One of the core values of all Free Methodist churches is learning. We seek to invest strategically to mature those who desire to grow in their Christian faith. Developing future leaders is critical to fulfilling our national church mission.

Having these values, faithful visionaries of our Canadian church established educational support programs, which have now become a centralized program for awarding scholarships. These are funded by auxiliary, legacy funds derived from college endowments through the Free Methodist Foundation in Canada and the Lorne Park Foundation.


Deadline for applications October 15, 2020  
McCracken Memorial Bursary Fund
to financially assist young persons involved in preparation for the ministry

Fuller Scholarship                                     

attendance at any Free Methodist college or school in Canada or the United States

Bishop’s Foundation Scholarship      $400/year

Missionary Children Higher Education Endowment Fund    

children of Canadian Missionaries who have served at least one 4-year international appointment

Alumni Bursary
awarded to worthy Aldersgate alumni or family based on need

Lay Leadership Bursary
awarded to worthy lay student

Ministerial Leadership Bursary
awarded to student preparing for ministry

Mission Bursary
awarded to student preparing for missions service

Davey Memorial Bursary
awarded to student preparing for ministry preferable from Canada East region

Gray Memorial Bursary
awarded to worthy student, preferably preparing for ministry

Melfort Scholarship
awarded to worthy student

Doris Meredith Bursary
awarded to worthy student

Paul and Margaret Ainsworth Scholarship Fund     

to assist students preparing for missionary service in The Free Methodist Church in Canada

Mary Bass Award
to assist seminary students of Free Methodist churches in Canada, who achieve academic excellence, in a Master of Divinity program or the equivalent

Bowen-Caswell Scholarship Fund
for college, university or seminary students who are full members of a Canadian Free Methodist church, with preferences to those studying for missionary work, especially medical missions

Dudley H. Brown Scholarship Fund
to assist persons with financial need who are studying in preparation for service as ordained ministers in The Free Methodist Church in Canada

Campbell Scholarship Fund
to assist Free Methodist Church missionaries on  home assignment, in pursuing continuing education in an approved college, university or seminary, who intend to continue in missionary service with the Free Methodist Church

Coates-Hill Scholarship Fund
to assist ministerial candidates of the Canada Great Lakes region of The Free Methodist Church in Canada who have financial need, exhibit potential for scholastic achievement and future leadership, and who are students at a Free Methodist college or approved seminary

Ruth Cooper Scholarship Fund
to assist Christian students with financial need in overseas conferences of the Free Methodist Church in pursuing practical studies, including Bible School training

Davey Scholarship Fund
to assist college or seminary students of The Free Methodist Church in Canada who are preparing for Christian service

Leslie A. Freeman Scholarship Fund
to assist qualified students in pursuing higher education with an emphasis on training for lay service.

Claude A. Horton Award for Leadership
to assist theology students in preparation for Christian ministry and to encourage development of competent pastoral leadership

Mainse Scholarship Fund
to assist lay or ministerial students in pursuing post-secondary education or seminary training in theological, Biblical or related courses, for the purpose of strengthening their Christian service, either as ordained or lay workers in The Free Methodist Church in Canada

Reid Scholarship Fund
to provide assistance for Free Methodist students pursuing missionary training through academic courses, fiend internships or international ministry team experience

Shier Award
to recognize a Free Methodist student, graduating from a college or university, who has achieved academic excellence

Shillington Scholarship Fund
to assist students of The Free Methodist Church in Canada who are preparing for missionary service

Sigsworth Scholarship Fund
to assist in providing intercultural professional development for Canadian Free Methodist pastors serving in multi-ethnic congregations

Donald L. Snider Scholarship Fund       

to assist students preparing for youth ministry in The Free Methodist Church in Canada

William D. White Chaplaincy Scholarship Fund
to assist ministerial students pursuing chaplaincy ministry in Canadian institutions as approved by the Ministerial Education Guidance and Placement (MEGaP) committee of The Free Methodist Church in Canada