MLA Bursary

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.

Congratulations Laiken!


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.

MLA 2017 Student Bursary Winner!

The Muskoka Lakes Association (MLA) has awarded its 5th Annual MLA Bursary to Robyn McIntyre of St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School in Bracebridge, Ontario.

Robyn has been involved in many aspects of school life, including sitting on the Student Council since grade 10 and a member of the St. Dominic Peer Support group. She is actively involved in the school’s athletic teams, soccer, volleyball and badminton and an honour roll student for 4 years. She has also volunteered in many charitable initiatives, including the Salvation Army Christmas Food Drives, teen homeless nights and 4 years with an Anti-Bullying Awareness group. This year Robyn was a member of the St. Dominic’s Tanzania Team, where she travelled to Tanzania in May to help in the construction of a school for underprivileged students.

Robyn has accepted admission to the University of Waterloo co-op Bachelor of Planning program where she begins pursuing her degree this fall. Eventually, Robyn hopes to return to Muskoka and use her Planning degree.

Congratulations Robyn!