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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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!”
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.”
Class of ’22
Fund awards for students in the
Support students learning to faithfully engage culture from a biblical perspective.
English Literature (BA), English Writing (BA), Church Music Ministry (BA), Digital Media and Production (BA), Music in Worship (BA), Music Performance (BA)
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.
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)
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.
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.
Interested in creating a customized award named after a loved one? Contact Us!
Please consult this list of frequently asked questions. Alternatively, feel free to contact us to assist you with the information you require.
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.
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 my award donation go directly to a particular student?
Award donors are not able to have influence on which student is selected. This process is managed by an internal committee at Redeemer who assesses eligibility criteria.
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.
I would like to create a custom award named after a loved one. Is this possible?