Helping our students fund their education is important to us. McKenzie College offers several scholarships annually to students who have been accepted into one of our programs. Students may apply for any of our scholarships for the following year if they decide to further their education at McKenzie College, even if they were awarded a scholarship in the previous year.

 The admissions committee assess all scholarship applications with focus on portfolio/resume strength, past academic achievement, financial need and the submitted essay to select an appropriate candidates for each scholarship.
    
Please note that all awarded scholarship funds are applied to tuition fees only. Before applying for one of McKenzie College scholarships, you must be accepted into one of our programs.

Scholarship APPLICATION Deadline: May 15


John D. Thompson Memorial Scholarship

$5000 Value

John Thompson was a childhood and lifelong friend of McKenzie College President Dale Ritchie.  John was artistic and creative but chose to take a Science Degree at UNB.  Upon graduation, he worked for the Department of Natural Resources but did not enjoy the work.  He soon completed another four years of study at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Graphic Design, and became an Art Director for a prominent Halifax Ad Agency.  John was a delight to be with and found humour in everything around him. The scholarship in his memory is dedicated to help McKenzie College students who have previously started their career or education in another field of study.

Application Eligibility and Requirements

Candidates must...

  • Have already completed the application process to McKenzie College and have received an official acceptance letter to a diploma program. 
  • Have a recognized diploma or degree in an area of study other than the above mentioned or who have studied for at least one year in another field of study at a post-secondary institution, OR Have worked in an unrelated field for 3 years or more.

Ruthie M. Reid Memorial Scholarship

$2500 Value

Ruthie M. Reid was an uniquely creative elementary school teacher in the Moncton area for many years.  Known as the "Music lady" she played her autoharp and percussive instruments, and sang with passion to the delight of her audiences. She loved art, even as she became legally blind, having limited vision. She inspired her students to think creatively and encouraged young people to enjoy the journey.  She was a poet and published small works and delighted in nature and her family.  Living independently into her 90's, she could see the lights of McKenzie College from her apartment and enjoyed all the activity that happened at the school.

APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must have already completed the application process to McKenzie College and have received an official acceptance letter into a diploma program at McKenzie College.


David Hawkins Scholarship

$2500 Value

Considered a pioneer in marketing and advertising in our community, David's career in the field of marketing communications spans over 45 years. David is most prominently known for starting the advertising and public relations firm Hawk Communications Inc., in Sackville, New Brunswick in the mid-70s. Over the next 25 years, it grew into one of Atlantic Canada's largest integrated communications firms. Today, David continues to be highly active in the fields of strategy, marketing communications, branding and public affairs. McKenzie College has dedicated this scholarship to David Hawkins in honour of his contribution to our creative community and his entrepreneurial spirit.

APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must have already completed the application process to McKenzie College and have received an official acceptance letter into a diploma program at McKenzie College.


GENERAL BURSARY

$1000-2500 VALUE

The McKenzie College General Bursary for designated for those who are not selected for a McKenzie College Scholarship but still shows potential in their respected field, and/or presents a financial need and/or is deserving of some level of financial reward.

APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must have already completed the application process to McKenzie College and have received an official acceptance letter into a diploma program at McKenzie College.


Entrance Scholarship for all programs

$500 Value

The McKenzie College Entrance Scholarships are designated for those entering any McKenzie College certificate and diploma program for the first time.

APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must...

  • Be entering a program for the first time at McKenzie College.
  • Have already completed the application process to McKenzie College and have received an acceptance letter into a McKenzie College program.