If you have a permanent disability, you may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships or bursaries.
Dalhousie financial aid
Not restricted to students with a permanent disability, Dalhousie offers temporary loans to help you cover necessary living costs, until other funding arrives.
Not restricted to students with a permanent disability, Dalhousie's bursary program provides funds to assist students in financial need. Bursaries are typically smaller amounts of money ($200–$600), intended to supplement other funding sources.
DSU Student Accessibility Bursaries
Bursaries of up to $1,000 are available to students with permanent disabilities. An application is required.
Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities
The Canada Student Grant covers education-related services or equipment such as FM systems, attendant care, computer/tablet, and software. You need to be eligible for a Canada Student Loan to apply.
External scholarships and bursaries
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. Many scholarships are offered annually and each has a different deadline. If there are others you would like to share, please contact our Centre.
- Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) Scholarship Program
- Bank of Canada Scholarship and Work Placement Program
- Epilepsy Association of the Maritimes
- Disability Awards Website (search awards by province, school, disability)
- AMI Scholarship Program
- Gaulin Foundation Mental Health Support
- AbbVie IBD Scholarship Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
- Partnership for Access NS (PAANS)
- NEADS National Student Awards Program
- Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC)
- Lime Connect Scholarships (multiple opportunities, deadlines vary)
- Mattinson Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities
- Diversity in Health Care Bursary (varied criteria including disability)