WRLA Bursary & Scholarship Program

Seven $1,500 bursaries and seven $3,000 scholarships are awarded each academic year!

Since 1990, the WRLA has demonstrated its commitment to continuing education by offering scholarships and bursaries to WRLA member employees and their dependents.

Members who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  1. Full and part-time employees, owners and their dependents, of WRLA retail, affiliate and associate member companies are eligible to apply. 
  2. All employees must have been employed with the member firm for at least one year at the time of application. Each member company must be a member of the WRLA for a minimum of twelve months prior to submission deadline.
  3. The applicant must be under 25 years of age at the time of application.
  4. The applicant must be entering their first or second year of post-secondary education as of September 2017.
  5. The applicant must be enrolled on a full time basis. (Full time student is defined as a minimum 60% of a full course load.

*Applicants who have previously recieved a WRLA Bursary or Scholarship Award are not eligible to re-apply.. 


2017/18 Bursary & Scholarship Form


Deadline to submit application: August 11, 2017

Definition of Bursary:
Non-repayable sum of money presented to an eligible student who has demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic record.
Bursaries are awarded based primarily on financial need as opposed to academic merit.


Deadline to submit application: October 6, 2017

Definition of Scholarship:
A non-repayable sum of money presented to an eligible student to help continue his/her studies.
Scholarships are awarded based primarily on academic merit as opposed to financial need.

**The Bursary and Scholarship Award Program may be altered, amended or discontinued at the discretion of the WRLA Board of Directors.

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