Scholarships

Briercrest Continuing and Distance Education (CDE) is pleased to offer two categories of scholarships to our students. Below you will find a description of each and an application form for the Ministry Participation Scholarship. Please read the instructions carefully and be sure to submit your application before the stated deadlines.

General Guidelines

  • Students must meet all requirements of the CDE program for a minimum of six months to be eligible for this scholarship.
  • Students are eligible for one CDE scholarship per year.
  • Scholarships must be used within the calendar year in which they are awarded.
  • Scholarships are not transferable except among immediate family members.
  • Scholarships are not redeemable for cash.

Ministry Participation Scholarship

Eligibility

Applicants must be enrolled in a CDE Program (BACS, AACS, College or Seminary Certificate).

Criteria

  1. Regular and ongoing involvement in lay or vocational ministry.
  2. Demonstrated ministry effectiveness.
  3. Application of learning to ministry context(s).
  4. Fulfillment of CDE program requirements for a minimum of six months.

Application

Download the Ministry Participation Scholarship form from the web, complete it and have the reference form completed by someone you are accountable to in ministry. Students must fill out a new form for each scholarship period (6 months). Deadlines are December 15th and July 15th of each year.

Ministry Participation Scholarship

Selection

All Ministry Participation Scholarship applications are evaluated in light of the criteria.

Frequency & Amount

Four $400 scholarships are awarded each year - two each on January 15th and August 15th. Applications must be submitted by December 15th and July 15th respectively.

Rationale

To financially aid and encourage students who are committed to ministry.

College Academic Scholarship

Description

One scholarship is awarded for academic excellence. This scholarship is based on the highest cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) in conjunction with the number of courses completed within a given year (September 1st - August 31st).

Eligibility

All applicants must be enrolled in a CDE Program (BACS, AACS, College or Seminary Certificate) for a minimum of one year, be fulfilling the ongoing requirements of the program, and have a minimum of one course left to take in their program.

Criteria

  1. Completion of a minimum of 15 credit hours with Briercrest College and Seminary.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 6 credit hours in the previous academic year (September 1st - August 31st).
  3. Highest GPA.

Application

Students who meet the criteria above are automatically considered for this scholarship.

Selection

Annual selection is made by the director of CDE based on the criteria outlined.

Frequency & Amount

One $400 scholarship awarded annually in September.

Rationale

To recognize and reward academic excellence of those engaged in a program of study through distance education.