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September 2011

  • Thank you for chosing me to receive one of the bursaries for university.  I have been blessed by it greatly and it has helped me in many ways….. I am starting my second semester….taking my Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

    Thanks again, God Bless. 
  • ‘My family has experienced some trying times in the past couple of years…your support is greatly appreciated…thank you so much for the bursary’

September 2012

  • I would like to extend my greatest appreciation for you hard work and dedication in relation to the creation of the Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund.  The University of Toronto has recently applied the
    Agnes Lina Cook Award to my financial account…. It is so wonderful how many people the endowment fund has been able to assist and will continue to assist throughout future years.   This would not be possible without all of your hard work and the support of the donors, so please know that I am sending you all my sincerest thanks,   especially the donors who contributed to the Agnes Lina Cook Award.
  • I am really excited about the MSW program at U of T and what it has to offer in terms of professional development.   I will definitely make a point to remember the Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund and be sure to give back in the future ….to help suppport post secondary students, like myself. — My sincerest gratitude.

September 2013

  • I can’t express thanks enough to your foundation for supporting my daughter with your bursary gift. I wasn’t able to go to college myself and for my daughter to be able to go is my most proud moment as a parent. She has not been the easiest of my seven children to raise but I want you to be reassured that you have not put you gift to bad use. She is a very special girl with a warm, caring heart and very loved by her family and many friends. I know that with this chance she will give it her very best to succeed. She wants to help people in the health field and I know that she will touch everyone that comes in her path with her wonderful spirit and love for others.    Yours Sincerely, ( her mother ) 
  • Thank you so much for awarding me a Rotary Club or Gravenhurst Bursary for this coming year. It means a lot .  (Student)
  • To: Glen and Phyllis Williams Family and Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund:  Words cannot express! Receipt of the Glen and Phyllis Williams Bursary. I was totally honoured and overwhelmed when I received my acceptance letter. I could feel the level of stress decrease! Thank you again ever so much, as indicated in your letter, I sincerely hope that in the future I will be able to support the Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund.    (Student)
  • I would like to thank you so much for the bursary and helping me fund my education.  I really appreciate your kindness.  I am having a fantastic time here, learning a lot.  I hope you have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.  (Student)

October  2014

  •  My thanks to the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst for their help in paying this year’s tuition.    I hope to give back to my community one day too.
  • The help you have given me could not have come at a better time.  My tuition is due right after the New Year.  Thanks to the caring people of Town.

October  2015

  • I was very happy to learn that I was a recipient of the Agnes Lina Cook Memorial Bursary Award.  I am writing to thank you for your generous support towards my higher education.  By awarding me the Agnes Lina Cook Memorial Bursary, I am able to concentrate on what is important for me, education!  Your financial generosity has allowed me to be one step closer to my goal and has inspired me to help other by giving back to the community.  I hope one day I will be able to help other students achieve their goal just as you have helped me.  Once again thanks.
  • Jim and Marlyn Goodwin:  Thank you so much for your generosity in the support of the education of myself and others.   I am currently completing my final year in the Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy program at the University of Western Ontario.  Your Bursary award will be of great assistance in paying for my tuition.  I look forward to entering into the field of health care and being able to help others, similar in the ways in which you both have for many years.   One day I hope to be in the position to pay forward your kindness and help support other students in need.   Thank you again for your generosity,
  • Glen and Phyllis Williams:  Thank you so much for making the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst Bursary a possibility for me.  The money I received will greatly help me with my program at Fanshawe College and with my goal of becoming a medical radiologist.  Sincerely, –
  • Everett and Florence Doherty:  On behalf of my son and myself, I would like to thank-you very much for awarding him the Everett and florence Doherty Family Bursary.  The funds will go a long way in helping (my son) achieve all that he wants to, now and in the future….Mom
  • My name is —– and I was awarded the Terrance Haight Memorial Bursary Award.   I understand that this letter is late, but I am sincerely hoping that you will still consider me for this bursary, as I greatly appreciate being chosen and am in need of it.  As I mentioned in my application for this bursary, my father was terminally ill with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Throughout the month of September my dad’s illness progressed until he passed away…I am so sorry for missing the deadline, and I hope it does not make you see me as any less than completely appreciative of being awarded this bursary…Thank you…I really appreciate your consideration, sincerely  ____  (Note: Another wonderful young lady who received her bursary )
  • Dear Glen and Phyllis Williams Family:   I would like to sincerely thank you for the generosity and support that you have provided to me. (Glen and Phyllis Williams Family Bursary Award) It has allowed me to proceed to fulfill my dream of attending Trent University, in Peterborough Ontario, to study business administration.  I am currently in my third year and am making the most out of my education and the countless opportunities that I am granted.  I focus my studies around economics and finance, as well as analyzing business case studies to apply the knowledge that I am obtaining.  Growing up on Gravenhurst, I have learned that life is what you make of it and there are people in our community, such as yourself, that have the generosity to help those willing to pursue their life ambitions….I have been able to secure a cumulative average of 82% in my schooling…I hope to be able to give back to my community and make a difference in people’s lives, just like you have, when I complete my current set of life goals,   sincerely,  ____
  • To the Family of Terrance Haight.  I am enrolled in the Architectural Technologist program at Georgian College.   I am thoroughly enjoying my program and am excited to learn more about my field through my studies at school and the co-op portion of my learning.  …This bursary will help in paying for a large part of my tuition and for that I say thank you!  Yours Truly, ____
  • To Audrey and Fred Brown:  I would like to say thank you for participating in the Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund.  I realize and appreciate the importance of this program and I hope that I too one day will be able to donate and help families in financial need.  I also appreciate that although you both had your own personal health struggles, you still found a way to help others. Yours Truly, ____
  • To Glen and Phyllis Williams: Thank you so much for making the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst Bursary a possibility for me. The money I received will greatly help me with my program at Fanshawe College, and with my goal of becoming a medical radiologist. Sincerely, M.P., ____
  • Dear Gravenhurst Rotary Club,  I would like to express my thanks and gratitude for your generosity in providing me this award.  you generosity relieves the stress of paying tuition and living in down town Toronto and helps me to focus on my studies.  I am a sculpture and Installation Major currently studying in second year at the Ontario College of Art and Design University.  I have been making plans with Gravenhurst High School Art Teacher Mrs. Buckingham to talk to students about pursuing post secondary and answering some experience about their next big step.  Thanks again for you continuous support, it is greatly appreciated,  Sincerely,  ____
  • Dear Williams Family, As the recipient a Glen and Phyllis Williams Family Bursary, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the tremendous support that you have provided me through this bursary. I am in my fourth and final year at Western University where I am studying Sociology and Psychology. I hope to continue my education next year in the Autism and Behavioural Science Program, with the intention of working with children with Autism and developmental disorders in the future. Thank you again for your generous support. I cannot begin to describe how much it means to me. I hope one day I have the chance to help others, as you have helped me. Sincerely, B.D., ____

December 2015

  • Thank you Rotary Club of Gravenhurst for selecting me for the Ross and Betty Franklin award. It has been so helpful and is greatly appreciated. Thank you and Merry Christmas from BS 🙂 , ____
  • Mr. Norm Rippon: From the card “Thanks so much for your help. A little kindness makes such a difference in a day. Your thoughtfulness certainly made a difference in mine.” I wanted to thank you for choosing me to be a recipient of the Norman Rippon Bursary Award. I am very greatful for you assistance in paying my tuition. Thanks again, AAJ ____