The late Mrs. Elizabeth White and her husband had a vision for Chinese ministry more than half a century ago. The Bursary is intended to support the development of leadership within the Chinese United Church of Canada, and the United Church’s Asian partners, focussing on the Chinese Communities.
Bursaries are available for full-time students to a maximum of $5,000 and for part-time students to a maximum of $2,000 respectively. The Individual maximum amount for an overseas student is $10,000. The bursary is eligible to be renewed annually upon application.
Support may be provided for:
1. Theological education (both Basic and Advance degrees) expenses for: Ethnic Chinese students who is a member of the United Church of Canada
2. Overseas Chinese student who is a member of a World Council of Churches denomination who is in partnership with the United Church of Canada in Asia. The student should:
a. Be registered and enrolled with an accredited Association of Theological Schools (ATS) theological seminary in Canada which is recognized by the United Church of Canada, and
b. Intend to minister to the Chinese communities upon completion of their study.
3. Continuing education expenses (max $350), in the areas of worship, leadership, pastoral care, preaching, contextual competency and congregational health and development for lay and ordered ministers who are members of the United Church of Canada