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2013 Scholarship Home Page
It is with great pride that 1800Wheelchair Canada announces our fifth
scholarship awardee – Ms.
We received a great response; hundreds of students submitted essays. Paige will be heading to McMaster University for Life Sciences this September.
When answering our last question, “As a student, how would you use technology to make your campus more inclusive of people with disabilities?”
Paige’s essay gives a great perspective on an inclusive environment along with some touching personal experience Take a look at her essay here
We asked Paige what winning this award means to her & how he would use it, here’s her response.
“Thank you so much! I was thrilled beyond belief to learn that I had won this spring's award. Hogar means so much to me, and I am extremely proud and fulfilled to know that what residents there have to offer has resonated with others. The topic of my essay is something that means so much to me and is very close to my heart. It makes the honour of winning this scholarship so much greater. Winning this award validates my belief that the special people at Hogar del Niño have something invaluable to teach us all. Being given the chance to share what they taught me gives me hope that this world can become a better place for those with mental and physical disabilities. In my future career, I hope to find ways to make life more accessible for them, and being able to share my message here is a great place to start. The cost of university is overwhelming and I am grateful for this scholarship to help offset my tuition expenses.”
New Scholarship Award
1800Wheelchair Canada also would like to take this opportunity to announce our Sixth scholarship award. Established in 2009, the 1800wheelchair.ca scholarship awards two $500 scholarships each year. To enter the scholarship student follow these guidelines:
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
- Age sixteen (16) years or older
- Legal resident of the Canada or hold a valid student visa
- Carry a status of “Good Standing” - i.e. currently enrolled
- Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)
- Post marked by May 30th, 2013
- Essay should be about 500 words in length
- There is no formal application, all the information is here.
- There is no requirement in terms physical disability or ability. All applications are welcome.
- We do not accept fax or email applications.
- Please send your application via regular mail, no express mail accepted
- No need to print this page, just send your essay and contact information
For our sixth scholarship we will try something new: Please write a poem, in a style of your choose, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge. Please include a personal statement about yourself and how the poem reflects on your personal experience. The poem and essay (combined) should run at 750 to 1,000 words, free feel to write a little more or less.
Send all materials to:
PO Box 275 Succ. Snowdon
Montreal Quebec H3X3T4
Your application should include:
- Type written copy of your submission (make sure to save a digital copy so we can publish it)
- First & last name, email address & phone number
- Statement or transcript of your Grade Point Average (GPA) - unofficial transcripts accepted
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