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Scholarships & Bursaries

Awards Available to Psychology Students (visit King's Financial Aid Office to inquire about applying)
Awards specifically for Psychology Students

Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Scholarship for Psychology
One scholarship of $500 will be awarded to an incoming, first-year student with no previous post-secondary experience. To be eligible, students must apply and be accepted into the 3-year or 4-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, be an Alberta resident, have an average of 80% or higher on grade 12 entrance marks and have financial need.

Reta Haarsma Scholarship
A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded each year to a full-time incoming first-year or returning student who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major/concentration in Theology or Psychology. To be eligible students must have an average of 80% or better on high school entrance marks, or maintain a 3.30 grade point average (GPA). Selection criteria include academic achievement, and demonstrated Christian commitment. This scholarship was established by Reta Haarsma who operated The King's University Bookstore for 25 years from 1979 to 2004.

Awards likely available for Psychology Students due to career interest

Rehoboth Scholarship
A scholarship of $1,000 is available to a returning student who is planning a career that involves working with and/or caring for persons with developmental disabilities. Students should have prior experience working or volunteering with people with developmental disabilities. To be eligible students must maintain a 3.30 grade point average (GPA). A letter of reference will be required from the student's volunteer or work supervisor or the student's faculty advisor. Selection criteria include academic achievement, demonstrated Christian commitment and financial need. This scholarship has been funded by several anonymous donors who want to "make room" (Rehoboth).

Bursaries/Scholarships available for students with psychology as a secondary consideration (multi-departmental)

Bert Boren Volunteerism Bursary
A number of $1,000 bursaries are available to returning students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, enrolled full-time in Psychology, the Social Science Group, Sociology or the Bachelor of Education degree program who are actively involved in a volunteer capacity in the social service sector. Selection criteria include a written confirmation, including description and time commitment from the student's volunteer supervisor, financial need and satisfactory academic standing (min. 2.00 GPA). These bursaries are made possible by a generous endowment received from the Estate of Robert Tegler (Trust) in recognition of Mr. Bert Boren's service to the Edmonton community.

DGL Christian Service Bursary
A bursary of $1,200 is available to a full-time incoming or returning student who is enrolled in a degree program, with preference given to students in the Politics, History and Economics (PHE) program. To be eligible students must provide a statement of Christian commitment and career intent, and a reference letter from the student's teacher/professor, pastor or other leader who can attest to the student's commitment to service to the community, and maintain a satisfactory grade point average (GPA). Selection criteria include demonstrated Christian commitment and financial need.

Christian Credit Union Ltd. Scholarship
A $750 scholarship is available to a returning student who has been a member of the Christian Credit Union as of January 1, of the year of application. Preference will be given to a returning student who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Politics, History, Economics (PHE) degree programs at The King's University.   Selection criteria include career choice, demonstrated Christian commitment and academic standing.

Gerald and Joanne Voogd Scholarship
A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded each year to a full-time incoming first-year or returning student who is enrolled in the Politics, History and Economics (PHES) degree program, or secondarily, be enrolled in or have taken courses in Political Science. To be eligible students must be from outside Alberta, with a preference given to students from British Columbia. They must apply and have an average of 80% or higher on high school entrance marks, or maintain a 3.30 or higher grade point average (GPA), and demonstrate Christian commitment. This scholarship is funded through an endowment administered by The King’s University Foundation.

William and Hilda Zuidhof Memorial Scholarship
Two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded to full-time returning third- or fourth-year students intending on further study at a Reformed theological seminary or The King's University Bachelor of Education (After Degree) program. To be eligible students must apply and must maintain a 3.30 grade point average (GPA). A letter of reference will be required from the student's faculty advisor. Selection criteria include academic achievement and demonstrated Christian commitment.

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The King’s University Admission Scholarships
Admission scholarships are available to students who are admitted to King’s based on their high school course work. The amount of the award is determined by the student’s admission average according to the following table:

Award

Admission Average

Amount Awarded

Academic Excellence Scholarship

90-100%

$2,000

Honours Scholarship

80-89%

$1,000


All students meeting the criteria will receive a scholarship. These criteria include academic average and registration in at least 12 credits per semester during the academic year; no application is necessary for these scholarships. Recipients will be notified in their letter of admission, subject to verification in September.

King’s General Transfer Scholarship
Scholarships of $1,500 are available for students transferring to any non-after degree program from other qualifying institutions. Students must have a minimum of 24 university transfer credits to qualify. Students must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher based on, at most, the previous 60 credits of study. Students must also be enrolled in 12 credits per semester the year they receive the scholarship.

Returning Student Scholarships
Scholarships are available for returning King’s students entering their second, third or fourth year. The amount of the award is determined by the student’s GPA according to the following table:

Award

B.Ed.

Non B.Ed

Amount Awarded

Academic Distinction Scholarship

3.80-4.00

3.70-4.00

$2,000

Academic Merit Scholarship

3.70-3.79

3.50-3.69

$1,000

 

All students meeting the criteria will receive this scholarship; no application is necessary. Recipients will be notified by letter, subject to verification in September. Eligibility criteria include an attempted 18 credits in the previous academic year, no failures during the year including the INST course, and enrollment in 12 credits per semester during the academic year they receive the scholarship.

General/ Not based on area of study

Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Entrance Scholarship
One scholarship of $500 will be awarded to an incoming, first-year student with no previous post-secondary experience. To be eligible students must apply, be an Alberta resident, have an average of 80% or higher on grade 12 entrance marks and have financial need.

