Financial Aid Directory

AUCC Scholarship Programs

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: ďa functional limitation resulting from a physical, sensory or mental impairment, which, for an indefinite period, affects the studentís ability to perform the activities necessary to participate fully in post-secondary learning.Ē

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 the 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: You can also find out more about the program through the AUCC Web Site: