New Student Scholarships and Bursaries

Applications for Admissions Entrance Scholarships and Bursaries are due to the Admissions office no later than June 1st of each calendar year. Download the application form.

General Criteria

  1. Acceptance as a Full-time Student
    The applicant has already applied to EBC and has been accepted for full-time studies in a specific academic program.
  2. Consistent Christian Character
    Submit a letter from your pastor verifying a consistent Christian character and desire for biblical training.
  3. Academic Achievement
    All final transcripts should be submitted to the Registrar's Office including final grades for courses complete during the spring term.
  4. Financial Need
    Submit a letter briefly outlining the need for financial assistance. This should be verified by your pastor in bullet #2
  5. Academic Commitment
    Where applicant's qualifications are the same, preference may be given to students planning to enter a 3 or 4-year program.
  6. Recommendation by Admissions Committee
    The applicants request to be considered for an admissions award should be supported by the Admissions Committee after the on-campus interview.

The deadline for applying for Scholarships and Bursaries is June 1st of each Calendar Year.

For more information on qualifications and how to apply, contact the Admissions Department.


President's Scholarship
A President's Scholarship of a minimum of $1000 may be available to a new full-time student who has just completed high school and is registered in an EBC degree program who has been designated by a secondary school as an Ontario Scholar (minimum average of 80% in 6 4U courses). The scholarship is administered over 2 years, with $250 available in each of 4 semesters. The recipient must attain an Accumulated Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 in a semester in order to retain the scholarship for the following semester. Applicants must also meet the General Criteria.

Alumni Association Scholarship
One scholarship of up to $1,500 is available to a son or daughter of a member of the Emmanuel Alumni Association who meets the General Criteria described above.

Stouffer Memorial Scholarship
One $500 scholarship is available to a qualifying student who meets the General Criteria described above.

Business/Missionary Scholarship
An annual scholarship of $500 is awarded to a person with extensive workplace experience who is devoting at least a year to Christian studies with the intention of returning to his/her career and to lay ministry.  The applicant desires to improve biblical knowledge and Christian witness within the secular workforce and/or lay leadership in the church.  An applicant who is a missionary on home assignment or a child of a missionary may also be considered. Applicants must also meet the General Criteria qualifications.

The Ron Boot Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honour our student who lost his life in a climbing accident in Nigeria in 1998. The amount of $500 is awarded to a new student applying for a degree program and committed to preparation for full-time ministry. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate at least two of these characteristics: strong leadership skills, a clear Christian testimony in high school, and a passion for mission or youth work. Applicants should meet the General Criteria for applying for scholarships and submit the following:

  • a written account of how they demonstrate at least two of the characteristics listed in the criteria (strong leadership skills, a clear Christian testimony in high school and/or a passion for missions or youth work), and
  • one reference from their pastor/teacher/missions team leader or youth leader verifying the applicant’s successful involvement in these areas and recommending the applicant for the award.

Quizzer's Scholarship
An annual scholarship of up to $500 is awarded to applicants who have participated in their church Bible Quizzing competitions. The applicant is required to submit with the application a reference letter from their Quizzing leader explaining the years they participated along with their contact information.

The John E. & Phyllis G. Knoll (Lehman) Scholarship
This award is made to an entering student from the Free Methodist denomination who is planning to enroll in a full-time program.  It provides $150 per course for the first four courses taken in Distance Education and/or $500 to a new full-time, in-class student.  The total annual disbursement is $750.


Community Service Bursary
The successful applicant will demonstrate experience and involvement in their community, through more than 75 hours of voluntary service annually. Examples may include, church ministry, social service, community service (hours do not include hours required by your high school). Applicants are required to provide a signed reference letter from an appropriate supervisor including justification of the number of hours served. Valued between $250 to $1,000.

International Student Bursary
The successful applicant will be from a country outside of Canada or the United States and will demonstrate aptitude for learning in English and have a record of voluntary service as justified by a signed letter of reference. Valued between $250 to $1,000. Financial need will be considered.

The Discipleship Bursary
Awarded to one or more applicants in the MountainTop program, this bursary, valued at $150-$400 and is distributed according to sections 1,2,4, and 6 of the General Criteria.

Residence Bursary
Awarded to eligible students who are staying in residence for at least one year, this bursary will cover the room expenses for one semester of study. The bursary will be disbursed over two semesters. Preference will be given to those students who travel a great distance to attend the college and who have demonstrated financial need. Contact the Admissions Office for more information about this bursary.

Married Student Bursary
Bursaries of up to 50% of tuition fees for each semester will be awarded to students married to a current EBC student. In order to qualify, applicants must be married to a current student taking a full course load. As well, applicants should be able to show financial need and Christian character. Each applicant will need to fill out the application form and send it in to the Admissions Department for approval. For more information, or to obtain an application form, please contact the Admissions Office.

New Student Bursary
The successful application is a new full-time EBC program student who has demonstrated a financial need. The award is valued between $250 to $1,000.

Other Options

There are also many possibilities if you check out the internet for awards.  Check out this list of some options that will give you an idea of some areas you can look for scholarships and bursaries.