Congratulations to Recipients of 2022 TST Board of Trustees Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

The following Toronto School of Theology students are the 2022 recipients of TST Board of Trustees scholarships, awards and bursaries. Congratulations to all!

Donald Cameron Memorial Award

This award honours the memory of Donald Cameron, who served TST in a number of capacities over many years including Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Development Committee. Donald had a deep commitment to the wider community beyond the Church, and this award recognizes activities by a student during his/her basic degree program which engage the wider community.

  • Awarded to:  Rada Abdo, a Master of Pastoral Studies (MPS) student at Emmanuel College

Gordon Farquharson Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2008 by the Board of Trustees in honour of Gordon Farquharson, who assisted in the incorporation of TST in 1965–1970, and also in the incorporation of its predecessor organization. The scholarship is made possible by a gift of the Ralph M. Barford Foundation plus matching funds from the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS). The scholarship is awarded to a doctoral student for academic excellence.

  • Awarded to:  Morgan Bell, a conjoint PhD student at Emmanuel College

Margaret E. Fleck Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2006 by the Board of Trustees in honour of the Reverend Margaret E. Fleck, an Anglican priest and divinity graduate of Trinity College, and former member of the TST Board of Trustees. The award is funded by a gift of the Ralph M. Barford Foundation along with matching funds from the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS). The scholarship is awarded for academic excellence and demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively to the broader community.

  • Awarded to:  Jeremy McClung, a conjoint PhD student at Wycliffe College

C. Douglas Jay Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Board of Trustees in 1981 in honour of the Founding Director of TST, Professor C. Douglas Jay. The award is made possible thanks to contributions made by the Douglas and Ruth Jay Family Fund of The United Church of Canada Foundation. The award is available to a graduate student with excellent academic standing who is studying in the area of Christian social ethics, philosophical theology, philosophy of religion or psychology of religion.

  • Awarded to:  Hilla Lahtinen, a conjoint PhD student at Emmanuel College

John M. Kelly Award

Established in honour of Father John Kelly, former President of the University of St. Michael College and a Board of Trustees member, this award is given to a student, who, through his or her service to the TST community, has made a significant contribution to the TST community.

  • Awarded to:  Mia Theocharis, a conjoint PhD student at the University of St. Michael’s College, Faculty of Theology

Order of St. Lazarus Bursary

This bursary was established in 1994 through a gift from the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem. An additional gift, generously made by the Order, has been supplemented by matching funds from the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS). The bursary is awarded to a graduate student working in the area of ecumenism.

  • Awarded to:  Mia Theocharis, a conjoint PhD student at the University of St. Michael’s College, Faculty of Theology

Marjorie Watson Powles Award

This award was established by the Board of Trustees in 2002 in honour of Dr. Marjorie Watson Powles to recognize her contribution to the lives and work of women active in the church. The award is available to a TST student who actively engages in community and congregational life, demonstrates academic excellence, and brings a feminist perspective to the study of theology.

  • Awarded to:  Emmanuelle Christie, a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) student at Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) Bursary

Bursary funds from the portion of the TST's endowment fund under the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) program are available to assist PhD and DMin students.

  • Awarded to:

Albert Frolov, a conjoint PhD student at Regis College
Maureen Ononiwu, a conjoint PhD student at Wycliffe College

Doctor of Ministry Bursaries

The following bursaries are awarded for academic excellence in the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Program.

Estate of Charles Gundy Bursary

  • Awarded to:

Lai Hing Leung, a DMin student at Regis College

J.T. Weir Memorial Fund Bursary

  • Awarded to:

Oliver Dingwell, a DMin student at Emmanuel College
Craig Lemming, a DMin student at Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity
Jessie Stephenson, a DMin student at Emmanuel College