School of Religious Studies

A.R. Gordon Awards

Established in 1998 by a bequest from Janette R. Gordon in memory of her father, Rev. Alexander Reid Gordon, who was a Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Literature at McGill University from 1907-1930.

Eligibility Awarded on the basis of academic merit, by the Faculty of Religious Studies, to an undergraduate or graduate student in the United Theological College.
Value Recruitment Scholarships (renewable): $7,500. Additional scholarships: Varies.

Arthur and Jessie Lochead Bursary Fund

Established in 1974 by a bequest from the Estates of Rev. and Mrs. A.W. Lochead

Eligibility To endow a bursary for students preparing for ordination and who are registered in the Faculty of Religious Studies.
Value $2,000.00

Barbara and Patrick Keenan Dissertation Finishing Fellowships

Established in 2012 by Barbara Keenan, BA 1954 and Patrick Keenan, B.Com 1954,,CA 1957.

Eligibility To support outstanding doctoral students in their final year in the Faculty of Religious Studies. Awarded by the Faculty of Religious Studies on the basis of academic merit. First recipient expected to receive award in 2017.
Value Varies; non-renewable

Deirdre and Robert Stevenson Award

Eligibility For students entering a graduate program at the Faculty of Religious Studies in which the study of Asian religions is a major component. Awarded by the Faculty of Religious Studies.
Value $3,000

Ellen Aitken Graduate Fellowship

Established in 2015 in memory of Professor Ellen Bradshaw Aitken, former Dean of the formerly known Faculty of Religious Studies, for outstanding graduate students in any field of study in the School of Religious Studies within the Faculty of Arts.

Eligibility Awarded by the School of Religious Studies on the basis of academic merit.
Value Varies

Last Update: 12 Mar. 2020


Houston Bursary

Established by a bequest from Thomas Houston in 1915.

Eligibility For students in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Religious Studies studying for the ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Canada or the United Church of Canada, with preference given to candidates whose mother tongue is French.
Value Varies

Samuel Finley National Bursary

Established in 1954 by a bequest from Miss Margaretta L. Finley.

Eligibility Awarded by the Dean of Religious Studies to a graduate student who is pursuing advanced studies in religion or theology.
Value $3,000

Topping Memorial Bursary

Established in 1976 by C.W. Topping in memory of his father, the Reverend N.B. Topping, a minister of the Methodist Church of Canada for 50 years.

Eligibility Awarded at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies to a graduate student pursuing advanced studies in religion or theology who has financial need and shows promise of becoming both a scholar and a humanitarian.
Value $1,000

W.M. Birks Awards

Eligibility Awarded to the students graduating with the best records in the B.A. (Religious Studies), B.Th., S.T.M. or M.A. (Religious Studies) programs.
Value $200

W.M. Birks Fellowship

Established in 1950 by donation from Mr. W.M. Birks-W.M. Birks Foundation.

Eligibility Awarded at the discretion of the Fellowship Committee and the Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies to a graduate student who is pursuing advanced studies in Religion and Theology.
Value $3,000

Wilfred Cantwell Smith Graduate Fellowships

Established in 2012 by Barbara Keenan, BA 1954 and Patrick Keenan, B.Com 1954, CA 1957.

Eligibility To support outstanding doctoral students in the Faculty of Religious Studies. Awarded by the Faculty of Religious Studies on the basis of academic merit. First recipient expected to receive award in 2015.
Value Varies; renewable up to three times

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