Supporting your faithfulness to God's Call. Carey offers a number of scholarships, bursaries and financial aid to qualified master's-level students. Most scholarships are merit-based and awarded to student only at the beginning of their program of studies at Carey.
Carey Theological College's academic program exists to empower faithful Christian leaders for every generation, every culture and every community. Fees are kept competitive in order to make theological education as accessible as possible. This is made possible through the generous support of churches from the Canadian Baptist of Western Canada, foundations and interested friends.
However, making this education financially feasible for our students still remains an important part of our commitment to serve the Church of Jesus Christ. We offer need-based grants, and merit-based scholarships to assist full-time master's-level degree candidates in covering their educational expenses.
Please see below for a list of Scholarships currently available and for more information on how to apply.
Carey Theological College President’s Scholarship Carey Theological College is pleased to announce the creation of the new President’s Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship opportunity for new students enrolling in Carey’s online 72-credit Master of Divinity program.
This scholarship is designed to make theological education accessible to students who demonstrate strong intellectual capacity and show a deep commitment to personal faith alongside engagement in Christ’s church and mission, but whose circumstances would otherwise make it difficult or impossible to attend seminary.
Because Carey’s M.Div. can be taken entirely online, this scholarship is available to eligible individuals regardless of geographical location. The scholarship covers all tuition for the M.Div. program. There is no residency requirement for attending courses on Carey’s home campus in Vancouver; the scholarship does not provide Canadian student visa assistance or help with relocation to Vancouver. Students must have consistent access to high speed internet for online courses and access to research resources. Mentorship components may be completed at the main campus or in the student’s home area through regional cohort groups and/or online facilitation.
Up to ten President’s Scholarships are available for new M.Div. students in the 2018-19 academic year. Applications for September 2018 admission will be open until August 31, 2018.
NEW STUDENTS APPLICATION
Before applying for the President’s Scholarship, students must complete the M.Div. program application online. Please note this scholarship only applies to the online M.Div. program.
Application forms for the scholarship may be obtained through the Student Life Office . You may submit the scholarship application along with the M.Div. program application; Carey staff will not review scholarship applications until all required information has been supplied on the degree program application.
In addition to the general admissions requirements, applicants will demonstrate strong intellectual capacity and show a deep commitment to personal faith alongside engagement in Christ’s church and mission. A minimum GPA of 3.7 (or A- average) from an accredited undergraduate degree is required. The applicant must supply a writing sample that demonstrates solid academic research and writing skills when submitting the application package.
Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee. Potential recipients will be contacted for interviews.
Up to 10 incoming M.Div. students per academic year will be chosen to receive the President’s scholarship.
President’s Scholarship recipients must enroll in at least 1 course (3 graduate credits) each term or a minimum of 12 graduate academic credits per year at Carey Theological College. Scholarships will be granted for a maximum of 5 years.
President’s Scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 in order to continue in the scholarship program.
President’s Scholarship recipients will actively engage in Christian ministry throughout their course of study. They must submit a 1,000 word annual report including a summary of, and theological reflection on their ministry engagement.
SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND MENTORSHIP
President’s Scholarship recipients will nurture their own spiritual formation and meet with a mentor regularly throughout their course of study.
President’s Scholarship recipients will commit to transform their final capstone project into a church resource made available through the Carey website or online library.
- Priority Deadline for acceptance of the scholarship (if selected) is April 1.
- Limitations: Please note that the President’s Scholarship only covers tuition for Carey courses. Students are responsible for all other fees and technology, textbook, travel, and related costs.