SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES

Over $12,000 in scholarships and bursaries awarded to returning students every year for their success in a variety of fields including STEM, arts, humanities, athletics and community service.

Here are a few of the unique scholarships and bursaries we award our returning and graduating students.

DEAN TIESSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This award, given in memory of Dean Tiessen, is awarded to a student whose inquisitive nature is exemplified by a love of learning in all aspects of school and life. This award is presented to a deserving student who has a strong work ethic, who has a passion for learning and who goes the extra mile to get answers.

MENNONITE FOUNDATION OF CANADA, SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY AWARD

This award seeks to foster a spirit of generosity in students. This person must demonstrate a personal spirit of generosity in identifiable practical ways. This award is shared equally between the student and a charity of his/her choice.

ESSEX ANIMAL HOSPITAL AWARD FOR SCIENCE

This award, offered by the Essex Animal Hospital, recognizes passion for the study of the branches of science at UMEI: biology, physics, and chemistry. The winning candidate will be continuing his/her studies in science at the university/college level.

JOHN KLASSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This award is given in memory of John Klassen, a graduate of 1973. UMEI was a large part of John’s life and he remained a strong supporter of the school throughout his lifetime. This award is given to a current Grade 9-11 student who demonstrates a sense of UMEI community; a team player who is respectful of others and wants to lend a helping hand wherever possible.

CONTINUING CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP

UMEI Christian High School is excited to offer a new entrance scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year. This new scholarship will be awarded to students entering grade 9 from a private Christian elementary school. This scholarship seeks to encourage continuing Christian education at the secondary school level by students who show commitment to private Christian education. This scholarship is limited to the first 15 applicants in each year.

A reference letter from the student’s Christian elementary school Principal is required to support this application. Upon acceptance, each student will receive a $3900.00 credit toward their grade 9 tuition.

The required material should be returned to the school by March 31.

Components required to be eligible for a scholarship:

  • A completed new student application form by March 31.
  • A copy of your most recent report card.
  • A reference letter from the student’s Christian elementary school Principal.