Kin Canada Bursaries is a program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund, supported by Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs 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.
Since Kin Canada Bursaries began in 1994, over $750,000 has been awarded to deserving students across Canada. The amount disbursed in any one year is in accordance with the Fund's balance and its governing laws.
Eligibility and Evaluation
Applicants to the Kin Canada Bursaries:
Download the application on www.bursary.ca.
- must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
- must be a full-time student in the process of graduating from high school, or currently studying or registered at a post-secondary institution
- must complete the current application form and submit it to the Kinsmen, Kinette or Kin Club closest to their permanent residence by February 1. Bursary winners are notified before June 30 by their sponsoring club.
- will be evaluated on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need
The Lamp of Learning Award
given to Hal Rogers in 1950.
Throughout 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 in 1950. The Lamp is awarded annually to a non-teacher who has made an “outstanding contribution to public secondary education in the Province.”
- 767 bursaries, worth $767,000, have been awarded since 1994.
- 622 applications were received for the 2012-2013 school year and 35 students from across Canada each received a $1,000 bursary. Here is the list of recipients.
- Kin Canada Bursaries is one of the largest non-corporate providers of bursaries in Canada.