Five South Bruce Students Receive Bursary


municipal logo

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Five South Bruce Students Receive Bursary

bursary photo

Pictured (L-R) Dave Rushton, Project Manager at the Municipality of South Bruce, Charlie Schmalz, bursary recipient, and Cherie Leslie, Senior Engagement Advisor, Southern Ontario at the NWMO.

Pictured later in the day (L-R) Doug Culbert, CLC Vice Chair, MacKenzie Goetz, bursary recipient, Les Nichols, CLC Member, Sophie Borho, bursary recipient, Dave Rushton, Project Manager at the Municipality of South Bruce, Luke Zettel, bursary recipient, and Becky Smith, NWMO Regional Communications Manager. Absent is Caitlyn Grubb, bursary recipient.

The Municipality of South Bruce is pleased to announce that five (5) post secondary students have been selected as the 2020 recipients of the South Bruce Youth Bursary.

South Bruce residents Sophie Borho, MacKenzie Goetz, Caitlyn Grubb, Charlie Schmalz and Luke Zettel each received a $1,000 bursary to support their continued education.

The South Bruce Youth Bursary was made possible through a partnership between the South Bruce Community Liaison Committee (CLC) and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO).

“We were thoroughly impressed with all five of this year’s recipients who not only presented a variety of ideas on how to engage with youth, but have demonstrated a genuine interest in giving back to their community through their career ambitions and extracurricular activities” said Doug Culbert, Vice Chair of the CLC.

“This the second year the NWMO has been able to support the South Bruce Youth Bursary program. We’re happy to help local youth in a meaningful way as they further their education,” said Becky Smith, NWMO Regional Communications Manager.

The bursary recipients from across the Municipality are pursuing a variety of career paths and are each motivated to make South Bruce a better place through their work and volunteerism.

Sophie Borho is enrolled in an Honours Science program at university. She plans on becoming an optometrist and using that skill to give back and provide to underserved communities.

MacKenzie Goetz is in a Power Engineering program at college. She looks forward to pursuing a career in the nuclear industry in Bruce County as well as taking over her family farm.

Caitlyn Grubb is studying Health and Society with a specialization in mental health and addictions at university. She hopes to work in the mental health field in Bruce County.

Charlie Schmalz is enrolled in a Social Service Worker program at college. She has a strong interest in returning to our community to support young people with disabilities in her future career.

Luke Zettel is completing his final year of an Honours Geomatics program at university. He will be returning to Bruce County to begin a career with NPX Innovation next spring.

Applicants were asked to submit a brief essay in which they outlined their ideas on bettering engagement with today’s youth, as well as providing information on their education and career aspirations.

The bursaries which totalled $5,000, were administered by the CLC and funded by the NWMO’s Early Investments in Education and Skills (EIES) program. This program exists for capacity building purposes in communities that have ongoing participation in the Adaptive Phased Management (APM) site selection process. It provides investments in education as well as training for youth and the community.