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Agnes Assinger Memorial Student Bursary - Rtn

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Agnes Assinger Memorial Student Bursary - Rtn

Agnes Assinger was born in a small, rural village in Austria in 1905. When she was 16 years old she left home to attend a school for training in food preparation and service. As part of her training she apprenticed in restaurants in Udine and Tarvis in Italy and in Vienna, Austria. 

In 1929 she immigrated to Canada with her husband, just in time for the Great Depression. The skills she had learned served her well and she was able to find work with wealthy families as cook and housekeeper until she and her husband bought their own home in the early 1940s. She still helped her former employees when they had large dinner parties. 

At the same time she raised her daughter and looked after her own rooming house, which she kept until she died in 1993 at the age of 88. Agnes was a wonderful cook, and her unrealized dream what to have a little restaurant of her own where she could do what she loved most- cook for people who loved good food. 

The Agnes Assinger Bursary Fund has been established to help other people realize a similar dream. 


Awarded to a domestic returning student in the Culinary Management or Chef Training program, who demonstrates financial need.


* Student must have resided in Ontario for twelve months prior to beginning their post-secondary studies.


Estimated Value

1 available in the Fall semester

Applying is Easy

Registered students with an active timetable are able to apply for all bursaries that are administered by the college though our single on-line bursary application.

By completing this application, you will be considered for all college-administered bursaries and scholarships for which you are eligible. To apply, log into myCampus (the student portal), and go to the Student Centre section. The Apply Now! button will open the on-line application as long as you have a valid SIN on file. If you do not have a valid SIN on file, you are required to provide proof of SIN (any government issued document with your name and SIN) and government issued photo-id at the Registrar's Office so your record may be updated. Please note that bursary applications will not be evaluated until after the application deadline date.

Financial Aid Contacts:


(705) 749-5530 ext. 1616

Claudia Byers
Sutherland Campus (Peterborough)

(705) 749-5530 ext. 1166

Debbie McEachern
Sutherland Campus (Peterborough)

(705) 749-5530 ext. 1669

Alannah Kennedy
Sutherland Campus (Peterborough)

(705) 749-5530 ext. 1176

Amy D’Silva
Frost Campus (Lindsay)

(705) 749-5530 ext. 3302

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