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Internal Scholarships

Thanks to generous donors, Saint Paul University is able to offer scholarships to students of various disciplines. 

ALL PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Élisabeth Jeannine Lacelle Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to female francophone or bilingual students who achieve academic excellence. The award is available to students of all faculties.

Born in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Élisabeth Jeannine Lacelle was the first woman to graduate from the Faculty of Theology at Saint Paul University, in 1967. Her studies of women and religion, notably Christianity, have made her a much sought after guest speaker and resource person in Europe and the United States, as well as throughout Canada.

Mgr H. Belleau Scholarship

The Oblates of Mary Immaculate administer a scholarship fund for the Mgr. H. Belleau Foundation. These scholarships are awarded to priests or candidates to the priesthood, nuns or pastoral agents from developing countries who are pursuing their studies at Saint Paul University and who confirm that they are returning home after their studies.

  • Value: up to $3,500.
  • Number of Scholarships: variable.
  • Application Deadline: April 6, 2018
  • Scholarship applied to the fall semester
  • How to apply:
    • Read instructions on memo
    • Fill out the application
    • Submit all the documents to the Vice-Rectorate, Administration (Room LAF-183).
CANON LAW

Thomas Moncion Bursary

This bursary is available to candidates for the priesthood or priests who want to complete their training in Canon Law. Recipients are determined by the Dean of the Faculty of Canon Law and the Rector of the University.

Marc Meehan Prize

This Prize is a merit-based award available to students enrolled in the Licentiate in Canon Law program.

  • Value: $1,000.
  • Number of Awards: 2.
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2017.
  • How to apply: Upon the invitation of the Dean of the Faculty of Canon Law, students will be asked to provide a letter of interest.
THEOLOGY

The Chancellor’s Prize

The Chancellor’s Prize is awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Licentiate in Theology (L.Th.) who, having fulfilled the requirements of the program, obtained the best average of its cohort, with a minimum of A, and has been recommended by the evaluators during the comprehensive examination. If no student stands in its program in a given year, the award is not granted.

  • Value: $1,000.
  • Number of Awards: 1.
  • Application Deadline: not applicable.
  • How to apply: the Faculty of Theology manages the selection process and the Chancellor of the University approves the choice of the candidate. A certificate is issued.

The Reverend Clayton Vaughan Bursary

This bursary is awarded to postulants of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa enrolled in the Anglican Studies program in the Faculty of Theology. The award is based on financial need. Preference is given to candidates for ordination. The award is presented by the Director of Anglican Studies.

International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons Bursary (KDS)

This bursary is available to full-time students preparing for ministry in their respective denominations in the Faculty of Theology. Preference will be given to candidates for ordination and students enrolled in the Master of Divinity program.

Côme Olivier Rochon Bursary

This bursary was created to help students in financial need continue their training to become Roman Catholic priests in the Faculty of Theology.

Achiel Peelman Bursary

This bursary was created in honour of the Peelman family and in recognition of Professor Achiel Peelman, OMI, of Saint Paul University. It is available to students of academic merit wishing to enroll or who are enrolled in doctoral programs at the Faculty of Theology.

Jean-Guy LeMarier, OMI, Bursary

This bursary is awarded to students of ethics or moral theology in the Faculty of Theology. There are two components to the award: one merit-based and one based on financial need.

 

St. Peter’s Province Scholarship for Studies in Christian Spirituality

This scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for full-time undergraduate students registered in three- or four-year programs. The award recognizes academic excellence in the area of Christian Spirituality.

  • Value: $1,000.
  • Number of Awards: 1.
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2017.
  • How to apply: Submit an essay reflecting an understanding of the field of Christian Spirituality for review by a jury of professors, with a one-page Letter of Intent to the Dean of the Faculty of Theology (doyenthodean@ustpaul.ca).
CONFLICT STUDIES

The Redekop-Kroeker Family Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students enrolled or wishing to enroll full-time in the Master's in Conflict Studies program, option research paper or thesis.

