Academic Entrance Scholarships

Redeemer wants to recognize incoming students for their previous academic achievements. Incoming first-entry students are automatically considered for these entrance scholarships at admission and are renewable each year. These are the available scholarships starting in fall 2019:

Average Scholarship value Four-year value
95-100% $2,000 $8,000
90-94.9% $1,000 $4,000
85-89.9% $500 $2,000

Redeemer’s academic scholarship program allows students to increase their scholarship during their time at Redeemer. For example, a student coming in with an 87% average might receive $500 in year one; however, if their average is 92% in years 2-4, they would receive $1,000 annually.

What is a scholarship?

Scholarships are awards that don’t need to be repaid and which are based on merit, accomplishments or ability. They are awarded to recognize a student’s achievement in areas such as academics, athletics, leadership or service.

What scholarships are available?

Apply through the Financial Aid application

Deadline: February 28, for maximum consideration

What is a bursary?

Bursaries are awards that are based on financial need. Each award may have different criteria for eligibility.

What bursaries are available?

Apply through the Financial Aid application

Deadline: February 28, for maximum consideration

Scholarships

Entrance Athletic Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Minimum admissions average of 75%
  • Demonstrate the potential to become an exemplary scholar-athlete
  • Submit an Royals Varsity Athlete Registration form found at www.redeemerroyals.ca and attend an Athlete Recruitment Event where you will be evaluated in a practice session and be interviewed by the coach and the Athletic Director

Redeemer & SunLight Foundation Leadership Scholarships (10 x $2,000)

  • Minimum admission average of 70%
  • Demonstrated noteworthy leadership qualities in school, church or community involvement
  • Be in high school or have completed high school during preceding 12 months and have no other post-secondary education
  • Submit a leadership resume that lists your leadership roles and a [250-500] word essay that articulates what leadership means to you, why you have taken specific roles and how your Christian commitment has influenced your leadership
  • Candidates who qualify will be invited to Redeemer’s campus for an interview.

Royals Varsity Athlete Award (variable, up to $2,500)

  • Minimum admissions average of 75%
  • Demonstrate the potential to become an exemplary scholar-athlete
  • Submit an Royals Varsity Athlete Registration form found at www.redeemerroyals.ca and attend an Athlete Recruitment Event where you will be evaluated in a practice session and be interviewed by the coach and the Athletic Director

RUC Health Sciences Excellence Award for Incoming Students ($2,000)

  • Minimum admission average of 85%
  • Intend to major in Health Sciences and demonstrate interest in this program by registering in at least five courses that comprise the Health Sciences major or cognate requirements
  • Submit a short statement describing your interest in the Health Sciences, your plan for a future career, and any activities that may have provided you with exposure to the field of health and health-related issues (can include a job, apprenticeship, or volunteer experiences)

RUC Health Sciences Awards for Incoming Students ($1,000)

  • Minimum admissions average of 70%
  • Intend to major in Health Sciences and demonstrate interest in this program by registering in at least five courses that comprise the Health Sciences major or cognate requirements.
  • Submit a short statement describing your interest in the Health Sciences and potential future career aspirations.

RUC Natural Sciences & Mathematics Scholarship (2 x $1,000)

  • High grades in four senior-level high school science or mathematics courses
  • Intend to major in a field in the natural sciences or mathematics and demonstrate interest in one of these programs by registering in a minimum of four courses in this division in first year of studies
  • Submit a short statement describing their interest in science or mathematics.

SunLight Foundation Music Scholarship (2 x $1,500)

  • Good academic record
  • Intend to major in Music and demonstrate interest in this program by registering in appropriate first-year Music courses
  • Submit a resume of your music experience, an essay describing why you wish to study music at a Christian university; and two letters of recommendation

Vandermarel Young Life Canada Award (up to 3 x $2,000)

  • Active participation in the ministry of Young Life Canada during the academic year
  • Submit a description of your involvement with Young Life Canada, and
  • Submit an endorsement by a Young Life Canada representative (email to: financialaid@redeemer.ca)

Wolters Worldview Scholarship ($2,000)

  • Graduate of a Christian Schools International secondary school
  • Minimum admission average of 85%.
  • Submit a typewritten 1000-word essay that articulates your personal understanding of what it means to have a Reformed Christian worldview and demonstrates how your worldview affects your daily life

