Scholarships and Bursaries - Post Secondary


Mattinson Endowment Fund Scholarship for Disabled Students
Launch date: May 6 (appx - see website to verify: )
Fields of study: All disciplines are eligible
Type of award: Applicable towards full-time studies of a first undergraduate degree.
  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens or have lived in Canadafor at least two years as permanent residents.
  • Candidates must be diagnosed with a documented permanentdisability that is the primary disability for which they are applying.
  • Candidates must have a minimum average of 75%
Value: $2,500
Number available: Depending on funds available
Duration: One year; may be renewed upon re-application.
Eligible institutions: Any Canadian degree-granting institution or community college where the applicant is following a degree program under the college-university transfer system.
For more information: Contact
As quoted from source: * "A permanent disability is a permanent functional limitation resulting from a physical, sensory or mental health impairment or a learning disability which affects the ability of the student to perform the activities necessary to participate fully in post-secondary learning".

Justin Eves Foundation
Established in 1998 by the Eves family in the honour of their late son and brother who had dyslexia.The primary goal of the Justin Eves Foundation to assist post secondary students with their education through scholarships. Students may apply for assistance for up to two years of their course of study.
  • The current policy of the Justin Eves Foundation is to provide funding only to applicants who reside in Ontario and have graduated from an Ontario secondary school.
  • The Justin Eves Foundation will provide financial support for Ontario students with learning disabilities who meet the application criteria attending a Canadian college or university or a post-secondary institution outside of Canada appropriate to their needs.
Note: Applications must be received on or before April 30th to be considered for funding for the following academic year. (please confirm the date on their Website: Download an application form!

Floyd Laughren Bursary
The Justin Eves Foundation in co-operation with the Cambrian College and the Government of Ontario has established the Floyd Laughren Bursary. Floyd Laughren, from the Sudbury Region is the former Minister of Finance for the Province of Ontario.
The Floyd Laughren Bursary is administered by the Glen Crombie Centre for Disability Services at Cambrian College.
The Structure of the bursary is as follows:
  • Available to a student with a learning disability in any program area at Cambrian College.
  • Consideration for students with demonstrated financial need.
  • Consideration for students who display a sincere effort and commitment to their academic endeavours.
  • Nominations are accepted from faculty and peers.
  • Final selection made by a committee including the Director and staff of the Glen Crombie Centre for Disability Services.
For further information please to go Cambrian College Disability Services at

OSAP Disability Bursary
A Disability Bursary is available through the Ontario Ministry of Education. Available in May, deadline based on length of your study period.
This bursary provides up to $2,000 per academic year for students with permanent or temporary disabilities who require education-related services or equipment, such as tutors, note-takers, interpreters, braillers or technical aids, that are directly related to their disability.
You may be eligible if you:
  • have applied and are eligible for OSAP for Full-Time Students and have at least $1 in calculated need; or
  • have applied and are eligible for an Ontario Special Bursary if you are a part-time student;
  • are enrolled full-time or part-time in a program at a designated postsecondary institution;
  • are an Ontario resident as defined under either OSAP for Full-Time Students and/or the Ontario Special Bursary Program.
  • have a permanent or temporary disability
  • have disability-related educational costs (e.g. note-takers, vision/learning aids) that result from your disability and are not covered by another agency. Check out the list of eligible disability-related educational expenses for further information on what may be included under this bursary.
See: for all eligibility details.
How to apply: Applicants are advised to complete their application with the assistance of staff from their school's Office for Students with Disabilities. If your school does not have an Office for Students with Disabilities, you may contact the Ministry for assistance as per instructions on the application. Use the Application for Bursary for Students with Disabilities and Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (BSWD/CSG-PDSE). For students attending a public college or university in Ontario, applications must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office at their school. For students attending a private institution in Ontario or who are studying outside Ontario, applications must be mailed to the Ministry. For complete details see the instructions on the BSWD/CSG-PDSE application.



To investigate other sources of financial aid, students should contact:
Their institution's Special Needs services, Access the websites of the -

National Education Association of Disabled Students at:

The Canada Pension Plan Disability Program at: or

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