We offer the Mayor's Student Bursary Program for students in New Tecumseth.

Mayor's Student Bursary Program

The Mayor’s Student Bursary Program is designed to provide financial assistance to New Tecumseth students attending Banting Memorial High School, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School or any other accredited educational institution in New Tecumseth, in order that qualifying students may pursue post secondary educational opportunities including apprenticeship programs.


You can read about the program's eligibility requirements. The bursary is available to:

  • Any graduating student who is a resident of New Tecumseth and attending Banting Memorial High School, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School or any other accredited educational institution in New Tecumseth.
  • Whose scholastic achievement would be high enough to gain acceptance to the postsecondary avenue they choose.
  • Who has completed the applicable application form and has submitted the following documentation:
    • Proof of acceptance into either university, college or apprenticeship program
    • A copy of their current year transcript to confirm a high standard of scholastic achievement
    • Information relating to community programs, organizations, and volunteer activities that they have been involved in along with their hobbies, interests and any employment information
    • Personal letters of reference supporting the bursary application
    • A 500 word essay on the topic of their educational aspirations and goals with any extra curricular activities, community involvement and work experience and how the bursary would assist in their future educational aspirations and/or goals

The application will need to be endorsed by their Guidance Councillor or their sponsor/employer for completeness.

Submitting a nomination

All Applications are to be submitted by the first Monday of May of the graduating year. You can submit the Student Bursary Application Form* online, or pick up a copy at the Administration Centre. 
* Alternate formats available upon request.

All application packages can be submitted online or dropped off in person addressed to:

Mayor’s Student Bursary Program
c/o Office of the Clerk/Director of Administration Services
10 Wellington Street East
Alliston, Ontario L9R 1A1

For more information, you can call the Clerks Department or Administration Services at 705-435-3900 or email Administration Services.

Nominee Selection Process

A Review Task Force consisting of the Mayor, Clerk, Director of Parks Recreation and Culture and one member from the Alliston & District Chamber of Commerce and/or one member from the Tottenham Beeton Chamber of Commerce will review all applications and make recommendations to Council.

Bursaries presentation

Bursaries will be awarded at a Council meeting to the students by June 30th each year