Seminary / Financial Aid
Tuition & Fees
Heritage Scholarships & Bursaries
The following Heritage Seminary scholarships are awarded each year. The monetary amounts listed are the expected scholarship values for the upcoming school year. However, Heritage reserves the right to adjust these amounts as necessary.
Questions about Heritage scholarships? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship application forms are provided to all applicants upon the completion of their application to Heritage. Please note that an application deadline of July 31st applies to many scholarships. Application forms are available on this page under forms. Details are also available through the Registrar’s Office.
Heritage Seminary Scholarships
Robert Holmes Pastoral Leadership Scholarship
($750.00) – Awarded to an entering, full-time, males Master of Divinity student from a Fellowship Baptist Church who is recommended by his home church as showing leadership/pastoral ministry potential.
William Marshall Seminary Leadership Entrance Scholarship
(Up to $600) – Awarded to a full-time student entering a degree program who demonstrates leadership experience and potential as recommended by his/her references.
Heritage Seminary Entrance Scholarship
(up to $4,800) – Awarded to Bible College and Christian University College graduates entering a Heritage Seminary degree program full-time and who have graduated with a minimum 3.00 accumulated grade point average (AGPA).
Matching Entrance Scholarship
(Up to $1400) – For Bible College or University graduates entering a degree program full-time, who are recommended by their home church. The home church sponsors the student for an amount up to $500.00 (non-partner church) or $700.00 (partner church) and then Heritage matches the amount. Applicants must have a minimum Bachelor’s graduation AGPA of 3.00 or equivalent.
Seminary Returning Student Award
(Up to $3,200) – Awarded to returning Heritage Seminary students who have already completed at least five courses at Heritage Seminary and intend to enroll in at least six courses during the upcoming academic year.
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 33% tuition bursary for studies at Heritage Seminary. Students are required to reapply for the bursary each year.
Heritage awards bursaries as funds are donated for student assistance. Applications are available at the Registrar’s Office. Bursaries are normally awarded in the second year of a degree program.
Mahood Returning Student Bursary
($1000) – Awarded to one qualified Seminary student who has completed one year of his/her Master of Divinity studies. This scholarship is intended to ensure the legacy of Christian leadership desired by Rev. Kitchener Mahood.
Seniors are eligible for a 33% discount on the comprehensive fee. “Senior” is defined as age 55 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.
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.
Student Relocation Bursary
Bursary offered to new students from a distance to facilitate full-time attendance at Heritage Theological 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)
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 this application.
Scholarship Committee Members
David Kiff – Committee Chair; Finance Manager
Dr. Gord Oeste – Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies
Theresa Beach – Registrar
Nancy Wahl – General & Academic Counsellor
Other Scholarships & Awards
www.StudentAwards.com – offers scholarships and awards to Canadian students pursuing post-secondary, and graduate studies
Canada Loans & Student Grants
The Canada Student Loans Program and the Canada Student Grants Program help by providing student financial assistance in the form of loans and grants to Canadians attending post-secondary education in most provinces and territories.
Loans – money that you pay back
Grants – money that you do not pay back
The federal government’s student loans and grants make it easier for Canadian students and families to obtain a post-secondary education. Post-secondary education opens doors by providing better job opportunities. More Canadians are investing in their future by pursuing post-secondary education.
What is OSAP?
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides eligible students with various types of assistance based on financial need. This assistance is intended to supplement, not to replace, the resources of you and your family. Detailed information is available on the OSAP website.
Types of Assistance
Loans – Canada-Ontario Integrated Student Loan (interest-free while a student is attending post-secondary school full time)
• Canada Student Grant for Persons with Permanent Disabilities
• Canada Student Grant for Persons from Low-Income Families
• Canada Student Grant for Persons from Middle Income Families
• Canada Student Grant for Persons with Dependants
• Ontario Access Grant
• Ontario Access Grant for Crown Wards
Heritage students have been approved by the U.S. Veteran’s Assistance for the payment of benefits. Students should apply early as the student’s program must be evaluated by the Veteran’s Administration.
Workplace Safety & Insurance Board
Heritage has qualified in certain cases as a retraining program under WSIB. An individual considering obtaining funding assistance through WSIB should speak with his or her WSIB Counsellor.
Heritage, being a degree-granting institution, is recognized by the First Nations as an institution of post-secondary education. Qualifying students may be eligible for funding assistance from their band council.