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					Western Christian College

Student Financial Assistance 2009-2010

STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 2009-2010
The Student Financial Assistance program has been established to provide every student who has a sincere desire and commitment to attend Western Christian a reasonable financial opportunity to be able to make that choice.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Administration of the Fund________________________________________________________ 2 General Criteria for All Student Financial Assistance ___________________________________ 3
NEED-BASED PROGRAM _________________________________________________________________4

Loan Program _________________________________________________________________ 4 Bursary Program _______________________________________________________________ 4 Student Employment ____________________________________________________________ 4
MERIT-BASED PROGRAM ________________________________________________________________5

General Scholarships & Discounts _________________________________________________ 5 Other Scholarships and Awards ___________________________________________________ 6 College Assistantship Program ____________________________________________________ 8 Residence Assistantship Program __________________________________________________ 8 Contact Information _____________________________________________________________ 8 Student Financial Assistance Application ____________________________________________ 9 Bursary and Student Employment Application _______________________________________ 10 Scholarship and Awards Application _______________________________________________ 11 College Assistantship Application _________________________________________________ 12

ADMINISTRATION OF THE FUND
SFA Committee – Except where otherwise indicated, selection and distribution of funds will be made by an appointed, rotating committee representing the following areas:  College Academic  Student Services  Other Staff

The Student Financial Assistance Program at Western Christian is organized in two categories: Merit-Based programs provide assistance on the basis of talents, skills, and leadership offered in specific areas of interest to the school. Need-Based programs address the financial needs of the applicant. A number of Student Employment Positions may also be available to students needing financial assistance. Additional information is included on page 4 of this publication.

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GENERAL CRITERIA FOR ALL STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

1. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours of college studies per semester. 2. All funds granted through the SFA program are applied to student accounts. Except where otherwise noted, amounts greater than the total charges for tuition will not be awarded. Some awards may be applied to room and board as well. No assistance will be paid out in cash. 3. Unless specified otherwise, a minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all financial assistance at Western Christian College. 4. All merit-based assistance will be awarded for the year, but disbursed per semester. Assistantships are disbursed on a monthly basis. Students must continue to meet the criteria for eligibility in order to receive continuing disbursement of their awards. 5. Need-based financial assistance will normally be discontinued once a student’s account is paid in full. 6. Students receiving awards are expected to conduct themselves with exemplary behaviour that reflects the spirit and values of Western Christian. The SFA

Committee reserves the right to withdraw support from any student who is uncooperative. 7. Suspensions or other disciplinary action will result in a review by the SFA Committee. Should any awards be revoked, the amount will be charged to the account. 8. For full consideration, applications for scholarships and assistantships must be postmarked by April 30, 2009. Applications received after this date will be considered as they arrive. 9. Due to limited funds, applications for need-based assistance should be submitted as early as possible. 10. Satisfactory financial arrangements must be made on all outstanding accounts before consideration will be given for additional financial assistance. 11. All Canadian applicants must present their Social Insurance Card before any assistance can be disbursed. This is a requirement of the Canada Revenue Agency. 12. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

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NEED-BASED PROGRAM
STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM
Canadian Students: Loans are available through the Canada and Provincial Student Loan Programs. Additional information and applications can be accessed at www.student-loans.sk.ca and www.canlearn.ca.

BURSARY PROGRAM
1. A bursary is a gift that has been contributed by concerned and caring people to an eligible student. 2. Bursary applications will only be considered if a student demonstrates a shortfall of funds after applying for all other financial assistance options, including Student Loans. 3. Family Bursaries: Families who have more than one child attending Western Christian High School or College may apply for a Family Bursary. This is awarded based on need as assessed by the SFA Committee. Families wishing to apply for this must submit the Bursary Application on page 10, accompanied by supporting documentation as requested on the application form. 4. Alumni Bursaries: In addition to bursaries available through SFA, additional funds may also be available from a Western Christian Alumni Chapter. Contact your local chapter or Western Christian for more information. Applications for alumni bursaries can be pick up from the Main Reception Office or from the alumni chapter to which you are applying.

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT (NOT PART OF SFA PROGRAM)
Limited opportunities are available for student employment work on campus. These are advertised as needed or students may inquire with the Campus Services department. Students wishing to have employment on campus may also contact the Dean of Student Services for assistance in getting connected to opportunities that may be available. Students with outstanding balances on their school accounts who receive employment from the school are encouraged to use some of their income to make payments on their accounts.

