1. SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS for Students with Disabilities
    1. Canadian Council of the Blind Bursary
    2. Dr. John Davis Burton Award
    3. Ed Ireland Bursaries for Students with Disabilities
    4. Ed Ireland Award for International Students with Disabilities
    5. IODE Lord Dundonald Giselle Lazure Memorial Award
    6. John Teuscher Memorial Scholarship
    7. Making a Difference Award
    8. Nicholas Leroux Memorial Bursary
    9. Paul Menton Memorial Bursary
    10. Susan Scott Parker Scholarship
    11. Thomas Sorensen Memorial Scholarship
    12. Walker Wood Award
    13. William Fraser Bursary for Students with Disabilities
  2. OTHER CARLETON SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES
  3. GOVERNMENT FUNDED PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
    1. Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) – Reduced Course Load
    2. Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD)
    3. Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE)
  4. OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
    1. DisabilityAwards.ca
    2. Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) Scholarship Program

There are a number of financial aid options available to current students who are registered with the Paul Menton Centre.

Please note that some of these awards are by application where others are by nomination and/or invitation. Review the provided information carefully and contact the Paul Menton Centre, pmc@carleton.ca, if you have any questions about eligibility, timelines, or how to apply.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS for Students with Disabilities

Canadian Council of the Blind Bursary

Awarded annually to one or more blind or visually impaired students.

The eligible student(s) must:

  • be registered with the Paul Menton Centre
  • complete the Canadian Council of the Blind Bursary application form no later than the application deadline;
  • be in good academic standing; and able to demonstrate through a brief submission, how this bursary, if awarded, would assist them in furthering the goals of Canadian Council of the Blind within the Carleton community.

Eligible recipients must demonstrate financial need (via the application form), must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), and must meet the OSAP Ontario Residency requirements. Endowed in 2006 by the Canadian Council of the Blind.

Applications Open: June 1, 2021
Application Deadline: October 31, 2021; no late applications will be considered. 

Canadian Council of the Blind Bursary Application Form

All applications for the Canadian Council of the Blind Bursary must be submitted, no later than the listed deadline each year, directly to Carleton Awards and Financial Aid, awards@carleton.ca. Any questions about the Canadian Council of the Blind Bursary may be directed to The Paul Menton Centre, pmc@carleton.ca.

Dr. John Davis Burton Award

Created in the memory of Dr. John Davis Burton, who was a champion and advocate for persons with disabilities. Dr. Burton made significant contributions toward awareness, equity, and integration of persons with disabilities throughout his career as an educator and coordinator of educational support services both at Carleton University and Algonquin College.

The Dr. John Davis Burton Award is given annually to a deserving student who is enrolled at Algonquin College, Carleton University, La Cité collègiale or the University of Ottawa.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2021. No late applications will be considered.

Ed Ireland Bursaries for Students with Disabilities

Awarded annually to deserving students proceeding from year to another, on the recommendation of the Paul Menton Centre. Two students will be selected from each of the following areas; College of Humanities, Human Rights, Electronics – doing research work in the area of silicon-based optical sensors, the Attendants Service Program, and students with disabilities registered with the Paul Menton Centre. Recipients will be in demonstrated financial need.

Applications Open: June 1, 2021
Application Deadline: October 31, 2021; no late applications will be considered. 

Ed Ireland Bursary for Students with Disabilities Application Form

All applications must be submitted directly to Carleton Awards and Financial Aid, awards@carleton.ca, no later than the application deadline.

Please direct any questions to The Paul Menton Centre, pmc@carleton.ca.

Ed Ireland Award for International Students with Disabilities

Value $500. Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the Paul Menton Centre to one international student who is entering or proceeding from one year to another and who is registered with the Paul Menton Centre. Recipients will be in demonstrated financial need. Should the recipient be a graduate student, the award will be awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Established in 2015 by Ed Ireland.

