Financial Aid Directory

Regional - Ontario

The Joubin/Selig Scholarship Award at the Toronto Community Foundation

The Joubin/Selig Fund has established a Scholarship Award to provide financial assistance to post-secondary students in Ontario, with permanent physical disabilities, who wish to pursue an education in their chosen field of study.


Value: The award(s) will be derived from the annual income of the Fund, and the total amount may vary in amount from year to year. Each scholarship award is set at a maximum of $5,000.00.

Eligibility: Eligible persons will be full-time students enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution in the province of Ontario.

Applicant Profile
  • Applicants must have a permanent physical disability and must have demonstrated academic achievement.
  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant

For more information, please contact Mini Alakkatusery, Program Officer Toronto Community Foundation at 416-921-2035 ext. 205 or by email

The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Scholarship in Rehabilitation-Related Research for Graduate Students with Disabilities

The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute is pleased to announce its $20,000 scholarship in Rehabilitation-Related Research for Graduate Students with Disabilities is now available at additional universities. Besides the University of Toronto, students at McMaster University, Ryerson University, the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, and York University are now eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Toronto Rehab views the scholarship as more than an academic award. "This exciting scholarship is intended to act as a spur to involving people with disabilities in rehabilitation-related research," says Dr. Geoff Fernie, Vice President, Research, at Toronto Rehab.

With the support of TD Bank Financial Group, Toronto Rehab is able to provide scholarships of $20,000 and a supplement for educational expenses incurred as a result of the student's disability. Applicants must plan to be enrolled in a rehabilitation-related graduate program leading to a masters or doctoral degree at one of the eligible universities.

Fields of study must relate to rehabilitation but are not limited to any particular discipline. Eligible disciplines may include but are not limited to: Engineering, Social Work, Psychology, Medicine, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Kinesiology, Nursing, Recreation and Music Therapy, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Speech-Language Pathology, Biology, Biostatistics, Chemistry, Physics, Early Childhood Education, Architecture, Computer Science, Sociology, and Public Policy and Administration.

The next round of scholarships will be awarded for the 2007/08 academic year, with an application deadline date of May 1, 2007. Applications are encouraged from international students and final year undergraduate students.

For more information on the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Scholarship in Rehabilitation-Related Research for Graduate Students with Disabilities visit