The Bursary Committee was started in 1998 to raise funds to provide a bursary to a Grade 12 student going on to post-secondary education. The original plan was to give one bursary of $500.00 annually. Since that time, Bursaries have been given every year. Depending on funds raised, the number of Bursaries given each year has ranged from one to four, in amounts of $500.00 and $650.00. This year the Committee is pleased to be able to give Bursaries of $650.00 each to four deserving students and a one time Diamond Bursary for $750.
Interested students make application for consideration. They provide such information as future education plans, high school experience, marks, volunteer work, community involvement, and any other information they feel is appropriate and helpful. Committee members carefully review and discuss each application and make their decisions. It is often very difficult to choose among many qualified and deserving applicants.
All monies are the result of fund-raising and occasional donations from interested individuals. Fund-raising is done through special entertainment events, pancake breakfast, etc.
Watch the Clarion for notices of these events and help support this Committee as they assist local students further their education.