The Studio for Teaching and Learning is committed to supporting the development of lifelong learning for all members of our community. At Extended Learning, we see many adults return to learning. 

We invite individuals who are 22 years of age or older to apply for these scholarships to support them as they transition back to or continue their learning at Saint Mary’s University.

Mature Student Credit Course Scholarships

To be eligible you must be enrolled at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax NS, in an undergraduate studies program, and be 22 years of age.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to submit a maximum two (2) page, typed, font size 12, double spaced essay that outlines their:

  1. Commitment to furthering their education
  2. Personal goals
  3. Career goals

Please include the following information with your application:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • "A" number
  • Birthdate
  • Degree program
  • Term you are applying for

Please submit your essay to the Extended Learning, Saint Mary’s University:

  • Emailextend@smu.ca
  • Mail: Extended Learning, Saint Mary's University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, NS B3H 3C3
  • Phone: 902.420.5492  Fax: 902.420.5015

Annual scholarships available total $5000

Fall 2018 Semester

Application Deadline is August 14th, 2018

  • $750.00 scholarship available for any student, 22 years of age or older, that was or is enrolled in at least one Saint Mary’s University Preparatory course within the last two (2) years at the time of submitting this application. You also must be enrolled in a degree program and be registered for a minimum of two credit course (six credit hours) during the Fall 2018 semester at Saint Mary’s University.
  • $750.00 scholarship available for any student, 22 years of age or older. You must be enrolled in a degree program at Saint Mary’s University and registered for a minimum of two credit course (six credit hours) during the Fall 2018 semester at Saint Mary’s University.
  • Two $500.00 scholarships available for any student, 22 years of age or older. You must be enrolled in a degree program at Saint Mary’s University and registered for a minimum of one credit course (three credit hours) during the Fall 2018 semester at Saint Mary’s University.

Winter 2019 Semester

Application Deadline is December 14th, 2018

  • $750.00 scholarship available for any student, 22 years of age or older, that was or is enrolled in at least one Saint Mary’s University Preparatory course within the last two (2) years at the time of submitting this application. You also must be enrolled in a degree program and be registered for a minimum of two credit course (six credit hours) during the Winter 2019 semester at Saint Mary’s University.
  • $750.00 scholarship available for any student, 22 years of age or older. You must be enrolled in a degree program at Saint Mary’s University and registered for a minimum of two credit course (six credit hours) during the Winter 2019 semester at Saint Mary’s University.
  • Two $500.00 scholarships available for any student, 22 years of age or older. You must be enrolled in a degree program at Saint Mary’s University and registered for a minimum of one credit course (three credit hours) during the Winter 2019 semester at Saint Mary’s University.