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Bursary Program

​​​Congratulations to all Simcoe County Bursary recipients! 

This year the Bursary Committee received a record number of applications and 20 bursaries were awarded across the County. Thank you to all applicants, please check back in the new year for details regarding the 2022 Bursary Program.

​​​​​​​​​The County of Simcoe and its member municipalities are committed to the pursuit of a higher education. Through the Bursary Program, the County will award up to 21 $3,000 bursaries to County of Simcoe residents attending a post-secondary institution in Ontario (one bursary is guaranteed for a resident of each participating member municipality).​

​​The Bursary Program provides those residents accepted into the program access to post-secondary education and training.

The program is consistent with the County of Simcoe's commitment to education and also encourages community involvement and civic responsibility amongst residents.




Eligible Applicants must:

  • Be a resident of Simcoe County and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Have graduated, or be eligible for graduation in the year of application, from a secondary school in Simcoe County
  • In the year of application, be enrolled and commencing studies in the first or second year of an undergraduate program at an Ontario university or college as a full-time student
  • Demonstrate interest in, and contribution to, their community through active participation in extracurricular activities at their school and/or in community organizations

​Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must submit an online application by July 30, 2021
  • As part of the application, the County of Simcoe requires the applicant to submit a 500-word essay on a pre-determined topic, as well as an explanation as to why they should be awarded a bursary
  • Applicants must also provide a copy of their Grade 12 or first year post-secondary transcript and proof of enrollment at an Ontario University or College in an undergraduate program as a full-time student (tuition receipt, proof of enrollment letter etc.) 

*This award is open to all residents of the County of Simcoe, including employees of the County and children and/or dependants of employees. The bursaries are non-renewable and non-transferrable.​

Supporting Documents 

As part of your application, you will be required to submit supporting documents to bursary@simcoe.ca no later than July 30, 2021. 

Essay Questions:

Answers to the following Essay Questions must be submitted as part of your application:

  1. ​In 500 words or less, explain who has had the greatest impact on your life and why. How has this influenced your choice of post-secondary studies/career?
  2. In 250 words or less, explain why you think you should be awarded a Simcoe County Bursary. 

Required Supporting Documents:

  • Grade 12 or First Year Post-Secondary Transcript
  • Proof of enrollment at an Ontario University or College in an undergraduate program as a full-time student (tuition receipt, proof of enrollment letter etc.)​​​​​*Note: A letter of acceptance is not considered proof of enrollment.
  • Essay Question Responses

​Optional Supporting Documents:

  • Resume
  • Reference Letters 
How to Apply 
  1. Complete an online application here.  
  2. Email your Supporting Documents to bursary@simcoe.ca by July 30, 2021.​​​

For questions and information, or if you require the application in an accessible format, please contact bursary@simcoe.ca


Personal information is collected in this application pursuant to Section 8 and 11 of the Municipal Act and will be used for the purpose of the Bursary Program. Questions about the collection of personal information should be directed to the County Clerk's Office, County of Simcoe Administration Centre, 1110 Highway 26, Midhurst, Ontario L9X 1N6, fax 705-726-3991.​​