Scholarships and Grants
of students receive scholarships/grants
Application for all scholarships and grants
returning student scholarships available
All full-time students are eligible for these academic achievement scholarships. These are renewable annually, based on maintaining the required cumulative GPA.
|Scholarship||Value per Year||Incoming % or GPA||Cumulative GPA for Renewal|
|President’s Scholarship of Distinction||$4,000||90% or 3.90||3.9|
|President’s Scholarship of Excellence||$2,000||80-89.9% or 3.7-3.89||3.7|
|President’s Scholarship of Merit||$1,000||75-79.9% or 3.30-3.69||3.5|
International Wesleyan Ministerial Scholarship
Award: Full Block Tuition
In its commitment to prepare spiritual leaders for The Wesleyan Church internationally, the International Wesleyan Ministerial Scholarship program aids students with potential as emerging Christian leaders from economically-challenged countries of the world. This scholarship is renewable annually with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Students must have:
- a recommendation through personal acquaintance by a District, General, or Field Superintendent or Missionary
membership in the Wesleyan Church
- acceptance as a full-time, resident student in a degree program
- a working knowledge of the English language: TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (computer based)
- a letter of intent expressing commitment to return to home country for ministerial service in the Wesleyan Church
All incoming first year students are eligible for entrance scholarships, based on the criteria established by the scholarship donor.
|$100||Peter Corey Memorial Entrance||Given in memory of Peter Corey to a student entering Kingswood University.|
|$100||R. H. Nicholson Memorial Entrance||Provided in memory of Rev. R. H. Nicholson, former evangelist and painter.|
|$350||Inez & Eileen Cliff Memorial Entrance||Given by Wayne & Norma Cliff for a student preparing for full-time service in Pastoral, Music, Youth, or Children’s Ministry.|
|$450||H. E. & Annie Carson Memorial||Established by the Carson family; awarded for academic standing and strong potential.|
|$500||Price-Maxwell Memorial Entrance||Provided by Allen & William Price in memory of their grandmothers, Adelaide Price and Alice Maxwell, for a student in the Music Ministry Program.|
|$500||Weatherby Entrance Scholarship||Awarded to a student entering the Worship Leading Program|
|$500||Degenhardt Scholarship||Awarded to a student entering the Christian Counselling program, renewable based on GPA of 3.3 or higher.|
|$1,000||Vernon Marples Memorial Scholarship||For a student who is moving to Sussex to enrol in a bachelor’s degree as a second-career student|
|$1,000||Dale Saunders Memorial Entrance||Provided by Bev Saunders & Lindsey Budovitch in memory of Dale to a student preparing for full-time ministry in the Christian Counselling program.|
|$1,000 (2)||Pocock-Kindley Entrance||Awarded to a student entering the Worship Leading, Pastoral, or Global Ministry program for academic achievement.|
|$1,000||Golf Scholarship||Named by the 3rd place fundraising team from the Kingswood Golf Classic; awarded to a deserving student.|
|$2,000||Golf Scholarship||Named by the 2nd place fundraising team from the Kingswood Classic; awarded for strong academic and leadership qualities.|
|$3,000||Golf Scholarship||Named by the 1st place fundraising team from the Kingswood Classic; awarded for high academic achievement and servant leadership.|
|$1,000||BOT||Provided by Kingswood University for a student referred by a KU Board of Trustee Member.|
|$1,000||PAOC||Provided by Kingswood University for a student referred by a PAOC District Superintendent.|
|$1,000||KU Freshmen Grant||Awarded to a deserving student based on finanical need.|
Buckingham Leadership Scholarship
Each year, ten outstanding students with above-average leadership potential are chosen for the Buckingham Leadership Scholars program. In addition to the scholarship funds, Dr. Buckingham holds monthly mentoring sessions with these emerging leaders to encourage their leadership growth.
Returning Student Annual Scholarships
Current full-time students may apply for these scholarships, awarded annually according to criteria established by the donor.
