2023 Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Jan 9, 2023 12:00 AM


2023 Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

The Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS), a committee of the Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities, is now accepting applications for the academic year beginning September 2023. Through the incredible support of our valued sponsors, twelve scholarships are available: four scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00 and eight in the amount of $2,000.00 to assist Nova Scotians with disabilities in their pursuit of post-secondary education and training,

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 recognized by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada; and
  • Not be involved in the selection process or be a close family member of any scholarship selection committee member.

To apply, all parts of the scholarship application form must be completed in full and all supporting documentation must be included and received via MAIL or EMAIL by the Partnership for Access Awareness NS  no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, April 28th, 2023.

The attached application form will also be available through the Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities website at www.nsleo.com, the Access Awareness Nova Scotia site at www.aawns.ca as well as through school guidance counselors.

We thank all applicants for your interest in the PAANS Scholarships but due to the volume of applications received, only successful applicants will be notified of the selection results.