Dr. John David Burton Award

Application form: Dr John Davis Burton Award Application

The award was created in the memory of Dr. John David 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 David 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
  • Preference will be given to students returning to one of the institutions.
  • 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 David Burton Award is listed on the application form or call the PMC at 613.520.6608. The deadline to apply is May 31st.

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: 1st Friday in March

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.


  1. Complete and return application form to the address provided on the application form.
  2. 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.
  3. Provide one letter of reference.

Deadline: October 1st

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.

Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD)
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

http://www.disabilityawards.ca/                                                                                                DisabilityAwards.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.

Gloria Landis Memorial Bursary

This bursary was established in memory of Gloria Landis for her significant and sustained contribution to and achievements within LDAO on behalf of individuals with learning disabilities.

One bursary will be awarded annually in the amount of $1000.00 to a mature individual with learning disabilities entering their first year in a post-secondary program or accredited vocational institute. Deadline for application is June 15 in each year. In order to be eligible:

  • Candidates must have documentation of their learning disability.
  • Candidates must be at least 25 years old.
  • Candidates must not have attended school full-time for three or more years.
  • Candidates must be considered to be mature students by the institution of their choice.
  • Candidates must have been accepted for study by the institution, at the time of funding.
  • Previous recipients of the bursary are not eligible to apply again.
  • Candidates must be entering the first year of the program.
  • Candidates must be Ontario residents

The bursary is administered by LDAO. The selection will be made by a committee comprised of an LDAO board member, a member of the Adult Advocacy Committee, a member of the Landis family or a designate, and an LDAO staff person.

The Canadian Hearing Association Scholarship
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. Students wishing more information, or copies of the Application Package, should contact:

Secretariat, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Foundation (CHHAF),
205-2435 Holly Lane,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 7P2
By phone: 1 (800) 263-8068, TTY: (613)526-2692
E-mail: secretariat@chhafoundation.ca.

Additional information may be found at: www.chha.ca

The Global Television Network Scholarship – Internship Award
for a Canadian with a Physical Disability
The Global Television Network “Broadcaster of the Future Awards” are a series of scholarship, internship and mentorship programs designed to encourage and aid talented and enthusiastic Canadians toward establishing or furthering a career in the Canadian broadcast industry. These annual awards reflect Global Television Network’s commitment to the personal growth of Canada’s future broadcasters. Click on this link fore more information: lhttp://www.neads.ca/en/norc/funding/page29.php

This annual Scholarship-Internship Award is offered to a Canadian student with a mobility impairment, and provides educational assistance as well as a challenging opportunity to work in private television, in pursuit of a career in broadcasting. The Award, valued at $15,000, covers all tuition fees and textbooks, for one full scholastic year of a radio and television arts program or journalism program at a recognized Canadian university or college, commencing in the Fall of 2003. The Award also includes a three or four month internship at any one of our Global Television stations and moving expenses with the internship. In addition, the Award covers transportation, hotel and and attendance expenses at the Canadian Association of Broadcasters annual convention in November, where the Award will be presented. The deadline for submissions of applications is May 30th. For further information, and to request the application form call 1-(800)387-8001.