Basic Degree Scholarships and Awards

MDiv Entrance Tuition Waiver

Domestic MDiv students who begin in Fall or Winter term will receive a tuition waiver for a maximum of ten credits taken within twelve months of their initial registration. International students may be eligible for other types of student aid. Students admitted to the MDiv on a conditional basis may still be eligible for a tuition waiver at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.  

For more information about the MDiv Entrance Tuition Waiver

Entrance Scholarships

Eligibility: Domestic students who have applied for admission to a degree program at Emmanuel College with an 85% average or higher (4.0 CGPA) in previous university work are automatically considered for entrance scholarships.

Emmanuel College entrance scholarships must be held by Emmanuel College. If a student who has been awarded an Emmanuel College entrance scholarship chooses to register at another Toronto School of Theology (TST) college, the award is withdrawn.

An Emmanuel College entrance scholarship may be deferred for one year upon written request and only when the student is not enrolling at another university or education institution.

For the purpose of awarding entrance scholarships the committee will use the evidence including grades (cumulative average) available at the time of assessment. Scholarship decisions are not revisited once the final grades are available.

In-Course Scholarships

Eligibility: Domestic Basic Degree students with an overall average of 85% or higher qualify for an in-course scholarship upon the completion of ten and twenty credits.

In-course scholarships may be deferred for one year only upon request. If the recipient does not register at Emmanuel College within one year, he or she will receive the honour of the award only.

Many students now pursue their studies on a part-time basis, which means that they seldom complete a credit group of ten or twenty courses at the end of an academic year. Many also continue their course work during the summer session, take courses under letter of permission at other theological colleges and pursue the basic M.Div. degree and the advanced M.A. degree concurrently.

The following guidelines are intended to address the issues that arise when students pursue degrees under these circumstances.

At least five courses of a credit group of ten courses must be completed at Emmanuel/TST for a student to qualify for an in-course scholarship. [EC Faculty May 1993]

The average of only TST courses determines scholarship eligibility. Courses taken elsewhere under letter of permission and on student exchanges to complete a credit group have a neutral effect on the average. [Senate Awards Committee May 1992]

Eligibility for scholarships and prizes for specific achievements, e.g., highest standing in basic NT Greek, is determined on the basis of courses taken at all TST colleges, but not on the basis of courses taken elsewhere. [EC Faculty April 1994]

If an uneven number of credits are completed at the end of a semester, the student may not select the credits with the highest marks to complete a particular credit group. Instead, the average grade of all courses taken during the semester in which the student reaches the tenth or twentieth credit point is used. [EC Faculty April 1994]

Only basic degree credits may be used to determine eligibility for basic degree scholarships, e.g., students enrolled in the joint M.Div./M.A. program qualify for in-course scholarships on the basis of M.Div. credits only. Advanced standing toward the M.Div. is given for some M.A. courses and joint program students who may be eligible for in-course and general proficiency scholarships should advise the Registrar in writing before the end of April of the M.A. courses for which credit toward the M.Div. is sought. [EC Faculty April 1994]

Entrance and in-course scholarships take the form of a tuition waiver and are not paid to the students in cash. They are transferred the University of Toronto to offset tuition fees. Students do not have the option of requesting cash payment to cover tuition fees payable for courses not registered through ROSI, e.g., TST language courses or courses taken under letter of permission at other institutions. [EC Faculty April 1994]

In-course eligibility is determined only once a year in May.

An award is made only when marks are available at the end of the winter session for a full credit group of courses. Students may not defer tuition payments in anticipation of a scholarship. Tuition may be deferred only when the student has received written notice of an award.

The letter grade “P” (Pass) or “CR” (Credit) has a neutral effect when a student’s average is calculated for scholarship purposes. Students do not have the option of requesting the instructor of a pass/fail course to submit a numeric grade nor of discussing with the instructor their preference for a numeric grade. [EC Faculty April 1994]

A number of basic degree scholarships are restricted to candidates for United Church of Canada ministry. Normally, “Inquirers” in the candidacy process do not qualify for these scholarships.

In-Course Awards

Eligibility: Students who meet the criteria of the awards.

In-course awards may be deferred for one year only upon request. If the recipient is not registered at Emmanuel College within one year, he or she will receive the honour of the award only.

Graduating Awards

Eligibility: Students completing the final credit group who meet the criteria of the awards.

Current Students