SMU announces new financial support to reduce barriers to education

September 7, 2021
Saint Mary’s University has recently announced new financial supports that will reduce barriers to education for students. The Saint Mary’s University Post-Care Tuition Waiver Program provides a bursary that will cover up to 100% of the tuition and course fees for students who previously spent at least one year in Nova Scotia’s child welfare system and associated services. Applications to the program will be retroactive to the start of the Fall 2021 semester. SMU is also introducing the Scott McCain and Leslie McLean Diversity Excellence Award, which will provide Black and Indigenous students who have financial need with renewable scholarships. Eight students each year who are from any faculty or program will receive the award, with preference given to students from Atlantic Canada. SMU (1) | SMU (2) (NS)