Continuing Scholarships

Continuing scholarships are awarded to returning students entering their second, third or fourth year of an undergraduate program. Please note that not all listed scholarships are available annually.

The 2024/25 Entrance/Continuing Award Application is now open. You can visit your Student Portal to apply. For first consideration, submit your application by May 15th. Final deadline is June 30th.

The majority of awards do not require an application. Unless otherwise stated, awards are available for domestic students only. For awards that do not require an application, students will be considered based on performance and program of study. For consideration, students must register for the upcoming academic year by July 15. For awards that require First Nations, Metis, or Inuit status, students must self-identify based on current university policies to be considered. For awards with specific criteria an application may be required and this will be listed within the award description. Students must submit a financial needs assessment form to be considered for all bursaries.

The Aboriginal Veterans’ Award, in memory of J. Edward Boissoneau provides a scholarship valued at $500 to a First Nation, Metis, or Inuit student with preference for a student entering their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study. The recipient must be able to prove eligibility (First Nation, Metis, or Inuit), be enrolled in full-time studies, with a course load of 24 credits over two consecutive terms (fall/winter), and provide a letter of support acknowledging their volunteer service. He/she must present a minimum average of 70%. Applications are accepted through the General Entrance/Continuing Awards application. This award is non-renewable.

The African Caribbean Canadian Association of Northern Ontario (ACCANO) Scholarship is valued at $500 and is provided to a Black student attending Algoma University’s campus in Sault Ste. Marie in a full course load (minimum 24 credits over fall/winter) in any year of studies. The recipient will be selected based on demonstrated leadership in community service and volunteer activities as provided through a letter of recommendation; students who are actively involved in ACCANO given preference. The recipient must be in good academic standing. Applications are accepted through the General Entrance/Continuing Awards application. 

Albert was a long-standing member of Algoma University’s Physical Plant team whose skills as a master carpenter and artist are evident across our campus community.  Although there are numerous examples to draw from, the handcrafted bar in the Speakeasy, the art located at the top of the stairs in the NW wing of the Sault Ste. Marie campus, the maple and oak window trim and bookshelves found across campus, and his ongoing “TLC” to the hardwood basketball court at the George Leach Centre provide a small glimpse of his immense talent and dedication to this organization. The selected recipient for this award will be a domestic student graduating with a major/combined major or minor in Visual Arts that presents the highest grade point average in their final year of their program. No application is required.

The Algoma Highlands Conservancy Scholarship is valued at $500 and is provided to a student in their fourth year of studies at Algoma University in the Biology or Environmental Science programs. The recipient will be enrolled in full-time studies, with a minimum course load of 24 credits over two consecutive terms of study (fall/winter). The selected candidate will present a minimum 80% average on all courses taken in the previous academic year (fall/winter). Preference will be given to students that are enrolled in upper-year courses focused on ecology, conservation, environment and evolution. This award is non-renewable.

An award of $1,000 is available for domestic and international students who have maintained a minimum average of 80% on 30 credits taken in two consecutive terms of study in the previous fall/winter academic session at Algoma University. To be eligible, candidates must enroll in and maintain 30 credits over two consecutive terms (fall /winter) of study in the current academic year. The Algoma U Achievement Award is non-cumulative with the Algoma U Awards of Excellence, Edward & Frank McGrath Scholarship, Carl J. Sanders Scholarship, Peggy & Willmont MacDonnell Scholarship, the John R. Rhodes Scholarship, and Pathways Scholarships. This award is non-renewable however eligible students will be reconsidered each year.

Graduating domestic students are invited to apply for the Algoma U Student Humanitarian Award. This award is valued at $500 and is given to the applicant that demonstrates the highest level of civic engagement and community leadership and participation during their time at Algoma U. The recipient will be a domestic full-time student in their final year of a degree program and be eligible to graduate at Spring convocation. At least 50% of their degree requirements will have been completed at Algoma University. A separate application with letters of recommendation will be required. Eligible students can apply in March.

