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If you have questions, contact:

Roxanne Poelstra

Financial Aid & Awards Coordinator
Email: financialaid@ambrose.edu
(403) 410-2938

For a list of all scholarships and bursaries, see List of Awards

In addition to internal scholarship opportunities, check out this list of external resources for financing.

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Undergraduate Financial Aid

Because we’re passionate about faith-inspired learning, we want to make an Ambrose education as affordable as possible for you. With the help of our community and partners, we offer a number of scholarships to both new and continuing students-it’s our way of investing in your education.

Take a look through the scholarships to see if you might be eligible for any of them.

Undergraduate Scholarship & Criteria Deadline Value

Automatic Academic Scholarship Criteria - Undergraduate Students

  • Minimum 75% (3.0 CGPA) on Ambrose admission requirements
  • Available to transfer and high school students
  • Automatic with admission by the deadline (no application required)

High School Average

  • 75%-79% - $500
  • 80%-84% - $750
  • 85%-89% - $1,000
  • 90%-94% - $1,500
  • 95%-100% - $2,000

August 1 - Fall Start

December 1 - Winter Start

$500 - $2,000

Automatic Scholarship Criteria - Transfer Students

Average on 15 credits or more from another institution.

  • 3.0 - 3.2 CGPA - $500
  • 3.3 - 3.5 CGPA - $1,000
  • 3.6 - 3.7 CGPA - $1,500
  • 3.8 - 4.0 CGPA - $2,000

Entrance: Music

  • Meet Ambrose admissions requirements
  • Based on faculty selection and audition
  • Available to students applying to Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts in Music

Ongoing

Various amounts

Entrance: Athletics

  • Meet Ambrose admissions requirements and make the team
  • Athletic Scholarships are based on athletic performance and making the varsity team, as determined by the coach. Reach out to a basketball, volleyball, soccer, futsal coach at Get Recruited. We’ll arrange for you to either come join the team for a practice, demonstrate your ability at an ID Camp, or send us some video footage.

Ongoing

Various

Entrance: Acting

  • Meet Ambrose admissions requirements
  • Based on faculty selection and audition
  • Available to students applying to Diploma in Acting

Ongoing

Various

Entrance: International Student Scholarship

  • Meet Ambrose admissions requirements
  • Available to new students entering their first year that are enroled in a program
  • Any student who requires a student visa / permit to study

Ongoing

$1,000

Church Youth Group Scholarship

  • Meet Ambrose admissions requirements
  • Must submit an attendee card to an Admissions Advisor during a visit or event
  • Will only be awarded once per person
  • Can be combined with other entrance scholarships
  • Does not apply to returning or continuing Ambrose students

Ongoing

$500

Legacy Youth Conference (LYC) or Nazarene Youth Conference (NYC) Scholarship

  • Meet Ambrose admissions requirements
  • Attends LYC or NYC event
  • Will only be awarded once per person
  • Can be combined with other entrance scholarships
  • Does not apply to returning or continuing Ambrose students

Ongoing

$1,000

Bachelor of Education (After Degree)

  • Students entering Bachelor of Education After Degree program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • No application required - automatically considered based on admission
  • Scholarships only available for early admission

June 1

$500 - $2,000

Continuing Student Scholarships

  • Scholarship recipients will be announced in early April
  • Any current student, including Internship and onSite students*, who will be continuing studies at Ambrose in the upcoming fall full time (9 credits) or 6 credits for students with disability
  • Minimum 2.0 CGPA as of last semester
  • Students must be currently enroled full time (9 credits) in a program**
  • Applications accepted from January 25 to February 28

*Internship, thesis program, and onSite students leaving for the fall are considered full time students

**Students who have been approved to study at a 40%-course load as a full-time equivalent based on a disability will be considered for full-time awards. (See schedule 4: Federal/Provincial Grant for Post-secondary student with Disabilities)

For a list of our endowed scholarships and bursaries, see List of Awards

February 28

Various amounts

Christian High School Scholarship

  • Minimum 80% on Ambrose admission requirements
  • Schools that are members of ACSI or CSI

March 31

$3,000/year over 8 consecutive semesters or one degree

Church Servant Leadership Scholarship

  • Meet Ambrose admissions requirements
  • Ambrose will match up to $2,000/academic year of church support
  • Deadline is March 31

May 1
available for students beginning in September only

up to $2,000/year

Presidential Scholarship

  • Minimum 85% on Ambrose admission requirements

January 31

Over $50,000 (full tuition) over 8 consecutive semesters

International Worker Children

  • Meet Ambrose admissions requirements
  • Parents must be active International/Cross Cultural Workers working in the field with a designated organization
  • 21 and under
  • International Worker Children (21 and under) who are currently attending a Christian High School overseas, may apply for the Christian Scholarship (see above)

Ongoing

$1,000

Quizzing

  • Applicant must have participated in at least 2 years of a Bible Quizzing program at local church or district level and is verified by Quiz coach
  • Meet Ambrose admissions' requirements
  • Currently be in high school at time of application
  • Available to new students entering their first year that are enrolled in a program
  • Ambrose honours entrance students participating in Quizzing from various denominations

Ongoing

$1,000

Camp Chamisall Matching Grant Application

Undergraduate students attending Ambrose University who receive financial support from Camp Chamisall can have that support matched by Ambrose up to $1,000/academic year. This grant is only available for the fall and winter semesters.

