Applying for a Student Bursary

STUDENTS ATTENDING A CANADIAN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, WHO ARE CANADIAN CITIZENS AND WHO MEET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THESE GRANTS.

Grant information and application forms are distributed to the appropriate school boards each year, but students and guidance counselors can start their own applications by downloading the forms below. Grants are only made to qualified Canadian educational institutions for use by successful applicants. The submission deadline is on May 31st of each year.

The Dr. Oluremi Ogundimu Sudbury Afro-Canadian Heritage Association Fund
This bursary may be presented to one or two students of Afro-Canadian/African descent who meet the following criteria:

➡  Secondary school students of Afro-Canadian heritage/African descent who are applying to a post-secondary institution in the current year
➡  The student must demonstrate a contribution to school and community life
➡  The student must be a resident of Greater Sudbury or North Eastern Ontario
➡  Financial need may be considered
➡  Scholastic achievement is an asset

Richard Roy Dixon Bursary Fund - $1,000
The Richard Roy Dixon Bursary may be presented to one student pursuing post-secondary education. The following criteria apply:

➡  Student has been identified in the top 25% of graduate
➡  Student has demonstrated the greatest academic improvement
➡  Student demosntartes financial need

Joseph and Gloria Sidock Award - $500
This award was created in honour of Joseph and Gloria Sidock to recognize their lifelong commitment to Blind RiverThis award was created in honour of Joseph and Gloria Sidock to recognize their lifelong commitment to Blind River and the surrounding community. This award is focused on volunteerism, leadership and outstanding contributions to local community in Blind River and surrounding areas. The recipient will be a student who actively volunteers, fundraises and displays a true passion of improving their community. Applications are to be sent in with two letters of support from community leaders, educators or organizations. Examples of financial need will be considered, but nota determining factor in the final decision.

The Joseph and Gloria Sidock Scholarship fund is held in trust by the Sudbury Community Foundation. The awardwill be directly applied to the recipient’s tuition after providing proof of registration. Please submit completedapplications to sidockscholarship@gmail.com, no later than June 1, 2024. Please call the Foundation for more informationat 705.673.7770 or Tim Sidock at 204.998.0450. 

The successful applicant will be required to submit proof of acceptance to the educational institution specified in the application:

➡  Student demonstrates outstanding contributions to their community through volunteer and fundraising efforts 

➡  Student consistently puts forth his/her personal best

➡  Student displays a positive attitude and strong work ethic