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 by email.

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.

President's Scholarship reference form - due March 6, 2017

Dean's Scholarship reference form - due March 6, 2017

Managing God's Money reference form - due April 30, 2017

 

Award Types and Definitions

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

Click on the Awards listed below for more information

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.

ScholarshipsCanada

CanLearn 

Student Awards

Foster Children Bursary

Indspire (awards available for First Nation, Inuit and Métis students)

The Free Methodist Church

Links to Provincial Awards

Alberta - Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Saskatchewan - SK Advantage Scholarship - please note: a Consent to Release Information form must be submitted to the Student Finance Office in order to be eligible for this program.

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

Pool B

Pool C

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

 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.

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.

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