Classis Alberta North Pre-Seminary Scholarship
Five scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded each year to full-time students in the final year of a degree program who intend to pursue further studies at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A. To be eligible students must have been a member of a Christian Reformed Church in Classis Alberta North prior to initial enrolment at The King's University, and maintain a 3.00 or higher grade point average (GPA). Selection criteria include academic achievement, demonstrated Christian commitment and professed intent to enrol, the fall semester of the year following graduation from King's, in the Master of Divinity program at Calvin Seminary.

George D. Van Haren Scholarship
A scholarship of $500 will be awarded each year to a full-time third-year returning student who plans to further his/her studies at a Reformed theological seminary. Consideration will be given to a student who intends to enrol in the Bachelor of Education (after degree) program. To be eligible students must maintain a 3.00 or higher grade point average (GPA) and demonstrate Christian commitment.

Greidanus Pre-Seminary Scholarship
A scholarship of $1,000 is available each year to a full-time student in the final year of a program who intends to pursue further studies at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A. To be eligible students must maintain a 3.00 grade point average (GPA). Selection criteria include academic achievement, demonstrated Christian commitment, and a professed intent to enrol the year following graduation from King's in the Master of Divinity program at Calvin Seminary. This scholarship was established through the generous support of Dr. Sidney and Marie Greidanus. Dr. Greidanus was Professor of Theology at The King's University from 1979 to 1990.

Henry and Wilhelmina Van Andel Scholarship
A scholarship of $700 is available to a first-year student from British Columbia, in memory of Reverend and Mrs. Van Andel, who served the Christian Reformed Church and Christian education in B. C. for many years. Selection criteria include membership in the Christian Reformed Church, an average of 70% or higher on high school entrance marks, and demonstrated Christian commitment.

Mephibosheth Scholarship
Scholarships totaling $4,000 per year will be awarded to students who have a physical disability that is likely to continue. Selection criteria include academic achievement, demonstrated Christian commitment and financial need. Preference will be given to students who have an impairment that makes employment during the academic year less likely.

The Joe Lamigo Memorial Scholarship
Two scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded to a student enrolled in the Micah Certificate Program who intends a vocation in the area of International Development. to be eligible a student must maintain a grade point average of 3.00 or higher and demonstrate Christian commitment. Preference will be given to Filipino students, however all eligible applicants are invited to apply.

Nordic Electric Scholarship
A scholarship of $500 is awarded to a meritorious student who intends to enter a career characterized by service rather than monetary reward. Criteria include vocation choice, academic standing and demonstrated Christian commitment.

 

General

Adriana VandenDool Bursary
Two bursaries of $500 each are available to full-time students from an African country on a student authorization, who intend to return to their home country upon completion of their post-secondary education. Students must also demonstrate financial need and Christian commitment.

Go Global Bursary
Bursaries of $500-$1,000 are available to returning students who are assessed international student fees and can demonstrate involvement in promoting diversity on The King's campus, i.e. Go Global Week events, The King's Global Community. Students must also demonstrate financial need.

The King’s University Admission Bursaries
Ten bursaries of $500 each are available to high school applicants who are admitted to King's and can demonstrate Christian commitment and financial need.

The King’s University Alumni Student Assistance Program Bursary
Bursaries of $500 per year, funded by The King's University alumni, are available to full-time returning students. To be eligible, a student must have completed at least 24 credits at King's and have maintained satisfactory academic standing (2.00 GPA or better). Students may receive up to two bursaries for the duration of the degree program. The number of bursaries awarded will depend on funds available in the program. Successful applicants will be selected on the basis of financial need, demonstrated Christian commitment, level of involvement in university and student life activities, intent to complete studies to graduation at the University and other financial aid received.

The King’s University Enrolment Bursaries
Four bursaries of $750 are available to members of a Reformed church and who have been residents of Canada for a minimum of two years. One bursary is available to one student in each of first, second, third and fourth years of full-time study at The King's University. Applicants will be considered on the basis of financial need.

The King’s University Foundation Bursary
A bursary of $1000 is available to a full-time student who shows Christian commitment, has good high school standing and demonstrates financial need. This bursary is administered by The King’s University Foundation.

Peter Plug Memorial Bursary
A bursary of $500 is available to a student experiencing financial need in his/her effort to attend The King's University. First preference will be given to applicants from Regina, Vernon or Telkwa: municipalities served by Rev. Plug. Secondary consideration will be given to any Saskatchewan or British Columbia applicants.

Sierra Leone and Africa Bursary Fund
A number of bursaries are available for full-time students who are citizens of Sierra Leone, or secondarily, from another African country. Additional criteria include financial need and demonstrated Christian commitment. A statement of career intent (preference given to Christian service in home country); and a letter of recommendation confirming financial need, Christian confession and vocational intent are required.

Students’ Association Bursary
A bursary of $500 is available every year to returning students of The King's University. To be eligible, a student must demonstrate Christian commitment and be an integral part of the student life at King's. Consideration will be given to students who have shown financial need, and academic achievement, but primarily based on the involvement in student life at King's. This bursary is not open to elected members of the Students' Association.

Voortman Cookies Bursaries
A number of bursaries, ranging from $500-$1,000 are available to first-year and returning full-time students who are admitted to King's and can demonstrate financial need and Christian commitment.