Carr-Reid Archaeology Bursary

The Carr-Reid Bursary provides 50% tuition to the Boyd Archaeological Field School for one recipient each year.

Award Details

The Carr-Reid Bursary honours two individuals who shared a vision for hands-on archaeology education at the high school level in the 1970s, and who served as committed administrators and teachers of the course for more than 25 years: Terry Carr, the first supervisor of the Boyd Field Centre, and Ray Reid, the founding teacher of the course.

One bursary is awarded each year, covering 50% of the tuition to the Boyd Archaeological Field School. The bursary is available to any Canadian high school student.

Students should have completed Grade 10, and be no older than 21 years at the time of the course.

How to Apply

Students will be asked to complete the application form below and provide a 500-word essay.

The essay should describe your career aspirations, your interests, and your goals for the future. We would like to learn more about you and why you want to attend the Boyd Archaeological Field School. Please highlight any experience with related activities, as well as other volunteer and extracurricular activities.

While grades are a consideration, the bursary will not necessarily be awarded to the student with the best academic record. Rather, we are looking for well-rounded learners who are active in their communities and who demonstrate an interest in history and culture.

Students are asked to address their financial situation and explain how this bursary would assist them.

Applications will be assessed on the demonstrated financial need of the student and his or her passion for attending the Field School.

Students should obtain a supporting letter of reference from a high school teacher, principal or guidance counsellor. Please ensure that your referee receives a copy of the Archaeology Bursary Referee Guide.

Submissions will be reviewed by a volunteer selection committee of TRCA educators and archaeologists. The committee may contact the students’ references as part of the selection process, and may arrange interviews with finalists if necessary.

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2019.

QUESTIONS?

Please email BoydFS@trca.on.ca or call Claremont Nature Centre at 905-649-2208.


Application Form

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  • Your Essay

  • Please submit your 500-word essay below. Please explain:
    • Your career aspirations, your interests and your goals for the future. We would like to learn more about you!
    • Why you want to attend the Boyd Archaeological Field School.
    • Any experience you have with related activities, as well as other volunteer and extracurricular activities.
    • Your financial situation, and how this bursary will help.
    While grades are a consideration, the bursary will not necessarily be awarded to the student with the best academic record. Rather, we are looking for well-rounded learners who demonstrate a passion for history and culture, but who face financial barriers that might otherwise prevent them from participating in the course.  
  • There are two options for submitting your essay. Either:
    1. Type or copy-and-paste it into the text field below.
    2. Upload your essay as a Word or PDF document.
     
  • File types accepted: doc, pdf
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.