Financial Aid

Regis College financial assistance is funded from a number of bursary and scholarship accounts established by generous donors to help students meet the costs of their theological education. The Regis College Awards Committee considers financial need, service to the college, academic scholarship and commitment to theological education when granting these awards.

 

Note to the prospective Master of Arts in in Theological Studies (MA) and Master of Theology (ThM) applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada:

The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program (CGS-M), under the SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) award is available for application. Information link is available at the Toronto School of Theology website (click on SSHRC OGS Application Guide).

Financial Assistance Application Form

General Interest and Professional Program Awards

M.T.S., M.A. in M.S., M.Div., S.T.M.
D.E.C.S, C.E.C.S., D.L.S., D.S.D., D.S.T., D.T.S.

To fulfill Ontario Student Opportunity Fund requirements, those awards asterisked as partially funded by OSOTF are restricted in certain years to Canadian citizens who have been resident in Ontario for at least one year. For more information please see: Conditions and Requirements.

  • Awards Available for All Students

    The Alpha Sigma Nu Entrance Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded each year to an entering student who, through her or his programs of study, are believed to have the potential to contribute to the intellectual, social, moral and religious ideals of Jesuit higher education.

     

    The Caroline Marshall Bursary* of $1,000, established in 1997 to honour Mrs. Caroline Marshall on the occasion of her retirement as Registrar of Regis College, is awarded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Gwen Egan Bursary* of $1,000 is awarded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Harold and Anne Costello Bursary* of $1,500 is awarded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Jacques Monet Scholarship* of $2,000, established to honour Jacques Monet, S.J.’s years as resident of Regis College, is awarded annually to a student in any one of the College’s degree programs.

     

    The John Hochban Scholarship* of $1,000 is awarded to a student in a degree program who best demonstrates the community spirit and qualities of personality exemplified by John Hochban, S.J., in his service to Regis College as Rector, Vice-President, and Registrar.

     

    The John V. Prendergast Bursary* of $2,500 is awarded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Marion McCarthy Bursary* of $2,500 is awarded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Moira Hughes Bursary* of $1,000, established in 1997 to honour Mrs. Moira Hughes on the occasion of her retirement as Administrative Assistant to the President of Regis College, is awarded to a student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The School Sisters of Notre Dame Bursary* of $2,500, is awarded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Tuohy Bursary* of $1,500 is awarded to a deserving student in any degree program.

     

    The William Larkin Bursary* of $2,500, established by William Larkin, the architect responsible for the renovation of the Regis College buildings, is awarded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Adrienne Pereira Bursary* of $2,000 is awarded annually to a 2nd year student who exemplifies the Ignatian spirit in academics and student life in a Regis degree program.

     

    The A. N. Deland Family Scholarship* of $1,500 is provided for a faculty assistant in history, or an assistant to the Canadian Institute for Jesuit Studies and the Jesuit Archives.

     

    The Amanda Dolanjski Scholarship* of $800 is awarded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The John E. Costello Bursary* of $4,000 is awarded to a student who seeks excellence in academic engagement and Ignatian generosity.

     

    The Kuna-Delicaet Scholarship of $2,500, established by Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Delicaet to honor their parents, is awarded for academic excellence to an advanced student, as demonstrated by scholarly achievement and letters of recommendation.

     

    The Leonard G Delicaet Scholarship* of $2,250 is awarded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Jean-Marc Laporte Graduate Scholarship* of $2,500, established to honor the presidency of Jean-Marc Laporte, S.J., is awarded annually to a research program student at Regis College on the basis of academic competence and the merit of his/her research proposal.

     

    The Joseph Plevnik Bursary* of $1,500 is awarded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Gordon A. Rixon Bursary* of $3,000 is awarded to a Regis College student preparing to engage in public leadership in church and society.

     

    The George Schner Award* of $2,000 is awraded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The D. Stanley Bursary* of $500, established to honor a former professor of New Testament studies at Regis College, is awarded annually to a research program student in biblical studies.

