Education Bursary Awards
As approved by the ERSL League Management Board 01.31.2018


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The ERSL Education Bursaries are awarded to a Male and a Female ERSL District Competitive or Regional player who have played in the League for at least 3 of the last 4 Outdoor Seasons in the District Competitive or Regional competitions and have been accepted to a post-secondary institution in the upcoming fall semester.


Each Club may nominate an unlimited number of athletes per gender who have demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship/conduct throughout their youth through the absence of disciplinary action. Candidates will also be evaluated on their demonstration of community involvement including but not limited to, giving back to their greater community, involvement in their soccer community outside of their team, displayed leadership within their Club, and an embodiment of overall respect for the game, players, coaches, officials, and administrators.


The nomination package for each player must include:

  • Nomination letter from the player’s Club Technical Director, Club Head Coach, or Club President;
  •  Two reference letters
    • A community reference (ex. Teacher, guidance counselor, community leader)
    • A personal reference; and
  •  Proof of acceptance into a recognized post-secondary institution


The successful candidate will be selected by a committee consisting of East Region LMB members.  Applications will be due by August 1st of each year.  Winners will be selected and notified on or before the 3rd Friday in August.


The award will consist of two (2) $1500.00 bursaries, one (1) for a female athlete and one (1) for a male athlete.  The awards will be funded through accumulated discipline fines prior to the distribution of said funds to clubs. If no annual award is given, then the funds will reside in an Awards Trust established for the program.


Applications can be sent to or provide in hardcopy to our office.


Previous Recipients

Year Player Club
 2017       John Minor  Kingston Clippers
 2017   Emma Hardy       Glengarry Soccer League
 2018     Edward Umberto Serghi
 Ottawa Gloucester Hornets Soccer
 2018  Braelyn Charbonneau  Glengarry Soccer League
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