Each year the YMCA of Greater Saint John Endowment Fund provides bursaries for students entering or enrolled in a post-secondary institution on a full-time basis. The minimum value of the bursary is $1,000.

The bursaries are awarded on the basis of financial need to students living in the Greater Saint John area (Grand Bay-Westfield through to Hampton) or attending a post-secondary institution in this community. Community/ school activities and successful academic performance will also be considered.

Application Deadline: May 1st

Please complete the full application and include the following documents:

· Current Transcript

· Post-secondary acceptance letter

· Personal letter from applicant outlining goals and reason for applying for this bursary. Demonstration of applicants’ commitment to the Y values (responsible, respectful, inclusive, caring and honest) and/or any connection to the YMCA should be highlighted.

Bursary Selection Criteria

Students must reside or attend school in the Greater Saint John area (Grand Bay – Westfield through to Hampton).

Only fully completed applications postmarked by the deadline date will be reviewed by the selection committee.

The bursaries are available to students enrolled in any year of post-secondary education. Priority will be given to students beyond their entrance year as funding support is usually limited after the first year when many entrance scholarships are available.

Bursaries will be valued at a minimum of $1,000 so that they are of value to the recipients.

The rating scale for the selection process is based on the following criteria:

1. Financial Need Maximum 5 points

2. Student Letter Maximum 2 points

3. Community/school involvement Maximum 2 points

4. Y Connection and Values Maximum 1 point

Application deadline: May 1st

Application Review Period: May 15 – June 1

The Bursary Committee reviews the applications based on the rating scale. The selected recipients are approved by the CEO and then an electronic motion is presented to the Board for final approval.

Bursary Recipients currently enrolled in high school will be notified of the bursary at the graduation ceremony, where they will receive a letter.

Other recipients will be notified by letter.

Funds will be distributed directly to the university or college in early September, once attendance is confirmed.