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 Bo9wmanville 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 22, 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 Monday June 8, 2020.


1.   Guidelines for school Guidance Officers making the
       student selection:
     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 <> 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 May 29, 2020.  The information must be submitted electronically to Joe Solway (Director, Youth Service Committee) at:
2.   Guidelines for Students who wish to apply for this Bursary

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, 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 22, 2020
If you are the student selected for the Bursary award, you will be notified by the Rotary Club by Monday June 8, 2020.

The bursary winners are required to attend the evening Bowmanville Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 at 6:00 PM to make a short presentation about themselves and their field of study and to be presented with their cheques. Student's parents are welcome to attend the event.  The meeting location is the Bowmanville Older Adult Association, 26 Beech Avenue, Bowmanville ON  L1C 2A3.

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 meeting on Tuesday June 30th, 2020 may forfeit their bursary award.