Q: Who can apply?
A: Applicants must be Canadian citizens, and a youth or emerging adult (age 17-29) who has overcome adversity related to mental health and is pursuing a related health education or study at a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Canada.
Q: What courses or programs count as a health-related study?
A: Applicants must be pursuing an education focused on health and dedicated to improving the wellbeing of others. For example, eligible programs include medical school, nursing, psychology, physical education, kinesiology, nutrition, sociology, social work, community recreation, laboratory studies and related research programs.
Q: What if it’s not possible to get a letter of reference from a teacher?
A: If applicants are unable to acquire a letter of reference from a teacher, a letter of reference from an academic advisor, academic dean or academic mentor/teaching assistant (TA) is acceptable.
Q: Can I mail in my application?
A: No, all applications must be submitted electronically.
Q: The online application form is not working properly for me. What should I do?
A: Please contact us if the form is not working properly for you.
Q: If I am the chosen recipient, when can I expect to be notified?
A: The successful recipient will be notified in September.
Q: What is the term/length of the scholarship?
A: The scholarship is awarded annually; chosen recipients will receive funding for one year of study.
Q: If I am the chosen recipient, can I apply again next year?
A: No, chosen recipients will only receive funding once.