Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today the winners of its 2016 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship program. The program, which launched in 2012, is open to Canadian students enrolled in a diploma or degree program at a Canadian post-secondary school. Two scholarships valued at $5,000 each are awarded annually to students with a disability, one in English and one in French.
The winners of the 2016 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship are Sean Heaslip of Vancouver, British Columbia and Valérie Poisson from Montreal, Quebec. Sean is in year one of a Doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at the University of British Columbia while Valérie is pursuing her Masters in Voice Performance at the University of Ottawa.
“I am so grateful to AMI for their support of both myself and the broader community they serve,” explains Sean Heaslip, 2016 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship recipient. “AMI has been a key partner in one of my main leisure activities through their support of our annual Canadian Blind Hockey Tournament. Now, through their support of disability related research, and in my case, a researcher with a visual impairment, AMI continues to cement its legacy as a socially conscious force for positive change.”
AMI partnered, once again, with NEADS (National Educational Association of Disabled Students) to administer the program. Since its founding in 1986, NEADS has had the mandate to support full access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada.
Information and eligibility requirements for the 2017 AMI Scholarship program will be posted on the AMI websites in the New Year. Visit www.AMI.ca/scholarship and www.AMItele.ca/bourse-ami-tele for complete details.