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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. 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


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 send an email to and an application form will be sent to you.