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College Scholarships and Bursaries

The monetary amounts listed below are the expected scholarship, bursary, grant and discount values for the upcoming school year. However, Heritage reserves the right to adjust these amounts as necessary. More details are also available through the Scholarship Committee.

Scholarships

Heritage offers several scholarships based on academic merit.

Academic Entrance Scholarship:

Automatically awarded to new full-time college students based on top 6 grade 12 U and M-level courses. Students who enter with an 85% average, and maintain a 3.5GPA will be awarded $1000 per academic year (the student must maintain a 3.5GPA in the Fall term to retain the award in the Winter term; 50% of the award will be awarded each term).

In order to qualify for the Fall term, students must be accepted by May 31 and Pre-registered by June 30. Students accepted after May 31 will have their GPA assessed from their first 5 Heritage courses to qualify for the scholarship for the Winter term.

In order to qualify for the Winter term, students must be accepted by October 31 and Pre-registered by the Winter term deadline set by the Registrar’s Office.

Open to: All first year students.
Amount awarded: $1000; $500 in the Fall term, and $500 in the Winter term
Course Load Required: Full-Time (9 credit hours) each term
Application Required: No
References Required: No

Returning Student Scholarship:

Automatically awarded to returning full-time college students who pre-register for the Fall to enroll by the scholarship application deadline for the upcoming school year and have already completed at least five courses at Heritage. Students who maintain a 3.5GPA will be awarded $1000 per academic year (the student must maintain a 3.5GPA in the Fall term to retain the award in the Winter term; 50% of the award will be awarded each term).

Open to: Second year students+
Amount awarded: $1000; $500 in the Fall term, and $500 in the Winter term
Course Load Required: Full-Time (9 credit hours) each term
GPA Requirement:  GPA of 3.5
Application Required: No
References Required: No

Heritage Dean’s Entrance Scholarship:

The Heritage Dean’s Entrance Scholarship is awarded to a limited number of full-time students entering a degree program who have completed a program at Word of Life Bible Institute or Ethnos 360.  The maximum length of the scholarship is 3 years. Students must enter with and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Open to: Transfer Students from Bible Institutes
Amount awarded: Up to $4500; $750 per term for 6 terms (Fall and Winter)
Course Load Required: Full-Time (9 credit hours) each term
GPA Requirement:  GPA of 2.5 (C+ average)
Application Required: Yes
References Required: Yes
Application Deadline: May 31st

Bursaries

Heritage awards bursaries to students based on financial need and the overall strength of the application. Bursaries can be applied for each year.

William Marshall Leadership Bursary:

The William Marshall Leadership Bursary is awarded to full-time students who demonstrate leadership experience and potential, as recommended by references.

Open to: All College Students 
Amount awarded: $1000; $500 in the Fall term, and $500 in the Winter term
Maximum # of Awarded Recipients per Year: 6 Recipients
Course Load Required: Full-Time (9 credit hours) each term
Application Required: Yes 
References Required: Yes
Application Deadline: May 31st

Tatiana Blackburn Memorial Bursary:

The Tatiana Blackburn Memorial Bursary is awarded to one full-time undergraduate student who demonstrates a passion for missions. Awarded to a selected student in the Fall semester.

Open to: Any College Student, preference given to students in second year and up.
Amount awarded: $1000 in the Fall term.
Course Load Required: Full-Time (9 credit hours) each term
Application Required: Yes
References Required: Yes
Application Deadline: May 31st

Randy Jost Memorial Bursary:

The Randy Jost Memorial Bursary is awarded to one male student who is either pursuing a career in pastoral ministry or is already involved in pastoral ministry. Preference is given to the student who exemplifies a godly and balanced life with family, church, and community and demonstrates a heart to serve others according to the example and in likeness of Jesus Christ. Awarded to a selected student in the Fall semester.

Open to: All Male Students
Amount awarded: $2500 in the Fall term
Course Load Required: N/A
Application Required: No – Recipient is selected by the Scholarship Committee
References Required: No

Dwayne Francois Memorial Bursary:

Primary Disbursement:

The Dwayne Francois Memorial Bursary is awarded to one college student who is proven in their academics, student life, and local church engagement. Preference is given to a student focusing on Youth, Worship, Missions, or Pastoral Leadership. Awarded to a selected student – $500 in the Fall term, and $500 in the Winter term.

Open to: All College Students
Amount awarded: $1000; $500 in the Fall term, and $500 in the Winter term
Course Load Required: Full-Time (9 credit hours) each term
Application Required: No – Recipient is selected by the Faculty and Scholarship Committee
References Required: No

Secondary Disbursement:

The Dwayne Francois Memorial Bursary is awarded to any Heritage student from Summerside Community Church (London), Calvary Baptist Church (Oshawa), or Harvest Bible Chapel (Barrie).

Open to: All College Students from Summerside Community Church (London), Calvary Baptist Church (Oshawa), or Harvest Bible Chapel (Barrie)
Amount awarded: Up to $500 (Subject to the number of eligible students); Up to $250 in the Fall term, and up to $250 in the Winter term
Course Load Required: Full-Time (9 credit hours) each term
Application Required: No
References Required: No

Please Note: Students cannot receive both the primary and the secondary disbursement in the same academic year.