The AUSU Overload Scholarship provides three annual awards of $1000 each to students in their 3rd or 4th year of studies in a degree program who are completing an overload semester (more than 30 credits over fall/winter) during the current or previous academic year. The selected recipients can be domestic or international students and will demonstrate outstanding academic achievement with the highest overall average in their previous year of studies (fall/winter). This award is non-renewable and no application is required.

The Away From Home Award provides an annual award of $500 to a student that travels to the Sault Ste. Marie campus of Algoma University from outside the district of Algoma. Preference is given to a student studying with a major in Psychology. This award is non-renewable. Applications are accepted through the Entrance/Continuing Awards application.

The Boreal Scholarship provides two awards of $1000 each to students in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of studies in a degree program with a major of Biology or Environmental Science. The eligible candidates will be enrolled full-time (minimum 24 credits over fall/winter), present an average of at least 70% on their previous academic year (fall/winter), Preference will be given to students that are First Nations, Metis, or Inuit.  This award is non-renewable and no application is required.

This scholarship provides a $1000 award to a student that is a resident of the Algoma region prior to starting studies at Algoma University. The recipient will have the highest overall average, be entering their fourth year of a degree program, be studying full-time (minimum 24 credits over fall/winter) and be First Nations, Metis, or Inuit. This award is non-renewable and no application is required.

Through a generous donation, the Business & Professional Women Scholarship provides an annual award of $500 to a female student with high academic standing, entering her 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of full-time studies (minimum 24 credits over fall/winter) at Algoma University. This award is non-renewable.

This award provides $500 to a female student in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of studies at Algoma University. The eligible recipient will have the highest overall GPA and be enrolled in full-time studies with a minimum of 24 credits over fall/winter. This award is non-renewable and no application is required.

The Hogg Family Endowment for the Carolyn Harrington Award provides a $500 scholarship to a First Nations, Metis, or Inuit student who is entering their third year of a degree program and presents the highest overall average on their previous academic year (fall/winter). The recipient will be studying full-time with a minimum of 24 credits over fall/winter. No application is required.

Established in honour of the late Dr. Edwin Giesbrecht, a dedicated and enthusiastic professor of Mathematics at Algoma University from 1970 to 2002. This award is given to the student enrolled in a degree program with a minor in mathematics who presents the highest overall average in the previous year of study (minimum average 75%). This award is non-renewable.

Dr. Ken McLarty was a long-standing member of the Department of Geography at Algoma University when he retired after 23 years of dedicated service. Before joining Algoma University he taught at both elementary and secondary school levels in Sault Ste. Marie and served as Principal and Vice-Principal in the elementary panel for a number of years. This award helps students who are undertaking studies in the human services field of study. It is awarded annually to an Ontario resident in good academic standing who demonstrates a financial need and is in their senior year of an honours program at Algoma University. The successful candidate will be conducting research into the thesis portion of the degree requirement, with a research proposal with significant geographic relevance. A separate application with a letter of support for the research from the Department of Geography or its successor is required. 

Through the generous contributions from the Dr. J. MacBain Cameron Memorial Fund, the Dr. J. MacBain Cameron Memorial Continuing Scholarships provide awards valued at $1500 each to students in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of studies in any program at Algoma University. The eligible recipients will be attending the Sault Ste. Marie campus, be graduates of any secondary school from the District of Algoma, be enrolled in full-time studies with a minimum of 24 credits over Fall/Winter, and have achieved a minimum 75% average on their previous year of studies (fall/winter). These awards are non-cumulative with any renewable entrance scholarship issued by Algoma University or any other award provided from this fund. No application is required.

Through the generous contributions from the Dr. J. MacBain Cameron Memorial Fund, the Dr. J. MacBain Cameron Memorial Outstanding Achievement Scholarships provide awards valued at $2500 each to students in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of studies in any program at Algoma University. The eligible recipients will be attending the Sault Ste. Marie campus, be graduates of any secondary school from the District of Algoma, be enrolled in full-time studies with a minimum of 24 credits over Fall/Winter, and have achieved a minimum 85% average on their previous 30 credits taken over two consecutive terms (fall/winter) in their previous year of studies. These awards are non-cumulative with any renewable entrance scholarship issued by Algoma University or any other award provided from this fund. No application is required.

