MLA 2016 Student Bursary Winner!
The Muskoka Lakes Association (MLA) has awarded the 2016 MLA Bursary to Laiken Pratt of Gravenhurst High School in Gravenhurst, Ontario.
Laiken will be attending Sir Sanford Fleming College in the fall in the Ecosystem Management Technology program. Laiken loves the outdoors and wanted to make a difference working to maintain and protect the health of the environment using sustainable environmental practices and would like to pursue a career that allows her to actively participate in environmental change from within the system.
About the MLA Bursary
The MLA Bursary, established in 2013, is made available each year to a student entering post-secondary education from Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes Secondary School, Gravenhurst High School or St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School. Currently established as a $5,000 award, paybale over two school years, the bursary can make a big diffrence to a deserving student.
Following completion of her/his first year of post-secondary education, the MLA will also offer the student the option to accept employment with the MLA during the following summer, assisting with the association’s water quality initiative and other programs. The summer work term aims to provide the student with meaningful work experience, while also helping to fund their second year of post-secondary education.
“The MLA Bursary is one of the ways we give back to the Muskoka community ina meaningful way,” notes Bob Ensor, president, Muskoka Lakes Association.
How to apply?
The MLA Bursary will again be available to a student graduating from Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes Secondary School, Gravenhurst High School or St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School, in 2017. The application process begins in March, and all the applications must be submitted to the MLA before mid-May. Students should speak to their guidance counselors for more information.