Scholarships & Bursaries

Think you can’t afford us? Think again!

*** All scholarships were awarded on December 18, 2023 for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Affordability can be a significant factor for families considering sending their sons to St. Andrew’s College. To ensure accessibility for deserving students, SAC has a robust Scholarship & Bursary program supported by a combination of the school’s endowment and a portion of operating revenue. This program plays a crucial role in promoting diversity, excellence, and inclusivity within the Andrean community.
Approximately 26% of the student population benefits from a scholarship or bursary, amounting to a budget of over $3 million annually. Scholarships at SAC are merit-based and awarded to students upon their entrance. The school diligently evaluates every aspect of a student’s application, and prospective students compete against others in their grades for these awards.
Bursaries are granted to families who require financial assistance to make St. Andrew’s a reality. The application process must be completed and meet SAC’s acceptance criteria. Parents must file a Financial Aid for Canadian Students (FACS) application through Apple Financial Services to qualify for a bursary. The Financial Aid Committee reviews each family’s application, and while SAC provides substantial bursary support, unfortunately, due to limitations, not all deserving candidates can be accommodated.
It’s important to note that SAC’s philosophy does not provide full scholarship or bursary support. Instead, the school seeks to partner with families to bridge the financial gap between their demonstrated need and the full cost of education at SAC. Families are expected to invest in their child’s education to a comfortable extent, reinforcing a commitment to the value of education.
By offering a robust Scholarship & Bursary program, SAC demonstrates its commitment to promoting inclusivity and diversity and ensures that deserving students from various backgrounds can access a high-quality education. This practice aligns with the school’s social responsibility and contributes to the development of well-rounded, accomplished individuals who are prepared to thrive in a globalized world.
Please speak to your admission officer about financial assistance.

D. Bruce Macdonald Scholarship

Unleash your full potential at St. Andrew’s College. Apply for the prestigious D. Bruce Macdonald Scholarship, a merit-based award for new day student applicants in Grades 5, 6, 7, and 9. Named after the school’s longest-serving Head of School, D. Bruce Macdonald, this scholarship invests in the education of local students and brings Rev. Dr. Macdonald’s vision of developing students into men of strong and well-rounded character to life.
With awards of $25,000, this scholarship is not only an opportunity to receive financial assistance but also a chance to demonstrate academic excellence, athletic or artistic talent, character, leadership skills, and commitment to community service. This scholarship is renewable through graduation, provided the student excels in all facets of the school’s mission.
To apply, submit a written essay by December 8 and complete the online application process. Award recipients will be notified by December 18. 
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to enhance your education and become a leader in your community. Apply for the D. Bruce Macdonald Scholarship at St. Andrew’s College today.

Community Scholarship

Step into the future confidently as a leader of tomorrow with the Community Scholarship from St. Andrew’s College. This entrance scholarship is exclusively available to new day student applicants and is awarded to young men with a passion for excellence in all areas of their lives.
One merit-based scholarship is available in Grades 5, 6, 7, and 9 and provides the recipient with $25,000 to support their educational journey, renewing each year as long as the student continues to excel in the school’s mission.
To be considered for this award, an applicant must demonstrate well-roundedness, embody strong character, be a respected member of their community, and be dedicated to making a difference through community service.
Join the ranks of tomorrow’s leaders and submit your completed SAC application and essay by December 8. The Community Scholarship Committee will carefully review all eligible candidates, and award recipients will be notified by December 18.
If these scholarships aren’t awarded to you, our Admission Committee will encourage you to apply for tuition assistance through our generous $3.1-million Financial Aid program. We see your value and potential, and your dreams and aspirations are remarkable; we are here to help.  
Contact the Admission Department at 905-727-3178, ext. 303, or for more information.
We are committed to building a sense of belonging in our community.
By dedicating ourselves to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment, we will foster and accept the unique individuality of each of our citizens, ensuring all members feel valued and respected.
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