Bursaries assist students with financial need. Unsure if you can afford a SBC education? Ask a Financial Aid Advisor for help.
New Student Bursaries
Entrance Bursaries (EB) are awarded to incoming SBC students who demonstrate financial need.
If you are a new student, this bursary is for you! We have simplified the process for first year students so you just have a single application to fill out for all your Financial Aid funding. Deadlines: August 1 (fall semester) and December 1 (winter semester).
International Student Bursaries (ISB’s) are available to full-time international students, with preference given to students with significant financial need from developing countries. The amount of the bursary given to selected applicants is dependent on country of origin, financial need, past academic history and mission fit with the college.
Returning Student Bursaries
Designated funding and bursaries from SBC Endowment Funds will be awarded to full time students with demonstrated financial need. These awards are funded through the generous donations of many individuals, corporations and organizations.
This bursary awards $165/week to returning students for 2-17 weeks of full time ministry. SBC encourages both the ministry agency and the student’s home church to match this award.
Returning students must apply for the SMB as part of their Returning Student Bursary Application by August 1 with funding awarded based on each student’s financial need and the total available funding to the SMB.
Indigenous/Metis Student Bursaries
SBC's Indigenous Student Success Fund
SBC is committed to working with the Indigenous Community and our Indigenous Students in a variety of ways. One of those ways is through our Indigenous Student Success Fund. This is a fund that supports our Indigenous Student Advisor, Josh Dueck, and through a discretionary Bursary to fit specific needs of Indigenous Students that includes financial support and support to connect with Christian Indigenous Leaders.
External Indigenous/Metis Funding
Canada Post Awards for Indigenous Students
Canada Post gives $2,000 grants to Indigenous Peoples who have renewed their educational learning.
- May 1st: Request for applications
- August 31st: Deadline for applications
Conference and Church Partnership Bursaries
EMC Financial Benefits
For those of you who are studying at Steinbach Bible College, our conference affiliated school, you are invited to apply for the SBC Student Assistance Program. To qualify for this bursary, you must be a member of an EMC church, and must be studying full-time at SBC, the equivalent of 12 credit hours per semester or more. As a student, you will be sent a reminder in your registration package of forms to apply for this bursary.
The Leadership Development Scholarship is available to assist EMC students who are serving or planning to serve in a church or mission-related vocation. It offers assistance towards theological training in a Christian post-secondary or graduate school.
EMMC Financial Benefits
Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference students are invited to apply for the Education and Training / Outreach Initiatives Fund. Students attending congregations within our family of churches and are pursuing continuing education are eligible to receive financial support from the Education and Training Fund.
Email the EMMC Office for details on how to apply for this funding.
Christian Mennonite Conference (CMC)
Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba (MBCM)
Home Church Bursary
Your local church may also offer some funding specifically for students taking discipleship and ministry training. Ask your pastor to see if they will sponsor you. And be sure to let your pastor know how you plan to use your SBC training in service of the church!
MCC Manitoba Scholarship Fund
MCC Manitoba wants to support students who care about what we care about. We’re awarding scholarships of $1,000 each to students who are interested in work that aligns with MCC Manitoba’s areas of focus (like peace, restorative justice, human rights, servant leadership, and sustainable development).
Manitoba Beef Producers is pleased to offer six $1,000 bursaries annually for MBP members or their children attending a university, college or other post-secondary institution or pursuing trades training.
Preference will be given to those students pursuing a field of study related to agriculture or to those acquiring a skilled trade that would be beneficial to the rural economy.
Endowed Bursaries are awarded as part of the Entrance Bursary and Returning Student Bursary financial aid packages. No additional applications are needed to be considered for these bursaries.
Betty Reimer Leadership Training Bursary
Awarded to 2nd, 3rd or 4th year students studying for missions or the pastorate with significant financial needs and who demonstrate leadership and positive scholastic achievement.
John P. & Katherine Enns Bursary
The John P. & Katherine Enns Bursary Fund pays $1,000 annually: $500 each to one male and one female student entering their fourth year of studies at SBC in the BA Ministry Leadership program. Bursaries will be awarded to full time students with demonstrated financial need. Funds will be split equally between semesters in the student’s fourth year of study.
Jacob T. & Margaret Loewen Family Bursary
The Jacob T. & Margaret Loewen Family Bursary is open to all students preparing for careers in evangelism and service. Preference will be given to international students from developing countries. Bursaries will be awarded to full time students with demonstrated financial need. Funds will be applied to the student account immediately upon receiving the bursary.
SBC Memorial Bursary
The SBC Memorial Bursary is open to all students demonstrating financial need, with special consideration given to students from constituent churches. Bursaries will be awarded to full time students with demonstrated financial need. Funds will be applied to the student account immediately upon receiving the bursary.
The Gordon & Nettie Dueck Biblical Studies Bursary for International Students
Gordon & Nettie Dueck have established this bursary to be awarded to an international student from a developing country studying full-time at SBC. Funds will be applied to the student account immediately upon receiving the bursary.
Gordon and Nettie have adventurous spirits as they have travelled many countries and met many young adults during these travels. They have also been active associates with International Student Ministry Canada in the area of Friendship Partner Coordinators, hosting students from around the world, over 12 countries. Since God has blessed their life through these opportunities of service also financially, they want to bless international students studying at SBC in Biblical Studies with this bursary.
Martens Returning Student Bursary
The Martens Returning Student Bursary pays $1,000 to a full-time returning student with demonstrated financial need. Funds will be split equally between semesters in the student’s fourth year of study. Students returning for 2nd or 3rd year may apply, however, priority will be given to students returning for their 4th year.
The returning student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher to be eligible for this bursary. If the student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.75, the bursary is forfeited for the following semester.
VIDIR/SBC Ministry Bursary
VIDIR Solutions INC have established the VIDIR/SBC Ministry Bursary which pays $2,500 each to two students demonstrating financial need in their third and fourth year of studies.
The Dueck Family are alumni of SBC and have a strong affection for the mission of the college. They also have a passion for the local church and want to see students return to their churches and become servant leaders within the church.
Their desire is to provide students entering into their 3rd and 4th year, with a bursary to help them continue their studies.
This bursary will be awarded to an undergraduate student in full time studies at SBC. The recipient will have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and demonstrate financial need. The student must also demonstrate ministry potential. The recipients will be recommended by the SBC faculty and approved by the SBC Awards Committee.
If the student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.75, the bursary is forfeited for the following semester.
Funds will be split equally between semesters of study in the student’s third and fourth year.
Please note, all fees and financial aid are subject to change.