Seminary Scholarships and Bursaries
The monetary amounts listed below are the expected scholarship values for the upcoming school year. However, Heritage reserves the right to adjust these amounts as necessary. More details are also available through the Finance office.
Robert Holmes Pastoral Leadership Scholarship:
($750.00) – The Robert Holmes Pastoral Leadership Scholarship is awarded to an entering, full-time, male Master of Divinity student from a Fellowship Baptist Church who is recommended by his home church as showing leadership/pastoral ministry potential.
William Marshall Leadership Scholarship:
(Up to $1000) – The William Marshall Leadership Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who demonstrates leadership experience and potential as recommended by his/her references.
Heritage Seminary Entrance Scholarship:
Students enrolled in the Master of Divinity program (who qualify) will receive $1200 for their first year of studies, $1600 for their second year of studies and $2000 for their third year of studies. Students must enter with and maintain a 3.5 GPA.
Students enrolled in the Master of Theological Studies program (who qualify) will receive $1600 for their first year of studies and $2000 for their second year of studies.
Please note: This scholarship is automatically awarded. This scholarship does not apply to the Graduate Certificate of Biblical Preaching, Graduate Certificate of Women in Ministry or the Graduate Certificate for Biblical Care & Counselling.
Church Matching Scholarship:
(Up to $2000) – The Church Matching Scholarship is for students who are financially supported and recommended by their home church. This scholarship is available for students entering a full-time degree program. If the student’s home church sponsors for an amount up to $500 (non-partner church) or $1000 (partner church), Heritage will match the amount. No application required. Simply have your church send a cheque with student’s name in the memo line, and Heritage will match the amount in the following term. This scholarship is available annually.
Seminary Returning Student Award:
Students who did not qualify for the Academic Entrance scholarship, but increase their GPA during their first year of studies at Heritage, can qualify for the Returning Academic Scholarship. Students who qualify and maintain a 3.5 GPA will receive $800 for their second semester of studies, $1600 for their second year of studies and $2000 for their third year of studies.
Please note: This scholarship is automatically awarded. This scholarship does not apply to the Graduate Certificate of Biblical Preaching, Graduate Certificate of Women in Ministry or the Graduate Certificate of Biblical Care and Counselling.
Heritage awards bursaries as funds are donated for student assistance. Bursaries are normally awarded in the second year of a degree program.
Heritage Partner Church Staff Bursary:
Heritage Seminary is pleased to offer a one-year Heritage Partner Church Staff Bursary to all Heritage Partner churches. Paid ministry staff from these churches are entitled to a 25% tuition bursary for studies at Heritage Seminary. Students are required to re-apply for the bursary each year.
Joseph Boyachek Memorial Bursary:
($1000) -The Joseph Boyachek Memorial Bursary awards $1000 to a current full-time student (minimum 3 courses in the fall semester) who demonstrates a passion for Pastoral Ministry in the GTA, or a current full-time student (minimum 3 courses in the fall semester) who demonstrates an ability to bring an innovative approach to Pastoral Ministry.
Seniors are eligible for a 25% discount on the comprehensive fee. “Senior” is defined as age 65 or over. This applies only to courses taken for credit, and does not apply to distance learning courses. Other associated fees are as stated in the fee schedule. This is only applicable to courses taken in Cambridge. This bursary is automatically applied to the student’s account.
Married Student Bursary:
The spouse of a full-time student will receive a 50% discount on the comprehensive fee. “Full-time” refers to a student taking at least 3 courses (minimum 9 credit hours). The spouse eligible for the discount is considered to be the one taking the fewer credit hours. The course(s) must be taken for credit. This is offered when both spouses are registered in the same semester or session. This bursary is automatically applied to the student’s account.
Student Relocation Bursary:
The Student Relocation Bursary 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:
Round trip travel fare (up to $500)
Tuition bursary (up to $500)
Residence bursary ($500)
Heritage Alumni Bursary:
Heritage College and Seminary makes available to graduates of the Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Religious Education, Bachelor of Church Music, Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies degrees the opportunity to audit one, free, three-hour seminary course each academic year.
To register for a class or upgrade a class to take it for credit, please fill out the Seminary Alumni Bursary Authorization form.