St. Mary’s Academy is dedicated to assisting students who qualify but cannot afford an Academy education. Several bursary funds exist which provide tuition assistance to qualified families. Bursaries are awarded on a financial needs basis. Families with limited gross household income and net assets are invited to apply for a bursary. A bursary will not be granted to cover the full cost of tuition as each family is responsible for the $600/student non-refundable deposit. The confidential bursary process is managed by the SMA Bursary Committee and begins after the school has accepted a student. Families are required to re-apply every year to ensure their financial information is up-to-date.

St. Mary’s Academy’s philosophy and approach to the bursary process is that each family should contribute to the greatest extent possible towards the educational cost of the student. We understand that the financial commitment to a St. Mary's Academy education could mean reduced discretionary funds available to the family for activities including, but not limited to, vacations, retirement savings, club memberships and camps. St. Mary's Academy's Bursary Assistance is not intended to supplement or enhance the lifestyle of the family.

SMA is grateful for the generous donors who contribute to our bursary funds. It is the SMA Bursary Committee's fiduciary responsibility to select suitable bursary recipients in accordance with the established bursary program criteria. 

If you have any questions please email bursary@smamb.ca or call Nadine Dannenberg at 204-478-6048.

Bursary Application Form

Bursary Application Deadline

The deadline for bursary applications is May 1. Applicants will be advised whether or not they have been awarded a bursary by early June.

Please note that 2021 Tax Returns need to be submitted with your Bursary Application.

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