The Canadian National Institute for the Blind CNIB post-secondary scholarships are awarded to Canadian students who are blind or partially sighted to pursue post-secondary studies. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000.
Barney Danson Scholarship (1 x $5,000): Created in honour of Barney Danson, partially sighted veteran, MP, cabinet minister, consul general, businessperson and philanthropist, this scholarship honours students who have proven their dedication to success through academic, personal and charitable endeavours in spite of sight loss.
Joyce Family Foundation Bursaries (4 x $4,000): Created by Canadian entrepreneur Ronald V. Joyce, who invested in the first Tim Hortons donut shop in Hamilton, ON in 1964, growing the business into one of the most successful food-service chains in the world. The Joyce Family Foundation's focus is to provide access to education for children and youth with significant financial need, or facing other socio-economic barriers to success.
CNIB Scholarships (Multiple x $3,000): Awarded to students who are blind or partially sighted and who demonstrate amazing courage, determination and passion in fighting for their independence and future.
FJL Woodcock SAPA Scholarships: Established in 1989 in honour of Capt. Fred Woodcock, a WWII war-blinded veteran. Families of veterans blinded in WWI, WWII and the Korean War donated to encourage students with sight loss to pursue post-secondary education and training.
To be considered eligible for a CNIB post-secondary scholarship, you must be:
- Blind or partially sighted (less than 20/70 corrected vision).
- A secondary school graduate entering post-secondary education.
- A Canadian citizen, or have held landed immigrant status for one year prior to the date of application.
- Highly motivated, independent and able to demonstrate a reasonable level of personal achievement.
For more info, and to apply, visit cnib.ca