Student Awards & Grants

Most awards for students at Saint Mary’s University are accessed at the Financial Aid & Awards office. However, the Studio administers three student funding opportunities related to our areas of responsibility.

VPAR International Mobility Award 

An annual travel award from the Vice-President, Academic and Research.

  • Amount: $450-$2000

  • Application deadlines:

    • March 15

    • November 1

  • Eligibility: All students, any duration, any program for academic credit.

  • Download application form [PDF]

For further information, please e-mail the Global Learning and Intercultural Support Office at

Undergraduate Academic Writing Awards

This annual competition recognizes the best in undergraduate academic writing at Saint Mary's University. Awards are available in four categories: Humanities, Social Science, Science, and Business.

  • Winning papers are offered publication in the undergraduate academic writing journal, Afficio, plus cash awards ($100-300)

  • Applications open at the end of the Winter semester

Visit Writing Centre & Academic Communications for more information.

Extended Learning Award

The Studio is committed to the development of life long learning in the university community. We invite mature students to apply for scholarships to support their academic learning.

  • Amount: $500-750

  • Eligibility:

    • 22 years of age or older

    • enrolled in an undergraduate program at SMU

  • When to apply: August and December

Visit Extended Learning for the full details of how to apply.