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Financial Aid Directory
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.