Lime Connect – Scholarship Opportunities

Lime Connect is proud to offer several scholarship opportunities with our corporate partners for university students with disabilities*. We are sharing the opportunities below to ensure that you are aware of all of the up-to-date deadlines and eligibility requirements.

These merit-based scholarships support the education of current university students and open the door to potential internship and co-op opportunities. Check out our scholarships page. We encourage you to share these opportunities with your students and any university platforms that post student opportunities. Please note the PwC Lime Scholarship is only available in the U.S.

The scholarship page can also be visited by following this link: https://www.limeconnect.com/programs/page/scholarships

THE CANADIAN HARD OF HEARING ASSOCIATION – 2019 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

This program was established in 2002 by the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association and to date we have awarded $48,000.00 to ensure students with hearing loss have equal access to educational opportunities.

The deadline for applications for the 2019 academic year must be submitted by March 8, 2019 at 3pm EST.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered nor will applications be accepted by mail, e-mail or fax.

The following scholarships have been established to assist students with hearing loss:

Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

This scholarship is being offered by the North Shore Branch in memory of Carrell Hearn a resident of West Vancouver, BC who passed away in 2014 at the age of 105. Carrell was a long-time member and generous supporter of the CHHA North Shore Branch as well as a number of other local North Shore charities.

Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship ($1,000)

The Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship requires that the applicant be enrolled in the second or higher year of study in the area of Science and Technology and Trades. In addition, the applicant must also display an interest in supporting activities to improve the lives of those who have hearing loss following the example of Dr. Laszlo’s commitment and work on behalf of the hard of hearing community.

Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

The Frank Algar Scholarship does not focus on any field of study; however, the advocacy level of the applicant is taken into account. The Algar family wishes to continue to support the work of their father who was a strong advocate of for hard of hearing people and people with disabilities.

Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship ($2,000)

The Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in memory of Susan Brown, Chairperson of the CHHA-NL Families Resource Group who passed away in 2017. This scholarship is sponsored annually by the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL) and is offered to hard of hearing, late-deafened and oral deaf students entering their first-year, full time program at a recognised Canadian college or university in any area of study, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a diploma, certificate or degree.

For more information about CHHA’s scholarships, eligibility requirements or to apply, please visit our website: https://www.chha.ca/get-involved/scholarships/

The Artifice – Student Writing Opportunity

The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms, including Film, Anime, Comics, Literature, Games, and Arts. It is collaboratively built and maintained by the writers. The platform has an established audience of millions.

The magazine is currently expanding and they would like to provide an opportunity for students and faculty to join their team of writers.

The current writers range from undergraduates, to graduates, to professors, and a bit of everyone in between.

If you are interested please contact Alyson at the-artifice.com

LISA HUUS BURSARY

To assist persons with physical disabilities to begin or continue post-secondary education in British Columbia. The Lisa Huus Memorial Fund was created in memory of Lisa Pauline Huus in 1988 by her family and has been supported by personal donations and fundraising activities for 30 years.

Highlights:

  • Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Eligibility: Students with significant physical disabilities living in British Columbia and completing post-secondary education in an accredited program
  • Bursary Amount: Up to $5,000 per student
  • Application and information about applying: https://islandkidsfirst.com/lisa-huus-bursary/

AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program

The AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program recognizes the obstacles faced by students living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and supports them in rising about their personal challenges in pursuit of their dreams.

Supported by an educational grant from AbbVie, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will extend 10 one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 to students living with these conditions who are entering into or currently attending a post-secondary educational institution for the fall semester of 2018.

Application deadline is June 1, 2018. For more information please visit www.ibdscholarship.ca

T-Base-AEBC scholarship program for 2018-’19

This year we have two scholarships available; each is worth $1,000. Every year T-Base is honored to contribute $2,000 in support of an accessible education, an initiative that runs parallel to our larger goal: to improve accessibility in education.

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) will be accepting applications February through March. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 30, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. PDT. For full details and to download the application form, please visit the official 2018 AEBC/T-Base Scholarship Program page.

Accepting Applications for the 2018 Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship

The Gaulin Foundation is pleased to announce that it is once again accepting applications for the Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship – a national scholarship that promotes the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education.

 The $1,000 scholarships are being offered in honour of Sarah Gaulin, who died at the age of 26 after a longtime battle with mental illness.  We would appreciate you sharing the attached information with students you work with.

In order to apply, students must be registered in a post-secondary institution and provide documented proof of their mental illness. Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding applicants who meet the criteria of the program. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2018.

Details about the scholarship can be found at www.gaulinfoundation.org

Inclusive Campus project at UBC

In this phase, we study the efficacy of a newly developed blended learning module for students with disabilities. Your role in the study would be to participate in and evaluate the content of the blended learning module.

DREAM stands for Disclosure, Rights and REsponsibilities, & Advocacy and Accommodations Module. The purpose of DREAM is to educate and provide skills to students with disabilities in health and human science disciplines in a barrier-reduced learning environment.

If you are a student with lived experience as an individual with a visible and/or non-visible disability we would like to invite you to help us.

You are eligible to participate in this study if you are 19 years of age or older, and meet the following criteria:

1) Living with a visible and/or non-visible disability as a student or clinician in one of the 14 health and human science programs

If you would like to participate in the study please reply to this email and/or use the contact details below.

