Scholarships and Bursaries

Dates and Deadlines

For students attending the 2019-20 academic year.

  • Application opening: April 1, 2019
  • Application form (open April 1 - 30, 2019)
  • Application deadline: April 30, 2019

Award letters will be emailed by May 31, 2019. Only scholarship recipients will receive notification.


  • Students applying for scholarships must submit the application by the stated deadline.
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    • Applicants must be registered for and complete 18 credit hours during the academic year. Preference given to on-campus courses. Enrolment in less than 18 credit hours per year will result in termination of the award.
  • Students must maintain good standing in the year the award is given.
  • Student must meet criteria for the specific scholarship or bursary.


Financial Awards available to Seminary students only*

Briercrest Board Reunion Bursary - $2,000, 2 available
For a seminary student in full time studies with financial need preparing for full time vocational church, mission, or parachurch ministry. Note: Successful applicants may apply to receive this award more than once.

Helen Goertz International Student Bursary - $400
For an international student with financial need.

James and Mary Miller Memorial Bursary - $1,000
For a student with financial need who has demonstrated a commitment to pastoral care and ministry.

Jan Tennent Memorial Scholarship - $550
For a student with financial need studying theology.

Schnare/Oickle Memorial Bursary - $1,000
For a student who demonstrates servanthood and leadership qualities with preference given to those from the Atlantic provinces.

* Note - not all scholarships/bursaries are awarded every year

Financial awards available to College and Seminary students

Joseph Chung Award - $2,500
For a student who has demonstrated a commitment to missionary service or ministry to people with special needs.

Briercrest Opportunity Fund - $4,000
Available to a full-time student who has demonstrated an active life of service to his or her community and has financial need.

Melvin G. Ralston Bursary - $4,000
For a student with financial need.

Bill and Esther McGregor Bursary - $1,000

For a student with financial need who plans to serve in full-time pastoral ministry, missionary ministry, or Christian Service.

Robert and Janet Adam Memorial Bursary - $1000
Available to a student family continuing student with preference given to students in either the Biblical Studies or Theological Studies program; and who demonstrates financial need; and who is preparing for full time Christian service.

Financial awards available to Briercrest Christian Academy, Briercrest College, and Seminary students

Marie Oman Memorial Bursary - $2,000
Available to an Aboriginal Student (First Nations, including non-status, Inuit, and Metis) with demonstrated financial need.

Jolly Family Bursary - $1,500, 2 available
For a college or seminary aboriginal student (First Nations including non-status, Inuit, and Metis) with financial need.


Other Awards


Back to Briercrest
Alumni are eligible for a free audit each year. To apply for the discount, complete and submit the
Back to Briercrest Scholarship Form.

Married Student Discount
Spouses of full-time students are eligible for a discount in the tuition costs per semester. See the full details for the Married Student Discount, including directions to apply for the discount.

MDiv Partnership Agreement
The MDiv Partnership Agreement is a partnership agreement between students, their churches and Briercrest. Each partner pays one third of the tuition costs. To apply for the award, complete and submit the MDiv Partnership Agreement Application Form. MDiv Partnership Agreement

Senior Citizen Tuition Discount
Students who are 65+ years of age are eligible to audit a course for free or take a course for credit at a discounted tuition rate. If this is your first course with us, please begin the application process by contacting
To apply for the discount, complete and submit the
Senior Citizens Tuition Discount Application Form

External awards

The Free Methodist Church in Canada

My experience at Briercrest was great—they were flexible with my busy schedule, affordable, and practical. The courses directly impacted my ministry and help me leverage the call in my life to where I am today.
Andy Gabruch