John Robert (Bob) Farrell was the founder and President of R.F. Contracting Inc. who passed suddenly in 2004. Mr. Farrell advocated the value and importance of higher education as a means of empowerment. He felt everyone should have the opportunity to advance and believed dreams to be best realized through education, dedication and hard work. Though he left too soon, his work here is still being done. R.F. Contracting wish to honour his memory by encouraging students to continue their education into and beyond post-secondary training.
The R.F. Contracting Memorial Bursary is awarded annually to students seeking to further their academic and or/career goals and who demonstrate a financial need. It is intended to provide assistance with the cost of tuition, fees, labs, and books at a recognized post-secondary institution.
This award is valued at $2,500 for the 2023-24 academic year and will be paid in two separate installments ($1500 1st semester and $1,000 2nd semester). Only one bursary is awarded annually.
Consideration will only be given to applicants who meet the following criteria:
- Must be 17 years of age or older
- Canadian Citizen and a resident of Ontario
- Entering or currently attending a university, college, apprenticeship program, or other institute of higher learning.
- Demonstrate financial need
- Demonstrate how this bursary will support them in achieving your personal and professional goals
For those currently enrolled in secondary or post secondary education please also provide:
-Most recent high school or post secondary academic results or transcript (if applicable)
Please complete the application form found below and submit with all necessary documentation.
Deadline for submission is June 16, 2023. Please mail or email to:
R.F. Contracting Bursary Committee
116 Industrial Park Crescent
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Call (705) 253-1151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have!