Association of the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) Bursary Fund
Deadline for 2021 Applications is now extended to 01 June 2021.
1. Intent. The intent of the Association Bursary Fund is to provide financial assistance to deserving applicants who are in the process of pursuing postsecondary education at the undergraduate, graduate, community college or vocational level.
2. Bursaries. The Association of 8th Canadian Hussars may award up to three bursaries annually, depending on the number and suitability of applicants. Available bursaries are as follows:
a. Entrance Bursary ($1,000.00). 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 in para 2(b) below may be awarded;
b. Continuing Studies Bursary ($1,000.00). 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 in para 2(a) above may be awarded; and
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. Eligibility. Applicant suitability will be based on previous scholastic achievement, 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;
b. A spouse/widow/widower of a serving or former member of the Regiment; or
c. The child or grandchild of a serving or former member of the Regiment.
4. Applicants attending a fully subsidized educational program, such as a scholarship program, the Regular Officer Training Program at the Royal Military College of Canada, or the Canadian Forces University Training Program (Members or Officers) are not eligible for an Association bursary.
5. An individual may only be awarded one (1) Association of 8th Canadian Hussars 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.
6. Applicants must be enrolled in an eligible post-secondary program, as described in Paragraph 1, for the ensuing academic year to be eligible for a bursary.
7. Selection. The 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.
8. Disbursement of Bursaries. The cheque for the full bursary amount will be presented in person if practical. If not, the cheque will be sent via registered mail to the recipient.
9. Requesting and Submission of Applications. Applications must be sent individually. The e-mail address on your application form will be notified of that your application was received. Requests 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 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s) PO Box 1695 Moncton, NB E1C 9X5 Or email to : AUSTIN.WILSON@forces.gc.ca
10. Completed Applications are to be forwarded to the above address, post marked no later than 01 June 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 not related to the applicant; and
d. Official transcript of the most recent scholastic marks. (If a high school student, this will be first semester Grade 12 marks.)