Bursaries

Blue Jean Bursary ($1,000)

  • Student demonstrating financial need

Bosch Rexroth Canada Bursary ($500)

  • Student demonstrating financial need
  • Parent is employed by (or is a former employee of) Bosch Rexroth Canada

Christian University Bursary (variable amounts up to $1,000)

  • Students demonstrating financial need
  • Applications should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office before the academic year starts, but later submissions will be considered as long as funding is available

DeWaard Family Endowment Bursary (up to $2,000)

Harry And Anne Voortman Award (5 x $1,000)

  • Member of a Christian church
  • Student demonstrating financial need
  • Submit a list of extra-curricular high-school activities you have been involved in (such as drama, music, student government or athletics) with a brief description of each

Harry And Anne Voortman Mission Bursary (5 x $2,000)

  • Member of a Christian church
  • Student demonstrating financial need
  • Parents are active missionaries employed by a recognized mission agency
  • Unused funds may be awarded annually to any student who enrols as a full-time student at Redeemer University College, is a member of a Christian church and demonstrates financial need.

John And Maria Proper Creation Care Bursary ($1,000)

  • Intend to major in Environmental Science/Studies, Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry
  • Student demonstrating financial need
  • Preference given to incoming students
  • Submit a 500-word essay describing your love and care for creation, past activities that demonstrate leadership in environmental concern and a vision of how you wish to pursue this in their future career and life.

Mephibosheth Bursary (variable amounts)

  • Students who have a physical or sensory disability that is likely to continue indefinitely
  • Good academic standing, not on probation
  • Preference given to candidates demonstrating the greatest financial need and whose disability makes part-time employment during the academic year unlikely

Mustard Seed Bursary (variable amounts)

  • Student admitted on academic probation
  • Student demonstrating financial need
  • Enrolled as a full-time student over both terms in the academic year

Parkview Customs Brokerage Limited Business Entrance Scholarship ($1,500)

  • Minimum admission average of 80%
  • Intend to major in Business and demonstrate interest in this program by registering in appropriate first-year Business and Business cognate courses
  • Contributions to high school and anticipated contributions to the life at Redeemer
  • Submit a type-written 500-word essay stating interest in pursuing a business major, describing why you think you are suited for the field of business and listing relevant work and volunteer experiences

Phoenix Transfer Student Bursary (2 x $3,000)

  • Student admitted as a transfer student (min. one semester at a public Canadian University)
  • Student demonstrating financial need
  • Submit a statement which describes your reason(s) for transferring, as well as an explanation about how you will benefit by attending a supportive, Christian university

Richard and Margaret Vandezande Restoring Hope Bursary (3 x $1,000)

  • Student who has faced or overcome mental health challenges in their life
  • Student demonstrating financial need
  • Preference given to students intending to major in Applied Social Sciences, Education or Ministry
  • Submit a statement describing the nature of the mental health challenges that you are facing or have overcome, either directly or through the experience of a family member, and how receiving bursary funds will assist you.

Steven J. Kouwenhoven Mature Student Bursary (up to $3,000)

Vision Nursing / Rest Home Bursaries (2 x $1,000)

  • Student demonstrating financial need
  • Intend to become a physician, nurse, social worker, gerontologist, or personal support worker
  • Aspire to work in the care of the elderly
  • Priority given to students residing in Lambton County, then Kent County, and thereafter other parts of Ontario
  • Submit a short one-page essay which describes future career goals and your interest in working with elderly persons

Voortman Foundation Bursary (5 x $2,000)

  • Graduates from Christian high schools demonstrating financial need
  • Priority will be given to students from the Halton/Wentworth regions, and then to students from across Canada

“Yes You Can” Bursary ($1,500)

  • Student admitted on academic probation
  • Student demonstrating financial need
  • Preference given to a student with a strong work ethic and a desire to succeed
  • Submit a brief statement illustrating your work ethic and desire to succeed

Interest Relief Bursary (variable amounts)

  • Student that has borrowed from a lending institution and paid interest
  • Student demonstrating financial need
  • Awards range from $100 in the first year of application to a maximum of $1,225
  • Applications are available at the beginning of March in your first year of study at Redeemer (must attach documentation of being in receipt of a bank loan or line of credit)