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Funding and Scholarship Programs

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’s (AUCC) Scholarships

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) has two scholarship programs specifically designed to assist post-secondary students with disabilities. The AUCC Scholarship for Students with Disabilities and Mattinson Scholarships provide students with financial support in pursuit of a postsecondary education.

These programs are designed to provide financial assistance to students with disabilities who wish to pursue studies at the university or college level on a full-time basis and may not be able to do so because of additional expenses incurred as a result of their disability. For the purpose of these programs, the definition of disability is: “a functional limitation resulting from a physical, sensory or mental impairment, which, for an indefinite period, affects the student’s ability to perform the activities necessary to participate fully in post-secondary learning.”

The AUCC Scholarship for Students with Disabilities is worth $5,000 annually and is available to up to 10 students. The deadline for applications is June 1 of each year.

Further information and application forms are available from:

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Higher Education Scholarships
Program Development Branch
350 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 1B1
Tel: (613) 563-1236
Fax: (613) 563-9745
Email: awards@aucc.ca
Web site: www.aucc.ca


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