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Loans & Financial Aid

We understand financing post-secondary education can be challenging. As much as possible, we want you to be able to focus on developing into a Leader with Heart, so we are dedicated to working with you to address and support your unique financial needs.

Our financial services team is here to help students navigate OSAP, bursaries and work study fees and opportunities for support. Don’t be shy about seeking financial assistance or asking our team members for advice. We’re happy to help and we look forward to helping reduce the stress associated with managing school finances.

Students who are pursuing a Masters program within The Faculty of Theology will be able to access financial support specific to their programming through this department.

OSAP and Bursaries

OSAP & Government Loans

To ensure consistency of this important information and the centralization of revisions, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has requested we direct students with policy questions to the OSAP website for the most up-to-date information on OSAP and tools such as the OSAP Aid Estimator and Repayment Calculator. Once you’ve had a chance to review the information most relevant to you on this site, if you have any questions or we can help provide you with particular documentation or support, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our financial services team.

Bursary/Work Study Application

In order to be eligible for bursary assistance, students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, be registered at Huron in a full or part-time program and demonstrate genuine financial need. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please fill out this form and submit it to our financial services team.

Huron offers exceptional opportunities to study abroad.  Financial aid is also available for those who qualify.

Specific bursaries you may be able to access: 

  • If you are the first in your family to attend post-secondary education, you may qualify for the Ontario First Generation Bursary.
  • Senior Citizens Bursary is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents 60 years of age or older and is awarded based on financial need.

Financial Support for Theology Students

Master of Theological & Master of Divinity Financial Aid
Master of Theological Studies and Master of Divinity Scholarships, Awards & Prizes
Graduate Master of Arts (Theology) Bursaries
Graduate Government Scholarships -OGS, CGS and SSHRC
Other Scholarship Opportunities

Financial Aid

The Faculty of Theology offers financial aid/bursaries to MDiv and MTS students on the basis of need, with attention to the guidelines of the Association of Theological Schools. Full-time M.Div. or MTS students in any year of the programs should submit an application.

In considering applications, first priority will be given to students sponsored by a diocese of the Anglican Communion; others will receive assistance – if sufficient funds are available.

Deadline each year: May 31

  • Fisher Scholarships for 1st-year and 2nd-year M.Div. students with highest averages
  • Faculty of Theology Prize for Academic Distinction for a graduating student
  • Irish Benevolent Society Prizes (Archdeacon Alford Abraham Prize for Homiletics; Canon Maurice Farr Prize for Pastoral Care, The Rev. Captain Bill Bennett Prize for a Mature Student)
  • Luxton Prize in New Testament


  • The John Morden Scholarship for the full-time, returning student who contributed most to the spiritual life and welfare of the College
  • Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen Scholarship in Old Testament Archbishop Peers Prize in Biblical Languages
  • The Rev. Dr. D. Jay Koyle Prize in Liturgics


  • The Very Rev. Leslie B. Jenkins Prize in Systematic Theology
  • St. Mark’s by-the-Lake Scholarship for Christian Leadership for a full-time second year MTS or M.Div. student
  • The Clarence M. Foltz Scholarship in Spiritual Development awarded to a graduating student.


These scholarships, prizes, and awards are awarded by the Faculty of Theology Committee and are usually announced at the end of the school year. There are currently 14 such prizes/scholarships awarded, with the prizes ranging from $150 to $3,000.

Students receiving these bursaries must apply for departmental work.  See the Faculty. This bursary support is available both to Canadian and to international students.

Bursary support continues through the normal length of the degree (2 years for full-time and 3 years for part-time students).

Currently, the program offers a $2,000 bursary per academic Term to full-time students, for the six terms of the program. This support can be supplemented by earnings from graduate-level employment, typically at the rate of $15 per hour to a maximum of 10 hours per week, for instance as a Research or Marking Assistant.

A $500 bursary is currently given to qualifying part-time students.

OGS (Ontario Graduate Scholarship) 

This $15,000 scholarship is for those in, or moving to, a graduate master’s or doctoral degree. Apply online between October 3/16 and January 24/17 by 4 pm, if you are a current Western graduate student remaining at Western or applying to a Western graduate program.  Otherwise, contact the university where you plan to take your graduate degree.  Deadlines are set by the universities.

Learn more about the competition, eligibility and how to apply.

Social Science & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral and Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral (CGSD)

These $20,000 to $35,000 scholarships have one online application, which is then printed, signed, and turned into the individual graduate program office where you currently are a student.

Read more about the competition.

CGSM (Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters)
This $17,500 scholarship is for those in, or moving to, a graduate master’s degree.  Applicants submit an online Research Portal application.  Deadline is December 1, 2015, before 8 pm

Learn how to apply to the competition here.

If you are curious about the other Canadian and Ontario Government scholarships you may be eligible for, learn more about your options now.



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