The Bursary Program
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Each year, the Association awards bursaries with the intent of assisting in paying for the education of a:

  • child or grandchild of a member of The RCR Family (serving, retired or deceased);
  • serving member of The RCR (or spouse);
  • member of a cadet corps affiliated with or sponsored by, The RCR.


The applicant must be in his or her final year of secondary schooling and preparing to attend an institute of higher learning (university, trades school, teachers’ college, technical college, nursing school).

In the case of a serving member (or spouse) the above criteria applies except there is no time limit between completing secondary school and commencement of attendance at an institute of higher learning.

Former serving members and anyone who has already commenced a post-secondary school education program do not qualify.


All sections of the application, including the acceptance to the institute of higher learning, must be completed and all pertinent documents submitted to the bursary committee with this application (with the exception of the final marks if not available at the time of application).

Please attach to this application a reference from your secondary school principal. If a serving soldier, spouse or cadet, a letter from your unit CO must also be enclosed.

Applications must be received at Regimental Headquarters by 30 July each year.

Documentation Required

A completed application form.

Secondary school principal’s recommendation (A letter from the applicant’s homeroom teacher in lieu of the principal’s recommendation would be acceptable).

Letter of acceptance for the first-year enrolment from an institute of higher learning

For serving members, spouse or a cadet, a letter of recommendation from your unit CO or ERE mentor

Transcript of your final grades from a secondary school

Award Criteria

Winners of the bursaries will be chosen on scholastic achievement, community service activities, military/cadet service (if any) and family financial position.

To Apply

To Apply – Fill in the Application by clicking HERE.

Fill in the application.

Attach required documents.

Mail to RHQ by 30 July.

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