Scholarships & Bursaries

The Thunder Bay Law Association provides ongoing funding to both Confederation College and Lakehead University to their awards programs. The award for Confederation College began in 1975 with an annual award of $100.00 to a graduating student in the Legal Secretarial Program and continues today in the Police Foundations, or the Law & Security Program, as a $500.00 award to a graduating student. The bursary at Lakehead University began in 1990 as a joint effort between the Kenora Law Association, the Rainy River Law Association and Thunder Bay to establish an ongoing bursary to an in-course student in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.  Currently the bursary is awarded to a student enrolled in the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, with the first recipient being Julia Tousaw in September 2014.


Confederation College

Thunder Bay Law Association Scholarship

“Awarded to a second year Law and Security Administration or a Police Foundations student who attains the highest grade point average in the Fall semester”


Lakehead University

Northwestern Ontario Law Association Bursary  was “created originally in 1990 by members of the law associations for the Districts of Kenora,  Rainy River, and Thunder Bay, on the occasion of the University’s Silver Jubilee and  supplemented in 2005 to mark the centennial of the Thunder Bay Law Association, through   the support of lawyers in Thunder Bay and the Region.”

“Awarded to a student enrolled in the Faculty of Law on the basis of financial need and satisfactory academic standing.”