Scholarship Program


Our scholarship program is Canada’s only bursary program dedicated to funding educational opportunities for people living with psychosis. Our program has been providing funds for educational pursuits since 2003, and to date we’ve supported over 100 students and awarded approximately $250,000.

In addition to being the only bursary program of its kind, our scholarship program realizes educational goals are not limited to traditional forms of higher education and also funds practical education opportunities like GEDs, vocational schooling, professional designations, and skills upgrading opportunities to facilitate re-entry into the workforce.

2020-2021 Scholarship Applications are now open! Download the PDF application to submit electronically. If you have any questions, please contact Kayla Nicholls ([email protected]). 

Applications are due on July 31, 2020. 

If you are interested in supporting our scholarship program, please consider donating here


FAQ

Am I eligible for a scholarship? Criteria are clearly outlined in the application package, applicants are encouraged to review and ensure eligibility prior to applying.

I meet the eligibility criteria for more than one scholarship, do I have to fill out more than one application? No. Applicants are only required to submit one application to be considered for the scholarships they’re eligible for.

Is my school of choice eligible for funding? Applicants must be attending, or planning to attend, an accredited university or college, vocational institute, trade school or high school equivalency program. Eligible programs also include private universities, accredited online institutions, and skills-upgrading or continuing education opportunities.

How can I apply? Application packages can be accessed via our website. Completed applications must be submitted electronically by email or fax, on or before the posted due date.

How much are IAM scholarships worth? Scholarships typically range from between $1000- $5000, with the average amount being around $2500.

What is the deadline?  The deadline is posted within the application package.

Will I get confirmation that my application package was received? Within the week of the due date all applicants will receive an email confirming their application was received in its entirety. Should an application be missing any of the required documents, a follow-up email will be sent for resubmission.

When will I be notified if my application was successful? Applicants will be notified by email whether or not their application was successful.

When will I receive the money? Recipients do not receive the money directly, cheques will be sent to the education institution they’re attending and applied to their student account.

What if, due to unforeseen circumstances, I’m not able to continue my education? If you cannot start your program as planned, please contact the Scholarship Program Coordinator to discuss your situation. Scholarships can be deferred for up 24 months due to illness related issues. In these instances, money will stay in your student account with your chosen educational institution. If you decide that you do not want to continue with your schooling for any other reason you must complete the refund process with your chosen school and the money must be returned to IAM.