Convocation 2023

Notice of Eligibility

How do I become eligible?

To be eligible you must be registered as a St John’s College member by the application deadline. Graduates and students who change faculties may need to re-register as members. College membership is open to all students of the UM. 

Students can become a member by following these steps: 

  1. Go to and select "Aurora Student".
  2. Select "Enter Secure Area"
  3. Enter your student number and PIN
  4. Select "Login"
  5. Select "Enrolment and Academic Records"
  6. Select "Declarations"
  7. Select "Declare College Membership"
  8. Click the "Add" button to add new membership

Application information

Application Form

As of March 2023, all applications with a deadline of April 1 will be available on one application form, and all July deadline applications will be available on one application form. The application form and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadline.

Letter of Application

The application form provides space for a 250-500 word letter of application. Your letter should include a little bit about yourself, your goals, volunteer experience, sports, student government, music, church life, community involvement, financial need, leadership potential, capacity and desire to help others, humanitarian qualities etc.

Financial Aid Worksheet

If applicable, the financial need worksheet will be on the application form.

Reference Letters

It is recommended to get at least three reference letters. Unless otherwise specified on the application form, the letters should be general character references and can be used for several different SJC awards. They can be provided by anyone who is not related to you, such as a volunteer supervisor, professor, employer, teacher etc. It may be helpful if you provide your letter of application to your referee. If your referee has authorized you to use their letter for several SJC awards, advise them that it is best not to be award specific. 

See award application for specific submission details.


UM transcripts will be obtained by the Awards Clerk. Entrance students must provide final high school transcripts. Students who are coming to the UM from another university must include their transcripts.

Your transcripts must be emailed to the Awards Clerk at

Application Deadline

April 1 and July 31.

Your application and all supporting documentation must be received by 4:30 p.m. on or before the deadline. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, it will be extended until 4:30 p.m. the next business day.

Late or incomplete applications will normally be disqualified.

Selection of Recipients

Unless otherwise noted on the application form, recipients will be selected by the St John’s College Scholarship Committee. The Committee may choose to split awards between multiple recipients, or not to make an award at all.

Notification of Recipients and Donors

The Awards Clerk will only notify the successful recipients by early October. Please make sure your contact information on Aurora Student is kept up to date. The names of award recipients and alternates will be announced to the Assembly of St John’s College. Recipients’ names will be printed in the College’s Convocation program and may also be published in other promotional material of the College, such as the Annual Report. Recipients’ names, and if requested by the donor, the information about how they met the award criteria may be sent to award donors or their families. Recipients will be encouraged to send a thank-you note to donors c/o the Awards Clerk.

Payments & Award Certificates

With the exception of a few, payment will be made at the St John’s College Convocation on the first Sunday in November. If exempt, specifics will be included in the notification letter. Award Certificates will be presented to recipients at Convocation.

How To Apply Workshop

For preparation materials to build your scholarship application, click the workshop files below. 

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Awards with April 1 Deadline

Awards with July 31 Deadline

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