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 2022
|Deadline for applications October 15, 2022|
|Accepting new applications after January 1, 2023|
|FREE METHODIST FOUNDATION IN CANADA-ALDERSGATE ENDOWMENT FUNDS|
McCracken Memorial Bursary
to financially assist young persons involved in preparation for the ministry
attendance at any Free Methodist college or school in Canada or the United States
|Bishop’s Foundation Scholarship||$550/year|
Missionary Children Higher Education Endowment
children of Canadian Missionaries who have served at least one 4-year international appointment
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
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
awarded to worthy student
Doris Meredith Bursary
awarded to worthy student
|LORNE PARK FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS|
Paul and Margaret Ainsworth Scholarship
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
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.
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
to assist persons with financial need who are studying in preparation for service as ordained ministers in The Free Methodist Church in Canada
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
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
to assist Christian students with financial need in overseas conferences of the Free Methodist Church in pursuing practical studies, including Bible School training
to assist college or seminary students of The Free Methodist Church in Canada who are preparing for Christian service
Leslie A. Freeman Scholarship
to assist qualified students in pursuing higher education with an emphasis on training for lay service.
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.
Claude A. Horton Award for Leadership
to assist theology students in preparation for Christian ministry and to encourage development of competent pastoral leadership
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.
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
to provide assistance for Free Methodist students pursuing missionary training through academic courses, fiend internships or international ministry team experience
to recognize a Free Methodist student, graduating from a college or university, who has achieved academic excellence
to assist students of The Free Methodist Church in Canada who are preparing for missionary service
to assist in providing intercultural professional development for Canadian Free Methodist pastors serving in multi-ethnic congregations
Donald L. Snider Scholarship
to assist students preparing for youth ministry in The Free Methodist Church in Canada
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