University of New Brunswick UNB Scholarships Frequently asked questions (Faqs).
This article covers all information regarding the University of New Brunswick UNB Scholarship Program.
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UNB Scholarships Frequently asked questions
Do I need to apply to be considered for scholarship support?
Yes. You will need to apply each year in order to be considered.
Entrance students (high school, Bachelor of Education, transfer) – the application is open Sept. 1 – Mar. 1 in myUNB.
How to apply for scholarships
- Apply for admission
- Once accepted, activate your UNB IT Services
- Sign into myUNB and apply for entrance scholarships by March 1
Continuing students (year 2+) – the application is open Jan. 1 – Apr. 15 in myUNB.
How to apply for scholarships
- Sign into myUNB under Scholarships, Prizes and Awards and apply for undergraduate scholarships by April 15
What grades does UNB review for scholarships?
High school students
We calculate a Scholarship Average which is your Admissions Average (average of the 6 courses required for admission to the student’s program of choice) plus bonus points for completed IB, AP and/or enriched grade 11 and 12 courses. Bonus points are added directly to the Scholarship Average, as long as a mark of 75% or higher is achieved in the course.
- One bonus point for 1 to 3 enriched courses
- A maximum of two bonus points from 4 to 6 enriched courses
- A maximum of three bonus points for 7 to 9 enriched courses
- A maximum of four bonus points for 10 or more enriched courses
Please note, the Scholarship Average is not rounded. In other words, a 79.9% average does not become an 80%. If you did better during your last term of high school and would like to be reconsidered based on your final marks, please submit your request for recalculation to Undergraduate Awards.
Transfer and Education students
For transfer students and students entering the Bachelor of Education program on the Fredericton campus, your admission average will be reviewed for scholarship eligibility.
For the purposes of awarding scholarships, a Scholarship GPA is calculated at the end of the assessment year (May to April) provided that 24 credit hours or more have been attempted, regardless of program. To calculate SGPA divide total points from the previous assessment year by total credit hours. For students involved in work placement programs, such as Co-op or PEP, the scholarship GPA is calculated using the Dean’s List criteria. For students on an official exchange program, or letter of permission who have been away from UNB from May to April in the previous year as part of their degree program, the Scholarship GPA will be based on their most recent work at UNB. This GPA is held internally and is not displayed on the student’s transcript of record.
What is financial need?
To determine if a student is in financial need, consideration is given to:
- Family income
- Number of dependents supported by the family income
- Number of dependents attending university in the upcoming year
- Student’s spouse’s income
- Number of student’s dependents
- Student loan
- Other details
Feel free to provide us with additional information in the “other details” box.
If you wish to be considered for scholarships with a financial need component you must demonstrate need on your scholarship application.
How do I receive UNB scholarship funds?
Students must be enrolled full time in both the fall and winter terms in order to retain their scholarship funding. Scholarships are applied to your UNB student account as a credit against your tuition and compulsory fees. Half of the annual value is applied to your fall tuition statement and the other half to your winter tuition statement.
You can view your scholarships in two places in myUNB:
- Unofficial transcript: This displays your scholarship name and the year in which you received it.
- Tuition and Fee Statement: Scholarships will appear on your statement in late August (fall term) and early January (winter term) approximately the same time as tuition and fees. If you have questions about your fee statement contact Financial Services.
How do I thank a donor?
We appreciate your willingness to thank the donors; it means a great deal to them to hear from their recipients.
I am in an articulated degree program (Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Applied Management in Hospitality and Tourism, Bachelor of Applied Art or Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences), should I apply?
What if I didn’t complete 24 credit hours in the previous assessment year?
In order to be eligible for scholarship funding in the upcoming year, a student must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in the previous assessment year. If there are extenuating circumstances, it would be best to discuss your situation with the Undergraduate Awards Office first.
What happens if I’m on an official UNB Co-op or PEP?
Co-op and PEP work terms when noted on a student’s UNB transcript, qualify as eligible terms for scholarship support.
For students involved in work placement programs, such as Co-op or PEP, the scholarship GPA is calculated using the Dean’s List criteria, which states:
“Co-op students and students on a professional experience program (PEP) will be considered provided at least 12 credit hours have been completed in one study term since their last assessment and have a minimum 3.7 GPA over the courses completed.”
I don’t need to attend full time both terms to finish my degree in May. Can I keep my scholarship?
If you enroll full-time one term and part-time in the other term and your faculty verifies that you’ll complete your degree requirements in May, you might be eligible to keep your scholarship.
Please contact the Undergraduate Awards Office to discuss your situation.
I will graduate in December. Should I apply?
I will graduate from UNB in May. Should I apply?
No. Only students who are planning to enroll full-time in the upcoming year should submit an application.
I will graduate in May and begin my Education degree at UNB. Should I apply?
Yes. Complete the entrance scholarship application by Mar. 1. You will be considered for Education specific, donor funded scholarships based on your admission average.
Still have questions?
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