The Easter Seals Ontario Scholarships for 2020 have been awarded and the application process is closed. Please check the list of other scholarships below that may still be open for 2020.
Easter Seals Ontario Board of Directors Scholarship
Open to current or former Easter Seals Ontario youth or young adults with physical disabilities attending college or university in fall 2020. Preference to a student who has been an active volunteer in their community.
Easter Seals Ontario Board of Directors Scholarship Application (PDF)
Easter Seals Ontario Scholarships
Five scholarships open to current or former Easter Seals Ontario youth or young adults with physical disabilities attending college or university in fall 2020.
Easter Seals Ontario Scholarship Application (PDF)
Hira Scholarship Fund
Open to all youth and young adults with physical disabilities attending university. Preference to a student who serves as a model and inspiration for others.
Hira Scholarship Fund Application (PDF)
John Domenic Caggiula Memorial Scholarship
Open to all youth and young adults with physical disabilities attending college or university. Preference to a student in a skilled trades program at college or university.
John Domenic Caggiula Memorial Scholarship Application (PDF)
Kevin and Christy Kelly Scholarship
Open to all youth and young adults with physical disabilities attending post secondary education. Preference to a student pursuing a finance or business degree.
Kevin and Christie Kelly Scholarship Application (PDF)
Reach for the Stars, Kalaimannan Family Scholarship
Open to all youth and young adults with physical disabilities attending university. Preference to a student of South Asian descent.
Reach for the Stars Kalaimannan Family Scholarship Application (PDF)
Sal Iacono Family Bursary Endowment Fund
Open to youth and young adults with a physical disability who are pursuing their post-secondary education at Algonquin College.
Sal Iacono Family Bursary Endowment Fund Application (PDF)
Truelove Dell Scholarship Fund
Open to all youth and young adults with physical disabilities attending post secondary education demonstrating outstanding Community Service within the Greater Toronto Area (Toronto, Peel, York & Durham).
Truelove Dell Scholarship Application (PDF)
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Other Scholarships For Students with Physical Disabilities
Scholarship applications are usually due in the early spring of the year in which the student is commencing their studies in September. Contact the individual scholarship organizations to obtain the application criteria and deadline submission dates.
In addition to the scholarships listed below, contact the university or community college directly to obtain information about other scholarships that might be available.
AUCC Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
For undergraduate studies in any field of study at any Canadian degree-granting institution or community college. Value: $5,000.
Bloorview School Bursary
The Bloorview School Authority Bursary is awarded to a student with a disability who attended Bloorview School Authority (formerly Bloorview MacMillan Centre) and is/was a client of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, is starting studies in a recognized post-secondary institution (college or university), and has demonstrated achievement with a high academic record, participated in extra-curricular activities and made community contributions through volunteerism.
Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick Scholarship Program
The program was established to encourage and support students with spina bifida and or hydrocephalus to develop independence and responsibility for their own future educational directions and to assist students to pursue higher education with the ultimate goal of obtaining a degree or graduate certificate or diploma. Value: will be determined on an annual basis.
Empowered Kids Ontario Scholarship
The Empowered Kids Ontario Scholarship Program was established to recognize youth who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and volunteerism in the community, and have benefited from services and supports offered by a Children’s Treatment Centre. Applicants must have been a client of an Ontario Children’s Treatment Centre. Selection criteria include demonstrated leadership in school and/or in their community, a personal statement, and recommendations by school and community mentors.
Kevin Collins Abilities Scholarship
Friends of We Care Kevin Collins Abilities Scholarship is awarded to a student with a disability, who has at minimum one full semester left in their post-secondary education. $3,000 will be awarded to the selected candidate. Any interested applicants are asked to submit an application form, along with a 1-2 page letter and/or a 1-2 minute video link describing why they should be considered.
The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
A consumer organization with a mandate to encourage self-empowerment of post-secondary students with physical disabilities. The website has a list of various Student Awards/Financial Aid.
The Tamara Gordon Foundation provides financial awards ranging from $750 to $3,000 to physically disabled students enrolled in degree programs at post-secondary institutions within Ontario. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their academic record, their community service, references and the completion of an application that includes an essay on the role that they can play in enhancing the experience of physically disabled students at their university/college.
Whipper “Billy” Watson Education Bursary
The bursary has been established to assist students with physical disabilities in full-time study at an Ontario College of Arts and Technology. Bursaries are granted each year to one male and one female applicant who demonstrate the potential for studies at the Community College level. Value: $2,000.
Preparing for Post Secondary Education
RBC Student Budget Calculator – Use the RBC Student Budget Calculator to help you figure out how much money you’ll need to get through the school year. When you don’t have an exact amount to work with, estimate on the high side. You can always go back and rework the figures later.