County of Simcoe

Simcoe County News Release - County relaunches Bursary Program to support local students and families

Date Published: 
March 30 2022

The County of Simcoe is committed to working with member municipalities to support the pursuit of higher education. Through the County’s long-standing Education Bursary Program, up to 21 $3,000 bursaries are available to County of Simcoe students attending a post-secondary institution in Ontario. One bursary is guaranteed for a resident of each participating member municipality.

“Our student bursary program works to support students and families across the County, and prepares our young people to be competitive in the future jobs market,” said Warden George Cornell. “We thank participating member municipalities for supporting the bursary program and look forward to supporting deserving students with access to education and skill development across our region.”

The Bursary Program provides those residents accepted into the program with financial assistance to access post-secondary education and training. This program is consistent with the County of Simcoe’s commitment to education, as well as encouraging community involvement and civic responsibility. 

Eligible applicants must reside in Simcoe County, and:

  • Be a resident of a participating Simcoe County municipality 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

Eligible applicants are invited to complete an online application, which includes the submission of 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. Applicants must submit their online application by July 29, 2022.

For more information about the program, visit

Chris Hedley
Public Relations Consultant 

County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department 
705-715-7654 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations

County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department 
705-734-8386 (mobile)

The news release above was issued by Simcoe County on March 29, 2022.