Contact: Alfiya Battalova at the Inclusive Campus team Email: inclusive.campus@ubc.ca
Phone: 604-822-7412

Are you a post-secondary student who lives with hearing loss? Apply for the CHHA Scholarships for financial assistance!

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) is pleased to offer financial assistance to students who live with hearing loss. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you have until March 31, 2018 to apply to any of CHHA’s three scholarships:

Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

The Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship was created in 2004 by the Algar family in memory of their father who was one of the founding members of CHHA and provided outstanding service for many years to the work of the association at the National, Chapter and Branch levels.  He received numerous awards on behalf of his advocacy for the hard of hearing and people with disabilities, including the Marilyn Dahl Award of Merit in 2002 and the President’s Award in 1996.

The Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship ($1,000)

This scholarship was created in 2007 by Dr. Doreen Laszlo to honour the commitment and work of her husband on behalf of hard of hearing people. Dr. Charles A. Laszlo was the founding President of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association and served on its Executive and Board of Directors in various capacities for 16 years. He also served as President of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People. Dr. Laszlo also served a six-year term as the President of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Foundation. This scholarship is awarded to hard of hearing students who have shown both academic achievements in their post-graduate program and commitment to work on behalf of other hard of hearing people.

Carrell Hearn Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

The scholarship is being offered by the North Shore Branch in memory of Carrell Hearn a resident of West Vancouver, BC who passed away in 2014 at the age of 105. Carrell was a long-time member and generous supporter of the CHHA North Shore Branch as well as a number of other local North Shore charities.

If you are a post secondary student who lives with hearing loss, you can apply for any of the CHHA Scholarships. To confirm if you meet the criteria to apply, please click on Scholarship program eligibility.

The 2018 scholarship application form is now available online, with a deadline of March 31, 2018 at 3 pm (EST). Please click here to access the application or here for more information on the other scholarships offered by CHHA.

Should you have questions about our scholarships or our organization, please contact the CHHA National Office for more information:

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

2415 Holly Lane, Suite 205, Ottawa, ON.   K1V 7P2

Voice: (613) 526-1584   Toll Free: 800-263-8068

Fax: (613) 526-4718    TTY: (613) 526-2692

Email: info@chha.ca

Transition Peer Support Group for Young Adults with Vision Loss – Workshop Series

Program Overview 

  • This program aims to empower young adults with vision loss to lead successful and independent lives through employment readiness.
  • This is an ideal program if you are ages between 18 and 34, living with vision loss, looking for a job or will be looking for a job in the future
  • No cost associated to attend the workshops

Workshop Topics (you may choose to attend any or all of the workshops)

  • Workshop 1: Transitioning from School to the World of Work

This workshop will discuss the difference between being in school and working. Topics will include professional behavior, personal conduct, organizational skills, presentation of work products and time management strategies required to manage competing priorities at work. This workshop is best suited for participants that are recent graduates or about to graduate from high school.

  • Workshop 2: The Current Landscape – Understanding the Labour Market and How You Fit

Participants will discuss the current labour market trends in their local area. This will build an understanding of how skills, interests and abilities fit into the current labour market and which industries are popular and up and coming. This workshop will encourage participants to explore numerous approaches to networking with employers to discover which works best for them.

  • Workshop 3: Taking the Mystery Out of Job Postings and Resumes

This workshop is targeted for participants who are wanting some assistance with resume and cover letter development. Matching your skills and experience to an employer’s needs is the key to developing resumes and cover letters. Find out what it takes to market yourself effectively and apply your learning by working on improving components of your own resume and cover letter.

  • Workshop 4: Putting Your Best Foot Forward in the Interview

This workshop is suited for participants who have had few interviews or who are getting interviews but not receiving job offers. Participants will learn about the various styles of interviews and other application testing. Stress management skills will also be discussed to manage anxieties regarding interviews. Lastly, considerations for selecting references will also be addressed as this is an important factor in the hiring process.=

Workshop Locations & Dates

  • CNIB Kamloops Office (190 – 546 St. Paul St. Kamloops, BC)

Workshop 1: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop 2: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 3: Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop 4: Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • CNIB Vancouver Office (200 – 5055 Joyce St. Vancouver, BC)

Workshop 1: Wednesday, November 8th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 2: Wednesday, November 22nd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 3: Wednesday, January 24th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 4: Wednesday, February 7th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • CNIB Abbotsford Office (2630 Bourquin Crescent W #7, Abbotsford, BC)

Workshop 1: Wednesday, November 15th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 2: Wednesday, November 29th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 3: Wednesday, January 17th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 4: Wednesday, January 31st from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • CNIB Victoria Office (2340 Richmond Rd. Victoria, BC)

Workshop 1: Saturday, February 24th from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop 2: Saturday, February 24th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop 3: Sunday, February 25th from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop 4: Sunday, February 25th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • CNIB Prince George Office (100-490 Quebec St. Prince George, BC)

Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday, March 3rd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday, March 4th from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Sunday, March 4th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Registration & Questions  

If you are interested in registering, please complete the online registration form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XBHGKP9. If you have any questions, please contact Shoko Kitano, Program Lead – Peer Support, at shoko.kitano@cnib.ca or toll-free 1-800-563-2642 extension 6006.