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 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 and $650. This year the Committee is pleased to be able to give Bursaries of $650 each to six deserving students.
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.
In April 2019 we held a pancake breakfast for the current crop of applicants. Seniors are encouraged to sit with students. Here are some photos by Betty Young: (click any photo to enlarge it; after that you can scroll through them)
In 2018 we held a breakfast for alumni of the bursary program. Here are some photos:
And here are photos of the regular 2018 bursary breakfast: