Association of the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) Bursary Fund
Terms of Reference 1.IntentThe intent of the Association Bursary Fund is to provide financial assistance to deserving applicants who are in the process of pursuing post-secondary education at the undergraduate, graduate, community college or vocational level. 2.BursariesThe Association of the 8th Canadian Hussars may award up to two bursaries annually, depending on the number and suitability of applicants. Available bursaries are as follows: a. Entrance Bursary ($1000.00). The aim of this bursary is to provide a student graduating from high school some financial aid towards starting a pursuit in higher education. If there are no suitable candidates selected for this bursary, a second bursary as described below may be awarded; b. Continuing Studies Bursary ($1000.00). The aim of this bursary is to provide a student already involved with higher education some financial aid. If there are no suitable candidates selected for this bursary, a second bursary as described above may be awarded. c. LCol R.S. McLeod Memorial Bursary ($500.00). The aim of this bursary is to provide a student graduating from high school and/or a student already involved with higher education some financial aid. 3.EligibilityApplicant suitability will be based on previous scholastic achievement, financial need and Regimental affiliation and good representation of the Regimental Association by the applicant/relation. The following individuals are eligible to receive a bursary:
a. Serving or former member of the Regiment, a spouse/widow/widower of a serving or former Hussar or the child or grandchild of a serving or former Hussar; or b. Applicants attending a fully subsidized educational program, such as a scholarship program, the Canadian Forces University Training Program (Members or Officers) are not eligible for an Association Bursary. Notes: (1) An individual may only be awarded one Association of the 8th Canadian Hussar Bursary in a lifetime. If initially unsuccessful, an applicant may reapply any number of times until either successful or until the program of post secondary education has been completed; and (2) Applicants must be enrolled in an eligible post-secondary program, as described in Paragraph 1, for the ensuing academic year.
4.SelectionThe Bursary Committee will consist of no less than three (3) members designated by the Association Executive. Committee deliberations will be based on the criteria in the Assessment Worksheet (Annex A). The Chairman of the Bursary Committee, following completion of the selection process will report the findings of the Committee to the Association Executive, who will in turn notify the successful and unsuccessful applicants.
5.Disbursement of BursariesPayment of bursaries to successful applicants will be made in two (2) installments; the first in November and the second in January. Both disbursements are contingent upon the applicant providing documentation confirming their full-time enrollment at the post-secondary institution.
6.Requesting and Submission of ApplicationsRequests for a Bursary Application Form (Annex B) may be made at the Regimental Orderly Room, accessed on line at the Association Website, or made in writing to:
The Secretary Association of the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) PO Box 1695 Moncton, NB E1C 9X5
7.Completed Applications are to be forwarded to the above address, post marked no later than 30 April of the current year, and MUST be accompanied by the following:
(a) Proof of affiliation with the Regimental Association (see Paragraph 5, Part 2 of the Application Form);
(b) Copy of the official Statement of Acceptance as provided by the Institution that the applicant will attend,
(c) Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, and
(d) Official transcript of the most recent scholastic marks (if a High School student, this will be first semester Grade 12 marks).