Scholarships

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

Mayor's Student Bursary Program

The Mayor's Student Bursary Program provides 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.

The bursary helps qualifying students pursue post-secondary opportunities which they might not otherwise have the chance to do, due to financial constraints. 

Eligibility

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; or any person who is participating in an Apprenticeship Training Program through the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and is a resident of the Town of New Tecumseth; and
  • Those whose financial circumstances may prevent them from immediately going to post-secondary school or participating in an apprenticeship program their sponsor/employer;
  • Whose scholastic achievement would be high enough to gain acceptance to the post-secondary avenue they choose;
  • Those who complete an application and a 500-word essay on the topic of their educational aspirations and goals;
  • Students who gain endorsement for the bursary program by their guidance department or in the case of the apprenticeship program by their sponsor/employer;
  • Those accepted into either a university, college or apprenticeship program;

Applications should include a copy of the acceptance letter or any other supporting documents
that confirm acceptance/enrolment in their school or program of choice. Applications must be submitted by May 2 of the student's graduating year.

Submitting a nomination

You can download the Student Bursary Application Form online, or pick up a copy at the Administration Centre.

Please drop off your completed form at the Administration Centre or mail it to:

Town of New Tecumseth Clerk/Director of Administration Services
10 Wellington St. E.
Alliston, ON L9R 1A1

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

Approval process

After you submit your nomination, the Clerk's office forwards the nomination to Council. Council then selects the inductees for that year.

We will contact both the inductee and the submission's author with next steps for the awards celebration that year.

Bursaries presentation

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