Aird Scholarship 2011 at Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in Canada
Introduction : In 1985 the Government of Ontario created the Aird Scholarship in honour of the Honourable John Black Aird on his retirement as Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario. The scholarship is intended to help students with physical disabilities to study full time at a recognized Ontario post secondary institution. It is hoped that the award will encourage a special talent or lifelong interest. The scholarship is granted each year to two applicants who demonstrate outstanding scholastic achievement, motivation, and initiative. Each successful applicant receives $2,500.
Eligibility : To be eligible you must:
have a physical disability that is a major, longterm impairment that severely restricts your activities;
be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person;
be an Ontario resident. You are considered an Ontario resident if you have lived in Ontario for at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding your registration in a postsecondary program in September 2011. This period may include time spent at an educational institution outside Ontario;
plan to register in September 2011 in the ? rst year of either an undergraduate degree program at a recognized Ontario university or a two- or three-year certi? cate program at a college of applied arts and technology or private postsecondary institution in Ontario;
Supporting Documentation : You must submit the following documentation with your completed application form:
? a photocopy of proof of citizenship. Acceptable proof is a Canadian birth certi? cate, a certi? cate of Canadian citizenship, a Canadian Immigration Record or a Protected Person Status Document;
? a photocopy of your Social Insurance Number card;
? a copy of your secondary and, if applicable, postsecondary transcripts;
? any interim marks that are available before the deadline date. To be considered valid, interim marks must be submitted on school letterhead and authorized by a school of? cial;
? a typed, one-page letter from you in which you have outlined your quali? cations for the award, including scholastic achievement, motivation, and initiative.
Selection Procedure : A selection committee consisting of at least three people from the academic community and social services sector will meet in June 2011 to choose the successful applicants. Each applicantâ€™s motivation and academic potential will be assessed. You will be informed in July 2011 about the success of your application.
Application Deadline : The application form and all supporting documentation must be submitted by April 29, 2011, to:
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Student Financial Assistance Branch
PO Box 4500
189 Red River Road, 4th Floor
Thunder Bay ONÂ P7B 6G9
Contact Numbers : (807) 343-7257 / Telephone Device for the Deaf: 1-800-465-3958
Source : http://osap.gov.on.ca/prodconsum/groups/forms/documents/forms/tcont003575.pdf