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It is with great pride that 1800Wheelchair Canada announces our seventh
scholarship awardee –
Ke Fan Bei.
We received a great response, hundreds of students submitted essays.
Ke Fan Bei wrote an ispirational poem about chalanges that she had to overcome in her own life Take a look at her Poem here
We asked Ke Fan Bei what winning this award means to her & how she would use it, here’s her response.
"Thank you so much for your generosity. I was thrilled to learn that I was selected as the
winner of the Winter 2014/15 scholarship. The theme of this scholarship, ‘overcoming
challenges,’ deeply reflects my life as all the adversities and obstacles I have faced has
strengthened me. I am honoured to have the chance to share my story through this poem. I know
that obstacles are not there to stop you but to enable you to grow.
I am currently graduating from Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School and I
will be attending the University of Toronto for Life Sciences. I hope to go into medicine or
research as the health care system has always been integral part of my life. I wish to help others
just as how I was helped. Through winning this scholarship, my financial burden has been
decreased and I can focus wholeheartedly on my studies and helping others through
volunteering. Once again, thank you for your generosity as I am very grateful to have received
New Scholarship Award
1800Wheelchair Canada also would like to take this opportunity to announce our eighth 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 Sept 15, 2015
- 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
- Please keep a digital copy in Word or Google Docs. We'll need a copy to put up on our site
For our Summer 2015 scholarship, we are going to have a 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:
8171 Yonge St
Thornhill Ontario, L3T 2C6
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 printed at the top of each page
- Statement or transcript of your Grade Point Average (GPA) - unofficial transcripts accepted
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