The Presidentʼs Scholarship

$10,000 – 1 Available (Year 1)

Sponsored by the Ross and Dorothy Smith Estate

This one-time scholarship is available to one new student entering full-time studies in the University College OR Seminary. The applicant must hold Canadian citizenship to be eligible for this award.

As a general rule, our expectation is that students receiving The Ross and Dorothy Smith Memorial Scholarship should display the below attributes:

  • Academic Merit: For incoming first-year students, academic achievement normally means that students rank at the top of their graduating class, we will only consider a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or greater for this scholarship.
  • Strength of Character: Students who have overcome obstacles related to health, family, social, educational or economic disadvantages are encouraged to apply. Any circumstance that shows strength of character and potential for achievement should be stated in your essay.
  • Community Service: The committee considers not simply your community service but, more importantly, the impact your service has had on a particular individual or group. The committee considers volunteerism, service learning, field-work or internships that show civic responsibility and engagement.
  • Leadership: Students who demonstrate experience leading groups and providing direction to others including teaching, training, organizing, managing and carrying more responsibility on the part of a group or organization. Being held in high regard by one's peers for being a role model through actions and deeds; and making improvements and achieving successes with or on behalf of others.

In order to receive the above scholarship, students must meet the following criteria/requirements. When the criteria are met, the recipient will receive $5000, awarded in the fall (September) semester and $5000 in the winter (January) semester.

  • Applicant must hold Canadian Citizenship
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a University College degree program
  • Applicant must maintain an acceptable Accumulated Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 3.0
  • Applicant must be enrolled in no less than 30 credit hours over the fall and winter semesters. 
  • Applicant must live in Providence residence.