     

    The Carl and Hertha Starkloff Bursary* of $2,000, established by family donors to honour the parents of Fr. Carl Starkloff, S.J., is awarded to a deserving Research program student.

  • Awards for Female Students

    The Reverend Mother Ignatia Campbell Bursary* of $4,000 is awarded to a deserving female student in any degree program.

     

    The R.A.F. MacKenzie Bursary of $1,500, is awarded to a deserving Catholic woman in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Walter and Mary Tuohy Fund* of $3,000 is awarded to a lay female student in any degree program.

  • Awards for Lay Students

    The Canadian Conventual Franciscan Friars Bursary* of $2,500 is awarded to a deserving lay student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Dr. Peter and Barbara Peloso Bursary* of $2,500 is awarded to a deserving lay student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Edward F. Sheridan Bursary*; Frederick E. Crowe Bursary*; Gerald W. Tait Bursary*: each award of $2,500 is awarded to a deserving lay student in any Regis degree program. These bursaries were established by the Jesuit Fathers of Upper Canada and by various Canadian Jesuit Communities.

     

    The Helen Poole Clair Award of $1,500, established to honour Mrs. Helen Poole Clair, first lay graduate of Regis College, is awarded to a needy lay student in any Regis degree program.

  • Integration for Ministry Program (D.S.D., D.S.T., D.T.S.)

    The Sr. Cathleen Flynn, C.S.J. Awards* (5) of $1,500 each are awarded to students entering Integration for Ministry diploma programs (D.S.D., D.S.T., D.T.S.) or the M.A. in M.S. program for full-time studies beginning in September 2008. Successful applicants may reapply for one additional year of support. Part-time applicants may also apply and may share the award with another recipient. One or more of these awards may be restricted to Canadian citizens who have been residents of Ontario for at least one year.

     

    The Mary Therese Gervais Award* of $2,000 is awarded to a student in the Integration for Ministry/Diploma in Spiritual Direction Program.

  • Master of Arts in Ministry and Spirituality (M.A. in M.A.)

    The Sr. Cathleen Flynn, C.S.J. Awards* (5) of $1,500 each are awarded to students entering Integration for Ministry diploma programs (D.S.D., D.S.T., D.T.S.) or the M.A. in M.S. program for full-time studies beginning in September 2008. Successful applicants may reapply for one additional year of support. Part-time applicants may also apply and may share the award with another recipient. One or more of these awards may be restricted to Canadian citizens who have been residents of Ontario for at least one year.

  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

    The Cecil Ryan Memorial Bursary* of $1,000 is awarded to a deserving student in the Master of Divinity Program

  • Priesthood

    The Anne M. Kuna-Delicaet Scholarship* of $2,000, established by Mr. Leonard Delicaet to honour his wife Anne on the occasion of their 30th wedding anniversary, is awarded to a Jesuit student with scholarly promise.

     

    The Jean Annette V. Desroches Scholarship* of $1,000 is awarded to a deserving candidate for the priesthood.

     

    The Genevieve Khoury Scholarship of $4,000 supports the training of a Jesuit for the priesthood.

     

    The Marcella McGowan Scholarship of $2,500, established by the late Marcella McGowan, is awarded to a Regis College candidate for the priesthood.

     

    The Pedro Arrupe Fund is an endowment given by the Regis College Jesuit Community in memory of the twenty-eighth Jesuit Superior General. Awarded by the Rector of the Jesuit Community, it provides assistance to Jesuit students from abroad.

     

    The Jesuit Fathers of Lourdes Award* of $1,000 is awarded to a Regis College student who contributes to the parish in pastoral or theological ministry.

  • Working With Children

    The Light for Children Bursary of $1,000, established anonymously, is granted to a student in any degree program who will work with children.

Research Program Awards

Th.D., Th.M., M.A., S.T.L., S.T.D.

To fulfill Ontario Student Opportunity Fund requirements, those awards asterisked as partially funded by OSOTF are restricted in certain years to Canadian citizens who have been resident in Ontario for at least one year. For more information please see: Conditions and Requirements.

