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. Aid is available for all degree programs, training tracks, and individual Linguistics courses. Please note, however, that recipients of the TWU Torch Award or the Tyndale Employee Tuition Benefit are not eligible for CanIL Financial Aid.

Complete and submit the financial aid application form below by these deadlines:

  • Summer Semester – apply by April 15
  • Fall Semester – apply by July 15
  • “Spring” Semester (CanIL West) – apply by November 15
  • “Winter” Semester (CanIL East) – apply by November 15
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CanIL Launch

CanIL Launch offers additional financial aid for students pursuing a vocational calling within the global Bible Translation movement. Click below to learn more.

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1. Financial Aid: Awards for All Students

The following two awards are generally available to all students.

CanIL Bursary

This bursary provides financial support to all students towards the costs of tuition and living expenses.

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
  • “Spring” Semester (CanIL West) – apply by November 15
  • “Winter” Semester (CanIL East) – apply by November 15

Graduate Entrance Award

This award is available to all full-time graduate students in the MA LING or the MALT programs.

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 (CanIL West) – apply by November 15

2. Financial Aid: Awards for New Students

The following three awards are generally available to students as they begin their study program. Exceptions do exist, so please read the eligibility criteria carefully.

Language & Culture Discovery Grant

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 should pursue.

Learn more about the Language & Culture Discovery Grant

 Race to 2025 Scholarship

Have you been a team participant in the Race to 2025 or Race to Possible? Did you find the linguistic challenges interesting and now you are ready for a deeper dive to find out if linguistics, Bible translation and other language-related roles are in your future? CanIL offers Race participants an additional $500 scholarship toward tuition! Our hope is to encourage you to come to CanIL for the first time and do more exploration! We encourage first-time students to begin training in the summer where tuition is reduced and scholarship dollars go further.

Learn more about the Race to 2025 Scholarship here.

If you are interested in the Race to 2025, visit these links: US (link) or Canada (link).

 CanIL-PAONL Joint Scholarship

Canada Institute of Linguistics and the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland and Labrador (PAONL) are excited to provide a joint scholarship that funds 75% of tuition costs for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics at Tyndale University.

The vision driving this program is the desire to come alongside individuals from the province of Newfoundland and Labrador who have responded to God’s call on their lives and want to serve language communities in the world that still do not have access to the Scriptures.

Learn more about the CanIL-PAONL Joint Scholarship here.

3. Financial Aid: Awards for CanIL Launch Students

The following six awards are available only to students pursuing a vocational calling to Bible translation ministry and who, therefore, apply and are accepted into CanIL Launch.

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 (CanIL West) – apply by November 15
  • “Winter” Semester (CanIL East) – apply by November 15

Church Matching Grant

Students who participate in CanIL Launch (PreLaunch) (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 $2,000 on a one-time 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 BA or MA 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

Students who participate in CanIL Launch (ReLaunch) (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;
  • currently on ministry support; and
  • 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 $2,000 on a one-time 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.

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;
  • currently on ministry support; and
  • 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 $2,000 on a one-time 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.

Undergraduate Internship Award

The Undergraduate Internship Award exists to help qualified BA LING students pay the travel-related costs associated with their chosen and approved for-credit internship. The award is available for both domestic and international trips. Students qualifying for this award may also apply for a CanIL Bursary to defray the tuition costs of their related coursework. 

Amount per Award: Up to $3,000

To ApplyInformation will be made available to qualifying students upon request. Students will be required to complete and submit an application.

Graduate Experiential Education Award

The Graduate Experiential Education Award exists to help qualified MALT students pay the travel-related costs associated with their chosen and approved for-credit internship, and qualified MA LING students to fund fieldwork for pursuing approved thesis research. The award is available for both domestic and international trips. Students qualifying for this award may also apply for a CanIL Bursary to defray the tuition costs of their related coursework.

Amount per Award: Up to $3,000

To ApplyInformation will be made available to qualifying students upon request. Students will be required to submit an online application.

Biblical Language Center Award

The Biblical Language Center Award exists to give select CanIL MALT* graduate students the opportunity to fulfill the Intro Greek or Intro Hebrew language requirement of their program by attending the four-week summer session offered at the Biblical Language Center in Jerusalem. 

* A student enrolled in the MA LING program may also apply for this award, as long as they meet the application requirements, and they register for the appropriate Exegesis I course in the fall semester immediately following the summer BLC course. (The BLC course and the Exegesis I course would be taken outside of the MA LING program, but still appear on the academic transcript.

Amount per AwardUp to $3,000.

To Apply: BLC promotional material and application form will be made available to qualifying students from the MALT Program Director.

4. Financial Aid: Partner Schools

We encourage CanIL students to pursue the bursaries, awards, grants and scholarships 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 CanIL East should contact Tyndale for financial aid options.

5. Financial Aid:  Beyond Our Partner Schools

If you are enrolled in CanIL courses but do not fit any of the above categories, you may still be eligible for other sources of financial aid. Check with the Financial Aid Committee Chair by emailing financial-aid@canil.ca.

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