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Your portal to awards and scholarships for students with disabilities studying at Canada's colleges and universities. You can register to search through their extensive database of scholarships, bursaries and grants you are specifically eligible for. Once you have created a profile, you will be able to perform tailored searches, save awards, and receive notifications of new awards. You will also find information on government student loans and grants organized by province.


Canada Safeway's Moving Muscle Scholarship

Canada Safeway is funding three scholarships for 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.

Scholarship candidates must be a registered client of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. One Moving Muscles Scholarships will be awarded in each of the following regions: British Columbia; Alberta; and Saskatchewan/Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario. Each successful candidate will receive $5,000 from the Moving Muscles Scholarship fund, which will be awarded on scholastic achievement, basis of financial need and community involvement. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2012. The application form can be found on Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s website: 


Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) Scholarship Program

The purpose of the CHHA Scholarship Program is to offer financial assistance and recognition to hard of hearing and deafened students registered in a full time program at a recognized Canadian college or university, in any area of study, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a diploma or degree. Three awards will be granted; the CHHA Scholarship, the Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship, and the Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship.

AUCC Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities

The objective of this scholarship program is to encourage Canadian students with disabilities interested in obtaining a first university degree, to pursue university studies. Up to ten (10) scholarships valued at $5,000 CDN will be awarded this year.

Justin Eves Foundation Scholarship

For students with disabilities attending college or university, up to $3000. Deadline is April 29, 2012 for the 2012-13 school year.

Mattinson Endowment Fund Scholarship for Disabled Students

For undergraduate studies; $2,500 per year.

NEADS Equity Through Education Scholarships & Awards 

This project, which was launched in the spring of 2006, creates equitable opportunities for post-secondary students with disabilities by offering funding to eligible students and campus groups. Up to 20 outstanding applicants, who meet the criteria of the program, will be receiving an award in the amount of $3,000 to support the costs of their tuition and student fees.


Roy Cooper Scholarship:

For a high school student with a documented LD entering university or college in an engineering or physical sciences program; $1000; apply by June 18, 2012.

The Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario's Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick Scholarship Program

For individuals with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus residing in Ontario that are pursuing higher education. $1000 award for University students, $500 for College students.


SILVER CROSS Ability Achievement Scholarship

The SILVER CROSS Scholarship is offered to full time college and university students who use either a manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, or mobility scooter while attending classes. One applicant each from the United States and Canada will be selected to receive the $3,000.00 scholarship award. Our goal with this award is to contribute towards the future of a wheelchair user by offering the winning student financial assistance to help cover the expenses of tuition and books.

See the Silver Cross website to apply.

The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program

Based on demonstration of good citizenship and humanitarian service, perseverance in overcoming obstacles, the pursuit of academic excellence, and the pursuit of excellence in amateur sport, fitness and health; the value of the award is $4000 annually.

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  • Student Awards Website

Canadian database of thousands of scholarships, bursaries, fellowships, grants and other financial awards.

  • Bursary for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities in Ontario may be eligible for a Special Opportunity Grant (Canada Study Grant) through the Canada Student Loans Program and the OSAP Bursary for Students with Disabilities. Applications for this bursary are available through disability services offices and student awards offices in the province.

For complete information on scholarships, bursaries, and the application process contact the Financial Aid office. ​​​​​​​

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