2017 Tom Pinder Education Scholarship

Deaf & Hear Alberta has announced that the application window for the 2017 Tom Pinder Education Scholarship is now open. Up to $2000 will be awarded.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • be Deaf or hard of hearing (with significant hearing loss) or use a cochlear implant;
  • be 18 years of age or older;
  • be a resident of Alberta for at least 1 year;
  • demonstrate a need for financial support, as determined by referral from a qualified agency or successful application for financial support (provided by Deaf & Hear Alberta).

The application deadline is Friday, May 19, 2017.

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

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