Financial Need
  • F* indicates Financial Need and that applicants must also meet provincial residency requirements as set out by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
  • A indicates Academic Requirements
  • E indicates Experience
  • Values are based on previous years’ amounts awarded and on total amount available. In the case of more than one recipient, the value will be divided accordingly.

Please note that the below posted Award Details are estimates based on 2016 details. These details are being confirmed for 2017 and therefore subject to change for the upcoming Academic Year.

MScFN students will be contacted prior to the start of class each September with the application process and deadline dates to be considered for the following MScFN awards, which are specific to incoming full-time students. 

NameKey Qualifier/s RequirementsEstimated ValueDeadline
Brian Lessard Award AGraduate from the BSc Foods and Nutrition program who continuously maintained high academic standards and has been accepted for studies at the Master’s level.$800Sept. 8
Dr. Patricia M. Giovannetti Graduate Studies AwardsF*
A
One awarded to a student in the MScFN (Thesis Stream) and the other to a student in the MScFN (Internship Stream) who have continuously maintained high academic standards. Demonstrated financial need. $1,500Sept. 8
Food and Nutritional Sciences Faculty and Staff Graduate ScholarshipF
A
Graduate from the BSc Food and Nutrition program and accepted into Brescia's MScFN program, minimum average 80% in 4th year, demonstrated financial need.$1000Sept. 8
Sr. Dominica Dietrich – Dr. Geraldine Montag ScholarshipF*
A
First-year MSc program student. Minimum of 80% in last academic year of undergraduate studies at Brescia. Demonstrated financial need. This scholarship may be continued into the second year provided academic requirements are met.$5000Sept. 8
Ursuline Leadership Award FDemonstrated financial need. Entering the MSc program in Foods and Nutrition.$1250Sept. 8

Brescia Student Council Awards

There are a number of awards that are adjudicated and presented by Students’ Council to students who have made a significant contribution to college life during the past year. Candidates must have been nominated by someone other than herself. For more information, please visit the BUCSC web site.