Rainbow Youth Leadership Bursary

OPENING: March 7, 2017

DUE:  May 30th, 2017

Download the PDF to begin preparing your nomination.

To submit your nomination using the online portal click here.

The Rainbow Youth Leadership Bursary honours an area high school student for accomplishments and contributions the nominee has made to the community; whether at home, school, religious institution, athletic or academic team, or another social group. Specifically, the nominee's contributions must include leadership that has supported tolerance and acceptance of London and the surrounding area’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual and two-spirited people, their supporters, or any community group represented under the diverse Rainbow banner.  The opportunity to be nominated is not exclusive to LGBTT2 members.

The Rainbow Youth Leadership Bursary is funded by the Rainbow Youth Bursary Fund.

The Nominee must:

  • Be an area high school student on track to graduate in the current academic year
  • Attend a school within the regions of the Thames Valley District School Board; London District Catholic School Board; Conseil scolaire Viamonde; Conseil scolaire de district des ecole catholique du Sud-Ouest; including other area educational institutions and youth organizations 
  • Have an ability to balance being a student and a leader
  • Demonstrate a commitment or significant contribution to developing tolerance and acceptance of London and the surrounding area’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual and two-spirited people, their supporters, or any community group represented under the diverse Rainbow banner.

Consideration will be given to academic performance and personal or financial hardship.

Award: The recipient will receive a certificate accompanied by a bursary to a Canadian post-secondary institution for their education.

Selection Process: The Awards Committee, appointed by the Pride London Festival Organization, will assess each nomination and select a recipient.

Presentation: Will take place as part of the annual Pride London Festival.


Past Honourees

2016 Carlie Thompson and Brandon Christian

2015 Rhiann Fleming

2014  Leanne Hord

2013  James Joseph Connolly

2012 Trenton MacDuff

2011 Samantha Gail Hall