The following is a list of trusts and foundations which have designated funds available towards theological education and ministry foundation. Students are encouraged to contact the trusts directly confirm deadlines and required information.
Karen Stinson Bursary Trust Fund
Established to celebrate the life of former parish worker Karen Stinson, who was stricken with an aneurysm and died on August 13, 1990 at the age of 32 years.
Although the Board will make necessary judgments in all cases, the following criteria will apply to awards:
- Applicants must be enrolled in full-time or part-time post-secondary studies.
- Awards will be based upon the following equal criteria: Academic achievement; Christian activities; participation in community; preparation for a career in the field of social services, education, ordained ministry, or related church vocation; financial need.
The amount of the award may range from $400 – $600, based upon funds available from the interest on the endowment, which will continue to grow as contributions increase. The award will be made on an annual basis, and recipients are eligible to re-apply in subsequent years.
The Anglican Foundation of Canada
The Anglican Foundation of Canada provides bursaries for theological education through a number of trusts and funds. Bursary applicants fall into three main categories:
- General theological – training for ordained or lay ministry in the Anglican Church of Canada at a recognized theological college;
- Advanced degree – advanced theological study at the post-graduate level with a view to contributing to the life and ministry of the Anglican Church of Canada;
- Doctor of Ministry – clergy who are in good standing in the Anglican Church of Canada (minimum of five years of pastoral experience) who are pursuing the Doctor of Ministry degree at a recognized theological college.
For more information and deadlines, visit their website or call: 1-866-924-9192.
The Beatty Ryckman Trust
Established to encourage studies in the field of pastoral psychology. Funding awards will be offered to clergy or lay persons. Awards may be used towards lectures, workshops, courses or programs of study; are given annually, and are offered according to financial need. The intention of the Trust is to assist Christian ministers who have a strong interest in “knowing themselves better”. Please write:
The Beatty Ryckman Trust
1805-1400 Dixie Rd.
Mississauga ON L5E 3E1
Deadline: April 20th
The Evelyn Byworth Trust
This trust is a result of an estate left by Mrs Evelyn Byworth, a Sunday school teacher of Captain Ray Taylor. This trust has two purposes: 1) assisting with the costs for training and equipping new evangelists for this ministry, and 2) the continuing education and formation of commissioned evangelists. In either situation, the applicant must have financial need and be enrolled in an approved program of study in order to qualify and be approved by the Bursary Committee.
*More will be added as information is received.*