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The current scholarship period is closed. You can enter our next scholarship, due date is: 1/15/2017

Our Latest Award Winner...

It is with great pride that 1800wheelchair announces our eighteenth scholarship awardee - Jaymes Bowman of Emily Carr University of Art + Design. We again received a great response, with hundreds of students submitting essays.

Please check out his personal statement, poem and art work here. Everyone at wishes the best of luck to our latest winner.

New Scholarship Award

We would also like to take this opportunity to announce our nineteenth scholarship. Established in 2009, the 1800wheelchair scholarship fund now bestows two $500 awards each year. In the past, we've asked applicants to explore mobility issues on campus, overcoming personal challenges, and much more. To enter the scholarship students must follow the guidelines below:

Participants must meet the following criteria:
  • Enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in Canada
  • Enrolled at the undergraduate level or your final year of high school
  • Aged sixteen (16) years or older
  • Carry a status of "good standing" (i.e. currently enrolled)
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)
  • Postmarked by January 15, 2017
Please note:
  • There is no formal printed application from 1800wheelchair, all necessary information is on this page
  • There are no requirements in terms of physical disability or ability. All applications are welcome
  • We do not accept fax or email applications
  • Please send your application via traditional mail; express mail will not be accepted
  • No need to print this page; just send your written response and contact information
  • Do not send any CD ROMs, letters of recommendation, tax returns, bank balances, resumes or CVs
  • Please keep a digital copy in Word or Google Docs. We'll need a copy to put up on our site.

Scholarship Topic

For our Spring/Summer 2016 scholarship, we are going to repeat our visual contest. Please submit a 'visual poem', in a style of your choosing, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge. Limit your 'visual poem' to an 8.5in x 11in piece of paper. You can choose to represent words, images, or both. It can abstract or representational. Please include a personal statement that gives us an idea of who you are and how your poem relates to a challenge you've faced. The poem and essay (combined) should be between 500 and 1,000 words, but feel free to write a little more or less.
Note: We will not be able to return any submissions.

Send all materials to:
1800wheelchair Canada Scholarship
8171 Yonge St
Suite 274
Thornhill Ontario, L3T 2C6

Your application should include:

  • Typed copy of your submission (make sure to save a digital copy, so we can publish it, in the event that we decide to publish it.)
  • First & last name, email address & phone number printed at the top or back of each page
  • Statement or transcript of your Grade Point Average (GPA) - unofficial transcripts accepted
  • Students submitting their work should sign-up for our scholarship email list here

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View Winter 2015
Scholarship Award Winner

Jaymes Bowman
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
View Winter 2014
Scholarship Award Winner

Ke Fan Bei
University of Toronto for Life Sciences
View Spring 2013
Scholarship Award Winner

Emily Mitchell
Lakehead University
View Winter 2012
Scholarship Award Winner

Paige O'Neil
McMaster University
View Winter 2011
Scholarship Award Winner

Ryan Gibson
University of British Columbia
View Spring 2011
Scholarship Award Winner

Melody Thomas
University of Toronto
View Winter 2010
Scholarship Award Winner

Borris Spassov
William Lyon Mackenzie C.I.

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