Diocese of Fredericton

Financial Assistance

Diocese of Fredericton
115 Church Street, Fredericton NB  E3B 4C8
(506) 459 1801 [o]  (506) 460 0520 [f]

Scholarships, bursaries, grants or awards identified by, or available through, the Diocese of Fredericton.

The Mabel C. Dean Memorial Bursary

Jubilee Award for Clergy Sabbaticals

Canon Hubert Drillen Award

Canon W.S.H. Morris Scholarship

The Divinity Education Fund

The J.E.A. Crake - George C. Lemmon Bursary

Pickett Scovil Memorial Fund

The Most Rev'd Harold L. Nutter Scholarship

The Hall Music Bursary

Bishop Ivor Norris Bursary

Anglican Foundation - Theological Student Bursary

Anglican Worship Resources Society

The Scott Clarkson Educational Scholarship

The Segelberg Trust

The Mary Jacob Educational Bursary


THE MABEL C. DEAN MEMORIAL BURSARY
Post secondary education of clergy children


Description
$1,000 annual bursary in support of children of diocesan clergy at university, college, or other post secondary institution.

Eligibility
  • Based on financial need and academic standing
  • Preference to applicants graduating from High School
  • May be awarded to the same applicant in two or more years provided satisfactory academic standing is maintained
Mabel C. Dean Special Bursaries
May be made to qualified students in a financial emergency, provided funds are available.

Applications
Application deadline March 31
Application form


JUBILEE AWARD
For clergy sabbaticals

Description
A maximum of two $1500 awards annually in support of clergy sabbatical leave.

Eligibility
Clergy eligible for sabbattical leave under Regulation 7-8 Part 3

Funding
The Bursary is provided those of the Diocese of Frederictonin in the order of priesthood and encourages sabbatical leave. The Trust is generously supported in part by the J.E.A. Crake Foundation.

Application
Deadline 01 September. Send completed Application Form (fill and save) to:
The Bishop of Fredericton
115 Church Street, Fredericton NB  E3B 4C8




CANON HUBERT DRILLEN AWARD
For those studying for religious service


Description
Canon Thomas Hubert “Hubie” Drillen was a well-known, much loved and caring member of the clergy in the Diocese of Fredericton,. which of course encompasses all of New Brunswick.

Canon Drillen was the founder of the Guild of St. Joseph (also known as the “Holy Joes”), which now has Guilds established in many parishes throughout the Province and beyond the Diocese as well.

In his memory, some of the Guilds have established a Trust Fund which will provide assistance for members of their parishes who are studying for religious service as ministers, missionaries, directors of religious education, youth leadership or in church music.
 
Awards will be in the amount of $500.00 each per year and will be granted on a first-come basis to the limit of the funds available for that year.  Applications for awards will be considered at the annual Provincial meeting of the Guilds held in September or October each year.

Eligibility:
Applicants must:
  • be a member of the Anglican Church of Canada;
  • be resident in a parish where there is a contributing Guild;
  • be recommended by the incumbent of the parish;
  • be of good character and habits;
  • have successfully completed one year of study;
  • be acceptable to and approved by the Guild in the parish of residence
Applications:
Applications must be made in writing and provide evidence that the eligibilty criteria have been met. The deadline date for applications is August 31st and are to be mailed to:
 The Guild of St. Joseph, Christ Church Cathedral Office
168 Church Street Fredericton, NB   E3B 4C9



Funding
Generally the funding for the Awards will be contributed by individual Guilds of St. Joseph within the Diocese but individual contributions will be most welcome.
Cheques for donations should be made payable to the Diocese of Fredericton and mailed to the above noted address, clearly identified as being for the Drillen Trust.
Income tax receipts will be issued for donations from individuals.



CANON W.S.H. MORRIS SCHOLARSHIP
For clergy post ordination training


Description
Up to $5,000 awarded annually to assist the ongoing education of Atlantic Canadian Anglican clergy, within five years or so of graduation from theological studies, to study and/or travel outside of the region.

Eligibility
Based on academic merit and commitment to pastoral ministry. Preference given to those who pursue a formal qualification. Recipients are required to serve in an Anglican diocese in the Atlantic provinces for at least three years following completion of the study funded by the scholarship.

