About the AMI Scholarship Program
Established in 2012, the AMI Scholarship Program was created to celebrate AMI’s commitment to making accessible media for all Canadians. In 2016, the program was renamed the AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship in honour of Robert Pearson, AMI's first Accessibility Officer.
The scholarship program is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada with a permanent disability who are currently registered in and returning to a full-time program of study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university. In 2022, AMI will award two $5,000 bursaries to two deserving students with a permanent disability; one from the English community and one from the French. New for 2022: Each recipient will also receive a Queen size Tempur-Pedic ProAdapt mattress, valued at around $2,799.
The recipients of the 2021 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship are Rebecca Nicol of Barrie, ON, and Mohamed Auda from Montreal. Rebecca is in Year 1 of a two-year Masters program in Social Work at the University of Toronto while Mohamed is in his second year of Medical School at the University of Montreal.
How to Apply
The 2022 application window is now open! Please visit the NEADS (National Educational Association of Disabled Students) website to go through the application process. The deadline is Monday, May 31, at 5 p.m. Eastern, so apply today.
Rebecca Nicol of Barrie, ON
Mohamed Auda of Montreal, QC
Nik Provenzano of Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Marie-Pier Lemay of Brossard, QC
Victoria Lacey of Toronto, ON
Léonie Côté of Quebec City, QC
Laura Lefevre of Edmonton, AB
Elisanne Pellerin of Montreal, QC
Shelby Brown of Calgary, AB
Yan Gobeil of Montreal, QC
Sean Heaslip of Vancouver, BC
Valérie Poisson of Montreal, QC
Jack McCormick of Tillsonburg, ON
Louisane LeBlanc of Montreal, QC
Courtney Knight of Burnaby, BC
Judith Oluwatosin Jubril of Brampton, ON
Gillian Murch of Orillia, ON
RuiLin Guo of Barrie, ON
Charmaine Co of Richmond, BC
Jan Boomhouwer of L’Amable, ON