Our financial aid options will have you jumping for joy!

CanIL operates a generous financial aid program to help students avoid, reduce or eliminate debt. CanIL Launch offers additional options for financial aid. Click below for more information.

CanIL Launch Overview   CanIL financial aid is available for all degree programs, training tracks, and individual linguistics courses.

Complete and submit the financial aid form by these deadlines:

  • Summer Semester – apply by April 15
  • Fall Semester – apply by July 15
  • TWU Spring Semester – apply by November 15
  • Tyndale Winter Semester – apply by November 15
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Language and Culture Discovery Award

Interested in language and culture? Explore the possibilities! Linguistics courses fulfill elective credit requirements for a number of TWU degree programs. As the Linguistics Department at TWU and Tyndale, CanIL (Canada Institute of Linguistics) provides cross-cultural and linguistics classes. This understanding of language and culture will broaden your worldview and better equip you for various contexts in an increasingly global community. Check with your advisor and program worksheet to see if this is an option that you may pursue.

Details for Language and Culture Discovery Award

Eligibility

  • Undeclared or non-linguistics majors at TWU or Tyndale University College.
  • Note that TWU Torch Award recipients or Tyndale tuition benefit recipients are not eligible. 
  • Note that Linguistics majors or minors can apply for regular CanIL financial aid (as opposed to this Discover Language and Culture Award).

TWU Eligible Courses:

  • LING 101: Intro to Linguistics (offered fall and spring)
  • LING 210: Language and Society (offered fall, spring and summer)
  • LING 310: Articulatory Phonetics (2nd or 3rd year standing, offered fall, spring and summer)

Tyndale Eligible Courses:

Amount per Award

$500 per eligible linguistics course.

To Apply

Click the ‘Apply for Financial Aid’ button above

If you have questions, contact admissions@canil.ca.

  • Fall semester – apply by July 15
  • Spring semester – apply by November 30
  • TWU Spring Semester – apply by November 15
  • Tyndale Spring Semester – apply by November 15

CanIL Bursary

This bursary provides financial support to students towards the costs of tuition and living expenses. Preference is given to students indicating a desire to work in Bible translation, literacy or related roles.

Details for CanIL Bursary

Eligibility

All students are eligible to apply.

Amount per Award

Variable amounts.

To Apply

Fill in the financial aid form above by these deadlines:

  • Summer Semester – apply by April 15
  • Fall Semester – apply by July 15
  • TWU Spring Semester – apply by November 15
  • Tyndale Winter Semester – apply by November 15

Graduate Entrance Award

This award is available to graduate students in the MA LING or the MALT programs. Students accepted into these programs are eligible to receive the award.

Details for Graduate Entrance Award

Eligibility

Graduate students are eligible to apply in their first full-time (min. 9 semester hours) semester in a graduate program.

Amount per Award

Up to $3000.

To Apply

Fill in the financial aid form above by these deadlines:

  • Summer Semester – apply by April 15
  • Fall Semester – apply by July 15
  • Spring Semester – apply by November 15

Ministry Boost Award

Students in CanIL Launch (PreLaunch) who expect soon to graduate with a BA LING, MA LING, MALT degree, or a Training Track, and who plan to join a Bible Translation organization, such as Wycliffe Bible Translators or Pioneer Bible Translators, are eligible. The award will normally be given near the beginning of the student’s second year in CanIL Launch provided there is evidence of adequate participation and progress.

Details for Ministry Boost Award

Eligibility

Students who participate in CanIL Launch (PreLaunch) and expect to graduate from CanIL with a BA LING, MA LING, MALT degree, or a Training Track and who plan to join a Bible Translation organization, such as Wycliffe Bible Translators or Pioneer Bible Translators are eligible.

Amount per Award

$3,000 minimum for BA LING, MA LING or MALT degrees. The award is paid at the beginning of the second year. $1,000 per semester of a Training Track. (e.g. a two-semester track will be eligible for a $2,000 award (for a maximum of three semesters)).

To Apply

Fill in the financial aid form above by these deadlines:

  • Summer Semester – apply by April 15
  • Fall Semester – apply by July 15
  • Spring Semester – apply by November 15

Church Matching Grant

Only students who enroll in CanIL Launch as PreLaunch participants (link) and are in a BA LING, MA LING, MALT degree, or a Training Track program are eligible to receive additional financial aid through the Church Matching Grant program.