|$100||Beverly & Gladys Wilson Memorial||Provided by their grandson, Graham MacCallum, and awarded to a deserving student.|
|$100||Bruce & Mary Bridgeo||Given in honour of a former professor to a student who excels in Bible & Theology courses.|
|$100||Crosspoint Wesleyan Church||In honour and memory of the parents of Crosspoint Church whose sons and daughters have entered full-time Christian ministry.|
|$100||Eva & Robert Samuel Stevens Memorial||Awarded to an upper-class student in the missionary or ministerial program.|
|$100||Gordon & Jennie Bell Memorial||Awarded to a student preparing for missionary service.|
|$100||Lucas & Loretta Branscombe Memorial||Given by their daughter, Ruth Stevens, presented to a student exemplifying holinesss and outstanding Christian character, who has a desire for evangelism.|
|$100||Lulu Somers Haywood Memorial||Presented to a 3rd or 4th year student who exemplifies the Wesleyan tradition.|
|$100||Tom Corey Memorial||Given in memory of Tom Corey to a deserving student.|
|$120||Douglas Stanley Churchill Memorial||Provided by the Churchill family to a student who exhibits a humble spirit and strong Christian witness, with a sincere desire to help others.|
|$125||Tom Kent Memorial||Established by Tom Kent, a man whose entire life and interest was in young people.|
|$150||John F. McElhinney, Sr. Memorial||Provided by Rev. John F. McElhinney, Jr., given to a 3rd year student who has excelled in three or more Christian Education courses.|
|$150||Kingswood Student Council||Given annually by the Student Council to a deserving student.|
|$150||Milford & Lucy MacCallum Memorial||Established by the MacCallum family in loving memory of their parents.|
|$150||Moncton Wesleyan Women||Awarded to a female student preparing for missionary service.|
|$175||Wayne Melvin Memorial||Established by Calvary Wesleyan Church in Maryland in memory of Wayne Melvin.|
|$200||Rev. John A. Stevens Memorial||Provided by the family and awarded to a Pastoral Ministry student in memory of one who followed God’s call to ministry in addition to caring for his family.|
|$200||Glen McCrea Memorial||Given by the family of alumnus, Glen McCrea (’49), to a student who exhibits strong Christian character and a servant spirit.|
|$200||Woodstock Wesleyan Church||Awarded to a student who is pursuing an interest in missions.|
|$225||Missions||Awarded to a student preparing for missionary work.|
|$250||Elaine Ingalls Hogg Memorial||Presented to a student with an interest in writing or music ministry.|
|$250||James & Audrey Ingalls Memorial||Given by Elaine Ingalls Hogg in honour of her parents who came to the university with three children to pursue ministerial training for Mrs. Ingalls (’58).|
|$250||Matthew Pass Memorial||Awarded to a student who “displays the fruit of a consistent prayer life,” preferably a student leader preparing for pastoral ministry or church planting.|
|$250||Symonds/Brown Memorial||Provided by the family in memory of alumnus, Natalie Symonds Brown (’87), and her grandparents, Rev. & Mrs. G. R. Symonds; given for academic achievement & Christian character.|
|$250||Tim R. B. Mills Memorial||Provided by the family in memory of alumnus, Tim Mills (’88); given for commitment to excellence, compassion, and concern.|
|$300||Gilbert & Armina Ingersoll Memorial||Given by the family to a Wesleyan student from Canada, who has a heart for evangelism and exhibits academic achievement.|
|$300||Mrs. Ethel R. (Sabine) Mullen Memorial||Awarded to a female student from the Maritimes preparing for full-time ministry, in memory of their mother, who ministered effectively alongside her husband.|
|$300||A. Franklin & Alice Pinch Memorial||Awarded to a 4th year Wesleyan male student from Canada who is preparing for ordained ministry and exhibits spiritual leadership.|
|$300||Frank & Leila Pinch Memorial||Presented to a 2nd year Wesleyan male student from Canada with outstanding Christian character and preparing for ordained ministry.|
|$300||Frank & Leila Pinch Memorial||Awarded to a 3rd year Wesleyan male student from Canada who exhibits platform etiquette and decorum essential to being a successful pastor.|
|$325||Marguerite Collins & Ruth Collins Fisher Music||Awarded to a student in the Worship Arts program who exemplifies purity of heart.|
|$350||Dr. & Mrs. H. Ralph & Kathleen Ingersoll Memorial||Given in honour of Rev. & Mrs. Ingersoll’s long and distinguished service as District Superintendent of the Atlantic District, and involvement with Kingswood University.|
|$350||Harold & Eunice Tatton Memorial||Given by the Tatton family in honour of their parents’ commitment to help build the original two buildings of the campus of Kingswood University.|
|$350||Kathy Backman Fancy Memorial||In memory of alumnus, Kathy Fancy (’74), who touched others with her amazing smile, gentle spirit, and grace. Given for academic excellence to a 3rd year female student.|
|$425||Mrs. Della E. Cruickshank/Bonnie Lea Scott Memorial||Provided by a family that loved hosting university students; given to a student preparing for pastoral ministry.|
|$425||Bernard DeMerchant Memorial||Awarded for outstanding Christian character, academic achievement, and servant leadership.|
