The BGCFS Bursary program is administered through Bruce Grey Child and Family Services. It is made possible through generous donations from organizations and individuals in the community to the Our Kids Bruce Grey Foundation.
Bursaries are awarded to young people in the care of Bruce Grey Child and Family Services who are pursuing post-secondary education (university, community college and technological institutions) or who are completing other training opportunities (hairdressing, apprenticeships, etc.). The bursaries are available to crown wards and, when funds are available, to former crown wards as well.
All youth applying for a bursary through this program will be encouraged to apply for other bursaries and grants and will be provided with information about bursaries and grants available to them.
Once a youth receives a bursary award, they may apply for a continuation of the bursary in the following years if they continue in the same program until completion. Youth can apply in successive years, but only for one diploma or degree.
A complete application package must include:
- an application form signed by the applicant, worker and respective supervisor, when applicable
- a reference from the current or former worker
- a second reference from an employer, teacher or adult friend, who is not an employee of BGCFS
- a copy of the most recent school report
- confirmation of acceptance from post secondary institution.
Here are application forms.
The decision to award a bursary will be based on your achievements, your aspirations and your needs.
Deadlines for application:
Fall Semester (September start) – August 15th
Winter Semester (January start) – November 15th
Applications will be accepted until those dates only. If a youth is selected for a bursary, cheques will be issued the first week of school.
Completed applications should be sent to: Administrative Support Worker, Family Based Care Department, Bruce Grey Child and Family Services, 640 – 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2G8