Bursary Program

The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command
Branch and Ladies’ Auxiliary Bursary Program

The Bursary Program is designed to assist students entering or pursuing their post-secondary education, including courses or programs of a technical and vocational nature, outside of and beyond secondary school. Approved bursary assistance is not based upon scholastic standing but rather on the successful admission status to a post secondary institution or successful completion of one or more years leading to a recognized degree, diploma, or certificate.

The Bursary Program is funded through the Ontario Command Branches and Ladies’ Auxiliaries Charitable Foundation. Ontario Command Branches and Auxiliaries, raise funds for the Bursary Program through Poppy Tagging, and other activities such as Bingo, Break Open Tickets, Banquets and Clubhouse Operations.

Those eligible are the following:

  • Ex-Service personnel or currently serving members of the Canadian Forces (Regular, Reserve and Merchant Navy) and their spouse, children and grandchildren.
  • Commonwealth war Veterans and their spouse, children and grandchildren.
  • Ordinary and Life members of The Royal Canadian Legion and their spouse, children and grandchildren.
  • Associate members of The Royal Canadian Legion and their children only.
  • Ladies’ Auxiliary members and their children and grandchildren.
  • Stepchildren and step grandchildren may be considered where applicable.

Application forms can be obtained from the following:

1] Most Secondary School Guidance


2] College/University Financial Aid Offices online

3] Provincial Service Bureau Offices

4] Branches of The Royal Canadian Legion and Ladies’ Auxiliary or

5] Download from The Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Command Website (www.on.legion.ca).

The program opens each year in September and all applications must be received by Ontario Command prior to the last Friday of March from students who are currently attending postsecondary education. Mailing address is found on the bursary application. Applications are not accepted by email or fax. Please note that the students can only apply once they are physically on campus and not in high school.

Since the academic year 2002-2003, this program awarded $6,981,825.00 in Bursaries helping students in Ontario receive the education they need.

For more information, please visit: https://www.on.legion.ca/remembrance/youthprograms/bursaries