Scholarships & Aid

Stanstead College is committed to enrolling a talented and diverse student body. To accomplish this, we provide admission opportunities to as many qualified applicants as possible. Our Financial Aid Program bridges the gap between what a family can afford and what it costs to attend Stanstead College. For the 2020-2021 academic year, over 45% of the student body received scholarship funding and/or financial aid amounting to over $1.8 million. Awards are currently available to new and returning students domiciled in Canada and the United States.


Students entering Grades 7 through 12 may be eligible to compete for scholarships, renewable annually.* In order to be eligible to compete for an entrance scholarship, students must first submit a completed application to the College and have an academic average of 85% (or the equivalent) in their current school, as well as 85% in each of English, Math and French (if currently studying French). Athletic scholarships are not available at Stanstead College. Financial need is also considered for scholarship applicants; an application to FACS or FAST is mandatory.

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  • Entrance Scholarship Exam

    The annual entrance scholarship examination includes testing in core subject areas including: English, French and Mathematics. Completed admissions applications must be received by the school before February 12** in order to compete in the Scholarship Competition on Friday, February 26, 2021.
  • Full Entrance Scholarship

    One full entrance scholarship may be awarded to a student entering Grade 9, 10 or 11 (Secondary III, IV or V). The scholarship is awarded on the basis of a scholarship examination and is renewable as long as the student maintains an 85% average with no grade below 65% and remains active within the College community.
  • Partial Scholarships

    A number of partial scholarships are available each year to new students, awarded on the basis of the scholarship examination, averaging 25% of tuition fees, up to a maximum of 50% of tuition fees. These are renewable according to the same criteria as the full scholarship.
  • Grade 12 Boarding Scholarships

    Grade 12 scholarships valued at $10,000 available for eligible Quebec Secondary V students. Find out more about our Grade 12 program.
  • Alumni Legacy Scholarships

    Spartan pride is something you carry with you all your life, and our alumni often pass that pride onto their daughters and sons. Stanstead College would like to help carry that legacy forward by offering a $1,000 entrance scholarship to the children and grandchildren of our alumni. Contact for details.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to students in Grades 7 through 12 based on academic merit and financial need. In order to be eligible for financial aid, students must first submit a completed application to the College as well as a completed financial aid application to Apple Financial Services (FACS) or Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST). This must be submitted and received by the College before the deadlines of March 15, April 10 or May 10 (please refer to "Procedure and Deadlines" below).

The College makes every effort to meet the needs of families applying to the school however it should be noted that awards normally do not exceed 50% of tuition fees. The average financial aid award is 25% of tuition fees.

Financial assistance awards are based upon two criteria. The principal factor is the family’s financial situation and need for assistance as determined through a completed application through FACS or FAST. The second determinant is the applicant’s assessed overall merit: his/her current or potential contribution to the Stanstead College community as determined through the completed application to the College (including references, personal or telephone interview, admissions test and academic reports, community involvement, school involvement, extra-curricular activities, etc.).

Financial Aid awards are normally offered for one academic year and are renewable annually on application provided the student has maintained a strong academic average and has remained active within the College community.

NOTE: Parents and students of families receiving financial assistance will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement on acceptance before the start of the academic year. This agreement will be strictly enforced.

Procedure and Deadlines

Funding for scholarships and financial aid is limited. Applications and awards for both will be considered and offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. The following dates and deadlines should be noted:

1st Round Deadline: Applications must be submitted to Stanstead College by March 15 in order to be considered in the first round of financial assistance offers.

2nd Round Deadline: Applications must be submitted to Stanstead College April 10 in order to be considered in the second round of financial assistance offers.

3rd Round Deadline: Applications must be submitted to Stanstead College by May 10 in order to be considered in the final round of financial assistance offers.**

To fill out a financial assistance application, visit Apple Financial Services (FACS) or Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST). Click here to learn more about FAST applications.

* Scholarships and financial assistance are currently not available for new international students.
** Applications submitted or received after the final date are subject to availability of funds.

Scholarships Include...

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  • Andrew Martin Scholarship

    Presented to a new or existing student with an average of 80% and who excels in some other area of activity.
  • Eric T. Webster Scholarship

    To a deserving new or returning student from the Eastern Townships.
  • Nick & Enid Carter Scholarship

    Presented to a local student entering Grade 7 or 8, preferably but not necessarily Canadian.
  • Northeast Kingdom Day Student Awards

    Presented to local qualifying U.S. students.
  • Ontario and Maritime Scholarships

    Presented to qualifying top Ontario and Maritime student-athletes.

Special Prizes and End-of-Year Awards

These awards are available to returning students who are selected through a faculty nomination and voting process. Selection procedure of recipients varies according to the award or prize. A few are determined through committee, and two through a vote of all faculty and students. Amounts associated with these special prizes and awards range from $100 to $3,000.

Sibling Discount

A 5% reduction in tuition and boarding fees may be awarded to older siblings in a single family where more than one child attends the school. Please note that sibling discounts are not automatically offered if students are already receiving financial aid and/or scholarship.