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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. Each year 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. 

Selali Tettevi smiles into the camera. She is a power wheelchair user.     Victoria Lacey and David Errington smile into the camera.

The recipients of the 2023 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship are Linda Cho of Ottawa and François Bellemare of Montreal. Linda is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and Mental Health B.Sc. (Honours) at Carleton University while François is enrolled in a Doctorat en psychologie option clinique (D. Psy) cheminement adulte at Université de Montréal.

How to Apply

The 2024 application window will open in August. 


Past Recipients 

Linda Cho of Ottawa
François Bellemare of Montreal

Selali Tettevi of Regina, SK
Élise St-Laurent of Rouyn-Noranda, QC

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