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
|$100||Peter Corey Memorial Entrance||Given in memory of Peter Corey to a deserving student .|
|$100||R. H. Nicholson Memorial Entrance||Provided in memory of Rev. R. H. Nicholson, former evangelist and painter.|
|$400||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||Anne Gorveatte Memorial||For a student entering the Worship Arts program, renewable for four years.|
|$500||Degenhardt||for a student entering the Christian Counselling program, renewable based on GPA of 3.3 or higher.|
|$500||Dr. Ian Lennox Memorial||For a student who demonstrates a passion for studying and teaching or preaching the Bible, renewable for four years.|
|$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||Awarded to a student entering the Worship Leading Program.|
|$1,000||Dale Saunders Memorial Entrance||Provided by Bev Saunders & Lindsey Saunders to a student preparing for full-time ministry in the Christian Counselling program.|
|$1,000||Kingswood University 3rd Place Golf||Named by the 3rd place fundraising team in the Kingswood Golf Classic; awarded to a deserving student.|
|$1,000 (2)||Pocock-Kindley Entrance||Awarded to a student entering the Worship Leading, Pastoral, or Global Ministry program for academic achievement.|
|$2,000||Kingswood University 2nd Place Golf||Named by the 2nd place fundraising team in the Kingswood Golf Classic; awarded for strong academic and leadership qualities.|
|$3,000||Kingswood University 1st Place Golf||Named by the 1st place fundraising team from the Kingswood Golf Classic; awarded for high academic achievement and servant leadership.|
|$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||BOT||Provided by a student referred by a member of the Kingswood Board of Trustees.|
|$1,000||PAOC||Provided for a student referred by a PAOC District Superintendent.|
|$2,500 (4)||Mrs. Jean Irving Memorial||Awarded to a student from Atlantic Canada who demonstrates a strong Christian character and positive leadership influence and potential. Preference will be given to those preparing for local church ministry. Applicants must submit a pastor’s recommendation and a maximum one-page account of their spiritual journey and ministry experience. Renewable for four years based on continued evidence of strong Christian character and minimum GPA of 2.75.|
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||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 holiness 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.|
|$125||Tom Corey Memorial||Given in memory of Tom Corey to a deserving student.|
|$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||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||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.|
|$200||Kingswood Student Council||Given annually by the Student Council to a deserving student.|
|$200||Wayne Melvin Memorial||Established by Calvary Wesleyan Church in Maryland in memory of Wayne Melvin.|
|$225||Woodstock Wesleyan Church||Awarded to a student who is pursuing an interest in missions.|
|$250||Elaine Ingalls Hogg Memorial||Presented to a student with an interest in writing or music ministry.|
|$250||Gavel Honourary Scholarship||Given in honour of Theology professor, Dr. Kenneth Gavel, and awarded to a 3rd or 4th year Theology student.|
|$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||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.|
|$250||Vivian Cowan Memorial||Given in memory of Vivian Cowan to a female student in the ministerial program.|
|$275||Missions||Awarded to a student preparing for missionary work.|
|$275||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.|
|$300||Glen McCrea Memorial||Given by the family of alumnus, Glen McCrea (’49), to a student who exhibits strong Christian character and a servant spirit.|
|$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.|
|$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.|
|$350||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.|
|$450||Bernard DeMerchant Memorial||Awarded for outstanding Christian character, academic achievement, and servant leadership.|
|$450||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.|
|$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||Given by Robert & Darlene Perreault; 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||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.|
|$500||Salt Springs Church||Awarded to a student preparing for ministry.|
|$500||Saunders Honourary||Provided by Greg & Shelly Ricker in honour of George & Shirley Saunders, given for academic excellence, holy character, and ministry effectiveness.|
|$500||Tim R. B. Mills Memorial||Provided by the family in memory of alumnus, Tim Mills (’88); given for commitment to excellence, compassion, and concern.|
|$600||Kathy Ann Hutt Honourary||Given by Kingswood alumni, Myles and Mireille Hutt, in honour of Myles’ mother, a dedicated and faithful follower of Jesus, who provided great support to Myles as he pursued his degree at Kingswood.|
|$625||Lauretta MacCallum Memorial||Provided by her grandson, Kevin MacCallum, and awarded to a deserving student.|
|$650||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.|
