Student Awards

Scholarships and bursaries provide students with financial incentives and support as they pursue Christ-centred education.

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Often, the single deciding factor that influences a student to choose Redeemer is a financial award. It relieves financial worries, allows students to focus on their studies (versus working more to pay for courses), allows them to graduate with less debt and ensures they don't have to choose between their calling and a more practical choice that may not be their passion.

With a growing student population, more awards are needed so more students can choose to study at Redeemer.

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See how your generosity is shaping the lives of students.
“I am very grateful to have been the recipient of several of these awards. Your financial support would expand the opportunity for other well-deserving students to receive financial support as well.”
Carraugh B.
Class of ’22
“In my second year of university, I became quite ill and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I went from being on the Dean’s List, to barely getting by. Because student awards were available to me, I was able to continue pursuing my degree.”
Xrisa M.
Class of ’22
“Student awards made all the difference to me during my time at Redeemer. Receiving various scholarships and awards was one of the clearest ways I saw God’s hand working in my life, both to provide for me and to guide me in His will.”
Emily B.
Class of ’22
“In retrospect, student awards enabled me to attend several summer field courses at the Au Sable Institute for Environmental Studies, because of the costs involved with those in terms of tuition and time spent not working summer jobs. The lack of post-graduation debt anxiety is also a great relief!”
Caleb S.
Class of ’22
“Receiving student awards through my time at Redeemer University greatly eased the financial burden of school. With ongoing health issues making it difficult for me to work part time while in school, I found this to be a huge blessing. Student awards also made me feel deeply supported by those inside and outside of Redeemer.”
Sarah H.
Class of ’22

Awards by

ACADEMIC AREA

Fund awards for students in the
Arts
Support students learning to faithfully engage culture from a biblical perspective.
Supported Programs:
English Literature (BA), English Writing (BA), Church Music Ministry (BA), Digital Media and Production (BA), Music in Worship (BA), Music Performance (BA)
Fund awards for students in
Business
Support students who are learning to be wise stewards in the marketplace, embodying a biblically based ethical framework in all spheres of business.
Supported Programs:
Accounting (BBA), Business (BA), Management (BBA), Marketing (BBA), Not-for-Profit Management (BBA)
Fund awards for students in
Education
Support future Christian teachers to consider the spiritual, cognitive, physical, and emotional aspects of what it means to teach and learn.
Supported Programs:
Bachelor of Education (BEd)
Fund awards for students in
Humanities
Support students in considering issues with an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving, making solid and data-driven arguments, and analyzing systems with empathy and creativity.
Supported Programs:
Biblical and Theological Studies (BA), History (BA), International Development (BA), International Relations (BA), Philosophy (BA), Politics and International Studies (BA), Urban and Intercultural Ministry (BA), Youth Ministry (BA), Law & Public Policy (under Politics & Intl studies program)
Fund awards for students in
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Support Redeemer students equipping themselves to serve the common good in diverse areas with knowledge and skills gained by studying science and mathematics.
Supported Programs:
Biochemistry (B.Sc.), Biology (B.Sc.), Chemistry (B.Sc.), Environmental Science (B.Sc.), Environmental Studies (BA), Health Sciences (B.Sc.), Health Sciences Pre-Medicine (B.Sc.), Health Sciences Professional (B.Sc.), Kinesiology (B.Kin.), Kinesiology (B.Sc.), Kinesiology (BA), Mathematics (B.Sc.), Physical Education (BA), Coaching, Recreation Therapy, Geography
Fund awards for students in
Social Sciences
Support Redeemer students to critically engage the social world and contribute to the flourishing of humans in all relationships.
Supported Programs:
Applied Social Sciences (BA), Psychology (BA), Social Work (BA), Criminal Justice, Disability Studies, Social Justice, Sociology
What is the difference difference between a bursary and a scholarship?
Bursaries are awarded to students with financial need, whereas scholarships are awarded to students based on academic merit. Every gift helps a student pursue Christian university education.

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Award Areas

Support students who receive the
David Mantel Athletics Award
Established in memory of Redeemer’s first Athletic Director, these scholarships will be awarded to student athletes with exceptional abilities who have demonstrated Christ-like character and leadership potential. Rigorous evaluation and a CGPA of 6.0 must be maintained.
Give to students who receive the
Wolters Worldview Award
Support Christian graduates who want to deepen their understanding of what it means to have a Reformed Christian worldview.
Support students who receive the
Emerging Leaders Award
Support emerging and faithful student leaders and equip them as they prepare for their life and calling beyond Redeemer.
Support students awards that are based on
Financial Need
Make Christian university education accessible to those who may not otherwise be able to afford it.
Support students who are involved in
Missions & Ministry
Support students whose families are actively serving in missions or ministry locally or globally.
Interested in creating a customized award named after a loved one? Contact Us!

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FAQ

Please consult this list of frequently asked questions. Alternatively, feel free to contact us to assist you with the information you require.
Can I contribute stocks or shares to Redeemer?

Yes! Gifts of appreciated securities are an excellent way to make a significant donation without incurring tax on capital gains. Your charitable tax receipt is calculated on the value of the shares when they are transferred to a brokerage account, held in Redeemer’s name. The shares are sold immediately to realize a cash donation to Redeemer.  Please contact DonorRelations@Redeemer.ca to receive our Transfer Form for your advisor.

I would like to donate an item (such as an art piece) to Redeemer. How do I do this?

Gifts-in-Kind, including artwork, personal effects, or property, may be donated to Redeemer but must be accepted for use in an approved program or for a priority project. Please contact us directly for specific details.

Is Redeemer a recognized charity?

Yes! Our Canada Revenue Agency charitable registration number is: 12331 3660 RR0001

Will I receive a charitable giving receipt for my donation?

Yes! Gifts to Redeemer qualify for a charitable giving receipt. All gifts are acknowledged promptly, and receipts for personal donations can be issued right away or at the end of the calendar year. Please let us know your preference.  **For international donors, a receipt can be provided; however, please consult your local tax agency to discern whether Canadian charitable tax receipts are accepted in your country.

Can I give monthly (quarterly or semi-annually)?

Yes! We can help you set up a convenient, regular payment schedule from your bank account or credit card. Please contact us for more information.

How does Redeemer steward donations?

Redeemer University is an Accredited Member of the Canadian Centre for Christian Charities (“CCCC”) and abides with the CCCC Standards of Accountability and the CCCC stewardship policy relating to the control and distribution of charitable contributions.

Can I donate to a specific project or area at Redeemer?

Yes!  Please contact us to share your intentions so that we can ensure your donation is allocated appropriately.

**Please note:  Spending of funds is confined to approved programs and projects. Should a donor choose to restrict a contribution for use in an approved program or project, Redeemer will honour that restriction with the understanding that, when the need for such a program or project has been met or cannot be completed for any reason as determined during the current fiscal year, the remaining restricted contributions will be used where most needed in the University in the same year or in a future period.

Does Redeemer share or rent out its mailing or donor lists?

No. All donor information is held in the strictest confidence.

I would like to help a particular student with their finances. What’s the best way to do that?

If you would like to designate your gift toward paying tuition for a specific student, please contact financialaid@redeemer.ca. Please note that funds directly paying for an individual’s fees including tuition, residence or other mandatory expenses are not eligible for charitable tax receipts.

Can I make Redeemer the beneficiary of my life insurance policy?

Yes! By doing so, you will receive a charitable receipt for the cash value of the policy and for the premiums you pay.

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