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Wayne and Walter Gretzky Scholarship Foundation

The Foundation honours the Gretzky's commitment to visually impaired young Canadians. Established in 1996, the foundation continues the Gretzky family tradition of assistance to eligible blind and visually impaired students studying or planning to study at the post-secondary level.

To be eligible applicants must be blind or severely visually impaired, planning to or currently pursuing full time studies and be a Canadian citizen or Landed immigrant for at least one year prior to submitting an application for consideration.

Applicants are expected to have achieved high academic standing and have superior intellectual ability. Those skills can be demonstrated through an essay and responses on the application form. The award is worth $5,000 and the number of awards may vary. Applications must be received by August 1st. For additional information contact the Wayne and Walter Gretzky Scholarship Foundation, The Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON M4G 3E8, Tel: (416) 486- 2500, Fax: (416) 480-7724, Web site: