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Special Interest Groups

​​​​​Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC)

This is dedicated to providing blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted individuals with the opportunities they need to compete on an equal basis with other members of Canadian society. 

Application information will be posted in February 2018. 

BBPA - Harry Jerome Leadership Award 

This award celebrates excellence in achievement in the Black community. This formal dinner and awards gala is the premier event in the Black community and one of the most prestigious events in Canada. A highly valued symbol of achievement, the BBPA Harry Jerome Award is a coveted possession of the business people, professionals, athletes, academics, artists and community leaders who receive it. Award recipients are selected from among Canada-wide nominees recommended by business and professional colleagues, teachers, relatives and friends.

Nomination is required. 

Canadian Association of Nigerian Physicians and Dentists (CANPAD) 

​(2 X $2000) 
One award will be given to a Canadian student of Nigerian ancestry and the other to a Canadian student of African ancestry (non-Nigerian). Students must accepted into post-secondary institutions within Canada.  

Application deadline is April 30, 2017. 

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association  

(3 X $1000; 1 X $1500) 
Awarded to students suffering from a hearing impairment. 

Applications will be available in September 2017.

Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities 

If you require exceptional education-related services or equipment, you may be eligible to receive the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities. This grant offers up to $8,000 per academic year (August 1 to July 31) for each year of studies after high school (including undergraduate and graduate levels), provided you continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

Childhood Cancer Canada 

(multiple awards valued between $1500-$5000) 
Childhood Cancer Canada’s Scholarship Program is open to young adult cancer survivors who are residents, and currently residing in Canada. The Program supports post-secondary academic endeavors and recognizes the personal triumphs of exemplary students who have survived a childhood cancer journey (diagnosed age 18 years or younger). 

Application deadline is May 31st, 2017

Children's Aid Foundation Scholarship 

Scholarships range from  $2,500 to $5,000 and are awarded each year. Applications are open to  students demonstrating both financial need and the potential to succeed in their  program of study. The student must be a current (permanent) Crown Ward, or have  been a Crown (permanent) Ward for at least one year after turning 13 years old.  

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and have varying deadlines.

Crohn's and Colitis Canada Scholarship 

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is offering ten (10) one-time 
scholarships of up to $5,000 for students living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis who are planning to attend (or are attending) a Canadian-based post-secondary educational institution.

Application deadline is June 1, 2017. Students are required to provide two letters  of recommendation and a 500-word essay. 

CNIB Scholarships 

(range between $1000 - $5000) 
CNIB Scholarships will be awarded to Canadian 
students  who are blind or partially sighted for the purpose of attending a Canadian  post-secondary institution. Students who submit an application are automatically entered into competition for CNIB Scholarships, SAPA Scholarships and the Barney Danson Scholarship. 

Application deadline is May 31 (annually). 

Copnick/Hilliard Scholarship 

($500)
This scholarship is provided from a Trust Fund established by contributions from the families of the late Morton Copnick and Craig Hilliard. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students with a Spinal Cord Injury to advance their post secondary education. 
Evidence of the applicant’s disability status must be verified by a physician or other qualified health care professional (i.e. physician, rehabilitation counselor, nurse, etc.) and submitted with the application.

Application deadline is August 15th annually. 

Don McIntosh Memorial Fund Award 

(2 x $500) 
This award will be given to a person with a physical disability who has demonstrated significant achievement in a particular field or activity or who is showing the potential in working on personal and community-oriented goals. Applications are invited from or on behalf of persons with a physical disability. Each application should include basic demographic information and a resume outlining the applicant’s work and achievements. 

Application deadline is August 15th annually. 

Future Achievers International 

($500-$2000) 
Canada Chapter is financed to seek out Canadian youth of Caribbean heritage who are 9-16 years old, strong in academics and very involved in extra-curricular activities. These youth we see as being among potential future leaders and contributors to Canada’s future in an increasingly global environment.  

Applications can be submitted anytime during the year. Future Achievers are selected in November and March from applications on hand. ​


 

Ken Dryden Scholarship 

(up to $3000) 
These are awarded to select young people, currently or formerly in the care of the Canadian child welfare system, who demonstrate great achievement and promise. Each scholarship covers up to $3,000 or 80% of the cost of tuition and fees, whichever is less, and is renewable annually. 

Application deadline is April 14, 2018. 

Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan 

(2 x $1500) 
This award is was created to recognize the hard work and dedication required of individuals with learning disabilities who succeed in completing their high school education and to encourage those individuals to continue their education in a post-secondary educational institution. 

Application deadline is June 30th annually. 

MacRae Memorial Fund Scholarhship (Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan)

($1000) 
This Taward is was created to recognize the hard work and dedication required of individuals with learning disabilities who succeed in completing their high school education and to encourage those individuals to continue their education in a post-secondary educational instiution.

Application deadline is Dec.1, 2018

MS Bursary 

The MS Society of Canada - Saskatchewan Division offers several funding programs for people affected by MS in Saskatchewan. The South Saskatchewan division awards 2 - $1000 bursaries each year.

Application deadline is August 25, 2017.  

National Educational Association of Disabled  Students (NEADS) 

- F.J.L. Woodcock/Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded Scholarship Foundation  

Students who have not more than 20/70 vision after corrections, and who are continuing either their vocational or academic education are eligible for a F.J.L. Woodcock/Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded Scholarship.  Students should have a high degree of motivation, a reasonable level of  achievement, and find the scholarship of assistance.

Parke-Davis Epilepsy Scholarships

16 scholarships valued at $3000 each are granted annually to students with epilepsy. To be eligible for this scholarship program, candidates must meet two of the following eligibility criteria: Have graduated from high school and have applied for admission to a college or university program; Be a student at the postsecondary level; Be under a physician’s care for the treatment of epilepsy and taking anti-epileptic medication. 

Safeway Moving Muscles Scholarship 

($5000) 
Canada Safeway has extended its support and is now offering scholarships to young adults aged 17 to 27 living with a neuromuscular disorder. The purpose of the Canada Safeway Moving Muscles Scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to young adults in pursuit of their post secondary education or training. 

Application deadline is July 15, 2016.

Saskatchewan Blue Cross/CPA Scholarship Program 

Saskatchewan Blue Cross is proud to partner with CPA Saskatchewan to offer a scholarship program awarding $10,000 per year to CPA Members with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. Scholarship applications are available at CPA offices. For more information call (306) 584-0101. 

Application deadline is June 30 annually. 

Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Canada Bursary Program 

This is a support program offered to students with Spina Bifida or hydrocephalus to allow them to pursue postsecondary studies and to be autonomous. To be eligible for this program, candidates must be students with Spina Bifida or hydrocephalus and be members of Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Canada or of another local association with the same purpose. 

Storwell Self Storage Foster Children Bursary Fund 

($2000) 
Applicant must have been a foster child with an official Canadian foster care program and agrees to having the above organization verify the same. 

Application deadline is Dec. 15th, 2016.

Sun Life Financial Peer Support Scholarship 

This scholarship was created to assist peer volunteers and participants with a spinal cord injury or other physical disability to advance their post secondary education in the disability field. Applicants must be a volunteer or a staff member of the Canadian Paraplegic Association. 

Application deadline is August 15th annually.