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PAANS Scholarship for Students With Disabilities in Nova Scotia

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Purpose: To assist Nova Scotians with disabilities in their pursuit of post-secondary education and training.

Supported by:

Casino Nova Scotia, TD Canada Trust

Casino Sydney, Bell/Aliant

Scotiabank, CIBC

RBC Financial Group, Eastern Turf

Administered by:

Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS)

(A committee of the Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities)

Awards: Twelve scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00, three in the amount of $2,000.00 are anticipated to be available for the academic year beginning September 2015.

Conditions: To be considered, scholarship applicants must:

· Be a person with a permanent disability. 'Permanent Disability' means a limitation that restricts the ability of a person to perform the activities necessary to participate in educational activities or in the labour force within the range considered normal. This limitation is expected to remain with the person for life.

· Be a permanent resident of Nova Scotia

· Be entering or continuing studies, at the undergraduate level, in a Canadian post-secondary institution that is recognized by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

· Not be involved in the selection process or be a close family member of any scholarship selection committee member.

Criteria: The applications of candidates meeting the above considerations will be forwarded to the selection committee. Applications are evaluated on a number of factors including:

· Community involvement

· Extra-curricular activities

· Approach to overcoming barriers

· Academic performance

· Educational goals and direction

To Apply: To be considered, all parts of the scholarship application form must be completed in full and all supporting documentation must be included. All required documentation must be received by MAIL or FAX to the Partnership for Access Awareness - NS (for address, see below) no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, April 10, 2015.

Submission of an application signifies an applicant's agreement to comply with all stated conditions of the award program. This includes permission to include recipient’s name and/or image in press releases and promotional material, as well as permission to release contact information to reputable members of the press.

Applications Application forms are available through the Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia website: http://www.paans.ca/, or through your guidance councilor.

Applications can be emailed, mailed, or faxed:

Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS)

c/o Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities

PO Box 38034, Stn Burnside Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X2

Tel: (902) 455-6942

Fax: (902) 454-4781

Email: paans@eastlink.ca"

Only successful applicants will be notified of the selection results.


PAANS

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Application Form

Applicant's Name: ______________________________________

Address: ______________________________________

______________________________________

Postal Code

Telephone: ______________________________________

Email: ______________________________________

Please check the scholarships you are interested in being considered for.

Though individuals can be considered for any number of awards, recipients cannot receive more than one scholarship under this program. Previous years’ winner will not be considered. All winners must be able to attend the presentation luncheon on June 5th World Trade and Convention Centre, Halifax 12:00-2:00pm

Sponsor: Casino Nova Scotia

Who is eligible? Students entering any year of undergraduate study at a post-secondary institution

_____ Province-wide (one award)

Supporter: Casino Sydney

Who is eligible? Students entering any year of undergraduate study at a post-secondary institution

_____ Residents of Cape Breton (one award)

Sponsor: Scotiabank

Who is eligible? Students entering any year of undergraduate study at a post-secondary institution

_____ Province-wide (two awards)

_____ Residents of Cape Breton (one award)

Supporter: RBC Foundation

Who is eligible? Students entering any year of undergraduate study at a post-secondary institution

_____ Residents of Cape Breton (one award)

_____ Residents of Central region (mainland north of HRM, one award)

_____ Residents of HRM (one award)

_____ Residents of the South West region (one award)

Supporter: TD Canada Trust

Who is eligible? Students entering any year of undergraduate study at a post-secondary institution

_____ Province-wide (two awards)

Supporter: Bell Aliant

Who is eligible? Students entering any year of undergraduate study at a post-secondary institution

_____ Province-wide (one award)

Supporter: CIBC

Who is eligible? Students entering any year of undergraduate study at a post-secondary institution

_____ Province-wide (one award)

Supporter: Eastern Turf

Who is eligible? Students entering any year of undergraduate study at a post-secondary institution

_____ Province-wide (one award)

Supporter: The White Family

Who is eligible? Students graduating from Landmark East School

______Province –wide (one award)

Please answer the following questions. If needed, please attach

additional sheets for your answers.

1. Please describe the nature of your disability. (Information provided in answering this question will not be used as a selection criterion.)

2. Describe your involvement in community and extra-curricular activities.

3. What barriers have you encountered when becoming involved in community or extra-curricular activities? How did you approach and deal with these obstacles?

4. What barriers have you encountered while working toward your academic goals? How did you overcome these obstacles?

5. Describe your education and career goals. Please highlight why you are interested in pursuing this career path and what strengths you bring to your chosen path.

6. Educational institution you are currently attending (if any):

School Name: ______________________________________

Address: ______________________________________

______________________________________

Postal Code:

Telephone: ______________________________________

Current grade or year of study: _____

7. Post-secondary institution you plan to attend during the 2014 academic year:

Name of Institution: ___________________________________________

Mailing Address: ___________________________________________

___________________________________________ Postal Code:

Degree, Certificate or Diploma you wish to obtain:

________________________________________________________________

Starting Date: ____________________________

Additional Requirements

· Please include two letters of reference with this application. Ideally, the reference letters will touch on the obstacles the applicant has overcome:

§ One from a past or current teacher, guidance counselor or professor (if out of school for more than three years, a letter from an employer or case worker will be accepted)

§ One from an individual, other than a family member, who has known you for more than one year

· Please have official transcripts for the last two years of study forwarded to the application address by the submission deadline. (If you have not attended school in the past three years, please attach a resume.)

Please forward one copy of this application to:

Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS)

c/o Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities

PO Box 38034, Stn Burnside Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X2

Tel: (902) 455-6942, Fax: (902) 454-4781

Email: paans@eastlink.ca

Deadline: 4:30 pm on Friday, April 10, 2015

Falsification of any information in this application will result in disqualification of the application and/or requirement of repayment of any monies awarded. With the exception of names, images, current school attending, anticipated education program, institution of the award recipients, the information contained in this application will be held in confidence.

I certify that all information provided in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I agree to comply with all requirements and criteria of this scholarship program. This includes permission to include my name and/or image in press releases and promotional material, as well as permission to release contact information to reputable members of the press if my application is successful.

I grant Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia permission to contact me in future years to follow up on my progress. YES / NO

Signature of Applicant: ________________________________________

Date: ______________________




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