This scholarship of $1000 is given to a graduating student with an Honours Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science or Law and Justice. The eligible candidate will be enrolled at the Sault Ste. Marie campus, be eligible to graduate in June and be enrolled in full-time studies in their final academic year (minimum 24 credits over Fall/Winter). The award will go to the student with the highest academic average in courses included under the International Relations Specialization course list and who have completed at least 18 credits on this list. A minimum 80% average in these courses is required. Preference will be given to an international student. No application is required.

On June 30, 1984, Dr. Robert Ewing retired as a Dean of Algoma University, returning to teaching and research. This award is dedicated to his love of the discipline and years of service for Algoma University. The Dr. Robert Ewing Geography Award  of $500 is given annually to the student with the highest academic standing entering their second year of studies in the Bachelor of Arts program with a major in Geography. No application is required.

The GAAPS Improvement Scholarship provides an annual award of $1500 to a student studying full-time at the Brampton campus of Algoma University. The eligible recipient will be enrolled in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of a four-year degree program and demonstrate the greatest improvement in GPA. The recipient must have studied full-time at Algoma University’s Brampton campus in the previous year with a minimum of 24 credits over fall/winter and be studying full-time during the year they receive the award. No application is required. This award is non-renewable.

The G. Verdi and Princess Marie Jose Lodges, Order Sons of Italy of Canada Scholarship will be used annually to provide a scholarship of a minimum $500 to a student in their 3rd year of study in the Bachelor of Computer Science program. To be eligible the candidate must be enrolled in full-time studies, with a minimum course load of 30 credits over two consecutive terms of (fall/winter). The recipient must be in good academic standing with a minimum average of 75%. This award is non-renewable. No application is required.

Gladys McNeice was a long-time teacher and researcher of local history. She was well-known in Sault Ste. Marie residents for her efforts in restoring the Ermatinger Old Stone House. She was a long-time supporter of Algoma University and used the University Library extensively in researching her book; a biography of Charles Oakes Ermatinger. The Gladys McNeice Award is a $500 award that is provided annually to a resident of Northern Ontario who is enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts program with a major in History. The successful recipient will demonstrate academic excellence and be continuing their studies for a subsequent year. This award is non-renewable. Applications are accepted through the General Entrance/Continuing Awards application.

The Inzola Group 35 Scholarship provides an annual award of $1000 to a student in Visual Arts Studies at Algoma University. To be eligible the candidate will have an average of at least 70%, and be enrolled in full-time studies, with a minimum course load of 24 credits over two consecutive terms (fall/winter). Preference will be given to a student who is First Nations, Metis, or Inuit. In the event there is no eligible candidate in Visual Arts, the award will go to a student in the Business Administration program. No application is required.

The J. Hayes Jenkinson, B.E.M. Memorial Scholarship in English and History will provide two annual awards of $1,000 each to one 2nd year student and one 3rd year student with the highest average in the English or History programs. Candidates must intend to continue their studies for a subsequent year, and must have obtained an average of 80% on the courses of the concentration or specialization, with an overall average of at least 75%. This award is non-renewable. No application is required.

The Jane Rodgers Scholarship provides an annual award of $1000 to a student that is First Nations, Metis, or Inuit. The eligible recipient will be in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of studies in a Humanities program at Algoma University and be enrolled in full-time studies, with a minimum course load of 24 credits over two consecutive terms of (fall/winter). No application is required.

The John Deakin Buckley Walton Scholarship provides an annual award of $1000 to a student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program with the highest overall average in the program. The eligible recipient will be enrolled in full-time studies, with a minimum course load of 24 credits over two consecutive terms (fall/winter). No application is required.

