Financial Assistance at AST

Detailed information on Financial Assistance is available in the current Academic Calendar
(See our Academic Resources page)‌.

AST's bursary fund provides $55,000 annually to students with financial need. Please use this application form (pdf) to apply. The deadline for bursary applications is September 30 each year; awards are usually made by October 31.

AST's entrance scholarship fund totals $40,000. All MDiv and MA applicants are automatically considered for these awards. No separate application process is necessary.

Contact the Academic Office at 902-423-5592 with any questions.

United Church Students

Pine Hill Divinity Hall supports United Church Students studying at AST. All United Church of Canada candidates for ministry certified by Presbytery, District, Synod or Conference Admissions Board, are eligible to apply for financial assistance. Bursaries are also available for a limited number of lay applicants. For more information, contact Brenda Munro at 902-423-3158.

Anglican Students

Full-time theological students studying for ordination in the Anglican Church of Canada may be eligible for tuition assistance. Funding is also available to part-time and non-ordination stream candidates.

Roman Catholic Students

Roman Catholic students may be eligible for financial assistance through the Vocations Office of their diocese.

In addition, the Academic Office has received the following information on external applications:

  • The Anglican Foundation of Canada Deadline March 15
  • Canadian Federation of University Women Award, Truro Deadline May 13
  • Canadian Federation of University Women Memorial Scholarship, Halifax Deadline June 15
    Information and Application (pdf)
  • ESTARL Scholarship Awards New Brunswick Deadline June 30
    Information (pdf)
    Application (pdf)
  • ESTARL Scholarship Awards Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Deadline October 31
    Information and Application (pdf)
  • The Fund for Theological Education Ministry Fellowships Deadline March 1
  • Martin Moser Society for Theological Studies Deadline May 11
    Information and Application (pdf)
  • McKiggan Hebert End Distracted Driving Scholarship Deadline May 31
  • Out on Bay Street Student Leadership Scholarships Deadline May 29
  • RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program Deadline February 28
  • Scholarship Award of the Bell Aliant Pioneer Volunteers Deadline May 15
  • Scholarship for working parents in Canada who are pursuing post-secondary education Deadline December 13

Please Note: ESTARL Awards are available in each province in Canada, with the exception of Newfoundland and Labrador. Applications can be submitted to the Grand Secretary in each region, according to the applicant’s province of residence.

U.S. Student Loans

Students with U.S. citizenship attending graduate degree programs on campus at Atlantic School of Theology (OPE ID School #04123100) may be eligible for U.S. Stafford and PLUS Loans through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. For more information, please see our U.S. Student Loans page.