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Scholarships and Awards

At Briercrest College and Seminary, we strive to ensure that our education is affordable and accessible for all students. Each year, we award thousands of dollars in scholarships and bursaries to new and returning students based on merit and financial need. Award amounts vary.

2017-18

  • Opening Date - January 15, 2017
Application Deadlines
  • New students: March 6, 2017, April 30, 2017
  • Continuing students: February 24, 2017, April 30, 2017
    Deadlines subject to change: please check back for further details
Award Notification Dates
  • First Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Second Deadline: May 31, 2017
  • Awards Open to College, Seminary and/or CHS: June 30, 2017

 

How to Apply

The application form for scholarships and awards can be accessed through Briercrest Live under Finance - College Scholarships and Awards Application.

New Students: If you do not have a username and password for Briercrest Live, please contact an admissions adviser at 1-800-667-5199.

Eligibility

General Criteria (unless otherwise noted)

Each student who would like to be considered for an award from Briercrest College and Seminary must submit a completed application form by the stated deadlines and declare all information to be accurate to the best of his or her knowledge.

  • Official acceptance to Briercrest College (pending final official transcript review), meeting Briercrest College and Seminary admissions requirements.
  • Students applying for all scholarships/bursaries/awards are required to complete the application by the stated deadline each year.
  • Students are required to study on-campus except when fulfilling Intercultural Studies program internship requirements (Distance Education, Kaléo and study abroad do not qualify).
  • Students are required to have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 or higher.*
  • Students are required to maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester in the year the scholarship is awarded to maintain eligibility. Enrolment in less than 12 credit hours per semester will result in termination of the award.*
  • Students completing a BA program,who are eligible for spring graduation, may maintain eligibility with a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester.
  • Returning students (12+ credit hours) must declare a program.
  • Students must meet criteria of the specific scholarship or bursary.
  • Students are required to exhibit financial need for bursaries.
  • Students must maintain good standing in all areas in the year awarded.

*With the exception of certain scholarships. Exceptions are noted in those specific award criteria.

Award amounts vary. Not all scholarships/bursaries are awarded every year.

If you would like further assistance, please contact the student financial adviser at 1-800-645-2275 or  studentfinance@briercrest.ca.

Reference Forms

The following awards require reference forms. If a student has requested a reference from you, please complete the appropriate form and submit it by the award application deadline.

 

Award Types

Scholarship

Awarded on the basis of academic excellence toward which secondary criteria may be applied.

Award

Awarded on the basis of academic proficiency toward which secondary criteria may be applied.

Bursary

Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, provided the student has met the requirement for satisfactory academic standing, toward which secondary criteria including academic achievement may be applied.

Open

Awarded to all categories of students, including new post-secondary, transfer and in-course students in high school, college, or seminary as specified in the award description.

Definitions

Academic Excellence

Student must achieve and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher

Academic Proficiency

Student must achieve and maintain a 2.3 cumulative GPA or higher

Secondary Criteria

Additional requirements as specified in the award description

Full-tuition limit

Financial awards that do not exceed the dollar value of a student's tuition per semester. This limit does not include fees, room and board, or textbooks.

New student

New college student who has been accepted or any new transfer student - students who entered Briercrest College in the winter semester are considered new students in the following fall.

Continuing student

College student who has enrolled in the previous 5 terms (i.e., any term within two academic years), completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at BCS (including modular and Distance Education courses), and is continuing in a program of studies at BCS or a re-entry student who is returning to studies after a two year absence.

Continuing student year of study

In determining year of study include the credit hours you are currently registered in to determine your completed hours total. Transfer students should include the transfer credits that have been applied to their program.

2nd year

24-59 credit hours completed

3rd year

60-89 credit hours completed

4th year

90+ credit hours

Senior student

A student who has completed 60+ credit hours.

Independent/Dependent Student

Please see Scholarship Policy - Financial Need Calculation

Awards Available to New Students

Awards Available to Continuing Students

Awards Open to College, Seminary and/or CHS

Other Awards

Back to Briercrest

Back to Briercrest - A scholarship for Briercrest alumni.

