Scholarship

LDAS – Scholarship

For individuals with Learning Disabilities pursuing a Post-Secondary Education

PURPOSE: To recognize the hard work and dedication required of individuals with learning disabilities who succeed in completing their high school education and to encourage those individuals to continue their education in a post-secondary educational institution.
FIELD OF STUDY: Any field of study at any institution (in Saskatchewan) listed as a post-secondary educational institution on the website of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Education.
VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIP: $1500
DURATION: Two awarded annually.
DEADLINE: Completed applications as well as all supporting documents must be received by the Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan postmarked no later than June 30, of the present year.
CONDITIONS: Candidates must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and permanent residents of Saskatchewan who have graduated from a Saskatchewan high school, and who have a written diagnosis of a learning disability.
ELIGIBLE INSTITUTIONS Any post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION The scholarship is administered by the Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan (LDAS). The selection is made by a committee, appointed by the LDAS Board of Directors, who make their decisions based on the following criteria:
CRITERIA: The applicant must complete the form and submit it along with a one page explanation of:
1. How learning disabilities have affected his or her life.
2. How he or she has learned to work with and compensate for those disabilities.
3. What he or she hopes to do in the future.In addition, candidates must arrange to have the following documents sent to Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan:
1. Three letters of reference: one from a teacher who taught the applicant in high school and two from persons who have known the applicant for a minimum of one year. Letters from relatives will not be admissible.
2. Proof of admission or acceptance (or conditional acceptance) in the course of study proposed.
3. Written documentation of the diagnosis of a learning disability by a registered psychologist (or equivalent).
OBLIGATION OF WINNER: The scholarship winner, notified by July 31, each year, must submit to the LDAS confirmation of registration at the educational institution and in the proposed program.

The recipient must provide the LDAS with their Social Insurance Number in order to be issued their T4A slip.

The scholarship winner must provide a picture and a brief biography and consent to having both appear in the LDAS newsletter.

PAYMENT OF AWARD: Upon receipt of all required documentation, LDAS will forward the cheque directly to the recipient. As scholarships are considered income, the LDAS will issue the relevant T4A slip for income tax declaration purposes.
APPLICATION FORMS: Application form and further information may be obtained from:
Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan
Scholarship
2221 Hanselman Crt
Saskatoon SK S7L 6A8
Phone: (306) 652-4114
Fax: (306) 652-3220

icon-pdf Scholarship Application Form (PDF)
(see checklist below)

 

Scholarship Checklist

Please make sure all of the following documentations are handed in with the scholarship application.

_____Completed Scholarship Application

_____One-Page Essay on:

How learning disabilities have affected his/her life

  • How he/she has learned to work with and compensate for those disabilities
  • What he/she hopes to do in the future

_____Three letters of reference

  • _____Reference letter from teacher who taught applicant in high school
  • _____TWO reference letters from two people who have known the applicant for a minimum of one year
    ****NOTE:  Letters from relatives will not be admissible****

_____Proof of admission or acceptance (or conditional acceptance) in the course of study proposed

_____Full copy of psychoeducational assessment (if available) of the diagnosis of a learning disability by a registered psychologist (or equivalent). In the absence of a full copy of psychoeducational assessment, a letter from a registered psychologist (or equivalent) confirming the existence of a learning disability or ADHD and a brief description of its characteristics will be permitted.