1. PMC SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
  2. OTHER CARLETON SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES
  3. GOVERNMENT FUNDED PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
  4. OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

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

PMC SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

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.

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.

Making a Difference Award

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. Making a Difference Award recipients will demonstrate leadership, academic excellence and be committed to making a difference in their larger communities.

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.

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.

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.

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.