 

A limited number of $5,000 awards are available for international students entering the ThD program, which can be renewed for up to four additional years.

  • Awards for Research Program Students

    The Margaret O’Gara Scholarship for Advanced Degree Students in Ecumenical Theology of $2,000 is open to master’s and doctoral students registered in any college of the Toronto School of Theology. More information available here.

     

    The Alpha Sigma Nu Entrance Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded each year to an entering student who, through her or his programs of study, are believed to have the potential to contribute to the intellectual, social, moral and religious ideals of Jesuit higher education.

     

    The Carl and Hertha Starkloff Bursary of $2,000, established by family donors to honour the parents of Fr. Carl Starkoff, S.J., is awarded to a deserving Research program student.

     

    The Caroline Marshall Bursary* of $1,000, established in 1997 to honour Mrs. Caroline Marshall on the occasion of her retirement as Registrar of Regis College, is awarded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Gwen Egan Bursary* of $1,000 is awarded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Harold and Anne Costello Bursary* of $1,500 is awarded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Jacques Monet Scholarship* of $2,000, established to honour Jacques Monet, S.J.’s years as resident of Regis College, is awarded annually to a student in any one of the College’s degree programs.

     

    The John Hochban Scholarship* of $1,000 is awarded to a student in a degree program who best demonstrates the community spirit and qualities of personality exemplified by John Hochban, S.J., in his service to Regis College as Rector, Vice-President, and Registrar.

     

    The John V. Prendergast Bursary* of $2,500 is awarded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Marion McCarthy Bursary* of $2,500 is awarded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Moira Hughes Bursary* of $1,000, established in 1997 to honour Mrs. Moira Hughes on the occasion of her retirement as Administrative Assistant to the President of Regis College, is awarded to a student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The School Sisters of Notre Dame Bursary* of $2,500 is awarded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Tuohy Bursary* of $1,500 is awarded to a deserving student in any degree program.

     

    The William Larkin Bursary* of $2,500, established by William Larkin, the architect responsible for the renovation of the Regis College buildings, is awarded to a deserving student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Adrienne Pereira Bursary* is awarded annually to a second year student who exemplifies the Ignatian spirit in academics and student life, and as a member of the broader Regis community.

  • Academic Excellence

    The Kuna-Delicaet Scholarship of $2,500, established by Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Delicaet to honour their parents, is awarded for academic excellence to a research program student, as demonstrated by scholarly achievement and letters of recommendation.

     

    The Jean-Marc Laporte Graduate Scholarship* of $2,500, established to honour the presidency of Jean-Marc Laporte, S.J., is awarded annually to a research program student of Regis College on the basis of academic competence and the merit of his/her research proposal.

  • Biblical Studies

    The D. Stanley Bursary of $500, established to honour a former professor of New Testament studies at Regis College, is awarded annually to a research program student in biblical studies.

  • Doctor of Theology (Th.D.)

    Th.D. Research Scholarships* of $7,500 each are awarded to a limited number of students entering a Th.D. program in any field of research. Successful applicants may reapply for up to four years of additional support. These awards sometimes incorporate another named award.

     

    Lonergan Studies Scholarship* of $10,000 is granted to a student entering a Th.D. program in September 2009. The successful applicant may apply for one additional year of funding at the $10,000 and up to two additional years at the $5,000 level.

     

    The Lupina Scholarships* (2) of $10,000 each are granted to a student entering a Th.D. program in spirituality, well-being or health-care. Successful applicants may reapply for up to three years of additional support.

     

    The School Sisters of Notre Dame Award of $5,000, is awarded periodically to a deserving international student entering the Th.D. program. The successful applicant may reapply for up to four years of additional support.

     

    The Lorreto Sisters Award of $5,000 is awarded periodically to a female candidate entering the Th.D. program. The successful applicant may reapply for up to four years of additional support.

  • Faculty Assistant

    The A.N. Deland Family Scholarship* of $1,500 is provided for a faculty assistant in History, or an assistant to the Canadian Institute for Jesuit Studies and the Jesuit Archives.

