Paying your way through university is never easy. That's why we're working to help lighten the financial load for students who are blind or partially sighted with a series of post-secondary and graduate school scholarships.
Know a student who's living with sight loss or blindness – and could use some help with tuition? They have until June 15th, 2019, to apply for this year's CNIB Foundation Scholarships.
Here are the scholarships available:
Barney Danson scholarship – 1 at $5,000
Created in honour of Barney Danson, partially sighted veteran, MP, cabinet minister, consul general, businessperson and philanthropist, this scholarship honours students who have proven their dedication to success through academic, personal and charitable endeavours in spite of sight loss.
Joyce Family Foundation bursary – 4 at $4,000
This scholarship was created by Canadian entrepreneur Ronald V. Joyce, who invested in the first Tim Hortons donut shop in Hamilton, ON, in 1964, growing the business into one of the most successful food-service chains in the world. The Joyce Family Foundation's focus is to provide access to education for children and youth with significant financial need, or facing other socio-economic barriers to success.
Dr. John and Olive Pyper scholarship – 1 at $4,000
Established by the family of Dr. John Pyper, a Stratford, ON, ophthalmologist who extracted the first two human eyes donated to the Eye Bank of Canada in 1955. The scholarship is given to a student who is blind or partially sighted living in Southwestern Ontario (Perth, Wellington, Oxford, Middlesex and Huron counties).
CNIB Scholarships – Multiple at $3,000
Awarded to students who are blind or partially sighted and who demonstrate amazing courage, determination and passion in fighting for their independence and future.
Bernice and Robert Gilbert Fund – 1 at $1,000
Held by Vancouver Foundation, this fund was established through the estate of the late Bernice Gilbert to support a bursary for a visually impaired student at a B.C. post-secondary institution.
FJL Woodcock SAPA scholarships – Multiple at $1,000
This scholarship was established in 1989 in honour of Capt. Fred Woodcock, a WWII war-blinded veteran. Families of veterans blinded in WWI, WWII and the Korean War donated to encourage students with sight loss to pursue post-secondary education and training.