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MERIT-BASED PROGRAM
GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS & DISCOUNTS
Student Government Scholarship Award $250 Sponsor: WCC Board of Directors Criteria  Involved in student government in previous year  Exhibited leadership and dedication to this role  Desire to continue in student government Cheryl Smith Mission Scholarship Award 3 X $500 Sponsor: Friends and Christian family of Cheryl Smith in honour of her dedication and work in Mission Bible Schools in Saskatchewan Criteria  Christian committed to serving Canadian churches of Christ in conducting summer Bible schools  May be awarded to a student not participating in summer Bible schools if participated in another type of summer mission or ministry (i.e. Let’s Start Talking). Program description must be submitted.  Awarded following summer mission work

Charlie Murray Arts Scholarship Award 2 X $300 Sponsor: Charlie Murray Memorial Fund in remembrance of Charlie and his work in the Kingdom. Criteria  Student with gifted in singing and/or drama  Commitment to using these gifts for the glory of God  Evidence experience (video, letter of reference, etc.) and a desire for future Kingdom work

Ivy Pawlak Memorial Scholarship Award $300 Sponsor: Children of Ivy Pawlak Criteria  Successful completion of previous year at Western Christian  Commitment to serving the Lord

Manley and Grace Jacobs Scholarship Award $400 Sponsor: Members of the Jacobs family Criteria  A student who exemplifies the goodness and grace of God through dedication to both school and church  Recommended as a deserving student by at least one teacher (must provide letter of reference)

Dr. Jack Close Math/Science Scholarship Award $300 Sponsor: Jack Close Appreciation Fund in honour of many years of service to Western Christian Criteria  Evidence of commitment and diligence in math and/or science  Proof of past study in math and/or science

J.C. and Myrtle Bailey Memorial Scholarship Award 2 X $500 Sponsor: Family and friends of J.C. and Myrtle in honour of their work and interest in young people at Western Christian Criteria  Young man or woman who shows commitment to serving the Lord  Siblings also attending Western Christian

Alonzo and Nellie Rogers Memorial Scholarship Award 2 X $500 Sponsor: The Rogers family in honour of the lives of Alonzo and Nellie Rogers and their dedication to the ministry of the Gospel in Western Canada Criteria  Actively involved in their home church with particular emphasis on teaching Sunday School or other children’s programs, or summer camp work  Involvement in community or volunteer service  Letters of reference from church leader and/or volunteer service coordinators  Must continue with some type of the above activities while at Western for continued eligibility  For one scholarship, preference will be given to student from a missionary family provided other criteria are met Women’s Service Club Scholarship Award 2 X $100 Sponsor: Women’s Service Club Criteria  Must have lived in residence at least one year  Exemplifies a cooperative attitude and positive example in all aspects of residence life

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James Willett Scholarship Award 1 to a max. of $1250 Sponsor: The Willett family in honour of James Willett’s long years of service to Western Christian College with particular recognition given to his love of young people, his tireless effort in building the choral music program, and his commitment to the advancement of the gospel through the medium of music. Criteria  Must show a strong interest and aptitude in music, specifically vocal music  Must be committed to the goals and values of Western Christian College and High School  Preference is given to students who have a proven track record of adding value to Western’s music programs in a previous year  Preference will be given to applicants who are noted for adding value to the church of Christ in Western Canada

Ashby Memorial Scholarship Award $2000 Sponsor: Family and friends of Ed and Marg Ashby in honour of their parents’ work with young men at Western Christian Criteria  Young man who resided in the residence during the previous year  Shown leadership in the area of Christian living and serving in that environment  Must live in the residence  Scholarship may be divided between multiple deserving candidates

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Valedictorian Award Award $1000 Sponsor: Student Financial Assistance Criteria  Valedictorian at WCHS the previous year  Minimum 90% average in grade 12  Minimum of 15 credit hours per semester Entrance Award Award $500 or $1000 Sponsor: Foundation Grant Criteria  Awarded according to Grade 12 average o 80-89% - $500; 90-100% - $1000 “A” Average Award Award $100/semester Sponsor: Student Financial Assistance Criteria  Received an “A” average in the previous semester o High School: >80% o College: 4.0  Awarded each semester of attendance provided an “A” average is maintained Foreign Student Award Award up to $1000 Sponsor: Foundation Grant Criteria  Resident outside of Canada the previous year  Enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 30 credit hours per year to receive full amount) Christian Man Award Award $500 Sponsor: Maurice and Marie Taylor and Family Criteria  Awarded the Christian Man Award at WCHS the previous year when he enrolls at WCC  Minimum of 15 credit hours per semester Salutatorian Award Award $750 Sponsor: Lillian Torkelson Appreciation Fund Criteria  Grade 12 Salutatorian at WCHS the previous year  Achieved a minimum 90% average the previous year  Minimum of 15 credit hours per semester President’s Award Award $300 Sponsor: Presidents of Western Christian Criteria  Recipient of the President’s Award at Grade 12 graduation  Continues to exhibit the lifestyle that qualified the student for the award  Minimum of 15 credit hours per semester