Camp/BCS Awards

Application deadline August 31

The leadership of BCS and One Hope recognizes that one of the greatest barriers to students giving their summer to volunteer at a Bible Camp is finances. In response, BCS and One Hope have partnered to create $2,000 scholarships targeted for students who choose to serve at One Hope camps in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Exemplary Student Scholarship

Briercrest College offers the Exemplary Student Scholarship to individuals who are attending private Christian high schools and have been referred by their principal as the exemplary student in their graduating year. The student selected for this scholarship must have maintained a high level of academic achievement in their graduating class (85% or higher overall academic average) as well as demonstrated exemplary Christian character.

Location Awards

Generous Briercrest supporters have chosen to contribute financial awards to students from particular geographical areas each year.

Married Student Discount

The spouse of a full-time College or Seminary student is eligible for a 40% tuition discount.

Senior Citizens 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.

Student-Athlete Scholarships

Student-athlete scholarships are awarded by the varsity Clipper team coaches and are administered through the Student Finance office.

Sites to Access External Scholarships and Bursaries

Every year millions of dollars of scholarship and bursary money is not awarded because students have not applied for it. Some students have had success applying for awards they do not qualify for because no one else applied and the awards need to be disbursed. Applying takes time and effort, you may get many rejections for every scholarship or bursary you get, but the result could be money you would not have to pay back.

Provincial Awards

Scholarship Policy

Briercrest College and Seminary Awards are adjudicated through the Scholarships and Awards Committee.

Award Limits

As a general rule, an attempt is made to limit the total value of Briercrest awards (scholarships, bursaries, awards, discounts and rebates) offered to any one student to a sum that does not exceed a total equivalent to the value of tuition assessed during the academic year. This limit does not include awards received from organizations external to Briercrest College and Seminary.

Pool A
  • Awards, bursaries, or scholarships awarded through the scholarship application
Pool B
  • Student-athlete scholarships
  • Married Student Discount
Pool C

Awards

  • Student Leader Awards
  • Student Government Awards
  • Leadership Awards

Rebates

  • Senior Dorm Rebate
  • Student Life Fee Rebate

 

Definition of Limits:

  • Students may accept/receive one award maximum from Pool A
  • Students are eligible to receive awards from Pool A and B to a maximum of full tuition
  • Awards and rebates in Pool C may be in addition to awards received from Pool A and/or B beyond the stated maximums

Deferment

Briercrest College and Seminary does not allow awards to be deferred. Should an award recipient not attend in the award year, the student is welcome to apply in future years.

Payment of Awards

Unless stated otherwise in an award's criteria, the monetary value of an award is applied toward payment of the recipient's tuition and fees at the end of September. Awards over $1000 are paid in two installments, one half in September and the balance at the end of January. Eligibility will be reviewed prior to the funds being placed on the student's account.

Loss of Award

Should a student fail to meet the eligibility requirements of the award, the student will be notified in writing by the Student Finance Office. Students will not be required to repay amounts previously placed on the student's account but will not be granted future disbursements of the award. Exception: student-athlete scholarships. Student-athletes please refer to your signed Scholarship Agreement for further details.

Appeal Process

Financial Aid appeals follow the Academic Review and Appeal Process found in the College Calendar.

Financial Need Calculation

Step 1. Determine student status

Independent Student Defininition

  • Student's parent(s), guardian(s) or sponsor are deceased or have disappeared
  • Student is married or a single parent with dependent children
  • Student has been out of high school for at least 4 years (48 months) i.e., for 2013 awarding graduated prior to 2009
  • Student has been working full-time for 2 or more periods of 12 consecutive months
  • Student is widowed, divorced or separated

Dependent Student Definition

  • Student has never been married
  • Student does not have children
  • Pursuing education within four years of graduating from high school (i.e., for 2013 awarding, graduated after 2010)

Step 2. Calculate cost of attendance based on education costs + living costs

Independent Student - a monthly amount per dependent will be factored into the calculation

Step 3. Calculate Income

Independent Student - spousal income will be considered
Dependent Student - parental income will be considered

Step 4. Final Calculation

Total Expenses minus total income = financial need
BCS financial need calculation is based on the Saskatchewan Student Loan Administrative Guidelines.