A bequest from the late Provincial Court Judge, J.H. McDonald, in memory of his wife Vera McDonald, provides an annual award of $1,000 to a student in the Bachelor of Arts Program with a major in Law and Justice, demonstrating academic excellence, and who intends to continue their studies for a subsequent year. The eligible recipient will be enrolled in full-time studies, with a minimum course load of 24 credits over two consecutive terms of (fall/winter). This award is non-renewable. No application is required.

The Kenneth and Colleen Moodie Endowment Fund will provide one annual scholarship to a female student enrolled in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of full-time studies, who is a graduate of a Northern Ontario high school, with high academic standing in her major. Students entering from a college transfer agreement will also be considered. This endowment was established in 2007 by the children and grandchildren of Kenneth and Colleen Moodie to recognize their commitment to post-secondary education and in celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary. This award is non-renewable. No application is required.

The Kresin Engineering Scholarship for Math and Science will provide an annual scholarship of $500 to a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year Algoma University student in the Bachelor of Science program. The recipient will have an academic average of 75% or higher. Preference will be given to a student who meets Algoma University’s definition of First Generation. This award is non-renewable. Applications are accepted through the General Entrance/Continuing Awards application.

Maria Francella was a dedicated teacher who delighted in guiding her students to become enlightened, educated contributors to our community. Maria was a graduate of Laurentian University (Algoma University College) in 2001, having obtained a BA in Psychology. The Maria Francella Scholarships provide two annual awards valued at $4000 each. One to a student in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of studies in the Psychology program, and one to a student in their 3rd or 4th year of studies in the Social Work program. The eligible recipients will be enrolled in full-time studies at Algoma University, with a minimum course load of 24 credits over two consecutive terms of (fall/winter). The student(s) will have a minimum average of 70% in their previous year of study. This award is non-renewable. No application is required.

The Maris Pone Scholarship will provide a scholarship of a minimum $500 to a 3rd or 4th year student majoring in Economics, Finance & Economics or BBA with an Economics Specialization, with the highest average in the Economic Program. To be eligible the candidate must be enrolled in full-time studies, with a course load of 30 credits over two consecutive terms of (fall/winter) study. They must present a minimum average of 80%. This award is non-renewable.

The Michael Cachagee Memorial Bursary was established in memory of Michael Cachagee, the first residential school survivor to graduate from Algoma University. Michael was honoured by Algoma University as Distinguished Alumni in 2011 and was one of the founding members of the Children of Shingwauk. This award provides an annual bursary of $500 to two First Nations students who demonstrate a financial need. Applications are accepted through the General Entrance/Continuing Awards application. This award is non-renewable.

The Michael Cachagee Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Michael Cachagee, the first residential school survivor to graduate from Algoma University. Michael was honoured by Algoma University as Distinguished Alumni in 2011 and was one of the founding members of the Children of Shingwauk. This award provides an annual scholarship valued at $1000 to a First Nations student who demonstrates involvement in their community. Preference will be given to a student enrolled in a program with a focus of Political Science. Applications are accepted through the General Entrance/Continuing Awards application. This award is non-renewable.

The Michael Gekas Student Life Scholarship will provide an award of $1500 to a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student in any program of study. Proven involvement in student life on campus, either in student government (as a member of AUSU or SASA), or as a member of an official student club or association must be provided.  To be eligible the candidate must be studying full-time with a course load of 24 credits over two consecutive terms of study (Fall/Winter) and present an average of 75% or greater.

The Michael Wong Scholarship provides an annual scholarship of $500 to an international student in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of full-time studies, with a course load of 24 credits over two consecutive terms of study (fall/winter). The eligible recipient will present a minimum average of 70%. This award is non-renewable.

The N1 Solutions Go the Extra Mile Scholarship provides an annual award of $500 to a student entering their 4th year of studies at Algoma University in the Bachelor of Arts program with a major in Law and Justice. The recipient will be studying full-time with a minimum course load of 24 credits over two consecutive terms of study (fall/winter) and present an average of 75% or greater.

