Scholarships & Bursaries

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At Vanguard College, we are committed to helping our students graduate with as little debt as possible.   This year, we will give away over $220,000 in scholarships and bursaries.  

Vanguard College offers Entrance Scholarships to those with a minimum of 75% average in high school, relocation bursaries as well as many others.  Find out what is available for you!

August 1 for September Intake, December 1 for January Intake.

Available to On-Campus students who are full-time (taking a minimum of 10 credits)


up to $1000
– Average of 75% 






An average in five Grade 12 subjects.  

At least 1 in each of:

  • Language Arts course
  • Math or Science course
  • Social Sciences, Fine Arts, or other Language course

Including 2 in any other subject

*Post-Secondary Transcripts or a SAT may be considered provided that, the student has completed a Grade 12 diploma and at least one full semester (12 credits) of study at the Post-Secondary level. This includes Journeymen certification. Other accredited certifications may be considered.



up to $1000 


Out of Province Bursary 

  • Available to new students who live outside Alberta and relocate to attend Vanguard College.

up to $1500 



Housing Bursary 

  • Available to new students living in Vanguard College Student Housing for their first year. 
  • Limited to the number of spots available.  Book your spot early. 



Up to $500

  • Available to students volunteering on a regular basis in the 12-month period prior to enrolling.

*The scholarship committee considers ongoing weekly/monthly engagement such as tutoring, youth leader, children’s worker, soccer coach, etc. as a definition of regular involvement.


Sibling - Available to students that have a sibling attending Vanguard College full time

Spouse - Available to students that have a spouse attending Vanguard College full time

Dependent - Available to students that have a dependent attending Vanguard College full time

Student Previously in Ministry - Available to students that have served in full-time ministry for two consecutive years and plan to return to ministry after completing studies at Vanguard College

Student's Parent in Ministry - Available to student’s who have a parent that is involved in full-time ministry as a pastor or missionary

Student's Parent an Alumni - Available to student’s who have a parent that graduated from Vanguard College,Vanguard College Online (formerly IBOLT) or Northwest Bible College with a certificate, diploma or degree

Attending a PAOC AB NWT District Church - Available to students that have been attending and serving at a PAOC AB AWT district church for at least 1 year prior to attending Vanguard College



Up to $500


  • Vanguard College will match up to $500 of bursary provided by the student's church.
  • This applies to churches outside of the PAOC AB NWT District.

*Additional documentation is required




  • Available to students who enroll in full-time students within 3 years of attending a Vanguard College Preview Day.



20% off


Available to individuals 55 years of age and older.


The Following Items MUST BE Submitted Prior to Application Deadline:

Scholarship & Bursary Application Form
Admission Application
Interim or Final Transcript (included in Admissions Application)
Confirmation letter(s) regarding ministerial status or church involvement, if applying for Family Ministry Support