CNIB thanks the Joyce Family Foundation for their incredible donation of 18 needs-based bursaries for Canadian undergraduate students with sight loss.
Since 2016, the Joyce Family Foundation has donated bursaries to 16 students who are blind or partially sighted, in addition to the 18 who will now benefit from the organization's generosity. Some of the schools students have attended thanks to their support include Sheridan College, Algonquin College, the University of Ottawa, Saskatchewan Polytech's Business Information Systems, and Grande Prairie Regional College.
Over the next three years, these bursaries will play an important role in making post-secondary education more accessible and affordable to students with sight loss in Canada. Each award will help a student overcome a financial barrier, whether the cost of tuition itself or adaptive technology to help level the playing field in the classroom – including iPads with magnification software, CCTVs, and more.
Thank you, Joyce Family Foundation, for changing what it is to be blind for so many students.