Student Bursaries

The Kinsmen Club of Fonthill and District are supporters of three Bursary programs:

Kin Canada Bursaries

A Program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund

The Kin Canada Bursary is available to anyone who will be attending a post secondary institution as a full-time student in the upcoming school year and is also a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant. The award emphasizes financial need, volunteerism and knowledge of Kin.

Applications are available online at and must sent to only one of the applicant’s closest Kinsmen, Kinette or Kin clubs by February 1.

The club will judge the applications it receives  and will select one winner to be its representative to the national competition by March 1.

The Kin Canada Association will judge individual applications from the club’s nationwide and bursary winners will be contacted by June 30.  Each bursary prize is $1000 with the number awarded each year dependent upon the amount of money donated to the fund by Kin Canada clubs in the prior year.

Fonthill Kinsmen E.L. Crossley Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a current year E.L. Crossley Secondary School graduating fourth year student

The candidates must apply by forwarding their student information to the Fonthill Kinsmen club through the school’s Student Services Department by May 1.

Applicants are asked to provide information about their upcoming post secondary education goals, their strategy for obtaining financial resources to pay for their future education, their secondary school academic achievement, their activity in school extra-curricular programs and their contributions to the betterment of community.

Applicants are screened through a personal interview with a committee of Fonthill Kinsmen.

One winner is selected. The scholarship is a prize of $2000 given in two installments of $1000 during the following school year.

Student Volunteer Recognition Award

The Paul Bray Student Services Award is presented to a Pelham or Welland Secondary School student who is nominated for their outstanding volunteerism. The award consists of a recognition plaque for the student and a $1,000 cheque payable to the non-profit program of their choice.