|$650||Edna C. Lennox Memorial||Awarded to a student preparing for full-time ministry who exhibits strong platform and pulpit presence.|
|$700||Leslie Black Memorial||Awarded to a 4th year ministerial student for academic achievement and servant leadership, with a heart for evangelism.|
|$700||Rev. Handley C. Mullen Memorial||Provided by the Mullen family and awarded to a student preparing for ministry in memory of their father who was a great preacher and writer.|
|$750||Ed & Wilma Wissbroecker Honourary||Provided by long-term missionaries and given to a student with a definite call to missions.|
|$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||Ritenburgh||Awarded to a student who is outstanding in Christian character.|
|$1,000||Graham Memorial||Provided by the Graham family in memory of their parents; awarded to a student in the Christian School Education program.|
|$1,000 (3)||H. Boyd & Joanne Carson||Funded by Boyd Carson, to be awarded to a student from Atlantic Canada who displays academic excellence and leadership potential.|
|$1,000||H.K. & M.N. Sheets Memorial||Awarded to a 3rd or 4th year Wesleyan male student preparing for Pastoral Ministry, who has a heart for evangelism and an exemplary servant spirit.|
|$1,000||Donald & Marie Harding||Awarded to a 3rd or 4th year Wesleyan ministerial student for academic achievement.|
|$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. Daniel Heinz Memorial||Provided by the family and awarded to an upper-class Wesleyan ministerial student for outstanding Christian character and academic achievement.|
|$1,000||Dr. Orval C. Butcher Memorial||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||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||R & J Starks Women in Ministry||Awarded to a female student pursuing ordination as part of their degree program.|
|$1,100||Branscombe-MacCallum Memorial||Provided by the family of George & Maryellen (MacCallum) Branscombe in memory of their parents & grandparents.|
|$1,100||Earle Trouten Memorial||Awarded to a 4th year student for high academic achievement and student leadership.|
|$1,100||Marion Trouten||Awarded to a 4th year student, who aspires to excel in all things, including high academic achievement and student leadership.|
|$1,150||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.|
|$1,200||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.|
|$1,700||Donald R. Moffett Memorial||Awarded to a student who is involved in community service and leads by example, traits that were evident in the life of Donald Moffett.|
|$2,000 (10)||Mrs. Jean Irving Memorial||Awarded to a student from Atlantic Canada who demonstrates a strong Christian character and positive leadership influence and potential. Preference will be given to those preparing for local church ministry.|
|$2,100 (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||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.|
|$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.|
|$2,600||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.|
|$3,000||Zella Blanche Silver Memorial||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”.|
|$5,500||Josiah Smith Memorial||In memory of Josiah Smith, awarded to a student preparing for ministry with an emphasis on Church Planting.|
|$6,000 (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.|
This scholarship is designed to reward online students for perseverance over time in recognition of the unique challenges the online learning environment presents.
- Awarded upon completion of every 24 credit hours of online coursework.
- $500 Milestone Award or $750 Academic Excellence Milestone Award for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.8 will be applied to the next online course in which the student enrolls in.
- Transfer credits do not count toward Milestone hours; all Milestone hours must be completed through KU.
- Milestone hours and rewards accumulate and will not expire while the Milestone Scholarship Program is active. There is no requirement that a student be enrolled for consecutive terms.
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.
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Mile 0 Grant
Award: Up to $1500
Part of the Milestone Scholarship Program, this grant is available to every first-time KU student enrolling in an online degree program or those re-enrolling after a 5-year absence.
- This $500 grant is applied to each of the first three courses taken in the first two consecutive terms of enrolment. Maximum value is $1500.
- Non-degree students taking individual courses are not eligible until a degree is declared.
- Students transitioning from on-campus to online are not eligible.
Wesleyan Membership Grant
Award: $75 per term
This grant recognizes the significant financial support Kingswood University receives from The Wesleyan Church of North America.
- Available to full-time students (6 credit hours per term) who are official members in good standing of a Wesleyan Church in North America.
- Recipients must be recommended by a Wesleyan pastor from their local church.
- After their first year, recipients must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA to remain eligible for this grant.
“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