Heritage Bursary:

The Heritage Bursary is granted to students based on the individuals demonstrated financial need. Heritage Bursary funds are subsequent to OSAP, or OSAP equivalent, eligibility. Bursaries may be available as funds are donated for general student assistance. In an attempt to be responsible in the distribution of these funds, all applicants are required to complete the Declaration and Bursary Application form. Please send all completed Declaration and Bursary Application forms to scholarships@heritagecs.edu.

Open to: Students with financial need
Amount awarded: Each case determined by Scholarship Committee
Course Load Required: N/A
Application Required: Yes
References Required: No
Application Deadline: N/A

Discounts

Heritage offers tuition discounts based on eligibility. Applications are required once a year for each discount.
Please Note: Students cannot receive two discounts simultaneously. 

Summer Camp Tuition Discount:

The Summer Camp Tuition Discount is awarded to college students and includes a 20% tuition discount. This discount is granted to students who are working (min. 8 weeks full-time) at a pre-approved Christian Camp or para-church camp organization the summer preceding their academic studies. Students may apply for the discount each year they work at a Summer Christian Camp. Previous Summer Camp employment is not accepted. All applications are bound to the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

Open to: College students who work at a pre-approved Christian camp or para-church camp organization, the summer preceding their studies at Heritage
Amount awarded: 20% tuition discount
Course Load Required: N/A
Application Required: Yes – Once per academic year, Open July-August each year
References Required: Yes
Application Deadline: August 31

Missionary Partner Discount:

The Missionary Partner Discount is available to college students whose parent(s) are employed by an approved local or global mission agency and who enroll at Heritage in an undergraduate certificate or degree before the age of 21. Students must maintain an AGPA of C+ or higher (2.3-4.0 AGPA) to receive the discount year to year. The discount provides 25% off tuition to children of Missionary Partner Personnel.

Open to: All College Students whose parent(s) are employed by an approved local or global mission agency.
Amount awarded: 25% tuition discount
Course Load Required: NA
GPA Requirement: AGPA of 2.3-4.0
Application Required: Yes – Once per academic year
References Required: Letter of Employment from Mission Organization is required in the application
Application Deadline: N/A

Seniors Discount:

Seniors are eligible for a 25% tuition discount. “Senior” is defined as age 65 or over. This discount applies only to courses taken for credit.

Open to: Seniors 65+
Amount awarded: 25% tuition discount
Course Load Required: N/A
Application Required: Yes – Once per academic year – Seniors Discount
References Required: No
Application Deadline: N/A

Married Student Discount:

The Married Student Discount is available when both spouses are enrolled in the same term. The spouse of a full-time student will receive a 50% tuition discount. The spouse eligible for the discount is the one taking the fewer credit hours. The course(s) must be taken for credit.

Open to: Married Students
Amount awarded: 50% tuition discount for the spouse with the fewest credit hours
Course Load Required: One spouse must be full-time (9 credit hours) each term
Application Required: Yes – Once per academic year
References Required: No
Application Deadline: N/A

Grants

Heritage offers the following grants to assist students in receiving biblical education. 

Church Matching Grant:

The Church Matching Grant is for full-time certificate or degree students who are financially supported by their home church. If the student’s home church sponsors an amount up to $500 (non-partner church) or $1,000 (partner church), Heritage will match the amount in the following Fall or Winter term (Spring/Summer terms excluded). The church’s donation will be applied to the student’s account immediately. In order to receive Heritage’s matching funds, have your church complete the application and send a cheque or e-transfer to Heritage College & Seminary on your behalf. This grant is available annually. 

Open to: All College Students.
Amount awarded: $500 matching award for non-partner church donation, $1000 matching award for partner church donation.
Course Load Required: Full-Time (9 credit hours) each term
Application Required: Yes, to be completed by the applicant’s home church
References Required: No
Application Deadline: N/A

Student Relocation Grant:

The Student Relocation Grant is offered to new students from a distance to facilitate full-time attendance at Heritage College & Seminary. Please review the application form for eligibility requirements. Students qualifying may receive the following:

Travel Assistance: $1000; $500 in the Fall term, and $500 in the Winter term

Open to: New students from Canada at an approximate radius of 7 hours driving distance. Postal codes P6 and beyond will be considered.   Postal codes beginning with K, L, M, N & PO through P5 do not qualify.
Amount awarded: Travel Assistance (up to $1000; $500 in the Fall term, and $500 in the Winter term)
Course Load Required: Full-Time (9 credit hours) each term
Application Required: Yes
References Required: No
Application Deadline: May 31st

Heritage Alumni Grant

Heritage College & Seminary makes available to graduates of the Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Religious Education, and Bachelor of Church Music degrees the opportunity to audit one, free, three credit hour seminary course each academic year.

To register for a class or upgrade a class to take it for credit, please fill out the College Alumni Grant Authorization form.

Open to: Alumni of any Heritage College degree program
Amount awarded: One, free, seminary course for audit per year
Course Load Required: N/A
Application Required: Yes
References Required: No
Application Deadline: N/A

LEAD Conference Grant:

Awarded to two high school students who attend the LEAD Conference put on by Heritage College. Two names are drawn at random during the event each year to receive a $1000 Grant. Recipients must enroll full-time at Heritage within two academic years (by the Fall term or the following Fall term) in order to receive the grant on their account. 

Open to: Grade 11 and 12 High School Students
Amount awarded:  $1000; $500 in the Fall term, and $500 in the Winter term
Course Load Required: Full-Time (9 credit hours) each term
Application Required: No
References Required: No