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Lisa Huus Memorial Bursary accepting applications until May 31st

The deadline for the annual Lisa Huus Memorial Bursary for post-secondary students with disabilities in British Columbia  is approaching.
 
Highlights:
•Deadline: May 31, 2018
• Eligibility: Students with significant physical disabilities living in British Columbia and completing post-secondary education in an accredited program
• Bursary Amount: Up to $5,000 per student
• Application and information about applying: https://islandkidsfirst.com/lisa-huus-bursary/ 
 
Eligibility:
•    Persons with disabilities studying at the University of Victoria or another accredited post-secondary institution in British Columbia.
•    Persons attending a qualifying post-secondary institution who require a personal attendant, are dependent on a mechanical device for mobility or maintenance of body functions, require major continuing therapies, or have other significant special needs.
•    Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
•    Only complete applications that meet all stated criteria will be considered for funding.

Please contact Bronwyn Dunbar for questions regarding eligibility:
Bronwyn Dunbar, MA
Community Investment Manager, South Island, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island: Bronwyn.Dunbar@VIHA.CA
Applications must be received no later than May 31 for support in the following academic year.

About Lisa Huus

The Lisa Huus Memorial Fund was established in 1988 in memory of Lisa Pauline Huus, who was a third-year sociology student at the University of Victoria. A native of Victoria, Lisa graduated from Claremont Senior Secondary School in 1985 and was a registered member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada.The fund was created by Lisa’s family and has been supported by personal donations in memory of Lisa and by fundraising activities undertaken by the Huus family and the Lisa Huus Memorial Fund.

About the Bursary

The Lisa Huus Memorial Fund provides bursaries in the range of $500 to $2,000 annually per recipient, to assist persons with disabilities to undertake or continue their post-secondary education for academic credit at the University of Victoria or other accredited post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. Bursaries may be used for items such as tuition fees, textbooks, equipment, transportation, residence and support worker costs. The Fund is administered by the Lisa Huus Memorial Fund Committee with the support of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. The membership of the committee includes a medical advisor. The intent of the Lisa Huus Memorial Fund is to provide bursaries to as many eligible applicants as possible; however, the number of bursaries awarded in a given year varies depending on the number of applications received and the amount of funding available. Decisions of the committee are final. Applications must be received no later than May 31 for support in the following academic year.





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