|$450 (3)||H. E. & Annie Carson Memorial||Established by the Carson family; awarded for academic standing and strong potential.|
|$500||Aramark||Given by Kingswood’s food service provider to a worthy student.|
|$500||Elizabeth Phillips Memorial||Provided by the parents of Elizabeth Brown Phillips, for a 3rd or 4th year ministerial student.|
|$500||Havelock Wesleyan Church Missions||Awarded to an upper-class student in the Global Missions program with a definite call to missions.|
|$500||J. Eslie & Esther Long Memorial||Given by the Long family for a deserving student in the Ministry, Missions, or Music Program who has maintained at least a B average.|
|$500||Mission Legacy||Provided by Bill & Marilee Peed in memory of their parents, Preston & Jean Brouwer, and Langdon & Ruth Peed, and their strong support of missions. Awarded to a 4th year student who will complete their internship overseas.|
|$500||Rev. Hazen & Norma Lee Ricker Memorial||Awarded to a student with a definite call to full-time ministry and who has a commitment to excellence and to continued development of their gifts and abilities.|
|$500||Salt Springs Church||Awarded to a student preparing for ministry.|
|$575||Rev. E. W. Tokley Memorial||Established by Robert H. Landers in memory of Rev. Tokley, whose passion was expository teaching and preaching of biblical holiness.|
|$600||Graham Memorial||Provided by the Graham family in memory of their parents; awarded to a student in the Christian School Education program.|
|$600||Leslie Black Memorial||Awarded to a 4th year ministerial student for academic achievement and servant leadership, with a heart for evangelism.|
|$650||Edna C. Lennox Memorial||Awarded to a student preparing for full-time ministry who exhibits strong platform and pulpit presence.|
|$650||Ed & Wilma Wissbroecker Honourary||Provided by long-term missionaries and given to a student with a definite call to missions.|
|$650||Rev. Handley Mullen Memorial||Provided by the Mullen family and awarded to a young man studying for ministry in memory of their father who was a great preacher and writer.|
|$650||Lauretta MacCallum Memorial||Provided by her grandson, Kevin MacCallum, and awarded to a deserving student.|
|$750||Junior & Marjorie Currie Memorial||Provided by Eric & Charlene Currie in memory of Eric’s parents, awarded to a Canadian student preparing for full-time ministry.|
|$750||R & J Starks Women in Ministry||Awarded to a female student pursuing ordination as part of their degree program.|
|$750||Ritenburgh||Awarded to a student who is outstanding in Christian character.|
|$900||Donald & Marie Harding||Awarded to a 3rd or 4th year Wesleyan ministerial student for academic achievement.|
|$900||H.K. & M.N. Sheets Memorial||Awarded to a 3rd or 4th year Wesleyan male student who has a heart for evangelism and an exemplary servant spirit.|
|$925||Marion Trouten||Awarded to a 4th year student, who aspires to excel in all things, including high academic achievement and student leadership.|
|$1,000||C. E. Stairs Memorial||Provided by former President, Rev. C. E. Stairs, to be awarded to a graduating senior of Kingswood University who is entering Christian ministry.|
|$1,000||David Boutilier Memorial||Provided by Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth F. Gavel in memory of alumnus, David Boutilier (’75), for a student in the Theology program.|
|$1,000||Dr. Orval C. Butcher Memorial||Provided in memory of Dr. Orval C. Butcher, Founding Pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, CA, who served as Campus Pastor at Kingswood University from 1997-99.|
|$1,000||Earle Trouten||Awarded to a 4th year student for high academic achievement and student leadership.|
|$1,000 (3)||H. Boyd & Joanne Carson||Funded by Boyd and Joannne Carson, to be awarded to a student from Atlantic Canada who displays academic excellence and leadership potential.|
|$1,000||Kontrol Automation||Given to a 4th year Christian Counselling student who plans to pursue a Master’s in Counselling.|
|$1,000||Nicholas Keith Memorial||Awarded to a 3rd or 4th year student in the Christian Counselling program who is planning to pursue a Masters degree in Counselling.|
|$1,000||Rev. Hazen & Norma Lee Ricker Memorial||Provided by Greg & Shelly Ricker in memory of Rev. & Mrs. Hazen Ricker, given for academic excellence, holy character, and ministry effectiveness.|
|$1,000||Saunders Honourary||Provided by Greg & Shelly Ricker in honour of George & Shirley Saunders, given for academic excellence, holy character, and ministry effectiveness.|
|$1,000||Dr. Daniel Heinz Memorial||Provided by the family and awarded to an upper-class Wesleyan ministerial student for outstanding Christian character and academic achievement.|
|$1,050||Ivan & Elaine Ricker Memorial||Funded by Presque Isle Wesleyan Church in memory of long-time members, Ivan & Elaine Ricker; awarded to a US student preparing for full-time ministry.|
|$1,050||Branscombe-MacCallum Memorial||Provided by the family of George & Maryellen (MacCallum) Branscombe in memory of their parents & grandparents.|
|$1,100||Ruth Black Memorial||Awarded to a student pursuing ministry in youth or Christian Education; one who shows outstanding Christian character and is a servant leader.|
