Applicants must have a clinically diagnosed mental health condition for a minimum of two years and is ongoing. Mental health conditions must be defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)
Applicants must be actively involved in a treatment plan with a healthcare professional, post-secondary counselling department, or other recognized mental health support services
Applicants must be registered in a program of study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university.
Applicants must be currently studying full-time and returning to full-time studies in the fall. Full-time status is at least 40% of a full course-load
Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
While the foundation recognizes the intersectionality of many conditions, this program is tailored to those with significant mental health obstacles. Applicants must demonstrate mental health struggles beyond those associated with developmental disabilities, cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities, attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Applicants with these conditions are encouraged to apply for alternate scholarship programs.
Demonstrated perseverance through mental health struggles
Strong commitment to pursuing their academic career
Potential to be an outstanding participant in the community
$1,000 per scholarship.
Applications will be reviewed for completeness and adherence to the program guidelines. A selection committee will evaluate applications based on the criteria mentioned above.
Due to the volume of applications received, only those selected to receive an award will be contacted. Recipients will be contacted by July 1.