Tom & Marilyn Arkell Bursary – BGCA Currently Accepting Applications

The goal of the Tom & Marilyn Arkell Bursary program is to fund students with the highest financial need. Bursary funds are limited and are not intended to fund a student’s full deficit. Bursaries can be used to assist with tuition, books, fees, equipment and supplies.

To be considered for a bursary, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • A connection to the Burnside Gorge community (resided in, received services, etc)
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program (proof of registration is required)
  • Submit a completed application by the specified deadline
  • Agree to submit an update on how funds were used upon completion of your program

Deadline to apply: October 1st annually

Application form: Arkell Memorial Bursary – Application Form

Please submit completed application packages, including references and proof of registration, to



The Tom & Marilyn Arkell Bursary was created in 2015 thanks to the generosity of a community donor. Bursaries are awarded annually to assist with education costs for students who have demonstrated financial need and ties to the Burnside Gorge community.

Tom & Marilyn Arkell were both deeply committed community members who strove to support others whenever possible. Tom was a founding member of the Burnside Gorge Community Association (BGCA) and both he and Marilyn dedicated themselves to the betterment of both the neighbourhood and the families who live here. Education and lifelong learning for both children and adults were particular passions, in their own lives as well as in the lives of others, demonstrated through their commitment as active volunteers and donors. The staff and board of the BGCA are honoured to administer this legacy bursary program in memory of these much loved and dearly missed members of the Burnside Gorge community.