Applications

Applications should include:
  • A letter indicating previous education, current diocese and position, intended program of study, and a statement of how these studies will further pastoral ministry in the Atlantic region;
  • Evidence of admission to program of formal qualification, if appropriate.
Application deadline: May 31
To: Atlantic School of Theology
660 Francklyn Street, Halifax, N.S. B3H 3B5 


The DIVINITY EDUCATION FUND
Theological education for ordained ministry

Description
Awarded to theological students studying for the ordained ministry in the Diocese of Fredericton.

Eligibility
  • Study for the ordained ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton
  • Enrollment in an accredited and recognized theological institution
  • Awarded at the discretion of the Bishop of Fredericton with consideration of the terms of the funding trusts

Funding
The Fund is supported by various existing trusts for the purpose of divinity education as listed on the application form and held by the Diocese of Fredericton in the Diocesan Consolidated Investment Fund.

Applications

Applications to the Bishop of Fredericton are encouraged by 31 August, prior to the coming academic year.
Application Form

Contributions to the Fund or to one of its supporting trusts through the Diocese of Fredericton are welcome.

The J.E.A. CRAKE - GEORGE C. LEMMON BURSARY
Theological education towards ordination to priesthood

Description
Awarded to theological students studying for the ordained ministry of priest in the Diocese of Fredericton.

Eligibility
  • Study at an instituion which offers a graduate degree in theology
  • Primary consideration to candidates from the Parishes of Sackville, Dorchester and Westmorland
  • Consideration to Mount Allison University students planning to work in Anglican parishes other than those in the Diocese of Fredericton

Funding
The Bursary is provided by the J.E.A. Crake Foundation established by the late Dr. J. Ernest A. Crake, Josiah Wood Professor of Classics at Mount Allison University, 1946-1976 and in recognition of the Rt. Rev'd George C. Lemmon, seventh Bishop of Fredericton.

Applications

Applications to the Bishop of Fredericton by 31 August, prior to the coming academic year.
Application Form (fill and save)



The MOST REV'D H. L. NUTTER SCHOLARSHIP
Post Graduate Study in Theology

Description
Awarded to a member of the clergy in the Diocese of Fredericton or, secondly, to clergy from another diocese at the discretion of the Committee.

Eligibility
  • Ordained and in good standing
  • Graduate of a recognized Theological Seminary
  • Acceptance at a recognized university
  • May be awarded to the same applicant for up to three years, or until the degree is obtained, whichever comes first, provided that satisfactory work is accomplished each year

Applications

Applications to the Bishop of Fredericton

Contributions to the scholarship fund are welcome.



THE HALL MUSIC BURSARY

For those seeking education or study in Church Music

Description
Established in 2008 and in memory of Malcolm Charles Hall and Elizabeth Edna (Wetmore) Hall of Woodstock, New Brunswick who offered a ministry of church music for many years as members of choirs in the Parish of Woodstock.  The bursaries are awarded by 30 June each year.
Gifts to the Trust are welcome and will be receipted for income tax purposes.  Send to the Diocese of Fredericton clearly marked: "The Hall Music Trust."

Eligibilty
Bursaries awarded to persons who are actively pursuing education in the discipline of Christian church music, with preference being given first to applicants from the Anglican Parish of Woodstock, Province of New Brunswick who are sixteen years of age or under at the time of application; next to applicants from the Anglican Parish of Woodstock, Province of New Brunswick who are over sixteen years of age at the time of application; and then to applicants of any age who are residents of the County of Carleton or of the Diocese of Fredericton, Province of New Brunswick, in that order of preference.

Applications
Deadline: 01 June
Application form
Bursary Memorial Card

Contributions to the original Trust (generating future bursaries) or the bursary fund (added to next award) are welcome.


PICKETT SCOVIL MEMORIAL FUND
For clergy medical and similar expenses

Description
Quarterly grants of about $300 are available to clergy (most of whom are retired), and their widows to assist with dental, medical and other similar expenses not covered by their medical plan.

Eligibility
Clergy of the Diocese of Fredericton, active or retired.

