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Carol Thompson Memorial Fund Scholarship and the Doreen Kronick Scholarship

Two scholarships offered by the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC) are the Doreen Kronick Scholarship and the Carol Thompson Memorial Fund Scholarship. Both are available to post-secondary students with learning disabilities who are enrolled in full-time or part-time study programs. The amount of these awards is $1,000.

Applicants to the Carol Thompson Memorial Fund Scholarship must submit with their application: a letter of acceptance from the university or college they will be attending; three letters of reference from non-relatives, relevant to the scholarship application; and a letter containing the following information: a description of the applicant's learning disability, an outline of those coping skills and strategies which have been developed to compensate for the learning disability, the individual's involvement in the community as a volunteer and the applicant's future goals.

The Doreen Kronick Scholarship (DKS) may be awarded to a person who is pursuing a program of graduate study in a university that will assist learning disabled students. Unlike the Carol Thomson Memorial Scholarship, the DKS applicants need not have a learning disability. Applications are reviewed according to the following criteria: the student's future educational program leading towards assisting persons with learning disabilities; the submission of a satisfactory academic record; the student's contribution to his or her community and to campus life.

To apply for both of these awards, you must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. Recipients of these scholarships will not be eligible to reapply for three years.

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 15th each year. Applications are sent to: Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, 323 Chapel Street, Suite 200, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 7Z2, Tel: (613) 238-5721, Fax: (613) 235-5391, Web site: http://www.ldac-taac.ca/.


Gloria Landis Memorial Bursary

The NEADS office has just become aware of a new bursary available to students with learning disabilities in Ontario. The Gloria Landis Memorial Bursary has been established by the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) in memory of Gloria Landis "for her significant and sustaining contribution to and achievements within LDAO on behalf of individuals with learning disabilities."

One bursary will be awarded annually in the amount of $1,000 "to a mature individual with learning disabilities entering their first year in a postsecondary program or accredited vocational institute." The deadline for application is June 15th each year.

The following conditions have been placed on the bursary and applicants by the LDAO:

  • 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 application form will be available on the LDAO web site: http://www.ldao.on.ca, or those interested can contact: (416) 929-4311, ext. 29, or e-mail: library@ldao.on.ca

For information on two scholarship programs that are available nationally for learning disabled students, contact the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, http://www.ldac-taac.ca/. Tel. (613) 238-5721.


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