Details for Church Matching Grant

Eligibility

Students enrolled in CanIL Launch (PreLaunch) (link) and who are either BA LING majors in the final year of their program, MA LING, or MALT degree students enrolled full-time each semester (min. 9 semester hours) for a full academic year. Training Track students must be enrolled full-time through to the completion of their program.

Students who are already members of a Bible translation organization with a previous field assignment are NOT eligible for the Church Matching Grant (however ARE eligible for the Ministry Team Matching Grant, a new program as of Fall 2020. Please see the MTMG section below.) The purpose of the Church Matching Grant is to encourage students to commence engaging with their churches as they prepare for a field assignment.

Amount per Award

1. For Masters students, up to $4,000 for the first academic year on a 1:1 matching basis (a maximum of $2,000 from sponsoring churches) and up to $8,000 for the second academic year on a 3:1 matching basis (maximum of $2,000 from sponsoring churches).

2. For BA students, up to $4,000 in their third and fourth years on a 1:1 matching basis (a maximum of $2,000 from sponsoring churches)

3. For Training Track students, up to a $2,000 one-time award on a 1:1 matching basis (a maximum of $1,000 from sponsoring churches).

To Apply

Church Matching Grant forms and brochures are sent to eligible students enrolled in CanIL Launch (PreLaunch).

  • For degree program students, the church portion of the CMG funds must be received no later than January 31st of the applicable academic year.
  • For Training Track students, the church portion of the CMG funds must be received no later than the add/drop deadline of their last semester of study. Late applications will not be accepted.

NEW! Ministry Team Matching Grant

Only students who enroll in CanIL Launch as ReLaunch participants (link) and are in a MALT or MA LING degree program, or a Training Track are eligible to receive additional financial aid through the Ministry Team Matching Grant program.

Details for Ministry Team Matching Grant

Eligibility

Students enrolled in CanIL Launch (ReLaunch) (link) and who are MA LING, and MALT degree students enrolled full-time each semester (min. 9 semester hours) for a full academic year may qualify. Training Track students must be enrolled full-time through to the completion of their program.

To be eligible for the Ministry Team Matching Grant program (new as of Fall 2020), students must also:

  • be members of a Bible translation organization;
  • be currently on ministry support; and
  • be either home or at CanIL from a previous field assignment for the purpose of further education.

The purpose of the Ministry Team Matching Grant is to assist eligible students with the extraordinary costs of pursuing further education relative to their role in the global Bible Translation movement.

Amount per Award

1. Up to $4,000 for the first academic year on a 1:1 matching basis (a maximum of $2,000 from the student’s ministry team) and up to $8,000 for the second academic year on a 3:1 matching basis (maximum of $2,000 from the student’s ministry team ).

2. For Training Track students, up to a $2,000 one-time award on a 1:1 matching basis (a maximum of $1,000 from the student’s ministry team).

Note: Funds received from the student’s ministry team must be over and above their current support. Regular donations may not be redirected to CanIL for the purpose of this program.

To Apply

Ministry Team Matching Grant forms and brochures are sent to eligible students enrolled in CanIL Launch (ReLaunch).

  • For degree program students, the ministry team portion of the MTMG funds must be received no later than January 31st of the applicable academic year.
  • For Training Track students, the ministry team portion of the MTMG funds must be received no later than the add/drop deadline of their last semester of study. Late applications will not be accepted.

Partner Schools Financial Aid

We encourage our CanIL students to pursue the scholarships and bursaries available to them through our partnership schools.

  • BA Ling and MA Ling students should contact TWU for financial aid options.
  • MALT students should contact ACTS for financial aid options.
  • BA Ling students at Tyndale should contact them for financial aid options.
  • We also encourage students to look into other potential scholarship resources.

Other possible financial aid opportunities outside of TWU/ACTS/Tyndale/CanIL are also available

If you are enrolled in CanIL courses but do not fit in any of the above categories, you may still be eligible for some financial aid. Check with Ken Creech by email at Ken.Creech@canil.ca

Recipients of the TWU Torch Award or Tyndale Employee Tuition Benefit are not eligible for CanIL Financial Aid.

For further information, please contact us at inquiry@canil.ca or call us at 1-604-513-2129 / 1-888-513-2129 (toll-free).