Apply for the Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship Now!

(January 19, 2017)

Applications for the 5th year of the Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted. Students living with mental health conditions are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship was established in honour of Sarah Gaulin, who died at age 26 after a longtime battle with mental illness. Along with her passion for Paralympic sport, Sarah actively pursued a career in the healthcare field. 

Notwithstanding her health issues, Sarah persevered and continued to attend and excel in her educational field of choice. Although she battled with mental illness, she never gave up on education and her dream of one day helping others.

The scholarship seeks to support and encourage the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education, which Sarah believed strongly in.

Students must be registered in a post-secondary institution and provide documented proof of their mental illness. The scholarship will be awarded to outstanding applicants who meet the criteria of the program. The awards will be paid directly to the post-secondary institution (in the students' accounts) that the recipients are attending to defray the cost of tuition fees for post-secondary study. 


Applicants must have an ongoing mental health condition for a minimum of two years

Applicants must be currently registered in and returning to a full-time program of study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university. Full-time status is at least 40% of a full course load

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada

Applicants must not have a criminal record, pending charges or current Judicial Orders


Demonstrated perseverance through mental health struggles

Strong commitment to pursuing their academic career 

Potential to be an outstanding participant in the community


$1,000 per scholarship.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed for completeness and adherence to the program guidelines. A selection committee will evaluate applications based on the criteria mentioned above. Due to the volume of applications received, only those selected to receive an award will be contacted. Recipients will be contacted by July 1. 

Apply Online Here

About The Gaulin Foundation 

The Gaulin Foundation is a registered Canadian charity. As a national charitable organization, the Foundation seeks to encourage and promote the advancement in education of people living with mental illness.  

The foundation, initially established by the Gaulin family to recognize Sarah Gaulin's long-time struggle, works to improve the lives of Canadian students with mental illness by recognising their resilience and perseverance 


The Gaulin Foundation 

2334 De Mexico 

Laval, QC, H7M 3C9 

Telephone: 514-360-3500