DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities

March 27, 2019 by dccinc

Disability Credit Canada’s mission is to help disabled Canadians receive the full benefits and credits they deserve from the Canadian government. As a Disability Benefits firm, we work closely with disabled Canadians, assisting eligible applicants to get approved for Disability Tax Credit, CPP Disability, and Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits and we recognize the unique challenges they face.  

Disability Credit Canada is committed to helping young disabled Canadians achieve their goals in higher education or vocational training towards employment and we are proud to be offering the “DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities”

The annual scholarship winner will be awarded $1,000 towards their tuition to an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution.
The scholarship will be awarded to a Canadian high school student with a documented disability who is pursuing post-secondary education in the field of study in health care, criminal justice, or community & social services at an accredited Canadian institution for the upcoming academic year 2023/2024.

Previous Recipients:

Katarina Vuorensivu
Simon Fraser University
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Jazye Monieas
University of Winnipeg
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Preston Swan-Merrison
Windsor University
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Alexis Stanbrook-McIntyre
Brook University
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Megan Cote
Dalhousie University
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Who Is Eligible to Apply?

  • Applicant must be currently registered to a full-time program of study in the field of study in health care, criminal justice or community & social services at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university
  • Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Applicant must have a documented disability
  • Applicant must be under 20 years of age at the time of application

How Do I Apply for the “DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities”?

Submit an original essay of 500-700 words with the following topic: “How did your disability shape your decision to study the program you chose”
All of the following documents must be provided for consideration:

  • Proof of graduating high school in 2024
  • Proof of Fall 2024 acceptance to an accredited post-secondary institution (proof or registration to health care, criminal justice or community & social services studies will be required before the scholarship is awarded)
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
  • Documented proof of disability


  1. Applicants must only use the form below to submit their application. PLEASE DO NOT submit your application in any other way as it will not be considered
  2. You must combine your essay & eligibility documents into a single PDF document (no larger than 16MB), name your file as follows: first name-lastname-submissiondate.pdf and upload it when submitting the application form below.

Application Deadline

All applicants must submit essay & required documents no later than 6 PM EST, July 31, 2024.

Award Procedure

  • Only submissions with essays and qualified documents will be considered
  • Submissions will be reviewed by Disability Credit Canada staff members and will be evaluated based on the originality, quality & merit
  • The recipient will be notified by August 31, 2024, and the scholarship will be awarded upon receipt of proof of registration to a qualified program.

Scholarship Application Form

All fields are mandatory

Winners of the DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities

Katarina Vuorensivu (2019 – Health Science first-year student at Simon Fraser University)

Preston Swan-Merrison (2020 – Social Services first-year student at the University of Windsor)

Megan Cote (2021 – Prosthetics and Orthotics first-year student at Dalhousie University)

Jazye Monieas (2022 – Kinesiology first-year student at the University of Winnipeg)

Alexis Stanbrook-McIntyre (2023 – Post-secondary Forensic psychology student at Brook University)

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