Applications Open: June 1, 2021
Application Deadline: October 31, 2021; no late applications will be considered. 

Ed Ireland Bursary for International Students with Disabilities Application Form

All applications must be submitted directly to Carleton Awards and Financial Aid, awards@carleton.ca, no later than the application deadline.

Please direct any questions to The Paul Menton Centre, pmc@carleton.ca.

IODE Lord Dundonald Giselle Lazure Memorial Award

Awarded every-other year on the recommendation of the Paul Menton Centre to an outstanding student entering or proceeding from one year to another at Carleton University who is in demonstrated financial need. Eligible students will have a permanent mental or physical disability and be registered with the Paul Menton Centre. Established in 2015 by the IODE Lord Dundonald Chapter.

Eligible applicants will:

  • be an outstanding student entering or proceeding from one year to another at Carleton;
  • demonstrate financial need (by completing and submitting the application form);
  • have a permanent mental or physical disability;
  • be registered with PMC.

Applications Open: May 1, 2021
Application Deadline: August 31, 2021; no late applications will be considered. 

IODE Lord Dundonald Giselle Lazure Memorial Award Application Form

All applications must be submitted directly to Carleton Awards and Financial Aid, awards@carleton.ca, no later than the application deadline.

Please direct any questions to The Paul Menton Centre, pmc@carleton.ca.

John Teuscher Memorial Scholarship

Endowed in 2000 by family and friends of the late Jonathan Brant Teuscher, B.A. 1999, the John Teuscher Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually based on the recommendation of the Paul Menton Centre to a student (or students) with a Learning Disability proceeding from one academic year to another.

Applications Open: June 1, 2021
Application Deadline: October 31, 2021; no late applications will be considered. 

Making a Difference Award

The Making a Difference Award is awarded on the recommendation of the Director of the Paul Menton Centre, to outstanding students with a documented permanent physical disability entering a program of study within the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Science, the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs or in a program in Accounting. Recipients will demonstrate leadership, academic excellence and be committed to making a difference in their larger communities.

Applications Open: May 1, 2021
Application Deadline: August 31, 2021; no late applications will be considered. 

Nicholas Leroux Memorial Bursary

Awarded annually, to deserving undergraduate students entering or proceeding from one year to another of any program, to support students with disabilities in the attendant services program at Carleton University.

Recipients must:

  • have demonstrated financial need by completing the Nicholas Leroux Memorial Bursary Application Form;
  • must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants or protected persons);
  • must meet OSAP’s Ontario residency requirements.

Applications Open: June 1, 2021
Application Deadline: October 31, 2021; no late applications will be considered. 

All applications must be submitted directly to Carleton Awards and Financial Aid, awards@carleton.ca, no later than the application deadline.

A committee determined by the Awards Office and the Paul Menton Centre will select the recipients of the award. Endowed in 2007 by family and friends of Nicholas Leroux.

Paul Menton Memorial Bursary

Awarded annually to a physically disabled student, in good academic standing, who is proceeding from one year to another of an undergraduate program and is in need of financial assistance. Endowed 1990 by family and friends in memory of Paul Menton, Carleton University’s first co-ordinator of disabled programs. For more information about this bursary, contact the Awards Office.

Susan Scott Parker Scholarship

Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Paul Menton Centre to an outstanding undergraduate student entering or proceeding from one year to another at Carleton University. Value: $4,000.

Eligible students will:

  • have a permanent disability;
  • be registered with the Paul Menton Centre;
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Preference will be given to a female student. Established by CFUW-Ottawa Club at the request of Fran Harding and funded through generous donations from Fran and other CFUW-Ottawa Club members. It is named in honour of Susan Scott Parker, a Canadian, who is an advocate for the rights of disabled persons in the United Kingdom. Revised 2017.

Applications Open: May 1, 2021
Application Deadline: August 31, 2021; late applications will not be considered.