  • Female Students

    The Lorreto Sisters Award of $5,000 is awarded to a female candidate entering the Th.D. program in September 2013. The successful applicant may reapply for four years of additional support.

     

    The Reverend Mother Ignatia Campbell Bursary* of $4,000 is awarded to a deserving female student in any degree program.

     

    The R.A.F. MacKenzie Bursary of $1,500, is awarded to a deserving Catholic woman in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Walter and Mary Tuohy Fund* of $3,000 is awarded to a lay female student in any degree program.

  • International Students

    The School Sisters of Notre Dame Award of $5,000, is awarded to a deserving international student entering the Th.D. program in September 2008. The successful applicant may reapply for up to four years of additional support.

  • Lay Student

    The Canadian Conventual Franciscan Friars Bursary* of $2,500 is awarded to a deserving lay student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Dr. Peter and Barbara Peloso Bursary* of $2,500 is awarded to a deserving lay student in any Regis degree program.

     

    The Edward F. Sheridan Bursary*; Frederick E. Crowe Bursary*; Gerald W. Tait Bursary*: each award of $2,500 is awarded to a deserving lay student in any Regis degree program. These bursaries were established by the Jesuit Fathers of Upper Canada and by various Canadian Jesuit Communities.

     

    The Helen Poole Clair Award of $1,500, established to honour Mrs. Helen Poole Clair, first lay graduate of Regis College, is awarded to a needy lay student in any Regis degree program.

  • Lonergan Studies

    Lonergan Studies Scholarship* of $10,000 is granted to a student entering a Th.D. program in September 2009. The successful applicant may apply for one additional year of funding at the $10,000 and up to two additional years at the $5,000 level.

  • Masters of Theology (Th.M)

    The Th.M. Bursaries* of $4,000 each are awarded to a limited number of students entering the Th.M. program for full-time studies. Successful applicants may reapply for one additional year of support. Part-time applicants may also apply and may share an award with another recipient. These awards sometimes incorporate another named award.

  • Priesthood

    The Anne M. Kuna-Delicaet Scholarship* of $2,000, established by Mr. Leonard Delicaet to honour his wife Anne on the occasion of their 30th wedding anniversary, is awarded to a Jesuit student with scholarly promise.

     

    The Jean Annette V. Desroches Scholarship* of $1,000 is awarded to a deserving candidate for the priesthood.

     

    The Genevieve Khoury Scholarship of $4,000 supports the training of a Jesuit for the priesthood.

     

    The Marcella McGowan Scholarship of $2,500, established by the late Marcella McGowan, is awarded to a Regis College candidate for the priesthood.

     

    The Pedro Arrupe Fund is an endowment given by the Regis College Jesuit Community in memory of the twenty-eighth Jesuit Superior General. Awarded by the Rector of the Jesuit Community, it provides assistance to Jesuit students from abroad.

  • Spirituality, Well-Being, or Healthcare

    The Lupina Scholarships* (2) of $10,000 each are granted to a student entering a Th.D. program in spirituality, well-being or health-care. Successful applicants may reapply for up to three years of additional support.

  • Working With Children

    The Light for Children Bursary of $1,000, established anonymously, is granted to a student in any degree program who will work with children.

Other Sources of Financial Aid

  • External Bursaries Available to Regis Students

    The following bursaries have been offered in past years and are usually posted on bulletin boards throughout the College. Do not contact them until the information is posted:

     

    • Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception Bursary;
    • Loretto Sisters (Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary) Theology Bursary;
      Redemptorist Anniversary Bursary for Lay Theologians;
    • The Sister Catherine Donnelly Theology
    • Mission Bursary (Sisters of Service of Canada);
    • Fontbonne Theology Bursary (Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton);
      Sisters of St. Joseph of London, Educational Bursary;
    • War Memorial Bursary Fund (St. George’s United Church).

