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Welcome to RAYS scholarship and bursary application process. This is where you will find information on the scholarship and bursary programs including: the eligibility criteria, the application process and the selection criteria and process.

Please review the map included in the “Am I Eligible?” section of the website to ensure you reside within the catchment area for the program of your choice.  If you are concerned about your eligibility, please follow the instructions to seek clarification.

In addition to the residency requirement, scholarship candidates must also attend, or have recently graduated from one of the following local high schools: Stayner Collegiate Institute, Collingwood Collegiate Institute, Our Lady of the Bay Catholic High School, Centre Dufferin District High School, Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School,  ÉS Roméo Dallaire or ÉSC Nouvelle-Alliance.

Bursary candidates must be under 25 years of age and live within the catchment area as designated on the Catchment Map.

  • Scholarship applications are due on Friday, May 3, 2024 midnight.
  • The scholarship application must be completed online.
  • Scholarships of up to $20,000 (payable up to $5,000 per year over 4 years) are available to students applying to a recognized Canadian University.
  • The bursary application may be completed and submitted online at any time during the year following high school graduation, however, spring applications are due on Friday, May 3, 2024 midnight in order to be awarded at spring commencement ceremonies.
  • One-time bursary awards of up to $1,000 are available to students seeking an apprenticeship certificate.  Applicants seeking a college or technical diploma may be eligible for Bursary awards up to $1500 per year for up to three years, with re-application required each year, subject to funding availability.