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September 2022

Thank you for your interest in the Clark Bursary.

There are a limited number of awards available for new applicants for fall 2022. Those that have previously received an award will not be eligible to receive additional funding, in order to give other youth an opportunity.

Please check for more information in winter 2023. 

Questions? Contact awards@oacas.org.

About the Awards

The Clark Bursary program was established in 1989 through a generous donation by Ron and Nancy Clark of Caledonia, with the goal of assisting youth in and from care to achieve their academic and career goals.

How to Apply

Young people 30 years of age or younger, that are or have been ‘in care’ through a Children’s Aid Society (CAS) or Indigenous Child Wellbeing Society (ICWS) in Ontario, can provide proof of educational activity and have not previously been awarded a Clark Bursary.

The total award amount of $2,000 is paid in one sum to the recipient.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be 30 years of age or under at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be/have been in the care of an Ontario Children’s Aid Society or Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agency.
  • Applicants must not have previously been awarded a Clark Bursary.
  • Applicants must provide proof of educational activity.

Go to oacasclarkbursary.awardspring.ca to register and submit an application.

If you have any questions regarding the Clark Bursary Awards program, contact awards@oacas.org.

Please know that your information is collected and used for the sole purpose of administering the Clark Bursary program. If you’d like to withdraw your consent at any time or discuss how it is being used, contact awards@oacas.org.

Please note, the application form is only available in English. However, if you require French language support to complete the form, email awards@oacas.org and indicate that in the subject line. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.

Applicants will receive a response from the Clark Bursary administration team within two weeks of submitting their application.

Need some help with your application?

Use this infographic to understand the application process for the Clark Bursary Awards.

The Clark Bursary Awards is a program of the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies. Visit oacas.org to learn more about our work on behalf of the Ontario child welfare sector.