Financial Aid Application Information

Through the generous support of Taylor donors, alumni and churches, Taylor is able to offer significant financial aid to students, thus greatly reducing the cost of ministry preparation. A list of these scholarships and bursaries is below, and we are grateful for these friends of Taylor who have invested faithfully over mainy years in the future leaders of the church.

>> A new opportunity to apply for Financial Aid is now available to students for 2014-2015 -- please note the new deadlines and forms for this round of applications.

Here are the two documents needed.
1. The Taylor Seminary Financial Aid Application Form for Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 is available here.
2. The Taylor Seminary Financial Aid Criteria is outlined in this overview of our scholarships and bursaries.

Application Procedure

Completed forms are must be submitted each year in order to be considered. New students’ Application for Admission to study at Taylor must also be completed in order for the financial aid application to be considered. The deadline for the 2014 Fall Term and the 2015 Winter Term is June 15, 2014.

(The deadline for 2015-2016 is June 15, 2015.)

Late Applications

Late Applications will not be considered.

Reimbursement for Unused Aid

Students who leave school before completing an academic term must return a portion of the financial aid received. This portion is based on the table found in the Refund section of the Academic Calendar.


Seminary Scholarships

The Seminary scholarship program awards those students obtaining above average grades with tuition reduction credited directly to a student’s account, 50% each semester. Students on academic probation or on disciplinary probation are not eligible.

Alfred Krinke Leadership Scholarship
A scholarship of $1,000 is available to a fulltime seminary student who is entering the final year of their academic program and will complete their program in the upcoming academic year, has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 and has demonstrated leadership ability. Additional application is required - Click Here.

Catherine Poon Scholarship
Two scholarships of $1000 each are available to full-time students in the final year of the MDiv program that demonstrate spiritual maturity as they serve in the local church or mission field and who demonstrate financial need. One scholarship will be awarded to a student who has attained a minimum GPA of 2.50 in Systematic Theology and one scholarship will be awarded to a student who has attained a minimum GPA of 2.50 in Old Testament studies.

Edith G Barton Trust Scholarship
Four scholarships of $1,000 each are available to fulltime seminary students who have completed at least 24 credits at Taylor (including two credits of Field Education) and who demonstrate spiritual maturity, ministry skills, high academic standard, leadership potential, ministry potential, and financial need. Preference will be given to students preparing for vocational pastoral ministry or vocational missionary service.

Edmonton Chinese Christian Church
Three scholarships of $2,000 each are available to seminary students who have attained a minimum GPA of 3.00 and demonstrate financial need. Preference for one of these scholarships will be given to students enrolled in an Intercultural Studies program.

Goltz Family Scholarship
A scholarship of $750 is available to a student enrolled in a Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies program who is preparing for pastoral ministry.

Richter Memorial Scholarship
A bursary of $500 is available to a full-time student who demonstrates financial need.

Taylor Seminary General Scholarships
Scholarships of $500 are available for full-time students who demonstrate financial need and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70.

Westview Baptist Church Scholarship
A scholarship of $1000 is available to a full-time seminary student from an Alberta Baptist Association church located in the southern half of Alberta.

 

Seminary Bursaries

Through donations from generous friends, alumni and businesses, Taylor is able to offer a number of bursaries. Some of these are awarded according to stipulations specified by the donor. Students on academic probation or on disciplinary probation are not eligible.

Alumni Student Partner Bursary
A bursary of $500 is available to a fulltime seminary student who demonstrates financial need, has superior academic standing & acceptable Christian conduct, and intends to enter full time church-related ministry.

Daniel and Marie Hoffman Bursary
A bursary of $2,500 is available to a fulltime seminary student who demonstrates financial need.

Dr A S Felberg Memorial Bursary
A bursary of $800 is available to a fulltime seminary student who demonstrates financial need.

Dr D Lemke Mission Bursary
A bursary of $3,000 is available to a fulltime seminary student, who is a member of an NAB church, has completed the first year of their program and intends to enter foreign missions ministry.

Donna Jensen Bursary
A bursary of $500 is available to a fulltime seminary student who attends seminary as a career change later in life, or a minister taking advanced training after a time in the community, and demonstrates financial need.

Edmonton Korean Church of Sending
A bursary of $1,000 is available to a fulltime student who demonstrates financial need and evidences a Christian lifestyle. Preference will be given to a student who professes the desire to serve at home or foreign missions.

Ewald Breitkreuz Family Bursary
Two bursaries of $500 each are available to fulltime Master of Divinity students who are members of an NAB church and demonstrate financial need.

Fred Leverette Memorial Bursary
A bursary of $500 is available to a full-time student who demonstrates financial need.

German Bible Camp Bursary
A bursary of $1000 is available to a full time student who demonstrates financial need and is intending to enter full time church-related ministry.

Heinrich & Bertha Klukas & Family Bursary
A bursary of $1,000 is available to a fulltime student who demonstrates financial need.

Intercultural Pastoral Studies Bursary
A bursary of $800 is available to a fulltime student training to be a pastor of an ethnic church within the NAB Conference and who demonstrates financial need.

