Grants, Awards, and our Bursary

The Junior League is an organization of women volunteers who find solutions for some of society's toughest problems. It empowers its members by providing them with both formal and experiential training.

The Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington Bursary with McMaster University

Established in 1997 by the Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington, Inc. under the McMaster Student Opportunity Fund initiative.  To be granted to students enrolled in any faculty or program who demonstrate financial need.

Discretionary Fund -- We regret that the Discretionary Fund will not be available until further notice.

The JLHB Discretionary Fund provides modest financial support to other organizations whose needs and programs align with the Junior League Mission of developing the potential of women, improving the community and promoting voluntarism. Tax-exempt, non-profit, registered charitable organizations, located within the Halton Region or City of Hamilton, are encouraged to apply. Completed applications must be received up to and including March 1. Funds are disbursed annually in April.  The Granting Policy is available here.

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Bursary -- The Janice Hambrock Bursary Fund

The JLHB (Janice Hambrock) Bursary Fund was established to provide financial assistance to young women affected by poverty to help them achieve educational success.  Funds are issued to qualifying organizations who serve as guardians of the monies.


The Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington, Inc. (JLHB) will award bursaries from its Bursary Fund Program to those Social Services Agencies whose candidates have met the application requirements (see agency application form below).


Bursary funds are available to assist with the cost of an accredited training or education program and /or related expenses incurred while attending said program (e.g. tuition/program fees, books, supplies, transportation).

Completed applications must be received up to and including March 1. Funds are disbursed annually in April..