Announcing the Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship
December 9, 2012
Laval, Quebec – The Gaulin Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship – a new national scholarship that promotes the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education.
The scholarship is being established in honour of Sarah Gaulin, who died at the age of 26 after a longtime battle with mental illness. Along with her passion for Paralympic sport, Sarah actively pursued her studies in the healthcare field. Notwithstanding her health issues, Sarah never gave up on education and her dream of one day helping others.
“On this, the fifth anniversary of Sarah’s death, our family is delighted to establish an award honouring her” said Chris Gaulin, the foundation’s Chair. “Sarah’s struggle with mental illness never deterred her from pursuing her studies, and we believe that type of persistence should be encouraged.”
In order to apply, 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.
Details about the scholarship can be found at www.gaulinfoundation.ca
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About The Gaulin Foundation
The Gaulin Foundation is a registered Canadian charity. As a national charitable organization, the foundation seeks to support and promote the advancement in education of people living with mental illness.
Mario Gaulin, Secretary