Award List - Alphabetical

Award Name Award Name
(as posted for students)
Available to
Barbara Mitchell President's Scholarship New Students
BCS Bursary BCS Bursary New and Continuing Students
Boehr Construction Scholarship Boehr Construction Scholarship New and Continuing Students
Briercrest Opportunity Fund Briercrest Opportunity Fund New and Continuing Students
Charles E. Brooks Memorial Missions Bursary Second Year Female Missions Student Award Continuing Students
Colin Burritt Memorial Scholarship Colin Burritt Memorial Scholarship New Students
Dallas Lutzer Memorial Scholarship Dallas Lutzer Memorial Scholarship New Students
Dan Murray Memorial Missions Bursary International Student Bursary New and Continuing Students
Daniel Sinclair Helston Memorial Bursary Second Year Female Missions Student Award Continuing Students
Daryl Rumble Bursary Daryl Rumble Bursary New Students
David and Jeannie Hildebrand Memorial Scholarship for Music David and Jeannie Hildebrand Memorial Scholarship for Music New Students
David P and Annie Hildebrand Memorial Scholarship Married Student Bursary New Students
David Sinclair Memorial Scholarship Senior Missions Student Award Continuing Students
David Wiens Memorial Scholarship CHS Grad Award New and Continuing Students
Dean's Scholarship Dean's Scholarship New Students
Deb Parschauer Memorial Scholarship Financial Need Bursary New Students
DJ Moore Foundation Scholarship Senior Missions Student Award Continuing Students
Doris Batey Memorial Scholarship Pastoral Ministry Student Award Continuing Students
Doris Hiebert Memorial Bursary Second Year Female Missions Student Award Continuing Students
Doug Davidson Memorial Hockey Award Doug Davidson Memorial Hockey Award Continuing Students
Doug Little Memorial Fund Doug Little Memorial Fund Continuing Students
Dr Eric Dale Shepherd Memorial Scholarship Financial Need Bursary New Students
Dr. H. Allan Smyth Memorial Scholarship Music/WA award Continuing Students
Dueck Family Leadership Award Dueck Family Leadership Award New and Continuing Students
Earl and Elizabeth Poidevin Scholarship Earl and Elizabeth Poidevin Scholarship New Students
Earl Potter Community Service Award Earl Potter Community Service Award Continuing Students
Edith M Blum Memorial Bursary Financial Need Bursary New Students
Elizabeth Roskam Memorial Bursary Music/WA award Continuing Students
Eric G. Nash Memorial Bursary Senior Missions Student Award Continuing Students
Erika Jeanne Vogt Memorial Scholarship Child of Missionaries Bursary New Students
Ernie and Martha Enns Award Ernie and Martha Enns Award Continuing Students
Esther Beck Memorial Scholarship Esther Beck Memorial Scholarship Continuing Students
Folklore Bursary Folklore Bursary New and Continuing Students
Frank and Mary Blatz Scholarship New Student Bursary New Students
Frederick & Marjorie Jones Scholarship Frederick & Marjorie Jones Scholarship New Students
G.A. Dan Murray Memorial Scholarship Second Year Female Missions Student Award Continuing Students
George and Bendaline and Marguerite Brown Bursary George and Bendaline and Marguerite Brown Bursary Continuing Students
Gordon and Eloise Olmstead Biblical Studies Scholarship Gordon and Eloise Olmstead Biblical Studies Scholarship Continuing Students
Gordon Scholarship Married Student Bursary New Students
Graham and James Enss Bursary Senior Missions Student Award Continuing Students
Hildebrand-Soyland Scholarship Hildebrand-Soyland Scholarship New and Continuing Students
Hildi Sawatzky Memorial Bursary Hildi Sawatzky Memorial Bursary New Students
Homer Edwards Memorial Scholarship Financial Need Bursary New Students
Jake Borne Memorial Fund Married Student Bursary New Students
Jeffrey Kasdorf Memorial Scholarship New Student Bursary New Students
Joanne E Barkman Memorial Scholarship Joanne E Barkman Memorial Scholarship New and Continuing Students
John Cole Memorial Bursary Married Student Bursary New Students
John D. Penner Memorial Scholarship John D. Penner Memorial Scholarship Continuing Students
John M. Rogers Sr. Memorial Scholarship John M. Rogers Sr. Memorial Scholarship New and Continuing Students