Susan Scott Parker Scholarship Application Form

All applications must be submitted directly to Carleton Awards and Financial Aid, awards@carleton.ca, no later than the application deadline.

Please direct any questions to The Paul Menton Centre, pmc@carleton.ca.

Thomas Sorensen Memorial Scholarship

The Thomas Sorensen Memorial Scholarship was established by the Sorensen family to honour the legacy of their son, Thomas Sorensen, who was a student at Carleton from 2013-2014. Thomas had big dreams, was a true advocate for persons with disabilities and devoted countless hours volunteering and fundraising for various charitable organizations. He would never turn down an opportunity to educate anyone who was willing to listen.

Applications Open: May 1, 2021
Application Deadline: August 31, 2021; late applications will not be considered.

Please contact the Paul Menton Centre, pmc@carleton.ca, with any questions about the Thomas Sorensen Memorial Scholarship.

Walker Wood Award

Awarded on the recommendation of the Director of the Paul Menton Centre, the Walker Wood Award is granted to outstanding students with a permanent disability enrolled in any program of study at Carleton University.

Applications Open: May 1, 2021
Application Deadline: August 31, 2021; no late applications will be considered.

William Fraser Bursary for Students with Disabilities

Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director, Paul Menton Centre to undergraduate students with a permanent physical disability. Eligible recipients will be in demonstrated financial need and be registered with the Paul Menton Centre. Endowed in 2014 by Joan Gazeley.

Applications Open: June 1, 2021
Application Deadline: October 31, 2021; no late applications will be considered. 

William Fraser Bursary for Students with Disabilities Application Form

All applications must be submitted directly to Carleton Awards and Financial Aid, awards@carleton.ca, no later than the application deadline.

Please direct any questions to The Paul Menton Centre, pmc@carleton.ca.

OTHER CARLETON SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES

The Awards Office has an extensive list of entrance scholarships and bursaries available for all eligible students enrolled at Carleton. Entrance scholarships and the amount awarded are based on academic standing; bursaries are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial needs and other non-academic criteria.

GOVERNMENT FUNDED PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) – Reduced Course Load

Students accessing Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and taking a reduced course load (minimum of 2 half-credits or 1 full-credit per term) due to permanent disability may qualify for funding under OSAP. A permanent disability is defined by OSAP as a functional limitation that is caused by a physical or mental impairment that restricts a person’s ability to perform the daily activities necessary to participate in studies at the post-secondary level or in the labour force, and that is expected to remain with him or her for his or her expected natural life. Identification of a disability should be made on the online OSAP Application Form. You will be asked to provide a Disability Verification Form (DVF) to confirm the presence of a permanent disability.

Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD)

The BSWD is an Ontario bursary for full-time and part-time students with either a permanent or temporary disability and who have disability-related educational costs for services or equipment that are not covered by another agency or service and are required for postsecondary participation. It is not intended to cover regular educational costs such as tuition, rent, books and supplies that have already been calculated under your OSAP entitlement amount. Application for the BSWD is made through the Paul Menton Centre. For more information about applying to the BSWD, ask your PMC coordinator.

Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE)

The CSG-PDSE is a federal bursary for full-time and part-time students with permanent disabilities and have disability-related educational costs for services or equipment that are not covered by another agency or service and are required for postsecondary participation. Application for the CSG-PDSE is made through the Paul Menton Centre. For more information about applying to the BSWD, ask your PMC coordinator.

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

DisabilityAwards.ca

Disability Awards.ca is maintained by the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS). It is a comprehensive and searchable online portal to awards and scholarships for students with disabilities attending colleges and universities in Canada.

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) Scholarship Program

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) and the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Foundation (CHHAF) are pleased to inform you of its CHHA Scholarship Program for hard of hearing, deafened and oral deaf post-secondary students. Established with private donations in 2002, the Scholarship Program will accept applications from any hard of hearing, deafened or oral deaf student registered in a full-time program at a Canadian post-secondary institution.