Scholarship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
Scholarships for students with disabilities – At a glance
NEADS National Student Awards Program
Applicants must have a permanent disability; and 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. NEADS National Student Awards ($3000) and Holly Bartlett Memorial Award ($1000).
Justin Eves Foundation Scholarship
Student has a learning disability and graduated from an Ontario secondary school. Minds in Motion Award of up to $3000.
Roy Cooper Scholarship
Recognizes an Ontario high school student who has a learning disability and who will be attending a postsecondary institution in the upcoming academic year. The student must be pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering or a Bachelor of Science in a Physical Sciences discipline. Award Value: $1000.
Awarded to Canadian students who are blind or partially sighted. Applications are automatically entered into competition for all scholarships, ranging from $1000 to $5000.
AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program
Available to students, living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, who are entering into or currently attending a post-secondary educational institution. Valued at $5000.
Eric Waldron Scholarship Award
Provided to a post-secondary student with cerebral palsy and who has completed their first year of instruction at university or college. Enrollment programs that will lead to working with individuals with disabilities will be an asset.
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) Scholarship Program
Applications for these four scholarships will be accepted from any hard of hearing, deafened or oral deaf student registered in a full time program at a Canadian post-secondary institution. Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship ($1000), Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship ($1000), The Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship ($1000) and Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship ($2000).
Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship
Seeks to support and encourage the resilience of students with an ongoing mental health condition pursuing post-secondary education. Awards of $1000.
AEBC/T-Base Scholarship Program
The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is a grassroots organization that works to improve the lives of blind, deafblind and partially sighted Canadians through education, empowerment, and advocacy. AEBC offers scholarships to recognize outstanding blind, deafblind and partially sighted post-secondary students. T-Base Communications Scholarships valued at $1000 and AEBC Scholarships are $1000.
Tamara Gordon Foundation
Provides financial awards to physically disabled students enrolled in degree programs at post-secondary institutions within Ontario. Awards from $750 to $3000.
Spinal Cord Injury Canada Scholarships
The Chopnick Hilliard Scholarship is open to any post-secondary student who has a spinal cord injury and who is living in Canada. Valued at $1500. Valued at $1000, the Kirby Rowe Scholarship is awarded to a student with a spinal cord injury who is pursuing post-secondary education related to management and leadership.
Canadian Hearing Society National Scholarship
Available to Deaf and hard of hearing Canadian residents, 17 years of age or older attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution. Scholarship awards are $3,000 a year for full-time students and $1,000 a year for part-time students.
Google Lime Scholarship
Open to students with a visible or invisible disability, who are pursuing a Computer Science degree. Valued at $5000 each. Must have strong academic achievement.
Easter Seals Ontario Various Scholarships
Students must have a physical disability that impacts their mobility and must be pursing a post-secondary education. Can apply for multiple scholarships, providing you meet eligibility and/or any additional criteria listed for the specific scholarships.
Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick Scholarship
Established to support students with hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida. Amount varies each year.
Kevin Collins Abilities Scholarship
Presented to a student with a disability. Value of $3000.