Bruce Fairbairn Memorial Bursary

The Hornby Island Educational Society and the Hornby Island Community Fund Society are pleased to continue their partnership in the stewardship of the Bruce Fairbairn Memorial Bursary. 

This award was established in the memory of Bruce Fairbairn in 1999, honoring the support and encouragement that Bruce gave to Hornby musicians.   The intention is to support a Hornby student of any age in their pursuit of post-secondary education at a BC accredited post-secondary institution. Preference is given to students studying music or fine arts.

To be eligible for this year’s bursary, students must be enrolled for the school semester beginning September 2021.  The bursary is to be used to cover the cost of tuition and payment is made directly to the institution.  

Please find the application details at or at

Bruce Fairbairn Memorial Bursary

Application Form

The application should include the following information:

  1. A letter of Introduction

Topics to be included:

  1. Introduce yourself
  2. Outline details of your residency on Hornby Island (length and schooling)
  3. Outline your educational achievements
  4. Explain your post secondary educational plans, the institution you plan to attend and your ultimate career goals
  5. Describe your personal interests
  6. Describe your community involvement
  7. Contact Information
  • Financial Need

As accurately as you can, outline your financial need and the impact that receiving his bursary would have on you and your family.

  • Budget

You must include the following items and amounts in your anticipated budget:


a) Parents

b) Bursaries/Scholarships

c) Work

d) Loans/Savings

e) Other

Total Income for the academic year


  1. Tuition
  2. Room and Board
  3. Books and Supplies
  4. Travel
  5. Other

Total Cost for the academic year

  • Letters of Reference

You must include two letters of reference that are current within the past year.

  • Proof of Registration

You must include proof of your application/registration to the post secondary institution you are planning to attend. Once it is received, proof of acceptance must be forwarded to the Bursary Selection committee.

If you have any questions, please email April Lewis at aprilslewis42@g or Joy Jeffries at

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