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External Financial Aid

Church Sponsored Bursaries and Scholarships

Most conferences, presbyteries, and local congregations are willing to support their candidates for the ministry. Requesting financial support is a sign of trust, and the giving and receiving nurtures community. One should not be afraid to ask. A number of church-related bodies offer bursaries and scholarships. The following are the most commonly known. The Bursary Committee will annually update and post information on application processes for external bursary funds or scholarships.

  • The St. Stephen's-Broadway Foundation, in Winnipeg, offers bursaries valued to $2,000 to theology students in good academic standing who are from Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Saskatchewan. Preference given to senior students. Application due May 31. Obtain form directly from The Secretary, The St. Stephen's-Broadway Foundation, 396 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0V6.
  • The Eglinton St. George's United Church Bursary. The Anniversary Bursary Fund at Eglinton St. George's United Church in Toronto awards bursaries to candidates for ministry in the United Church of Canada who are registered in a campus-based Master of Divinity program of a United Church Theological School.  Individual awards of $1,000 may be granted after careful consideration by the Anniversary Bursary Committee.  The decision will take into account of the financial need of the candidate, their academic achievement and statement of faith.  Application forms may be obtained from the ESG website, www.esgunited.org.  The information will be found under Finance and Stewardship.  The deadline for submission each year is October 15.  The money is disbursed at the end of November.
  • The Gladys Margaret McCord Memorial Scholarship, for candidates for the ministry from the Bay of Quinte Conference. Apply to the Conference Secretary, Bay of Quinte Conference Office, 81 Mill Street, Box 700, Frankford, ON K0K 2C0 (613-398-1051 or toll free 1-888-759-2444). The amounts are in the order of a few hundred dollars.
  • The Beatrice Joyce Bursary, is awarded to a second- or third-year UCC theological student from the Eastern Ontario area who can demonstrate sufficient financial need. Up to a maximum of six students may apply from the College, by October 31. Criteria and application forms are available from the Director, Finance, Administration and Development. The recipient must be able to conduct services for the Selby Pastoral Charge on a Sunday in February or March. Valued at a maximum of $1,000.

The Fund for Theological Education, Inc. Fellowships Ministry Fellowships

Ministry Fellowships

The Fund for Theological Education is one of the leading advocates for excellence and diversity in pastoral ministry and theological scholarship. The Fund enables gifted young people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds within the Christian faith to flourish as they explore and respond to God's calling in their lives.

Eligibility

  • For students preparing for congregational ministry.
  • For students entering their first year of a Master of Divinity program at a school accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. (Currently enrolled students are not eligible for this program. MTS, and MA students are also not eligible.)
  • For students under age 35.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Applicants must be a citizen of Canada or the USA.

Benefits

Before beginning seminary in the fall, Ministry Fellows will attend the FTE Summer Conference on Excellence in Ministry, which will allow Fellows to engage some of North America's most distinguished theologians, pastors, and ecclesial leaders in an informal dialogue setting. Fellows will also return the following year to this conference.

In the following summer, Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $5000 for self-designed projects in ministry that promise to enrich their theological education.

Application Deadline

See FTE website for application deadlines.

Congregational Fellowships

The Fund for Theological Education is one of the leading advocates for excellence and diversity in pastoral ministry and theological scholarship. The Fund enables gifted young people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds within the Christian faith to flourish as they explore and respond to God's calling in their lives.

Eligibility

  • For students preparing for congregational ministry.
  • For students entering an M. Div. program in Fall 2005 at a school accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. (Currently enrolled students are not eligible for this program. MTS, and MA students are also not eligible.)
  • For students age 30 and younger.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Applicants must be a citizen of Canada or the USA. 
  • To be considered, a student must be nominated by his or home congregation.
  • To nominate, a congregation must commit $4,000 toward the cost of the student's first year in seminary.

Benefits

The Fund for Theological Education will match the congregation's contribution with an additional $4,000.

Many theological colleges will complement the Fellowship with a tuition award.

Application Deadline

See FTE website for application deadlines.

Application available at: www.thefund.org.

 

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