Rotary Club of Bowmanville
High School Bursary Program for 2020
 

The Youth Service Committee of the Bowmanville Rotary Club will be awarding bursaries to five eligible students from Bowmanville High Schools who will be attending Post-Secondary Institutions in 2020.  Each student will receive a one-time bursary of $1000 in July, 2020.  Interested students must submit their completed application form (found on the menu to the left on this webpage) to their school Guidance Officers by Friday May 29, 2020.  The Guidance Officers from each school will select one student from their school to receive the bursary, based on the selection criteria provided by the Bowmanville Rotary Club.

 

Successful students will be informed by the Rotary Club by Wednesday June 10, 2020.

 

1.   Guidelines for school Guidance Officers making the
       student selection:
 
EVALUATION CRITERIA WEIGHTING:
 
     1.     Financial Need:                                                  40% 
     2.     Community & Extra Curricular Involvement:          25% 
     3.     Academic  achievement:                                     25% 
     4.     Essay                                                               10% 
 
The above Evaluation Criteria should be used when making the student selection.

The primary intention of the bursary program is to help students who have greater financial need, hence the increased weighting of the Financial Need criteria.  For this reason, students who have already received other bursaries should be assessed a lower Financial Weighting.
 
All students that are being considered must have good to excellent Academic records.
 
Guidance Officers are requested to direct the students to the Rotary website <www.bowmanvillerotaryclub.org> and to assist students, if requested, in completing the application form.
 
The Guidance Officer is requested to submit the completed application form (including the essay, academic transcripts, letter of acceptance to a university, college or apprenticeship, list of bursary awards, etc.) of the selected student by Friday June 5, 2020 (See Note below re: COVID-19).  The information must be submitted electronically to Joe Solway (Director, Youth Service Committee) at: solwayjj@gmail.com
 
2.   Guidelines for Students who wish to apply for this Bursary
       Program:

If you wish to apply for the Bowmanville Rotary Club Bursary Program, please review all the information related to the program found on this site and then discuss your interest with your school Guidance Officer.
 
Then complete the application form (found on the menu to the left on this webpage). Please ensure you provide all required information.

Submit the completed application form including your essay/video presentation, academic transcripts, letter of acceptance to a university, college or apprenticeship, and a list of any other bursary awards to your school Guidance Officer by Friday May 29, 2020
Note: If, due to COVID-19, the academic transcripts or letter of acceptance to a university, college, or apprenticeship are not available at this time, they must be provided to Rotary as soon as they become available.
 
If you are the student selected for the Bursary award, you will be notified by the Rotary Club by Wednesday June 10, 2020.

Due to COVID-19, the Bowmanville Rotary Club is not holding in-person meetings at this time but is holding virtual meetings every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.  Each bursayr winner will be invited to participate in one of the Zoom meetings in June to make a short presentation about themselves and their field of study.  Bursary cheques will be mailed to each student's mailing address by June 30, 2020.

Important Note:
Students who fail to provide all the information requested on the application will not be considered for the bursary and those who fail to attend the Rotary Zoom meeting when invited, may forfeit their bursary award.