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Attention GHS Students


The Council for the Town of Gravenhurst participates annually in the Commencement Exercises for Gravenhurst High School by providing a Bursary in the amount of $2,000.00.  We are pleased to be able to provide support for one eligible student looking to pursue post-secondary education and would encourage all graduating students to submit their application.

Through the Mayor, a working group of Members of Council is established to review applications and make recommendations for a successful recipient to be recognized at the Commencement Ceremonies at the end of the school year.

Application Criteria

The Town is seeking applicants who meet the following criteria in order to be considered for the busary:

  • A resident from within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Town of Gravenhurst graduating from Gravenhurst High School and proceeding to further post-secondary education or presently on a “gap” year and have applied or will be applying to attend a post-secondary program.
  • Currently or previously has been involved in not-for-profit or community program within the jurisdiction of the Town of Gravenhurst
  • Takes an active interest in their community and continues to demonstrate good citizenship

Invitation to apply

Along with a completed application form (provided below), applicants are invited to submit an essay, maximum of 750 words, minimum of 500 words.

Applicants must also include a letter of support from an education professional such as a principal, teacher, or guidance counsellor.

Annually, the GHS Bursary Program Working Group will select the topic of the essay.

  • 2022 Essay Topic: How would you make your Town better?

If applicants are unable to complete this application due to accessibility requirements - alternate formats are available upon request through the Mayor’s Office by contacting the Executive Assistant by email: or phone: 705-687-3412 x2234 

 Applications are due May 31 of each year. In the event the 31st falls on a weekend, applicants will be due the following Monday.


The GHS Bursary Working Group will evaluate the applications based on an evaluation spreadsheet.

Important dates

May 31, 2022

  • Application due by 4:30 p.m.

June 10, 2022

  • Student and school notified of the award recipient

June 30, 2022

  • Bursary to be awarded at commencement ceremony, if possible, or via mail  by June 30, 2022



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