Application form

August 31

$1,000

Southern Alberta Bible Camp Matching Grant Application

Undergraduate students attending Ambrose University who receive financial support from SABC can have that support matched by Ambrose up to $1,000/academic year. This grant is only available for the fall and winter semesters.

Application form

August 31

$1,000

Camp Harmattan Matching Grant Application

Undergraduate students attending Ambrose University who receive financial support from Camp Harmattan can have that support matched by Ambrose up to $1,000/academic year. This grant is only available for the fall and winter semesters.

Application form

August 31

$1,000

Alberta-NWT Command, The Royal Canadian Legion - Bursary

The award of bursaries is based on financial need and includes any person who is serving or has honourably served in the Canadian armed Forces, the Commonwealth or its wartime allies or as a regular member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or as a Peace Officer in a special duty area or on a special duty operation, or who has served in the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during wartime, and their dependents. This also includes children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who are in need of financial assistance.

Must show proof of connection to the veteran using document such as discharge papers, record of service, birth certificates and marriage certificates, or proof of connection to a AB-NWT Command Legion member.

Please contact the Financial Aid office at financialaid@ambrose.edu or call (403) 410-2938 to check your eligibility.

Seminary Financial Aid

The money you put towards your education is an investment in yourself and your future. Because your time at Ambrose Seminary will equip you to make a difference in your world, we think it’s the best investment you can make.

We’ve put together information and tools to help you determine the likely cost of this investment as well as the many sources you can turn to to get support.

Seminary Scholarship & Criteria

Scholarship & Criteria Deadline Value

General Entrance: Academic and Leadership

Available to new students enroled in a degree program at Ambrose Seminary

  • Must have earned a minimum 3.0 interim overall GPA during undergraduate degree
  • Must be enroled in at least 6 credits in subsequent Fall and Winter semesters at Ambrose Seminary

Apply Online

December 1 (students beginning in the Winter semester)

June 1 (students beginning in the Fall semester)

Up to $3000

Entrance: International Student Scholarship

  • Meet Ambrose admissions requirements
  • Available to new students entering their first year that are enroled in a program
  • Any student who requires a student visa / permit to study

Automatic

$1000

Archibald Foundation Scholarship

Awarded to an entering student preparing for overseas ministry or full-time vocational pastoral ministry with the Christian & Missionary Alliance

  • Must be enroled full time at Ambrose Seminary

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Based on applications received

Various amounts

Church Servant Leadership Scholarship

For individuals whose churches believe they have potential for learning, leadership, and service to the church and the world.

March 31

Various, based on church’s approval - maximum value of $4,000 per year over 8 consecutive semesters

Finish Free Scholarship

Available to students who have completed 60 credits at Ambrose Seminary and have 30 Master of Divinity credits remaining.

  • Must have a 3.0 CGPA
  • Must complete the final 30 credits within 3 academic years
  • Must declare enrolment in the Master of Divinity prior to the first day of classes in order to be eligible
  • Scholarship covers tuition but not fees

MDiv declaration - September 1

Full tuition for third year

Continuing Student Scholarships

Available to current students who will be continuing studies at Ambrose Seminary in the upcoming semester or graduating in the spring

  • Scholarship recipients will be announced in early April
  • Minimum 2.0 CGPA as of last semester
  • Must be currently enroled in a program
  • Must be taking a class in September
    • Preference will be given to full time students (18 credit hours between September - May)
  • Applications accepted from January 25 to February 28

Apply Online

For a list of all our endowed scholarships and bursaries, see List of Awards

February 28

Various amounts

Church Partner Program Scholarship… for Part-Timers!

  • Ambrose will match a church donation up to a maximum of $100 per 3-credit course for a student’s education
  • Ambrose will match up to $600/academic year of church support
  • Student must be admitted to a seminary program
  • Must have a 2.0 CGPA
  • Student is enroled for a maximum of 2 courses each semester
  • Eligible for 3-credit courses only

Application Form

Due dates:

Spring: May 1

Fall: September 1

Winter: January 1

up to $1200/year


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Your Ambrose Enrolment Team

We are your main point of contact for admission inquiries, program information and for scheduling campus visits. We are passionate about connecting you with the Ambrose community, and are dedicated to your success as a student.

We are happy to help you with any questions you may have.

For all enrolment inquiries contact:

Tel: 403-410-2900
Toll Free: 800-461-1222
Email: enrolment@ambrose.edu