|$2,000 (2)||Dr. B. Frank Ogden Memorial||Provided by the estate of Dr. George E. and Phyllis (Ogden) Failing, given to a ministerial student who manifests a strong Christian witness.|
|$2,500||Rev. Randolph Nicholson Memorial||Provided by Mrs. Jean Irving, in memory of Rev. R. H. Nicholson. Known as a “Painter and Man of God”, Rev. Nicholson served as an evangelist and artist.|
|$2,500||Dean Edgett Memorial||Provided by Elizabeth Edgett in memory of Dean. Together, Dean & Elizabeth served as ambassadors for Kingswood University for 25+ years.|
|$2,300||Edward Rose Memorial||Awarded to a student with a passion for evangelism and missions, one who has a servant spirit and strong, persevering work ethic.|
|$3,000||Zella Blanche Silver Memorial Scholarship||Provided by Lottie Bell in memory of her mother, to be awarded to a young man preparing for Pastoral Ministry who works hard and is “steeped in the Word”.|
|$5,000||Josiah Smith Memorial||In memory of Josiah Smith, awarded to a student preparing for ministry with an emphasis on Church Planting.|
|$5,800 (2)||Lorne & Dorcas Pinch Memorial||Awarded to a 3rd or 4th year student preparing for Pastoral Ministry who has exemplary gifts and graces for ministry.|
Kingswood University Grant
Award: Up to $1,000 for first year students and $500 for second-fourth year students
- Limited number available for full-time, degree students with significant financial need.
- Must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA to remain eligible.
Campus Visit Grant
Award: Up to $800
- Available for first-year students who had a scheduled campus visit during their grade 11 or grade 12 year.
- Must live outside the Maritime provinces or the state of Maine.
Church Matching Grant
Award: Up to $500 per year
- Available to full-time students when a local church, district, or denomination makes a contribution to the student’s account.
- Kingswood will match the contribution up to $500 per year.
- Funds contributed must not be from the parents or the student receiving the benefit.
- Payments or stipends for any services rendered by the student are not eligible for matching.
- Recipients must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA to remain eligible.
- The Church Matching Grant form and funds to be matched must be received by Kingswood prior to January 31 of the applicable academic year.
Download an application here.
Multiple Family Member Grant
Award: $250-$750 per year
- Available to full-time students with multiple family members enrolled at Kingswood.
- Includes father, mother, unmarried dependent children, and husband/wife if married prior to enrolment.
- Recipients must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA to remain eligible.
Award: $500 per year
- Available to full-time, dependent students of parents serving under current appointment by The Wesleyan Church or comparable appointment by another denomination.
- Recipients must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA to remain eligible
Wesleyan Membership Grant
Award: $500 per year
- Available to full-time students who hold community or covenant membership in good standing in The Wesleyan Church of North America.
- Must be recommended by a Wesleyan pastor from their local church.
- Recipients must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA to remain eligible
Wesleyan Loan/Grant Program
Award: Up to $5,000 during Undergrad study
- Available to third- and fourth-year Wesleyan students pursuing the ordination track with The Wesleyan Church.
- The Director of Financial Aid will contact all eligible students at the end of the first month of each semester.
Sussex Community Grant
Award: 50% of block tuition per semester
- Available to first year students that are currently residing in Sussex and enrolled in a full-time degree program.
- Must have graduated from Sussex Regional High School, Sussex Christian School, or PALS or have lived in Sussex for at least 10 years.
- Recipients must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA to remain eligible. If lost, the grant cannot be reinstated.
Missionary Kid Grant
Award: 50% of block tuition per semester
- Restricted to dependent children of missionaries currently under appointment, recognizing the unique financial pressures facing families involved in overseas ministry. A letter from the supervising missions organization stating the current status of parents’ appointment must accompany the application.
- Available to full-time resident students enrolled in a degree program.
- Applicant must be considered an exemplary spiritual leader and reveal a call to ministry, along with the appropriate gifts and graces.
Recipients must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA to remain eligible.
“I want to encourage you today. Because of each scholarship represented here, students have less financial stress. It also opens up opportunities for them to accept experiences and graduate with less debt. It takes money to go through school but we are not in it for the money; we are in it because we have been called. How amazing it is that you are partnering with us and God to fulfill His mission! When financial burdens are lifted, even just a little, how much more effective are we in God’s mission. So thank you!“
Zoe, Millerton, Pennsylvania, USA