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Dan Wieb Bible/English Scholarship Award $300 Sponsor: Dan Wieb Appreciation Fund in honour of many years of service to Western Christian Criteria  Exhibits strong abilities in English and Bible courses  Exemplifies good citizenship and is involved in the community  Enrolled in a degree program  Awarded each year that he/she remains in the program  Must maintain a minimum 3.50 GPA Talent Scholarships Award Varying Amounts Sponsor: Foundation Grant Criteria  Gifted in area(s) of music and/or drama  Enrolled in a certificate or degree program  Participates in a College co-curricular activity  Demonstrates above-average ability  Must provide evidence of ability (i.e. video, recommendation from coach/sponsor)  Must maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA Servant Scholarship Award $200 Sponsor: WCC Alumni Association Criteria  Successfully completed Grade 12 at WCHS  Demonstrates a serving attitude and great diligence in studies  Must submit a letter of recommendation from a WCHS staff member Neil Brammell Ministry Training Scholarship Award $500 Sponsor: Neil and Fe Brammell Fund in memory of Neil and his interest in training Christians for full-time ministry Criteria  Enrolled in fourth year, successfully completing a four-year bachelor degree from WCC  Intends to enter full-time ministry and evidences a clear aptitude for ministry to a church  Provides spiritual leadership for fellow students  Must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA

Seth Keeran Memorial Scholarship Award up to $5000 Sponsor: Dan and Jennie Keeran, in memory of their son Seth Criteria  Committed to entering full-time mission or local ministry in churches of Christ upon completion of a degree or diploma in Christian ministry  Be a faithful Christian attending a church of Christ  Provide two letters of reference from the leadership of the church affirming the faith and baptism of the applicant, commitment to life-time ministry, and holiness of life  Be committed to saving the lost  Believe firmly in the biblical teaching concerning eternal salvation; unfailing belief in Jesus as divine and in his atoning death and resurrection, a life of humble repentance and obedience to Jesus, a life of public confession of faith, and by faith entering into Christ through immersion into his death and raised with him to receive new life, the forgiveness of sins and the Holy Spirit as a gift.  Provide a personal letter giving their reasons for entering the ministry and their personal reflections on the above areas. For mutual encouragement in the Lord’s work, the family of Seth Keeran would also like to exchange letters with the recipient each year during and following the completion of their program. CEDAR Foundation Scholarship Award 3 X $2000 US, 2 X $1000 US Sponsor: The CEDAR Foundation Criteria  Student from states near the U.S./Canadian border The CEDAR (Christian Education Development and Activity Resources) Foundation, American organization headquartered in Sidney, Montana, has been established as a legal institution with the United States IRS empowering it to issue donation receipts to generous individuals and groups from the United States. The CEDAR Foundation then becomes the forwarding agency. Most of CEDAR’s work is with Western Christian.

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COLLEGE ASSISTANTSHIP PROGRAM
Each year a number of $2000 awards are disbursed to students enrolled in full-time studies at Western Christian College (WCC). No assistantship amount will exceed the costs incurred at WCC. Positions change from year to year to suit the needs of our school. Assistantships are generally available in the following areas:        Library Fine Arts – Music Fine Arts – Drama Student Centre Supervision Fitness Centre Supervision Campus Services Assistance Marketing Successful applicants will be assigned to a staff supervisor in their area of specialty and are expected to work approximately 7-8 hours per week during the school year for a total of 220 hours per year. Assistants are expected to be leaders and positive role models in both the school and broader community. This includes a high level of participation in extracurricular school events and availability to help with same. These events include, but are not strictly limited to, Lectureship, Homecoming, and the Northern Light Youth and College Rally. Applicants are expected to hold some degree of experience or aptitude in the areas for which they apply. Specific criteria and eligibility requirements are listed on the application form (pg. 13). All interested students should apply as early as possible. Positions are filled as qualified applications are received.

