Scholarships and Bursaries

Our chapter offers a bursary to deserving students who are new to StFX: the Leone Campbell Memorial Bursary. As well, we also have information about the prestigious Dr. Ed O'Connor Entrance Scholarship.

The Leone Campbell Memorial Bursary

The Calgary chapter offers a bursary for a deserving first-year student attending StFX University. The bursary is named for Leone Campbell, an outstanding StFX alumna who was inducted in the StFX Hall of Honour in 1999.

Leone dedicated her life to helping people. She was a counsellor with the Calgary Separate School District where she was a driving force in introducing western students to StFX University. She also worked with young people and groups concerned with mental health issues, grief support for children through the Community in Crisis program, suicide prevention workshops and sexual abuse awareness. The energy Leone brought to each of her activities was truly an inspiration. She died in 2009.

The Calgary chapter is proud to offer a bursary in her honour. For more information or to donate to Leone Campbell Memorial Bursary, email the Calgary chapter executive: Applications are available annually beginning at the Student Send-off.

Thanks for applying! Good luck!

The Dr. Ed O'Connor Scholarship

The Dr. Ed O'Connor Scholarship was established in 1974 by Alberta alumni of St. Francis Xavier University. Its purpose is to encourage outstanding Alberta high school graduates to attend StFX University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

About Dr. Ed O'Connor

Dr. Ed O'Connor was born and educated in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and moved to Calgary in 1940.

One of his mantras was Community service or volunteering is the price you pay for the space you occupy! He was greatly involved in Calgary community affairs.

In recognition of his business and community involvement, Dr Ed O'Connor received an honorary doctorate from StFX. The honour was bestowed in 1974.

Dr Ed O'Connor passed in 1988. His family continues to be actively involved in the scholarship today.

About the scholarship

The scholarship is among the most prestigious being offered to prospective StFX students. The scholarship is awarded to resident students of the province of Alberta, Canada on the basis of academic proficiency, athletic achievement, citizenship involvement and need. This eligibility is reviewed annually.

Application forms are available through StFX University or through the Dr. Ed O'Connor Scholarship Society.

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