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AMI Scholarship Program

AMI President, David Errington, with 2019 winner, Victoria Lacey

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 Tempur-Pedic logo.

The recipients of the 2022 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship are Selali Tettevi of Regina and Élise St-Laurent from Rouyn-Noranda, QC. Selali is pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Thompson Rivers University while Élise is enrolled in Year 2 of a Masters of Psychoeducation at the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

How to Apply

The 2022 application window has now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied. Look for details on the 2023 application window early next year.

Past Recipients 

2022
Selali Tettevi of Regina, SK
Élise St-Laurent of Rouyn-Noranda, QC

2021
Rebecca Nicol of Barrie, ON
Mohamed Auda of Montreal, QC

2020
Nik Provenzano of Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Marie-Pier Lemay of Brossard, QC

2019
Victoria Lacey of Toronto, ON
Léonie Côté of Quebec City, QC

2018
Laura Lefevre of Edmonton, AB
Elisanne Pellerin of Montreal, QC

2017
Shelby Brown of Calgary, AB
Yan Gobeil of Montreal, QC 

2016
Sean Heaslip of Vancouver, BC
Valérie Poisson of Montreal, QC

2015
Jack McCormick of Tillsonburg, ON
Louisane LeBlanc of Montreal, QC

​2014
Courtney Knight of Burnaby, BC
Judith Oluwatosin Jubril of Brampton, ON

2013
Gillian Murch of Orillia, ON
RuiLin Guo of Barrie, ON

2012
Charmaine Co of Richmond, BC
Jan Boomhouwer of L’Amable, ON