     

    The following orders and organisations also have made funds available to students:

     

    • Loyola House, Guelph;
    • Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus;
    • Sisters of our Lady of the Missions;
    • Ursulines of the Chatham Union; and
    • Department of Veterans Affairs, USA.

     

    Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, Toronto School of Theology: http://www.tst.edu/academic/scholarships-and-bursaries
    Please check the Student Information Bulletin Boards regularly for notices of available bursaries.

  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

    The OSAP offers assistance in the form of interest-free student loans to Ontario residents who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, to assist with educational and living expenses. Applications are available through the Finance Office, Room 110. Information on OSAP is available online at http://osap.gov.on.ca. UofT has a bursary program called UTAPS that is intended to top up OSAP loans. Maximum award is $2000. Apply through Admission and Awards, 315 Bloor Street West, 416-978-2190.

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

    The SSHRC of Canada is the largest federal funding agency for university-based research and graduate training in the social sciences and humanities, including religious studies. The applicant must be a Canadian citizen or have landed immigrant status. The deadline for most grants is October 15. For further information, check www.sshrc.ca, e-mail z-info@sshrc.ca, or phone 613-992-0691.

  • Student Employment at Regis College

    Some Regis College faculty members have teaching assistants to help with tutorials, grading of papers and exams, and research. Advanced Degree students may apply to the Dean for available positions. Regis College may also need students to serve as assistants to faculty members, administrative staff, or library staff. Students may apply to the Dean for available positions.

  • Financial Aid for American Citizens

    http://www.tst.edu/academic/scholarships-and-bursaries

    Please seek advice from the Office of Enrolment Services, University of Toronto about other possible loans:
    http://www.adm.utoronto.ca/financial-aid/

  • Financial Assistance for Aboriginal Students

    Information about scholarships and bursaries outside the University of Toronto is available through the First Nations House, University of Toronto. A list of external funding is posted at http://fnh.utoronto.ca/Current-Students/Financial-Aid/Bursaries-And-Scholarships.htm#external

     

    First Nations House
    University of Toronto
    Borden Building North
    563 Spadina Avenue, 3rd floor
    Toronto, ON      M5S 2J7
    Tel. 416-978-8227, 800-810-8069
    Fax 416-978-1893
    Email: fnh.info@utoronto.ca
    Web:  www.fnh.utoronto.ca

Conditions and Requirements

Applications are to reach the Registrar’s Office:

 

  • March 15 – Last day for current students to submit Financial Assistance Application for the next academic Year
  • August 15 – Last day for incoming new students to submit Financial Assistance Application for the next academic Year
  • November 15 – Due date for current students to send in late financial assistance applications for undistributed funds

Please note the following guidelines regarding the acceptance of scholarships and bursaries:

 

  • Financial awards are credited to the student’s account on the Student Web System(SWS(ACORN)) as specified in the award letter, usually in the first month of the applicable session.
  • Students must comply with any conditions specified in the award letter.
  • Students who have received awards may defer payment of their tuition fees until the award is credited to their account by contacting the Finance Office at Regis College.
  • Not all scholarships and bursaries are awarded every year.
  • Amounts awarded are subject to change at the discretion of the Awards Committee of Regis College.
  • To fulfill OSOTF requirements, those awards asterisked as partially funded by OSOTF are restricted in certain years to Canadian citizens and Ontario residents.
  • Bursaries and scholarships are only applicable to current fees in the year awarded.
  • Awards may not be applied against any outstanding fees from previous years nor deferred to a subsequent year.
  • Any recipient of a Regis College scholarship or bursary who fails to register or withdraws from their program will forfeit or return the award.
  • Students who take fewer courses than declared on their award application forms or drop courses within ten weeks of the start of the semester may have their award reduced or required to return part of all of the award.
  • Students applying for financial assistance from Regis College must advise the Awards Committee of any applications made to other funding sources and any positive outcomes of such applications.  In instances where funds contributed by Regis College are required to secure an external grant (e.g. Ontario Graduate Scholarship), any funds awarded by Regis College will be applied toward the matching requirement.
  • Applications may be considered as they are submitted and are subject to availability of funds.