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Scholarships and Bursaries

The seminary’s undergraduate students are eligible for the same financial aid opportunities as Faculty of Arts students at Laurier. To be considered for financial aid from Laurier or from the seminary (the seminary has different aid programs available), please fill out the General Profile in the Student Awards tab on LORIS each year between Aug. 4 and Sept. 29. Visit Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries for more information about the general profile. In addition to being eligible for financial aid from Laurier, students in the Christian Studies and Global Citizenship program are eligible for the following awards.

Christian Studies and Global Citizenship Entrance Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is available to incoming students. If you receive this scholarship and maintain an exceptional grade-point average during your first term of full-time study, you may be eligible to receive it again for a second term. There’s no need to apply for this scholarship; recipients will be contacted by the program director. There’s a limited number of entrance scholarships issued each year.

  • Deadline to apply:
  • Value: $1,000

ELCIC Grant

This grant is available to BA students in Waterloo Lutheran Seminary programs who are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC). The grant is worth $500 per term of full-time study, up to a maximum of $1,000 per year and $4,000 throughout your program. If you attend a congregation that is an ELCIC-partner, contact Allen Jorgenson to see if you are eligible. To receive this grant, have your pastor write a letter to the student advisor to confirm your active participation at your home congregation.

  • Deadline to apply: The third week of each term. (Applications will roll over to subsequent terms.)
  • Value: $4,000

ELCIC Women of Faith Fund

Women enrolled in a seminary undergraduate program are eligible to receive this award. In addition to academic achievement, the criteria for this award includes volunteer work and other extracurricular involvement that demonstrate well-rounded leadership potential. There is no need to apply for this scholarship; if you have questions, contact Allen Jorgenson.  

  • Deadline to apply: None – all CSGC students are automatically considered.
  • Value: $500

FaithLife Financial Scholarship

The FaithLife Financial Scholarship program is available to members of FaithLife Financial. One-time scholarships are awarded each year to a limited number of members pursuing a full-time undergraduate or graduate university degree, or college diploma at any accredited institution in, or outside of, Canada.

  • Deadline to apply: June 1
  • Value: $2,000

Eastern Synod of the ELCIC

Funds may be available through the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. Such funds intend to encourage, through financial support, young Christians enrolling in post-secondary schools. This support is especially designed to enable them to pursue a vocation in society as men and women. Scholarship opportunities may vary from year to year.

  • Deadline/Value: varies