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Scholarships and Bursaries

Regent College offers three types of financial aid to help students offset the costs of their education: merit scholarships, bursaries, and endowed awards.

Merit scholarships are based on academic criteria and do not require an application. Students will be automatically considered for this upon admission if they meet the criteria. Bursaries are awarded to students based on demonstrated financial need. Endowed awards are donated by an individual or organization outside the College and given to students with demonstrated financial need who meet the specific scholarship requirements.

There is only one Financial Aid application for bursaries, endowed awards, and entrance awards for American students. Visit the Financial Aid Apply page for detailed terms and conditions.

Students who want to be considered for all three types of Financial Aid, the deadline for submitting your Financial Aid Application is March 1 (Fall and Winter term), and August 1 (Winter Term). For new students applying for bursaries, awards are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis after the deadline, subject to availability.

Scholarships and bursaries may be automatically renewed from term to term or from year to year, provided you are not under academic probation and your financial situation does not change.

Please note the Financial Aid process is under review, so please read the following information thoroughly.


Merit Scholarships

Regent College offers a limited number of merit scholarships for first-year students only. There is no application form as students are automatically considered for these awards upon admission to their program if they meet the academic criteria.

Qualifications

Minimum GPA of 3.6. Limited to first-year students only. Recipients must complete a minimum of 9 on-campus credit courses per term to receive their award (distance education credits do not qualify).

Benefit

Merit scholarships range from $2,000 to $3,000.

Deadlines

Your application for admission must be complete by March 1 for Fall Term or August 1 for Winter Term.


Bursaries

Bursaries are awarded to students on the basis of demonstrated financial need. New and returning students are encouraged to apply, regardless of nationality. Please note that bursaries are not intended to cover your entire education, but to supplement your own resources. Bursaries are for tuition only and will be credited directly to your account, half in the Fall Term and half in the Winter Term. You are responsible for all additional expenses such as remaining tuition and fees, books, travel, and living expenses.

Qualifications

Financial need. Students must demonstrate that they have planned well for financing their education and for ensuring a reasonable standard of living. Recipients must complete a minimum of 9 on-campus credit courses per term to receive their award (distance education credits do not qualify).

Benefit

Bursaries typically range between $1,000 and $2,700. The amount of support that students receive each year may increase or decrease depending on available funds and the number of bursary applicants.

Deadlines

New students will be considered for bursaries on an ongoing, first-come, first-served basis after the deadline, subject to availability.

The deadline for new and returning students is March 1 for Fall Term and August 1 for Winter Term.

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Endowed Awards

Endowed awards are donated by an individual or organization outside the College. They are given to new and returning students with demonstrated financial need and who meet the specific scholarship requirements. Students will be considered for these awards upon admission and if they have submitted the Financial Aid Application by the deadline below. A full list of these awards is provided on the Financial Aid Application Form.

Qualifications

Specific to each scholarship and award. Details are available on the Financial Aid Application. Recipients must complete a minimum of 9 on-campus credit courses per term to receive their award (distance education credits do not qualify).

Benefit

Endowed awards typically range from $1,500 to $4,000.

Deadlines

March 1 for Fall Term or August 1 for Winter Term. These awards are only distributed at this time. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

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Conway Holy Land Travel Bursary

Dr. John Conway has generously endowed an annual $5,000 bursary for research and travel to the Holy Land. The bursary is intended to foster inter-religious dialogue and understanding of the region’s past and present and will be awarded to students interested in promoting a more peaceable and just future for this deeply troubled part of our world. Preferential attention will be given to the study and research of Christian-Jewish relations or Christian-Muslim relations.

Qualifications

You must be an admitted Regent College student, have completed 9 credits, and be returning to study on campus at Regent for at least the Fall or Winter Terms immediately following your travels. The research and travel must occur in the calendar year of the award (2015).

Benefit

$5,000 bursary for research and travel to the Holy Land. $4,000 of the bursary will be applied to the travel, with the remaining $1,000 being applied to Regent on-campus tuition following the trip.

Deadline

January 15, 2016

Application Requirements

If you receive this bursary, you are encouraged to establish Holy Land contacts with churches or other agencies engaged in such ecumenical encounters. You will be expected to return to the College for at least one regular term (Fall or Winter). Upon returning, you will be expected to prepare a written report to the bursary committee and to give a public account of your travels to the larger Regent community.


MARY OF BETHANY LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS

Four scholarships of $5,000 each are available annually for full-time students (9 credits or more in the term) pursuing intermediate or advanced course work in Greek or Hebrew. The student must receive a grade of "B" or higher in their introductory language course, and be otherwise eligible for financial aid. 

The deadline to apply for this scholarship for Fall & Winter 2015 is July 20, 2015. Students should submit a 1-3 page personal profile documenting their Christian story/journey, an explanation of why studying Greek or Hebrew will enhance their academic and vocational life, as well as a statement explaining financial need. This profile should be emailed to financial.aid@regent-college.edu.

Starting in 2016, students may apply for this scholarship as part of the usual Regent College financial aid process. 


MARY OF BETHANY LANGUAGE FUND FOR MINISTERS

This fund was established by a generous donor in order to recognize the importance of biblical language study for thorough exegesis and outstanding preaching, and to encourage pastors, priests or others in ministry leadership to refresh or initiate their study of biblical Greek or Hebrew.

Qualifications

You must be an individual in full-time vocational ministry (church, parachurch, mission organization, etc.) who wishes to participate in a biblical languages class. Funds are not available to full-time students, or to students applying to Regent for full-time studies. Recipients must be planning to return to or continue their ministry position for a minimum of one year. The funds may be used for summer intensive language courses, or for beginning or intermediate Greek or Hebrew study during fall or winter terms. (Students for LANG 500: Perspectives in Biblical Languages are not eligible.)

Benefit

Up to $10,000 will be awarded annually, in whatever size of financial support the award committee deems most effective to encourage as many applicants as possible to pursue biblical language study. Awards will not exceed the cost of tuition for an entire course.

Deadline

Applications for the Summer language courses are closed, but applications for Fall and Winter language courses will be accepted until all funds are disbursed.

Application Requirements

Candidates must submit a 1-3 page personal profile, documenting their Christian story/journey, a description of their current ministry and the challenges they face, and an explanation of why studying biblical Greek or Hebrew will enhance their ministry. This must include a statement about their financial need required that would enable them to take the desired language course. 

Recipients will be expected to write a brief report upon the conclusion of their course, documenting their experience of Regent College and its community, their classroom experience, the ways in which they have been refreshed and recharged, and a description of how the course content has enhanced their ministry or encouraged them in their vocation. 

Applications should be submitted to Regent College, c/o the Financial Aid Officer, 5800 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC Canada, V6T 2E4.