The Eric Gutknecht Memorial Bursary

2016 Bursary Winners

2018 Bursary Winners


The Eric Gutknecht Memorial Bursary is proud to award our first bursary for 2011 to North Grenville District High School student Nicole Stephens.  Nicole will start her post secondary education at Algonquin College in Graphic Arts.

Our 1st Winner

2011

Nicole Stephens

Bursary Winners

The Eric Gutknecht Memorial Bursary has been awarded to two Kemptville students this past June 29th during graduating ceremonies.  The award winners  are  Ally Stevenson from NGDHS and Laura Miller from St. Mikes.


The yearly award carries the following criteria:

         

          *  challenges or barriers the applicant may have faced in life,

          *  sincere effort and commitment to the field of study,

          *  financial need,

          *  community involvement,



Congratulations to the winners and all graduating students in Kemptville.

The executive of the Eric Gutknecht Memorial Bursary was happy to announce and present the 

​winners of the 2017 bursaries at NGDHS and St. Mikes on June 28 during the graduation ceremonies.  Taking top honors at North Grenville was Korey Watson and Emma Bates, both receiving $1000 to aide them on their way to post-secondary studies.  St. Michael's winner was Lyndsay Taylor who also received the same prize, on her way to Centennial College to study child psychology.  Congratulations to these deserving students and we wish (and their colleagues) all the best as they enter this next challenging chapter of their lives!  The Eric Gutknecht Memorial Bursary has now given out $20,000 in bursaries to aide students that best meet the criteria outlined in the bursary requirements.  


​Thank you to everyone that has helped out this bursary in any capacity over these past six years.

2019 Bursary Winners

2015 Bursary Winners

2013 Bursary Winners

2012 Bursary Winners

The Eric Gutknecht Memorial Bursary has been awarded to four North Grenville students this past month during graduating ceremonies.  At North Grenville District High School on June 27th, the award was shared between Taylor Horne & Meagan Misztal.  At St. Michael Catholic High School on June 25th, award winners included Megan Wheatley, & Robert Hicks.


The yearly award carries the following criteria:

         

          *  challenges or barriers the applicant may have faced in life,

          *  sincere effort and commitment to the field of study,

          *  financial need,

          *  community involvement,



Congratulations to the four winners and all graduating students in North Grenville.

The Eric Gutknecht Memorial Bursary is proud to announce the winners for 2012.   As of 2012 we will be awarding a bursary to both North Grenville District High School and St. Michael Catholic High School in Kemptville, Ontario

The Eric Gutknecht Memorial Bursary annual awards were handed out on June 27th .  Alicia Bourne and Zack Jared share the top honours for NGDHS while Mallory Hudson claimed the prize for St. Michael High.

Winners of the Bursaries were announced June 27th in front of  proud parents and friends of the graduating students.  At North Grenville District High School  Katherine White took top honours  and Peyton Horning took the award at St. Michael High.

The executive of the Eric Gutknecht Memorial Bursary is proud to award the 2014 bursary winners on June 25th to St. Michael Catholic High School's Rachelle Renaud and to North Grenville District High School's Kristina Duval.  Both these students wrote excellent essays as to why they should be considered as the most deserving candidate.  Included in the four criteria was ' graduating student demonstrating perseverance and working through adversity.' 


Congratulations to both Rachelle and Kristina and all graduating students within North Grenville and best of luck as they enter this new chapter in their lives.

The executive of the Eric Gutknecht Memorial Bursary is proud to award the 2015 bursary winners to St. Michael Catholic High School's Storm Jones and to North Grenville District High School's  Meaghan O'Hara, and Makayla Reid.  These students wrote excellent essays as to why they should be considered as the most deserving candidate.  Included in the four criteria was ' graduating student demonstrating perseverance and working through adversity.' 


Congratulations to Storm Jones, Meaghan O'Hara and Storm Jones and all graduating students within North Grenville and best of luck as they enter this new chapter in their lives.

2014 Bursary Winners

2017 Bursary Winners

2020 Bursary Winners

​10th Anniversary

​High schools have delayed graduation ceremonies to either this fall or  2021  due to the Covid-19 virus.  The Eric Gutknecht Memorial Bursary made sure that 5  local students at North Grenville District High School and St. Michael Catholic High School were appropriately awarded on the original graduation date (June 25).  The bursary was celebrating our 10th anniversary and thus increased the total award to $5000 for 2020.


For St. Michael's, the award went to Mairi Hallman,  who plans to study biochemistry in the extended French stream at the University of Ottawa starting in September.  In her third year, she plans to add a specialization in microbiology and immunology which could prove to be an increasingly important discipline in years to come,  especially given the current state of affairs world wide.  One teacher described Mairi as an extremely deserving candidate and one of St. Mikes best students.


NGDHS held four winners. Josephine Batchelor is heading to the east coast to St. Francis Xavier University to study in their Psychology Program.  Shelly Turcotte will be attending Trent University to devote herself to the world of Psychology and Social Work, while Joshua Gilbey will be applying himself at Algonquin College in their HVAC Program.  Rounding out the top four is Kendra Goodall, who is heading south of the border to Houghton College enrolled into the inclusive Childhood Education Program.

 

All five students expressed appreciation not only for the financial award, but to also know their name will be engraved on a school plaque hung in the school's trophy showcase.


Students (and teachers) faced an abrupt end to their final semester as COVID-19  stood in the way of traditional graduations and celebrations.  This pandemic may well be remembered as the defining event of their high school experience.


Best of luck to all graduating students in North Grenville (and elsewhere) as they head to post secondary education and also to those that decided to return to high school or enter the WOW (world of work)!