Jubilee’rs Bursary
A bursary of $800 is available to a fulltime MA in Intercultural Studies student who has stated an intention of working in an NAB or NAB-partnered mission field upon graduation and who demonstrates financial need.

Lethbridge Bethany Baptist Bursary
A bursary of $4,000 is available to a fulltime seminary student, enrolled in a Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies program, and who demonstrates financial need. Priority will be given to students from the Lethbridge or Southern Alberta area.

Lieschner/Gaskill Bursary
A bursary of $3,500 is available to a fulltime Master of Divinity student, who has good Christian deportment, and demonstrates financial need.

Lillian and Gerald Sass Bursary
A bursary of $500 is available to a fulltime MDiv student who plans to become an NAB pastor or missionary and demonstrates financial need. Preference is that one student receive the award for three consecutive years.

Manitoba Baptist Association Bursary
A bursary of $1000 is available to provide financial assistance to a full-time student from a Manitoba Baptist Association church who demonstrates financial need. If there is no eligible student, the funds may be available to a seminary student from any North American Baptist Church.

Muller Family Bursary
A bursary of $2500 is available to a full-time student who exhibits primary emphasis in Christian education and/or youth work, and/or missions, and demonstrates financial need.

Salem Church Bursary
A bursary of $3,500 is available to a fulltime seminary pastoral student, who is a member of an NAB church and demonstrates financial need.

Sigmund Berthold Memorial Bursary
A bursary of $500 is available to a fulltime pastoral student, who is not in the first year of their program, has an above average GPA and demonstrates financial need.

Taylor Seminary General Bursaries
Bursaries of $500 are available for full-time students who demonstrate financial need.

William Patzia Memorial Bursary
A bursary of $500 is available to a fulltime seminary student working towards pastoral ministry, who is a member of an NAB church and demonstrates financial need.

Taylor will award these bursaries based on the information contained on applications for admission and financial aid. These bursaries are non-repayable and are granted primarily on the basis of financial need.

Year-End Scholarships and Awards

Also, take note that a number of year-end scholarships and awards are presented by the faculty primarily on the basis of academic performance (no application can be made for these awards).

These include:

Faculty Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship
Doris and Gerald Borchert Scholarship in New Testament Studies
Sonnenberg Leadership Scholarship
William Sturhahn Preaching Award
Dan Leverette Memorial Scholarship
Canadian Bible Society Award for Bible Reading
Dewey Intercultural Studies Award

 


Other Financial Aid - External Links

There are other sources of financial aid available to students. The following list includes some sites that may be of interest. PLEASE NOTE: These links are for information only, and clicking will take you to an external website over which Taylor has no control or relationship. Taylor makes no warranty as to the content of these sites, and we urge you to do your due diligence before contacting these organizations.

Arts Graduate Scholarship - Seven awards of $15,000 each. Sponsored by the Alberta Government. (Typically awarded to students in a traditional arts program, but a strong application from a student might make the case for literary studies, according to a department spokesperson.)
Northern Alberta Development Council Bursary - Willing to serve at least one year in northern Alberta in a high-demand career? The NADC bursary, sponsored by the Alberta government, is worth $6,000 per year for a maximum of two years.
Storewell's Foster Children Bursary - Applicant must have been a foster child in Canada or the United States, and must be at least 24 years of age. Sponsored by Storewell, a self-storage company based in Toronto, ON.



 

Government Student Loans

Canada Student Loans
Alberta Student Loans
Other Provincial Student Loans

The following government loans may be available to Taylor Seminary students:

CANADIAN Federal and Provincial Student Loans

The Government of Canada offers Canada Student Loans to full and part-time post-secondary students who demonstrate financial need in most *provinces and territories across Canada. You apply through your province or territory of permanent residence which assess your eligibility and determine the amount of federal and provincial student financial assistance you can receive. Through the same application you may also qualify for Canada Study Grants, Canada Access Grants, a Canadian Millennium Bursary and provincial grants and bursaries– non repayable forms of student financial assistance.

*The exceptions are Quebec, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut which operate their own student loans programs.

Student Resources:

Canada Student Loans Program www.canlearn.ca

To determine your eligibility and request applications or apply on-line:

Alberta www.alis.gov.ab.ca/studentsfinance/main.asp
British Columbia www.aved.gov.bc.ca/studentaidbc/contact.htm
Manitoba www.studentaid.gov.mb.ca
New Brunswick www.studentaid.gnb.ca
Newfoundland and Labrador www.edu.gov.nl.ca/studentaid
Northwest Territories www.nwtsfa.gov.nt.ca
Nova Scotia www.studentloans.ednet.ns.ca
Nunavut www.gov.nu.ca/education/eng
Ontario http://osap.gov.on.ca
Prince Edward Island www.studentloan.pe.ca
Quebec www.afe.gouv.qc.ca
Saskatchewan www.student-loans.sk.ca
Yukon www.education.gov.yk.ca/advanceded/sfa