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Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program

The Government of Canada initiated the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program on behalf of the Canadian people in recognition of the achievements of Terry Fox. The program encourages Canadian youth to seek the ideals of Terry Fox. It is a renewable award, subject to certain academic criteria and students who are attending both college and university programs are eligible. Selection criteria for recipients are based on demonstration of: good citizenship and humanitarian service, perseverance in overcoming obstacles, the pursuit of academic excellence, the pursuit of excellence in amateur sport, fitness and health.

The value of each award is $4,000 annually, up to a maximum of four years until a degree is obtained. Between 35 and 40 students with disabilities receive the award each year. However, the scholarship is not restricted to students with disabilities. In parts of the country where no tuition fees are applicable, the award value is $2,500. There is a requirement that applicants to the award be Canadian citizens or be in the process of applying for citizenship at the time of the application. Post-secondary endeavours considered eligible for funding are the areas of academic study in amateur sport, and health and community service. Applications must be received by February 1st, with supporting documents attached. Those applying must not exceed 25 years of age. For further information, contact: Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Tel: (604) 291-3057, Fax: (604) 291-3311.


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