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Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors and teams who participated in our 5th Annual Bowling for Bursaries Fundraiser! We raised over $55,000 that will go directly towards funding bursaries for well deserving students at our Awards Ceremony on June 7th.


The Merit Award Bursary Program provides recognition and bursaries of $500 for those staying in secondary school, or $750/$2000 for those going to post-secondary. All full time Grade 11 and 12 students in schools which have selected to participate in the program, are eligible to apply.

It’s Almost Time!

Thank you to everyone who has registered their team for The Merit Award Bowling for Bursaries Fundraiser taking place on Tuesday, April 25. Prizes for Top Score, Best Dressed and Best Team Name will be awarded.

Bowling for Bursaries

Celebrating 5 years!  The Merit Award Bowling for Bursaries Fundraiser is taking place on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at The Ballroom, hosted by Fasken Martineau.  http://meritawardbowling.ca/


Call for Selection Committee Volunteers

The Merit Award is looking for people interested in volunteering for a Selection Committee role, which happens once every year.

The Merit Award Bursary Program provides bursaries to senior high school students as an incentive to stay in school, recognizing those who demonstrate a commitment to their school work, extra curricular activities and communities.

The program was started in 1996 by a group of Toronto residents who felt it was important to support and encourage high school students to stay in school and continues to thrive today due in large part to its volunteers.

This bursary recognizes those who demonstrate a commitment to their school work, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement.

  • The Merit Award Bursary Program is for any full-time grade 11 or 12 student who plans to stay in high school or continue post-secondary education in an apprenticeship, college or university program.
  • Bursary awards range from $500 for students returning to high school, to $750 for most of those going into post secondary, and up to $2,000 for those with the most compelling applications
  • It’s not based on marks. Good effort in school and outside activities is what counts.
  • Personal circumstances are also taken into account.

The time commitment for this role is based on the following:

  1. Reviewing approximately 50 student applications from various high schools in the GTA
  2. Attending a meeting in which you share your findings and recommendations with other volunteers who are also reviewing the same group.

For more information, contact Sarah Marriot