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Groombridge Memorial Bursary

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Groombridge Memorial Bursary

Leslie and Laura Groombridge have been influential members of the Peterborough community for many years. Les retired from Outboard Marine Corporation as CEO in February 1987 after 45 years of dedicated service. Les then went to the city of Peterborough as their Director of Planning and Development.

Les was also very active with Sir Sandford Fleming College and the Ontario College System. Les was an external member of the Board of Governors for Fleming from 1980-1985. He continued to work with the College as a founding member of the Friends of Fleming College Foundation (Later renamed Fleming College Foundation) beginning in 1992. He was President of the Foundation Board of Directors from 1996-1999. Les continued his work for the College on the Provincial level as a member of the Council of Regents.

Les and Laura were also active on many clubs and community boards.

This fund was initially established in memory of William George Groombridge, Les and Laura's eldest son who was killed in an automobile accident on August 8, 1970, and their youngest son Douglas Thomas Groombridge who passed away on January 22, 1994, as a result of an accident. In both instances, the cause was severe head injuries.

The fund was also established to receive contributions from the Groombridge family, their friends, and other well-wishers to provide assistance in perpetuity for the purpose described below.

Les Groombridge passed away in May 2011.

Awarded to a domestic full-time student in any program at any campus of Fleming College.

* 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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