The Mattinson Scholarship Program encourages Canadian students with permanent disabilities to pursue university studies with the ultimate objective of obtaining a first undergraduate degree.

Up to four (4) scholarships at the bachelor level are distributed:

  • One (1) in the category of Physical Disability
  • One (1) in the category of Sensory Disability
  • Two (2) in any of the following categories: Physical Disability, Sensory Disability, Mental Health Disability and Learning Disability.

These scholarships are valued at $2,000 CAD, for one academic year.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2020

Full eligibility criteria, information about scholarship categories, and instructions for how to apply are available in the 2020 Mattinson Scholarship Program Guidelines.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be diagnosed with a permanent disability which is documented and is the primary disability for which they are applying
  • Be enrolled in full time studies in a first bachelor degree program
  • Be enrolled in their second or third standing year of studies during the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Be nominated by an eligible institution
  • Have a minimum cumulative average of 80% (or equivalent) over the last three terms of available marks. Non-academic courses such as career or personal development related courses will not be considered

Selection Process:

The selection of scholarship recipients is made by a committee of Canadian university and college representatives chosen by Universities Canada. Once complete, the selection committee’s decision is irrevocable.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Academic performance
  • Volunteer/community involvement and/or extracurricular activities
  • Quality and relevance of the reference letters.

All applicants will receive confirmation by email of the results of the selection process, once available.