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Newark Neighbours Bursary Program

The Newark Neighbours Bursary was

established in 2016 to financially assist qualified graduating high school students to pursue post secondary educational opportunities.  


The bursary stipulates that the students must

reside in Niagara-on-the-Lake and  includes, but is not necessarily exclusive to, direct dependents of Newark Neighbours food bank clients. 

The selection criteria includes: an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), an emphasis on the applicant’s level of school and community involvement, career goals and financial need, academic standing, efforts in contributing to their tuition and references. 


Newark Neighbours works in collaboration with the Education Foundation of Niagara (on behalf of the District School Board of Niagara) and the Niagara Catholic District School Board on this bursary program.

A maximum of three student bursary recipients are chosen from each of the two respective school boards: Niagara Catholic District School Board and District School Board of Niagara.   The bursaries are presented to the successful bursary recipients at their respective commencement ceremony.  

From Laura Byers @ District School Board of Niagara (DSBN)
We are incredibly grateful for your bursary support and want you to know that your support over the years has brought a tremendous amount of happiness and joy to those who through no fault of their own, have had to reach out for assistance.  You have given our dear students hope for a brighter tomorrow.
NOTE: Qualified applicants must complete and submit all the required accompanying documents in one package to their respective school.  
Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
For more information on our bursary program, please visit your school board
Niagara District School Board: or:
Niagara Catholic District School Board - please email to: