General Description Each year, over $20 000 is distributed to students through the HHSS Bursary Program. The purpose of the Bursary Program is to provide financial assistance for graduates as they pursue their interests beyond high school. A bursary is a monetary grant presented to a deserving graduate. Funds have been made available through donations from a number of generous community members and organizations. Any student graduating from Haliburton Highlands Secondary School may receive funds through the Bursary Program.

All graduates are encouraged to apply for bursaries. A selection committee will review all applications and make appropriate selections based on a number of criteria including financial need, contributions to the school and community, outstanding character, and future area of study. Other specific (appointed) bursaries are also available.


EligibilityTo be eligible to receive a bursary, candidates must:

  •  be enrolled at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School
  •  be in their graduating year
  •  successfully meet graduation requirements
  •  complete and submit an on-line application form on or before the deadline


Application ProcessComplete and submit the on-line application form (link provided below). Follow the instructions listed on the application. You must be logged on to your TLDSB Google Drive account in order to complete the form. Application forms must be submitted in order to be saved. You can return to edit your submitted form at any time before the final deadline of May 15. 
Important DatesMarch 1 – application form is open to studentsMay 15 – Final Deadline for Bursary Applications

Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

October 31 – bursary recipients will be notified and monies will be mailed


Bursaries Available Bursaries are available in a number of different categories:

1. General (Open) Bursaries

  • for deserving graduates

2. Bursaries Based on Outstanding Character and Contributions

  • for deserving graduates who have demonstrated exemplary leadership, dedication, contribution, involvement,etc… in the school and community

3. Bursaries Based on Area of Study

  • disciplines include Arts, Business, Education, Hospitality and Tourism, Medical/Health Services, Sciences, Social Sciences, Technological Studies and Trades

4. Specific (Appointed) Bursaries

  • some bursaries have very specific criteria


A complete list of bursaries available through the program is provided in the Bursary Directory. In order to become familiar with the bursaries offered, students are encouraged to read through the directory prior to completing the application form.


Application FormPlease complete the application form found at the link provided below. Follow the instructions as stated on the form. Applications must be fully completed prior to the deadline of May 15.


ContactsAny questions, concerns or requests for clarification should be directed to:[email protected]