Financial Aid | Awards

Canadian Student Loans

Canadian students are able to apply for student loans through the province where they have been in residence for a minimum of twelve consecutive months, excluding time spent in full-time studies. In order to be eligible for a Canadian student loan, students should enrol in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours per term (Fall, Winter and Spring) over the loan period. Students may contact the appropriate provincial authority to obtain Student Loan Applications. If a student wishes to apply for a loan for studies beginning in September, applications should be made by May or June, since the process normally takes eight to ten weeks.


Canadian Baptists of Western Canada

Participating in the training of future ministers and the ongoing development of current ministers is important to the collective work of the denomination. Students with the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada are advised that three types of student aid funds are available through the Canadian Baptist Foundation. Application is made directly to the Foundation.


Teaching Assistantships (TA’S)

Teaching Assistantships are available to selected students. TA’s, usually second or third year students, assist professors in various areas such as preparing bibliographies, cataloguing books, filing, monitoring classes, photocopying. Normally, the stipend is applied directly to the student’s tuition fees, if 12 credit hours of study are being completed at the time.

Applying for Student Assistance

Application forms for Student Assistance are available through Carey Theological College (Registrar’s Office).The normal date for application for funding for students wishing to begin at the start of an academic year (September start) would be April 15 each year. Review and renewal of funding awards are normally processed each April. Applications and requests for financial assistance submitted at other times of the year will normally be processed by the Student Assistance Committee the month following the date the application for Assistance is received.

Contact the Office of the Registrar for detailed information for all awards and assistance.


The Carey Major Ministry Award

One scholarship will be awarded to a CBWC-affiliated full time student which will ensure full tuition coverage per year plus a housing subsidy, advanced in two instalments (September and January), for each of three years of an MDiv at Carey Theological College. The selection will be based on potential or record of church leadership, scholarship, giftedness for ministry, financial need and relationship to the CBWC. Applicants must be nominated by a faculty member.


The Carey Ministry Tuition Award

Two tuition scholarships will be awarded to two CBWC-affiliated full time students. The scholarships which will ensure full tuition coverage for each of three years in the Master of Divinity program at Carey. One award may be granted to a Master of Divinity student at Regent College, to a maximum of $7,500 per year in two instalments, but preference will be granted to Carey students. The selection will be based on potential or record of church leadership, scholarship, giftedness for ministry, financial need and relationship to the CBWC. Applicants must be nominated by a faculty member.


Scholarships and Bursaries

The Erb Student Assistance Fund: This fund is specified for assistance of married students in pastoral education.

Henry and Anne Johnson Memorial Scholarship: The fund is to be used for international students who are from an affiliated CBWC church and are enrolled in a Carey program such as the Diploma in Ministry, MASF, or MDiv.

Jones Bursary: The funds are to be used for needy students from a CBWC church who are enrolled in a Carey program such as the Diploma in Ministry, MASF, or MDiv.

May Benedict Field Fund: Established in memory of the first woman ordained in the CBWC, this fund is specifically for women in ministry.

Paul Mutch Prize for Character and Courage: This award is conferred on a worthy recipient who demonstrates character, courage and creativity and has completed at least one year of their program of study at Carey Theological College.

Ralston Bursary: Assistance is designated for needy students from a CBWC church who are enrolled in a Carey program such as the Diploma in Ministry, MASF or MDiv.

Women in Ministry Funding: Used to support women in theological education, recipients for this bursary must be nominated.

Contact the Office of the Registrar for detailed information.


Doctor of Ministry Program Assistance

Bursary assistance is offered to students in Carey’s DMin program who require financial assistance for tuition. Candidates will be chosen on the basis of record of church leadership, scholarship, and financial need.


Doctor of Ministry Research Assistance

Research grants are offered to assist in the research component of the Doctoral Project. The funds will be used for the actual research process which may include the use of research instruments, commercial surveys, questionnaires, evaluative tools or analysis assistance.

Other Programs of Study at Carey

Further amounts of $2,500 per term per person (as income is available for distribution) will be allocated to students in or affiliated with our Baptist work, in programs (including Certificate in Ministry, Diploma in Ministry, and Master of Divinity) at Carey. Persons in this category need not have Ministerial Student status but must have been accepted in a Carey program of studies.


Graduation Awards

  • Elizabeth and Roy Bell Prize in Pastoral Care: The Elizabeth and Roy Bell Prize in Pastoral Care is awarded to a student showing exceptional understanding of and skills in pastoral care.
  • John Maxwell Baxter Prize in Preaching: The John Maxwell Baxter Prize in Preaching is awarded to a student showing exceptional understanding of and skills in preaching.
  • Ronald Watts Prize in Biblical Studies: The Ronald Watts Prize is awarded to the student with highest marks in biblical studies.
  • Samuel J. Milolaski Prize in Theology: The Samuel J. Mikolaski Prize in Theology is awarded to the student with highest marks in theology, ethics and church history.
  • The Baptist Leadership Training School Prize: The Baptist Leadership Training School Prize is awarded to a non-degree student for lay leadership in the local church.