Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship

The Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship seeks to support and encourage the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education.

  • Applicants must have an ongoing mental health condition for a minimum of two years
  • Applicants must be currently registered in and returning to a full-time program of study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university. Full-time status is at least 40% of a full course load
  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada

The scholarship is valued at $1000.

The application deadline is April 1, 2017. Visit the scholarship website for additional eligibility criteria and to apply online.

NEADS National Student Awards Program

The NEADS National Student Awards Program is offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities, who often have greater barriers to participation in higher education, as well as extra costs because of their disabilities. Students must currently be registered in and continuing at post-secondary institution and provide documented proof of registration as part of the application and on receipt of the award.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
  • Applicants must have a permanent disability*
  • Applicants must be currently registered in and returning to a full-time program of study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university. Full-time status is at least 40% of a full course load.

*For the purpose of these awards, a permanent disability is a permanent functional limitation which affects the ability of the student to participate fully in post-secondary education.

Criteria

  • Strong commitment to your academic discipline
  • Exemplary record of volunteerism and/or employment
  • Demonstrated potential to be an outstanding participant in the community

Value and number available

  • NEADS National Student Awards (6, $3,000 each)
  • NEADS Holly Bartlett Memorial Award (1, $1,000)
  • NEADS Christine Nieder Memorial Award (1, $1,000)
  • AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship (2 at a value of $5,000 each)

Selection Process

Once your application has been submitted, it will be reviewed for completeness and adherence to the above guidelines. Assuming all guidelines are met, selection committees review applications based on the selection criteria described above.

Due to the volume of applications received, only those selected to receive an award will be contacted. Recipients will be contacted by August 1.

Apply to: NEADS National Student Awards Program
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Rm. 426 Unicentre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6
By e-mail: etes@neads.ca

Deadline: April 30

Click here to Apply Online

See more at: http://www.neads.ca/en/about/projects/ete2/scholarship/

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Scholarship

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for its 2017 program.

Applicants to this Scholarship Program must be either hard of hearing, deafened or oral deaf. Eligible applicants may be first-time or returning post-secondary students at a recognized College or University. Students should be registered in or planning to register for a full-time program as of September 2017.

For additional eligibility criteria and to apply, visit the Scholarship Program website. The application deadline is March 3, 2017 at 3pm (EST).

CDSA Student Paper Competition

ELIGIBILITY:

• Students may be at the undergraduate or graduate level at any Canadian college or university

• Students must be the sole author of the submission

SUBMISSIONS:

• Submissions should follow the guidelines of The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, a peer-reviewed journal (please see http://cjds.uwaterloo.ca/index.php/cjds/about/submissions)

• Only original work is to be submitted

• Only unpublished work is to be submitted

• Work should aim to make substantive contributions to knowledge

• Students should demonstrate how their work is situated within the discipline and within existing literature, specifically regarding this year’s conference theme of “energizing communities.” Submissions should not exceed 7,000 words including references

• Papers will be peer-reviewed by disability studies undergrad and graduate students.

REWARDS FOR TOP THREE SUBMISSIONS:

• Monetary reward (first place: $500, second place: $300, third place: $200)

• Reserved spot to present at the 2016 CDSA-ACEI Conference. Please note: The award winners are not required to attend and present at the CDSA-ACEI conference and CDSA-ACEI cannot cover the cost of travel to the conference. However, CDSA-ACEI has a number of student scholarships available to help cover the cost of attending this conference. Applicants to this competition are welcome to apply for a student scholarship. Please visit our website for more information on these scholarships: www.cdsa-acei.ca

• Acknowledgment on CDSA-ACEI website and other promotional materials

• Opportunity to submit to Canadian Journal of Disability Studies for peer-review

 

*Note that should there be no suitable entries, prizes will not be awarded*

Deadline for Paper Submission: April 15, 2016 (Email to cdsa.acei@gmail.com with Student Paper Competition in the subject line)

Please direct any inquiries to Joshua St. Pierre, CDSA-ACEI Student Representative: cdsa.acei@gmail.com

Google Lime Scholarship Program

Recipients of the 2017 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in 2017. Candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities with Google.  Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science – $10,000 for those studying in the US and $5,000 for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs).

Eligibility Requirements:

2017 Scholarship Applicants must match the following criteria:

  • A current undergraduate, graduate or PhD student enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada (freshmen/first years and international students studying in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to apply); and also
  • Continuing current studies or intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full time student in a new program (e.g., graduating and pursuing an advanced degree) at a university in the U.S. or Canada in the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field (such as software engineering; or electrical engineering with a heavy computer science course load)
  • Maintaining a strong academic performance
  • A student with a visible or invisible disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term, or recurring, issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology
  • Previous Google Lime Scholars are unfortunately not able to be considered

Visit the scholarship website for more information. The deadline to apply is midnight PST on Sunday, December 4, 2016.

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