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About Kin Canada Bursaries

Kin Canada Bursaries is a program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund, supported by Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs, and public donations, across the country. Each year, $1,000 bursaries are awarded to successful Canadian applicants who are pursuing post-secondary education at a recognized university, community college, technical institute and other schools for advanced education.

Of the bursaries awarded, there are four named bursaries: The “Diana Lyn McKenna Memorial Bursary” to a student from Ontario in the Health/Sciences field, the Bob Pittman Bursary for a Business student, the Kevin Denbok Bursary for Music students and the Winnipeg Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo Bursary awarded to a District 2 student.


Lamp of LearningThroughout his life, Hal Rogers believed in the value of education. In his own words, "providing and promoting the finest and most effective education possible for our young people" was a noble endeavor.

Hal’s commitment and devotion to education is evidenced in his many years as a trustee on the Forest Hill Board of Education. In addition, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation named Founder Hal the first recipient of the coveted Lamp of Learning Award (pictured right) in 1950. The Lamp is awarded annually to a non-teacher who has made an “outstanding contribution to public secondary education in the Province.”


Fast Facts

  • 978 bursaries, worth $978,000, have been awarded since 1994.
  • 186 applications were received for the 2016-2017 school year and 50 students from across Canada each will receive a $1,000 bursary. 
  • Kin Canada Bursaries is one of the largest non-corporate providers of bursaries in Canada.


Visit our Apply page for information about the application, application process and eligibility requirements.


"Receiving this award motivated me to maintain high marks and excel in the aviation program at Mount Royal University. I needed warm boots with a good grip, a sleeping bag and survival gear for cross country flights.  I also needed a good quality headset for flying. The bursary also assisted in paying for my books and maps. It has helped my aviation career take flight."

- Bursary Recipient