Jolly Family Bursary Jolly Family Bursary New and Continuing Students
Joseph Chung Award Joseph Chung Award New and Continuing Students
Karsgaard Foundation Heritage Funds Karsgaard Foundation Heritage Funds Continuing Students
Ken and Anne Appleby Bursary Senior Pastoral Student Bursary Continuing Students
Kirkland and Mossy Fletcher Memorial Scholarship Ministry Bursary New Students
Knight Bursary Knight Bursary New Students
Managing God's Money Bursary Managing God's Money Bursary New Students
Mark Lemke Memorial Scholarship Mark Lemke Memorial Scholarship New and Continuing Students
McCutcheon Jones Award McCutcheon Jones Award New Students
Melvin G. Ralston Need Student Endowment International Student Bursary New and Continuing Students
Myrtle Peavoy Memorial Scholarship Pastoral Ministry Student Award Continuing Students
Oscar and Genevieve Eliason Memorial Bursary CHS Grad Award New and Continuing Students
Owen Salway Character Award New Students
Paul Howse Memorial Scholarship International Student Bursary New and Continuing Students
Paul Weston Memorial Scholarship Senior Pastoral Student Bursary Continuing Students
Pete and Anne Peters Honourary Bursary Pete and Anne Peters Honourary Bursary New and Continuing Students
Peter Heinrichs Memorial Bursary Financial Need Bursary New Students
Peters Family Bursary Peters Family Bursary Continuing Students
Phillipians 4:19 Scholarship Southern Ontario Student Award New Students
President's Scholarship President's Scholarship New Students
Randy Engel Memorial Fund New Student Bursary New Students
Reed Memorial Scholarship Reed Memorial Scholarship New Students
Reginald and Ethel Argue Memorial Scholarship CHS Grad Award New and Continuing Students
Rev Odd and Joy Brygmann Memorial Scholarship Character Award New Students
Robert J Rice Memorial Scholarship Southern Ontario Student Award New Students
Rodney Draxinger Memorial Scholarship Music/WA award Continuing Students
Ron Cripps Scholarhip Child of Missionaries Bursary New Students
SMF International Student Scholarship International Student Bursary New and Continuing Students
Sperling Memorial Music Scholarships Music/WA award Continuing Students
Stand Bernice Grymaloski Bursary International Student Bursary New and Continuing Students
Strengthening Canadian Youth Ministry Award Strengthening Canadian Youth Ministry Award Continuing Students
Student Executive Scholarship Financial Need Bursary New Students
Student Families Association Bursary Married Student Bursary New Students
Trent Plato Memorial Bursary Trent Plato Memorial Bursary New and Continuing Students
Vanderhoof Award Vanderhoof Award New and Continuing Students
Vera M Nash Memorial Bursary Senior Missions Student Award Continuing Students
Vernon and Grace Strem Memorial Bursary Vernon and Grace Strem Memorial Bursary Continuing Students
Violet and George McNab Bursary Ministry Bursary New Students
Violet I McNab Music Bursary Music/WA award Continuing Students
W & J Caulkins Bursary Senior Pastoral Student Bursary Continuing Students
Walter Fender Memorial Scholarship Walter Fender Memorial Scholarship Continuing Students
Wendell Jensen Wendell Jensen New and Continuing Students
Wilf Gaertner Music Scholarship Music/WA award Continuing Students
William and Lena Magnus Student Scholarship Fund Senior Pastoral Student Bursary Continuing Students
William Club Memorial Fund CHS Grad Award New and Continuing Students
Zabolotney Bursary New Student Bursary New Students

Subject to Change Statement

Briercrest College and Seminary (BCS) reserves the right to change any of the policies of BCS at any time, including those relating to admission, instruction, and graduation. The right to withdraw curricula, and specific courses, alter course content, change the calendar, and to add or increase fees is similarly reserved. All such changes are effective at such time as the proper authorities determine and may apply not only to prospective student but also to those currently enrolled at BCS.

Through my education, I have had my eyes opened to the radical call of the Gospel. Through the community, I have been given the opportunity to live this call out.
Matthew Pauls