Scholarships & Bursaries

The Thunder Bay Law Association provides ongoing funding to the student awards programs at Lakehead University Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Confederation College and Northern College.

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.

In 2020 support for the Law Clerk program at Northern College was established with the first recipient of an in-course scholarship awarded in June 2021 to Asialynn Landry.

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 Bora Laskin Faculty of Law on the basis of financial need and satisfactory academic standing.”

Northern College

The Thunder Bay Law Association Award was created in 2020 to support students from the District of Thunder Bay enrolled in, or graduating from,  the Law Clerk program at Northern College.

“Awarded to a student enrolled in, or a graduate of, the Law Clerk program from the District of Thunder Bay.”