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Tom & Marilyn Arkell Bursary

Tom & Marilyn Arkell were both deeply committed community members who strove to support others whenever possible. Tom was a founding member of the Burnside Gorge Community Association and both he and Marilyn dedicated themselves to the betterment of both the neighbourhood and the families who live here. Education and lifelong learning for both children and adults were particular passions, in their own lives as well as in the lives of others, demonstrated through their commitment as active volunteers and donors. We are honoured to administer this legacy bursary program in memory of these much loved and dearly missed members of our community.
~Staff & Board of the BGCA

Bursary Criteria

The goal of the Tom & Marilyn Arkell Bursary program is to fund students with the highest financial need. Bursary funds are limited and are not intended to fund a student’s full deficit. Bursaries can be used to assist with tuition, books, fees, equipment and supplies. 

To be considered for a bursary, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • A connection to the Burnside Gorge community (resided in, received services, etc)
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program (proof of registration is required)
  • Submit a completed application by the specified deadline, October 1st annually
  • Agree to submit an update on how funds were used upon completion of your program

Applicants can expect a decision within eight weeks of the deadline. To apply, please email and an application package will be sent to you. 


Support for the Tom & Marilyn Arkell Bursary program has been generously provided by the Jawl Family. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please contact the Burnside Gorge Community Association and speak with Suzanne or Rachel 250-388-5251.