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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: My recommendation status is "Pending". What does that mean?
Answer: When requesting an external recommendation, the task will show as "Pending" before the recommender has submitted their recommendation. The task will be marked "Completed" when the recommender has submitted their recommendation.

Question: The dates/times associated with my submitted material seem to be a few hours off. Why is this?
Answer: This happens when we are unaware of your local timezone. Please set your timezone in your account settings page.

Scholarship FAQ

I want to apply for StFX scholarships, where can I find an application? 
  • All major and entrance scholarship applications are submitted online through the StFX scholarship application site:
What are the scholarship deadlines that I need to be aware of? 
  • To be eligible for scholarships at StFX, a student must have applied and submitted their Grade 12 first semester final transcript by March 2, 2020.
  • Students must complete the Disclaimer and Questionnaire by March 2, 2020 and complete all scholarship submissions by March 16, 2020. 
How is a scholarship average calculated? 
  • The scholarship average is calculated using the student’s three highest completed Grade 12 marks at the University or Academic level. 
Where do I find my login information for the scholarship application site? 
  • All students receive their login information (StFX email and password) at the bottom of their offer of admission to StFX. 

I can no longer find my acceptance letter to StFX, what should I do? 
I was able to log into the scholarship site before but I have forgotten my password, who do I contact to get a new one? 
Once I create my scholarship profile what’s next?
  • You will be matched to scholarships based on the information provided in the questionnaire and your admissions application, any scholarships that require applications or additional information will be listed under “Your Awards” and will say “Apply Now”.

I have created a scholarship profile but cannot see any scholarships I am eligible for, what do I do? (Have you clicked “View Awards”?)  
  • Click “View Awards” ensure the filter on the Awards page is set to ALL Awards.
  • If you have done this, and you meet the three conditions below and do not see any eligible scholarships please contact
    • Applied to StFX and were accepted to StFX before March 2, 2020.
    • Created a profile at before March 2, 2020.
    • Have a grade 12 average of 85% or higher. 

Am I eligible for the nominated scholarships, how do I apply?   
  • One student per high school may be nominated for the Phillip J. Oland and J.P. McCarthy Scholarships. A student must have a minimum overall average of 90% or higher, and demonstrated leadership in school, creative or community activities.
  • All nominations must be received on or before March 2, 2020.
  • The nomination form must be submitted by your school guidance counsellor. 

I am filling out applications at and have some questions, who can I contact? 
  • Email or phone Margaret Cameron at 902-867-4930, Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm.  

I am applying to the BSc in Nursing program and decisions are not made until after March 2, 2020 will I still be eligible for scholarships? 
  • Students applying to the BSc in Nursing program have been contacted to make a second choice application to obtain a Residence offer, as well as access to the Scholarship website in advance of Nursing offers being released. Students who do not wish to select a second choice, will be notified of the decision on their Nursing application the first week of March and all students have the opportunity to complete their Scholarship submission by March 16, 2020. 

I just received my first term final marks, I do not have the 85% average requirement for an entrance scholarship, will I be able to reapply at a later date? 
  • All students who have been accepted to StFX, as well as met the March 2, 2020 transcript deadline and do not meet the 85% average requirement will be reconsidered for entrance scholarships, only, once final transcripts are received in June.
  • Students must complete the online scholarship profile at by March 2, 2020. 

Do I need to send anything to the scholarship office in a hard copy? 
  • No. All steps of the application are completed online through the Scholarship Application Site at

How will I know if someone has received my application once submitted?
  • The scholarship application site will send an automatic email once the submission has been received. Please do not reply to the email as it is not a monitored StFX email account.

I have created a scholarship profile but cannot see any scholarships I am eligible for, what do I do? (Have you clickedView Awards?)
  • If so, and you meet the three conditions below and do not see any eligible scholarships please contact
  • Applied and were accepted to StFX before March 2, 2020
  • Created a profile at before March 2, 2020
  • Have an average of 85% or higher

How many awards can I receive at one time?
  • Students are only eligible to receive one university nominated award at a time. If a student is eligible for more than one award they will be entitled to the higher of the two. All StFX Entrance and In-Course scholarships are University nominated. 

Do I need to complete all the applications at once?
  • No. You are able to save the applications once they are started and complete at a later date.

I have created a scholarship profile and it says I am eligible for scholarships but there is nowhere for me to Apply. What do I need to do?
  • Not all scholarships will require you to submit additional materials. If there are no additional tasks for you to complete please ensure your Grade 12 first semester transcript is submitted to the Scholarship Office before March 2, 2020.

If I use a reference who prefers to send my letter of reference directly to the University, will I need to do anything or will StFX add to my profile? 
  • StFX will add all reference letters sent directly to the scholarship profile by third parties to scholarship profiles.
  • A reference can email, with a student’s reference letter, Subject: “Reference Letter , ”, this will ensure that it is received in admissions office by the March 2, 2020 deadline.
  • If a reference would like to mail in their letter of reference please mail to:
                                         Registrar’s Office - Admissions
                                            2329 Notre Dame Avenue
                                             Antigonish, Nova Scotia
                                                        B2G 2W5


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