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.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS 2021

Deadline for applications October 15, 2021  
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FREE METHODIST FOUNDATION IN CANADA-ALDERSGATE ENDOWMENT FUNDS

McCracken Memorial Bursary

to financially assist young persons involved in preparation for the ministry

$1300/year

Fuller Scholarship                                     

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

$4000/year
Bishop’s Foundation Scholarship      $400/year

Missionary Children Higher Education Endowment

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

$1000/year

Alumni Bursary

awarded to worthy Aldersgate alumni or family based on need

$250/year

Lay Leadership Bursary

awarded to worthy lay student

$400/year

Ministerial Leadership Bursary

awarded to student preparing for ministry

$400/year

Mission Bursary

awarded to student preparing for missions service

$450/year

Davey Memorial Bursary

awarded to student preparing for ministry preferable from Canada East region

$375/year

Gray Memorial Bursary

awarded to worthy student, preferably preparing for ministry

$375/year

Melfort Scholarship

awarded to worthy student

$375/year

Doris Meredith Bursary

awarded to worthy student

$300/year
LORNE PARK FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Paul and Margaret Ainsworth Scholarship 

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

$400/year

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

$700/year

Carmen W. & Louisa Bell Scholarship                           

to assist persons with financial need who are studying in preparation for service as ordained ministers in The Free Methodist Church in Canada or missionaries appointed by The Free Methodist Church in Canada.

to also assist persons who are pursuing a non-academic or non-traditional learning experience.

$1000/year

Bowen-Caswell Scholarship

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

$700/year

Dudley H. Brown Scholarship

to assist persons with financial need who are studying in preparation for service as ordained ministers in The Free Methodist Church in Canada

$1000/year

Campbell Scholarship

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

$500/year

Coates-Hill Scholarship

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

$500/year

Ruth Cooper Scholarship

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

$500/year

Davey Scholarship

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

$500/year

Leslie A. Freeman Scholarship

to assist qualified students in pursuing higher education with an emphasis on training for lay service.

$500/year

Robert & Doris Hicks Scholarship

to assist persons who are studying at the undergraduate, seminary or doctoral level in preparation for service as ordained ministers in The Free Methodist Church in Canada.  Particular consideration shall be given to those who are majoring in Old Testament Studies.

$500/year

Claude A. Horton Award for Leadership

to assist theology students in preparation for Christian ministry and to encourage development of competent pastoral leadership

$500/year

Reynolds & Eliza Jane James Scholarship

to assist in providing financial assistance to students preparing to serve as  church planters including those serving as bi-vocational church planters/pastors in The Free Methodist Church in Canada.

$400/year

Mainse Scholarship

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

$200/year

Reid Scholarship

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

$500/year

Shier Award

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

$500/year

Shillington Scholarship

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

$500/year
Sigsworth Scholarship
to assist in providing intercultural professional development for Canadian Free Methodist pastors serving in multi-ethnic congregations
$500/year

Donald L. Snider Scholarship

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

$400/year

William D. White Chaplaincy Scholarship

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

$500/year