The Northern Insurance Brokers Inc Annual Scholarship Award is valued at $1000 and is an award provided to a student in their third or fourth year of studies in a Business Administration, Economics or Finance & Economics program. To be eligible the candidate must have graduated from a secondary school located in the Algoma District, and be enrolled in full-time studies at Algoma University, with a course load of 24 credits over two consecutive terms of study (fall/winter). The student must have a minimum average of 70% in their previous year of study at Algoma University. This award is non-renewable. Applications are accepted through the General Entrance/Continuing Awards application.

The Rose Nolan Memorial Scholarship was established through the generous donation of the Ted Nolan Foundation to recognize Indigenous First Nations women who are achieving their education and training goals while maintaining strong community involvement. This scholarship provides an annual award of $5000 to an Indigenous female student entering her third or fourth year of studies in any Algoma University program. The successful candidate must be a Canadian Citizen and be a member of a First Nation Community in Canada. The recipient will be studying full-time with a minimum course load of 24 credits over two consecutive terms of study (fall/winter). This award is non-renewable. Applications will be accepted starting May 31. All submissions must be received through the Application Form by June 30, 2024. The Application Form is available through the Student Portal.

The Sayers & Szigeti Mental Health Advocacy Student Award provides an annual scholarship of $500 to a student entering their 3rd or 4th year of studies at Algoma University with a demonstrated commitment to mental health advocacy. The successful candidate will be enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts Program with a Major or Minor in Law and Justice. Demonstrated focus on mental health through volunteering and academics is required. Preference is given to candidates with lived experience. This award is non-renewable. Applications are accepted through the General Entrance/Continuing Awards application.

The Scotiabank International Merit Scholarship provides an annual scholarship of $500 to a student with demonstrated high academic achievement who has been accepted into Algoma University’s international exchange program. Award recipients must be Canadian citizens. No application is required.

The Shingwauk Anishinaabe Student Association Scholarship will provide two awards of  $500 each to one male and one female Anishinaabe, Metis, First Nation or Inuit student in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of full-time studies at Algoma University with a minimum of 24 credits over two consecutive terms of study (fall/winter). The eligible recipients will demonstrate the highest average overall while being actively involved in their community. This award is non-renewable. Applications are accepted through the General Entrance/Continuing Awards application.

The Soo Mill & Lumber Company Scholarship provides an annual award of $500 to a student in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year with a Major in Psychology. The successful recipient will be studying full-time with a minimum 24 credits over two consecutive terms of study (fall/winter) and present the highest average in the program. This award is non-renewable. No application is required.

The Two Rivers Scholarship provides two annual awards of $500 each to First Nations, Metis, or Inuit students enrolled in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year at Algoma University. The successful recipients will be attending the Sault Ste. Marie campus, present a minimum average of 70%, and be studying full-time with a minimum of 24 credits over two consecutive terms of study (fall/winter). Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work program. 

This scholarship was established to honour the Late Greek Orthodox missionary/traveling priest who served over sixty years in North Africa and North America. The award is presented to a student entering their 2nd or 3rd year of studies at Algoma University in the Bachelor of Business Administration program with high academic standing. This award is non-renewable. No application is required.

The V.S. Goela Scholarship for Indigenous Students in Creative Writing provides an annual award of $500 to a student studying in a degree program and taking a Creative Writing course. The eligible recipient will be a Canadian Citizen, be of First Nations, Metis or Inuit heritage, and be studying full-time at the Sault Ste. Marie campus with a minimum course load of 24 credits over two consecutive terms (fall/winter). This award is non-renewable. No application is required.

Established by friends and colleagues of the late Walter Yurechuk, this scholarship provides an annual award of $500 to a student in their 3rd year of studies at Algoma University in the Bachelor of Arts in Accounting Program or Bachelor of Business Administration Program with an Accounting specialization. The eligible recipient will be a graduate of a secondary school in Sault Ste. Marie and will be attending the Sault Ste. Marie campus. This award is non-renewable. No application is required.