The GBLT oversees the King Family Bursaries of $3,500 each, supporting the objectives of the Wally and Marilyn King Endowment Fund.

The Wally and Marilyn King Endowment Fund was created by Wally and Marilyn to support special projects which promote knowledge and appreciation of the eastern shore of Georgian Bay, the North Channel, and its unique environment. This is done through the King Family bursaries. Scientists, academics, artists, authors, musicians, writers and others are encouraged to apply. For a complete list of past bursary recipients, please click here.

“Marilyn and I are simply delighted to see our endowment activated with this bursary and very pleased to see the additional matching donations/bursary as well. We wish the recipients good wishes and success in whatever project that is selected.” -Wally King

Two bursaries of $3,500 each will be awarded in the spring of 2017. The second bursary is supported by an anonymous donor who shares the Kings’ desire that we support creative projects focused on the appreciation of Georgian Bay.

Information about the bursaries and an application form can be found below.

Applications close on February 20, 2017. Please download the appropriate documents below or contact Sarah Koetsier by email at sarah.koetsier@gblt.org or phone at 416-440-1519 x 102 with any questions you may have.

About the King Family Bursaries

The Bursaries are supported by the King Family Fund and an individual who supports the ideals of the King Family Fund.

Award amount: Two bursaries of $3,500 each

Who qualifies:

Any artist, scientist, writer, academic, poet, musician, playwright, curator, or person who plans to create original work or projects about the eastern shoreline of Georgian Bay, its communities, its history, natural environment or its culture.

Applicants must be of the age of majority in the province/state in which they reside. Georgian Bay Land Trust staff, board, advisors and bursary jurors may not apply.

Key Dates:

Application deadline: February 20, 2017

Announcement of winners: March 30, 2017

Deadline for completion of the project: June 1, 2018

Bursary winners will:
1) Be selected by a jury consisting of 3 people
2) Receive $3,500 to support their project
3) Be recognized for winning in a media release
4) Complete their project by June 1, 2018
5) Present the project publicly for the GBLT audience in the summer of 2018 or at another mutually agreed-upon time

Download a copy of the Bursary Information 2017

Download the King Family Bursary Application Form