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Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
October 22, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Financial Aid



Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

For information on applying for and collecting OSAP, please visit the WLU Registrar's Office webpage.

Internal Bursaries

Full-Time Bursaries

All domestic Seminary students taking three or more courses per term, and all Doctor of Ministry students, are considered full-time students and therefore receive a bursary of $560 per term ($140 for Senior students) during the 2013-2014 academic year.  Eligible domestic students do not need to apply for a bursary, however they must register for courses by the posted course add deadline as bursaries are applied to accounts shortly thereafter.

Full-time international students may be eligible for bursaries. Bursaries may be requested by submitting a Petition form to the Academic Administrative Committee via the Student Advisor. These petitions should be submitted by the early registration deadline each term.

Seminary Annual Bursaries

Full-time students may apply to the Seminary for annual bursaries on the basis of need. Students are required to provide information on income as well as anticipated expenses for the September-April year.  The application form and deadline for the current year will be posted on the Seminary website. 

The amount of bursaries will be determined by financial need as well as the total amount of money available for bursaries. Successful students will be notified in December and funds distributed in December or January. The normal maximum bursary per student per year is $1,500 (although this may be increased in special circumstances).  International and domestic students are eligible for the Annual Bursaries.

Please complete one of the Seminary Annual Bursary request forms, available here.

Emergency Bursaries

Full-time seminary students who find themselves in an unexpected short-term financial crisis may appeal to the Principal-Dean for an Emergency Bursary.  Such bursaries will be granted on the basis of demonstrated need and the availability of funds.  In such circumstances the student should contact the Principal-Dean of the Seminary.  Bursaries are not available for Spring Term (May-August).


External Bursaries

Students are encouraged to search for external opportunities. Please note that seminary students are generally not eligible for Laurier-funded scholarship competitions.

OGS & SSHRC

There are two noteworthy annual external graduate scholarships for Seminary students in eligible programs: The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Scholarship (SSHRC). Students apply in fall to hold the awards the following academic year. Therefore, the award may be applied for before starting a program of study at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.

For more information on substantial external opportunities, please visit the Funding and Awards page on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

WLUGSA

Seminary students are members of the Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Students Association, which may have funding opportunities.