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County of Peterborough 2018 Land of Shining Waters Bursary and 4-H Agricultural Scholarship

Date Posted: March 28, 2018

The County of Peterborough annually recognizes eligible students residing in the County of Peterborough (excluding the City of Peterborough) who have successfully completed Grade 12 and are continuing with post-secondary education. Bursaries are awarded to eligible students who meet the criteria based on the weighted ranking as established by County Council being the relative financial need of the individual, the grade point average of the applicant and the amount of other bursaries received.

The Land of Shining Waters Bursary funds are derived from the interest accrued from investing the proceeds from the sale of the book “Peterborough Land of Shining Waters”. Copies of the Peterborough Land of Shining Waters are available for purchase at the County of Peterborough offices at 470 Water Street, County Court House for a cost of $20.35 plus taxes.  The Land of Shining Waters Bursary award is in the amount of $250.00 to eligible students.

The 4-H Agricultural Scholarship Bursary award is in the amount of $700.00 to eligible students. Eligible students are County of Peterborough residents who have successfully completed Grade 12 and continuing with post-secondary education in an agricultural-related field or in a field which can be used in the agricultural industry.  A background in agriculture will be considered, including working on the family farm or on a volunteer basis.

County Council will consider the recommendations of the Awards and Bursaries Committee in late June. The successful students will be invited to attend the Regular County Council Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. to be recognized. The deadline to receive applications is June 15th.

The Land of Shining Waters Bursary Application is available here.

The 4-H Agricultural Scholarship Application is available here.

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2018 Summer Company

Date Posted: March 26, 2018

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre is now accepting applications for aspiring student entrepreneurs through the Summer Company program.

Summer Company is the Government of Ontario’s flagship youth entrepreneurship program that connects students ages 15-29 with training, mentorship and funding to start a summer business.

This year, nine grants up to $3000 are available for young aspiring business owners between the ages of 15-29 from the City and County of Peterborough.

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre delivers the Summer Company program which helps students navigate the business plan writing process and financial management. Throughout the summer, students have the opportunity to take part in workshops and training, covering such topics as: mastering social media; marketing and sales; managing business risk; and networking.

“This will be our seventeenth year delivering the Summer Company program, an amazing program for developing career skills and experiential learning for our region’s youth.” explains Economic Development Officer, Madeleine Hurrell, “Through the program, students receive training, mentorship and funding of up to $3000.”

The deadline for applications is May 19, 2018. This highly sought after program is first-come, first-served and spaces fill quickly. Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre staff are happy to support aspiring young entrepreneurs with the application process. Those interested in learning more about the program and how to get involved are encouraged to visit or contact Madeleine Hurrell at 705-743-0777 ext. 2136.

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