This scholarship is awarded based on academic excellence, as demonstrated by transcripts and by awards and distinctions received; the ability to conduct research (analytical ability, critical thinking, proven ability to put into practice knowledge and skills, proof of originality and independence); the ability to complete a project within a reasonable period of time; the relevance of the research project to the priority themes of the scholarship; the ability to communicate, including writing; a demonstrated commitment to community service and other related activities.

  • Value: $500.
  • Number of Awards: 1.
  • Period of Study: Available in year two of the Master's in Conflict Studies program.
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2017.
  • How to apply: Send to the Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences (doyenfsh@ustpaul.ca) a CV, transcripts and a two-page description of the research project, which should indicate the connection with the scholarship's objectives.
  • The Selection Committee will consist of three professors chosen by the School of Conflict Studies.

Many communities and families are wracked by conflict, which manifests itself as physical and lateral violence. Sometimes conflicts have a long history of enmity and difficulty in communication. Bill and Loreen (Kroeker) Redekop have devoted their lives to community service, positively affecting the lives of young people and adults. They have been attuned to the matters of social justice and the promotion of good relations among community members, building bridges across long-standing barriers.

To promote the dignity and inalienable rights of the human person as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, the Redekop-Kroeker Scholarship in Conflict Studies supports the work focusing on an aspect of the resolution and prevention of conflicts. The priority themes of the bursary are peace practices, gender studies, children in war and conflict situations, international humanitarian law, and social justice.

COUNSELLING AND SPIRITUALITY

The Ottawa City Union of the International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons Scholarship (KDS)

This scholarship is available to students in the Master's and doctoral programs of Counselling and Spirituality. Applicants must have a profile and a potential for service that is consistent with the focus of the KDS: to lend a hand in service to others as taken from Mark 10:45, "Not to be ministered unto, but to minister."

  • Value: $1,250.
  • Number of Awards: 2.
  • Period of Study: Available in the second term of the Master's or doctoral program of Counselling and Spirituality.
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2017
  • How to apply: Send a Letter of Intent to the Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences (doyenfsh@ustpaul.ca).

The Selection Committee will consist of three professors chosen by the School of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality.

MASTER OF ARTS IN TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP AND SPIRITUALITY

Entrance Scholarships

The Providence School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality is pleased to offer entrance scholarships to students applying to the Master of Arts in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality. The scholarships are funded through the generosity of the Sisters of Providence. The entrance scholarships are merit-based. Recipients for these scholarships will have demonstrated a capacity to succeed at the graduate level through prior academic excellence (high averages (A) throughout previous academic work). These scholarships are renewable. Renewal criteria include full-time registration and the maintaining a grade point average of 8.5.

  • Value: $1,000.
  • Number of Scholarships: 4.
  • Application Deadline: August 13, 2017
  • How to apply: Send the Application Form to the Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences (doyenfsh@ustpaul.ca).

 

MASTER IN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Entrance Scholarships

The Centre for Religious Education and Catechesis is pleased to offer entrance scholarships to students applying to the Master in Religious Education. The scholarships are funded by the Sisters of Service through the Daly Foundation. The entrance scholarships are merit-based. Recipients for these scholarships will have demonstrated a capacity to succeed at the graduate level through prior academic excellence (high averages (A) throughout previous academic work).

  • Value: $1,000.
  • Number of Scholarships: 4.
  • Application Deadline: August 13, 2017
  • How to apply: Send the Application Form to the Centre of Religious Education and Catechesis (recentre@ustpaul.ca).

Bursaries

The Centre for Religious Education and Catechesis is pleased to offer bursaries to students continuing in the Master in Religious Education. The bursaries were created to help students complete their graduate degree. They are funded by the Sisters of Service through the Daly Foundation. The bursaries are based on financial need.

  • Value: $1,000.
  • Number of Scholarships: 4.
  • Application Deadline: August 13, 2017. 

How to Apply: Send the Application Form to the Centre of Religious Education and Catechesis (recentre@ustpaul.ca).