Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Canadians and permanent residents may also apply for external support in the form of scholarships offered by SSHRC. These are awarded to outstanding graduate students pursuing doctoral studies in a Canadian university. Doctoral awards are valued at $20,000 for 12 to 48 months (depending on eligibility).
Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)
The Government of the Province of Ontario provides graduate scholarships tenable at Ontario universities. OGS is available for graduate studies in all disciplines. Sixty of these awards are available to visa students.
Fund for Theological Education
The Fund for Theological is a non-profit, ecumenical advocate for excellencew and diversity in pastoral ministry and theological scholarship. They provide fellowships and a network of support to gifted young people from all denominations and racial/ethnic backgrounds.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
The federal and provincial governments provide financial support to qualified students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Ontario. The amount of the loan depends on calculated financial need.
Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Ontario: Canada Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership (ESTARL)
The Grand Chapter offers bursaries for students who will be or are enrolled in an accredited college or university for training in ordained ministry or church music, and who have financial need. Please contact your nearest ESTARL chapter for more information and application.
U.S.A. William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Citizens of the United States studying in degree programs at the University of Toronto can apply for financial assistance from the USA Federal Direct Loan Program. The U.S. Department of Education does not provide funding to students enrolled in Doctor of Medicine, Nursing, certificate, diploma and non-degree programs and programs of instruction offered by telecommunications as a method of delivery.