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Scholarships and Grants

We offer thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants each year to qualified Kingswood students, thanks to the generous donations of our alumni and other supporters. We remain committed to making a Kingswood education affordable for all.

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Scholarships

Presidential Scholarships

Award: $1,000-$4,000

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
Entrance Scholarships

All incoming first year students are eligible for entrance scholarships, based on the criteria established by the scholarship donor.

Amount SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION
$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 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

Award: $1000

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.

Amount SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION
$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 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.
$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 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.
$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 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 Gavel Honourary Scholarship Given in honour of Theology professor, Dr. Kenneth Gavel, and awarded to a 3rd or 4th year Theology student.
$250 Glen McCrea Memorial Given by the family of alumnus, Glen McCrea (’49), to a student who exhibits strong Christian character and a servant spirit.
$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 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.
$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 Vivian Cowan Memorial Given in memory of Vivian Cowan to a female student in the ministerial program.
$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.
$300 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.
$400 Bernard DeMerchant Memorial Awarded for outstanding Christian character, academic achievement, and servant leadership.
$400 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.
$550 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 Ed & Wilma Wissbroecker Honourary Provided by long-term missionaries and given to a student with a definite call to missions.
$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 Lauretta MacCallum Memorial Provided by her grandson, Kevin MacCallum, and awarded to a deserving student.
$650 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.
$700 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.
$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.
$900 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.
$950 Donald & Marie Harding Awarded to a 3rd or 4th year Wesleyan ministerial student for academic achievement.
$1,000 Branscombe-MacCallum Memorial Provided by the family of George & Maryellen (MacCallum) Branscombe in memory of their parents & grandparents.
$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 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.
$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 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 Carson, to be awarded to a student from Atlantic Canada who displays academic excellence and leadership potential.
$1,000 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.
$1,000 Kontrol Automation Given to a 4th year Christian Counselling student who plans to pursue a Master’s in Counselling.
$1,000 Marion Trouten Awarded to a 4th year student, who aspires to excel in all things, including high academic achievement and student leadership.
$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.
$1,000 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.
$2,300 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.
$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.
$2,500 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.
$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”.
$5,000 Josiah Smith Memorial In memory of Josiah Smith, awarded to a student preparing for ministry with an emphasis on Church Planting.
$5,600 (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.

Grants

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.
Shepherd’s Grant

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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Why invest?

 

“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