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The QOR Bursary

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Introduction

1. The Regimental Association has established a Bursary Program supporting education for members of the Regimental family. Funding for the program will be provided by donations from Branches, The Trust, Members, Individuals and such other means as determined by the Association. The intent is to provide financial support for the post-secondary education of serving Regimental personnel and the children, grandchildren and other relatives of members of both serving personnel and members of the Association. Applications for the bursary from the public, particularly Cadets, are welcome but preference will be given to those with verified Regimental connections.

2. The number and amount of the bursaries may vary from year to year depending on revenue generated for the purpose. The first bursaries will be awarded during the 2010 celebrations of The Sesquicentennial Year of the Regiment. Subsequently bursaries will be awarded from funds held for that purpose by the Toronto Community Foundation, which will issue receipts to donors for income tax purposes.

Aim

3. The aim of this instruction is to outline the criteria, eligibility, application and financial requirements for The QOR of C Association Bursary Program.

Name

4. The full name of the program shall be The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada –Princess Alexandra Bursary. The official abbreviated name shall be QOR Princess Alexandra Bursary.

Eligibility

5. Only applicants attending, or planning to attend, accredited institutions are eligible for consideration. These institutions are generally described as post secondary, leading to a University degree or a Community College diploma.

Supporting Documents

6. The following documents must accompany the Application Form:

a. An official transcript of the last academic marks (Grade 12 or previous year of post-secondary studies).

b. Letter(s) of Reference from high school Principal / Counselor giving a summary of academic or extra-curricular achievements.

c. Letter(s) of Reference from Association Branch Presidents, if applicable,

d. If a Cadet, a Letter of Reference / recommendation from the applicant’s Commanding Officer.

Administrative and Financial Information

7. The Bursary Program will be administered through the Secretary of The Association at QOR of C Regimental Headquarters. This is a competitive program and funds are limited so it is likely that not every application will be approved. Bursaries are payable at the end of the adjudication process to the Educational Institutions by the Toronto Community Foundation on behalf of successful candidates. Applicants and donors should note the following:

a. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

b. All funding from other sources must be declared on the Application Form.

c. Bursaries are not retroactive and cannot be applied to courses completed.

d. Applicants previously found ineligible, may reapply providing eligibility requirements are met.

e. All written reports, copies of marks and letters of acceptance become property of the Association.

f. Individual donors to the Bursary Program will receive tax receipts for donations of $25.00 or more from the Toronto Community Foundation.33 Bloor St. East, Suite 1603, Toronto, ON. M4W 3H1. Donors’ cheques should by made out in favour of the Toronto Community Foundation and annotated “QOR Princess Alexandra Bursary”.

g. Other means of donating are (credit card) by phone at 416-921-2035. Soon another way will be on-line by email- at www.tcf.ca, click “Make a Gift Now” button. This will take the donor to Canada Help, a nationally recognized agent for charities.

h. Association Officers responsible for advice to and liaison with the Toronto Foundation on all bursary matters are the President and the two Vice Presidents of the National Executive Committee. These same officers are the Donor Advisors to the Foundation.

Adjudication Process

8. The Bursary Program is for academic development only and applications will be judged on the following criteria:

a. Past academic achievements and demonstrated competence.

b. Ability to study and potential for finishing course program successfully.

c. Relevance of the proposed study program to academic advancement.

9. Successful applicants will be contacted prior to release of their names.

Adjudication Board

10. The Board will meet at the call of the Chair. The Secretary will prepare a dossier of relevant documents for each applicant for the Board’s adjudication. Composition of the Board will be:

a. Chair. -- A Vice-President of the National Association.

b. Members. -- One selected member from each of the National Association, the Regiment and The QOR of C Trust.

c. Secretary. – Association Secretary.

11. Additional members may be added at the discretion of the Chair. All sittings of the Board must have no fewer than three members present.

12. The Board has the discretion to decide the number and size of the bursaries to be awarded each year .Decisions of the Board are final and not subject to appeal.

Requests for Bursary Support

13. One copy of each of the following Forms must be submitted in applying for a Bursary:

a. Application Form. Appendix 1.

b. Institution Certification. Appendix 2.

c. Acceptance Certification. Appendix 3.

14. Appendices when completed will be treated as CONFIDENTIAL by all recipients.

15. The complete package in 13 above, in an envelope clearly marked “BURSARY APPLICATION” will be mailed to the address below by 15 March in the year of the application:

Secretary, The QOR of C National Association,
Regimental Headquarters,
Moss Park Armoury,
130 Queen Street, East,
Toronto, ON. M5A 1R9.

16. This information package will be available in due course for years other than 2010 at the Website – “The Rifleman Online -- The QOR of C”.

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