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County relaunches Bursary Program in support of local students

March 26, 2021   ·   0 Comments

Post secondary students from Simcoe County could be eligible for up to 21 $3,000 bursaries available through the County of Simcoe’s Bursary Program.

One bursary is guaranteed for a resident of each participating member municipality.

“Through investments such as our Bursary Program, the County supports higher education institutions and students, understanding the value in equipping the next generation with the skills they need to be competitive in today’s advancing society,” said County Warden George Cornell. “As we grow our economy, it is essential that we assist those students moving on to post-secondary education to help maximize their potential and ensure the continuity of a reliable workforce. Through our bursary program, as well as our funding to area post-secondary schools, we are helping train and support our future workforce.”

The Program provides those residents accepted into the program with financial assistance to access post-secondary education and training.

The program is consistent with the County of Simcoe’s commitment to education as well as encouraging community involvement and civic responsibility.

To be eligible, applicants must reside in Simcoe County.

An applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. They must have graduated or be eligible for graduation in the year of the application from a second school in Simcoe County, or, in the year of application, be enrolled and commencing studies in the first or second year of an undergraduate program at an Ontario university or college as a full- time student.

The applicant should demonstrate an interest in, and contribution to their community through active participation in extracurricular activities at their school and/or community organizations.

Applicants who meet he eligibility requirements can complete an on-line application which includes the submission of a 500-word essay on a pre-determined topic as well as an explanation as to why they should be awarded a bursary.

Applicants must also provide a copy of the Grade 12 or first year post-secondary transcript and proof of enrollment at an Ontario University or College in an undergraduate program as a full-time student.

Applications for the program must be submitted by July 30, 2021.

You can find out more about the Bursary Program on-line by visiting www.simcoe.ca/studentbursary.

By Brian Lockhart
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter



         


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