Dr. John Davis Burton Award
Application form: Dr John Davis Burton Award Application
The award was created in the memory of Dr. John Davis Burton Award who was a champion and advocate for persons with disabilities. He 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. This award is given annually to a deserving student who is enrolled at Algonquin College, Carleton University, La Cité collègiale or the University of Ottawa. Candidates applying to the Dr. John Davis Burton Award should demonstrate:
- Significant contribution toward awareness, equity, and integration of persons with disabilities
- Some of the traits for which Dr. Burton was most noted: perseverance, dedication, and a strong sense of community spirit
- Enrollment as a special, part-time or full-time student in one of the four participating institutions
- Good academic standing
- Students must be currently enrolled and returning to one of the institutions in the fall.
- Preference will be given to students with a learning disability, then to students with other disabilities, and finally to all other students.
More information about the Dr. John Davis Burton Award is listed on the application form or call the PMC at 613.520.6608.
Deadline: May 31
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.
John Teuscher Memorial Scholarship
Application form: Word Document
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 academic year to another. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Applicants must be Canadian citizens.
While at Carleton, John touched the lives of many in his capacity as a volunteer and active participant in the Carleton Community. While this scholarship is based in part on good academic standing, the deciding criterion is a demonstration of similar dedication to the Carleton Community through volunteering and other participation in extracurricular, on-campus groups and activities. Past recipients have been involved in orientation, sports, clubs, RRRA, CUSA, Student Experience Office Leadership programs, and more. Since 2000, between one and six successful applicants have been awarded between $500 and $2500.
Deadline: November 15
Thomas Sorensen Memorial Scholarship
Application form: thomas-sorensen-memorial-scholarship-application-form
This scholarship was stablished 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.
Valued at $3,000, the purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support to an undergraduate student with a permanent disability who is starting their first year of study or proceeding from one year to another in any program of study at Carleton University. The award will be granted annually, on the recommendation of the Paul Menton Centre and an application by the student will be required.
Selection Criteria: Therefore, the ideal recipient for this award would be a student who represents the following:
- A student with a permanent disability and who is registered at the Paul Menton Centre,
- A first-year student or a student continuing from one year to another,
- A student with good academic standing,
- A student who is passionate about advocating for disabilities,
- A student who volunteers or fundraises for organizations that help persons with disabilities,
- A Canadian citizen.
Administration and Selection:
The scholarship will be administered by the Awards and Financial Aid Office. The student will be selected on the recommendation of the Director of the Paul Menton Centre.
- Complete and return application form to the address provided on the application form.
- Submit a short essay describing who you are, what you are studying, and how you plan to carry out the legacy of Thomas Sorensen. No specific length is required but applicants will be encouraged to provide photos of them being involved in these types of activities.
- Provide one letter of reference.
Deadline: November 15
Other Carleton Scholarships and Bursaries
The Awards Office has an extensive list of entrance scholarships and bursaries for all students enrolled at Carleton. Entrance scholarships and the amount awarded are based on academic standing and 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 who are on Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and taking a reduced course load (minimum of 2 half-credits or 1 full-credit per term) because of their permanent disability can qualify for full-time 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 permanent should be stated on the online OSAP Application Form and the Awards Office will ask the Paul Menton Centre for verification of disability.
The BSWD is a Ontario bursary for full-time and part-time students with either a permanent or temporary disability 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. 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 & Awards
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.
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. This is the first year that a scholarship will be awarded by this Program. One award of $1,000 will be made.
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association is the national consumer organization of hard of hearing and deafened people. Our goal is the full integration of people with hearing loss into every aspect of the life of our society through promotion of awareness, self-help strategies and advocacy. CHHA was established in 1982 and has 50 volunteer-run branches and chapters across Canada.
Applications must be received by March 31. Additional information may be found at: www.chha.ca