PAAN Scholarship for Nova Scotians With Disabilities accepting applications

Applications for the 2013 Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAAN) Scholarship for Post-Secondary Students With Disabilities will be accepted until Friday, April 12, 2013. This program is being run by:

PAAN Scholarship: A committee of the Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities
Suite 1211, 5251 Duke St., Halifax, NS B3J 1P3
(P) 902-455-6942 (F) 902-454-4781

The purpose of the scholarship is "to assist Nova Scotians with disabilities in their pursuit of post-secondary education and training." Funders include: Casino Nova Scotia, TD Canada Trust, Casino Sydney, Bell/Aliant, Scotiabank, CIBC, RBC Financial Group and Eastern Turf.  The program is administered by: Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS), A committee of the Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities.

Awards: Eleven scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00, three in the amount of $2,000.00 are anticipated to be available for the academic year beginning September 2013.

Conditions:  To be considered, scholarship applicants must:
• Be a person with a permanent disability. 'Permanent Disability' means a limitation that restricts the ability of a person to perform the activities necessary to participate in educational activities or in the labour force within the range considered normal. This limitation is expected to remain with the person for life.
• Be a permanent resident of Nova Scotia
• Be entering or continuing studies, at the undergraduate level, in a Canadian post-secondary institution that is recognized by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
• Not be involved in the selection process or be a close family member of any scholarship selection committee member.

Criteria: The applications of candidates meeting the above considerations will be forwarded to the selection committee. Applications are evaluated on a number of factors including:
• Community involvement
• Extra-curricular activities
• Approach to overcoming barriers
• Academic performance
• Educational goals and direction

To Apply: To be considered, all parts of the scholarship application form must be completed in full and all supporting documentation must be included.  All required documentation must be received at the Partnership for Access Awareness - NS office (for address, see below) no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, April 12, 2013.

Submission of an application signifies an applicant's agreement to comply with all stated conditions of the award program. This includes permission to include recipient’s name and/or image in press releases and promotional material, as well as permission to release contact information to reputable members of the press.

Applications Application forms are available through the Partnership for Access Awareness Office, through your guidance counselor or at:

Applications can be emailed, mailed, or faxed:

 Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS)
   c/o Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities
   Suite 1211, 5251 Duke St., Halifax, NS B3J 1P3
   Tel:  (902) 455-6942
   Fax: (902) 454-4781
Email: website:

Only successful applicants will be notified of the selection results.