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Legion Bursary Application Forms are available at most secondary school guidance offices, and at the financial aid offices of most post secondary education institutions. If you have difficulty locating an application form, contact the Legion branch nearest you.

The responsibility for the completed application form rests with the applicant. If the application is mailed directly to the Ontario command office without the proper information, endorsements, and/or documents, no consideration will be given to it.

The applicant must apply for OSAP. Please see Who can apply for more information.

Please ensure that you have the most recent version of the application. The most recent version has the date January 2023 in the lower right corner of the last page of the application.

The Royal Canadian Legion reserves the right to authenticate all information pertaining to the application, prior to any decision being given.

Veterans and dependants:

Section B of the application form, eligibility endorsement, is applicable to Ex-Service Personnel (living or deceased) or currently serving members of The Canadian Forces (Regular, Reserve and Merchant Navy) and their spouse or their children and grandchildren. Commonwealth war veterans and their spouse or their children and grandchildren who are not legion members. A photocopy of the veteran's discharge certificate or record of service MUST be attached to the application. Send a copy only. Proof of relationship is required.

Military Service Papers can be obtained from Library & Archives Canada in Ottawa. 

Members of branches and Auxiliaries and their dependants:

Sections C and D of the application form are applicable to the applicant who is a member, or whose parents or grandparents who are current living members of the Legion or a Ladies' Auxiliary. A branch officer (Secretary/President/Membership Chair) or Auxiliary (Secretary/President/ Membership Chair) must verify Legion/Auxiliary membership. A photocopy of proof of eligibility may be attached. 

Registrar's information:

Section E must be completed by the registrar's office of the university/college/school of instruction.

Additional information - Section 10:

The applicant may take advantage of Section 10 to further demonstrate the need for the bursary and/or supply any information the applicant feels may assist the committee in determining the applicant's need.

What to send in support of the application:

  1. A copy of the " Application Data on file (3 -6 pgs) and Funding Summary and/or Status Summary and/or Total OSAP Aid Issued" must be attached to the application form.
  2. Proof of eligibility if a branch officer or auxiliary secretary does not sign the application form.
  3. Complete all information areas required for the eligibility type of the applicant.
  4. Emailed / Scanned / Faxed / Photocopied / Separated applications will not be accepted. Please submit original.

Deadline for submission:

The Ontario command office must receive a COMPLETE APPLICATION from students who are currently attending Post Secondary Education by the last Friday of March in any scholastic year.

Send applications to:

The Royal Canadian Legion
Ontario Provincial Command
89 Industrial Parkway North
Aurora, ON   L4G 4C4


Ontario Command
89 Industrial Parkway North
Aurora, ON, L4G 4C4


Toll Free: 1-888-207-0939
Phone: 905-841-7999
Fax: 905-841-9992
Email: info@on.legion.ca