RESIDENCE ASSISTANTSHIP PROGRAM
Western Christian residences are under the supervision of a Residence Director who functions within the Student Services Department. Under the supervision of the Residence Director, Residence Assistants aid in maintaining residence routines, monitoring student behaviour, and fostering a healthy, spiritual atmosphere. Applicants are required to be full-time students. Student accounts will be credited on a monthly basis up to a maximum of $2500 per year. For a complete description of expectations contact the Student Services Department. Evaluation of applications will begin in March or April for the following school year.

THE STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IS ALSO SUPPORTED BY THESE GENEROUS DONORS…
Lawrence and Mary Anderson Memorial Fund Louise Andreas Memorial Fund Marion Hodgson Memorial Fund Mont and Vera Lock Memorial Fund Welland and Leila Drader Memorial Fund WCC Pioneer and Friends Memorial Fund Western Christian Alumni Chapters: Moose Mountain, Southwest, Saskatoon, Weyburn/Radville

CONTACT INFORMATION Dwight Muller, SFA Coordinator
100-4400 Fourth Ave Regina, SK S4T 0H8 dmuller@westernchristian.ca Phone (306) 545-1515 ext. 226; Fax (306) 352-2198

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Student Financial Assistance Application
All applicants must fill out this form

Name Social Insurance Number (Required) Email Home Address
Apt # Street City Province/State Postal/Zip Code

Date Grad Yr Birthday Phone ( Fax ( ) )

MM / DD / YY

MM / DD / YY

Parent/Guardian Name(s)

Areas of Financial Assistance Applied For:

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Scholarships and Awards Assistantship

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Bursary (General, Alumni, Family)

All information gathered will be used solely for the purpose of processing your financial assistance application.

I agree to act according to the spirit of the criteria set forth by each scholarship for which I have applied, and accept the responsibilities that may accompany any awards that I may receive. I understand that failure to comply may result in the removal of any awards/scholarships and the amount being charged to my account. Signature Date MM / DD / YY

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY FOR OFFICE USE ONLY FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Bursary Awards Awards Awards Scholarship Scholarship Scholarship Scholarship Assistantship Date Received Date Date Date Date Date Date Date Date Date Amount Amount Amount Amount Amount Amount Amount Amount Amount Total Amount $

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Bursary Application
(This form should be used to apply for General Bursaries, and Family Bursaries) **A separate application must be completed for alumni bursaries. These may be picked up from the Main Reception Office at the school, and should be mailed directly to the Alumni Chapter from which support is being solicited. **
Name Social Insurance Number -

All information gathered will be used solely for the purpose of processing your financial assistance application Family Information Number of children attending Western Christian High School or College Number of children in another private or any post-secondary institution Number of children at home Ages Financial Information (attach a copy of last year’s income tax summary) Student Net annual salary (line 260 on income tax forms) Money or gifts from other sources Other resources (attach explanation) Total Yearly Income $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Parent 1 $ $ $ $ Parent 2

Please explain any unusual circumstances that contribute to your need for assistance. You may attach additional pages if necessary or supporting documentation.

Signature

Date

MM / DD / YY

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Scholarship and Awards Application
Name Social Insurance Number All information gathered will be used solely for the purpose of processing your financial assistance application

LIST ALL SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS FOR WHICH YOU WISH TO APPLY
(Be sure to submit all required recommendations and proofs as described in the criteria for each scholarship or award) Scholarship Qualification

Scholarship Qualification

Scholarship Qualification

Scholarship Qualification

Scholarship Qualification

Scholarship Qualification

I agree to act according to the spirit of the criteria set forth by each scholarship for which I have applied, and accept the responsibilities that may accompany any awards that I may receive. I understand that failure to comply may result in the removal of any awards/scholarships and the amount being charged to my account. Signature Date MM / DD / YY

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College Assistantship Application
Name Social Insurance Number All information gathered will be used solely for the purpose of processing your financial assistance application The following assistantship positions are generally available, although the program is tailored to suit the current needs of the school. Please select your top three choices in order of preference, one being your preferred position.

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Library Campus Services

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Music Student Centre Supervisor

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Drama Marketing

Education (
Name of Previous School Mailing Address Completed Degree, Certificate or Grade Contact City Phone Province/State Postal/Zip Code

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MM / DD / YY
Date Completed

Short Answer (please answer within the space provided) Describe your future plans for education, including this year:

Describe your future career plans:

Describe your relationship with God:

Describe your perception of service:

Describe your perception of leadership:

Describe your abilities to fulfill the desired assistantship:

References (
Name Address Name Address Job Title City Job Title City Phone Province/State Postal/Zip Code

)

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Phone

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Province/State

Postal/Zip Code

Resumé

Please attach and return with completed application, if applicable.

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