Applications
Apply to the Pickett Scovil Fund including copies of  receipts for expenditures:
The Bishop of Fredericton, 115 Church Street, Fredericton. NB  E3B 4C8




BISHOP IVOR NORRIS BURSARY
For Theological Education

Description
Bishop Ivor Norris was appointed as the first Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces with responsibility for all Anglicans serving within the Forces, their families, and the Anglican Chaplains serving them. The bursary was established following his death for the sole purpose of assisting those studying for Holy Orders with their theological education. Four to six bursaries of variable amount are awarded annually.

Eligibility
You should be
  • Serving or have served in any regular component of the Canadian Forces
  • Immediate family member (ie spouse or child) of someone with Canadian military service
  • Be serving with a reserve component of the Canadian Forces
You must be
  • Sponsored by a Bishop for ordination within the Anglican Church of Canada, and
  • Enrolled in studies leading toward ordination at an accredited theological college
Application

2015 Application deadline 4 November 2015


ANGLICAN FOUNDATION - THEOLOGICAL STUDENT BURSARY
Theological studies bursary for those preparing for ministry

Description
Annual bursary assistance for those preparing for ministry in the Anglican Church of Canada.

Eligibility
  • Graduate level study
  • ACPO recommendation
  • Reference from theological educational institution
  • Recommendatation of the diocesan Bishop
Applications
Application deadline 01 April
Application forms
Web site

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ANGLICAN WORSHIP RESOURCES SOCIETY
Providing Resources for Canadian Anglican Worship & Christian Education for over 100 years.


Description
For over 100 years, the Anglican Worship Resources Society (AWRS), which was formerly known as The Anglican Church Bible & Prayer Book Society, has helped congregations, missions, camps, Church Schools and other church groups across Canada obtain hymn books, prayer books, bibles, and many other resources which enhance worship.

Applications and gifts
Web site

THE SCOTT CLARKSON EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
Bursary for those studying in the field of agriculture

Description
Preference is given to students enrolling in a program relating to agriculture and/or who are residents of the Parish of Stanley, New Brunswick.

Eligibility
Applications will be considered by the Trustees according to the following criteria:
  • Financial circumstances of the applicant, scholarship awards granted to the applicant and other financial resources available to him or her;
  • Scholastic record;
  • Extracurricular activities and community involvement;
  • Place of residence of the applicant;
  • Program in which applicant is enrolled or intends to enroll.

Applications

Application deadline: 31 May
Web site and Application Form



THE SEGELBERG TRUST

Religious education and projects


Description
The Segelberg Trust was originally established in 1984 by the Reverend Doctor Eric Segelberg to assist academic studies and research, particularly relating to studies in theology and church matters, and to promote the education and the Christian religion generally.
In 1995, the Segelberg Trust refocused its objectives to promote theological conferences, religious education, music study, and in particular, reaching out to youth who might not otherwise be exposed to the contributions of spirituality and formal religion.
Recently the Segelberg Trust has expanded its objectives to promote ongoing debate among the areas of Theology, Public Policy and the Environment.

Eligibility
  • Funding is limited to one third of the total cost of the project.
  • Trustees will expect to see co-funding being sought or available before considering the project.
  • The Segelberg Trust wishes to assist in professional development of church workers (Sunday school, lay ministers, musicians, priests) in their study and research projects – especially those of significance.
  • Funding for projects may only be offered for three consecutive years.
Application
Application Deadline: 01 December
Web site and application form


THE MARY JACOB EDUCATIONAL BURSARY
Education for the (vocational) Diaconate

Description
Awarded to students studying for the ministry of (vocational) deacon in the Diocese of Fredericton. The Mary Nameria Jacobs Educational Fund was established in June 2009 in memory of the first deaconess ordained in the Diocese of Fredericton on the Feast of St. James, 25 July 1889, by Bishop John Medley.

Eligibility
  • Study for the ordained ministry of (vocational) deacon in the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton
  • Enrollment in a programme recognized as required by the Diocese of Fredericton
  • Awarded at the discretion of the Bishop of Fredericton and "the Committee" with consideration of the terms of the funding trust

Funding
The Fund is supported by the Mary Jacobs Educational Trust held by the Diocese of Fredericton.

Applications

Application deadline: 01 May each year with awards by 31 July.
Application Form

Contributions to the Fund through the Diocese of Fredericton are encouraged and welcome.


Diocese of Fredericton
modified  May 8, 2015