AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship

The AMI Scholarship Program is

Amount: $5000

Number: 2 (one student from the English community and one student from the French community)

Deadline: February 16, 2021

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.

AMI has collaborated with the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) to administer the program and engage students with disabilities from across the country.

AMI is a not-for-profit media company that entertains, informs and empowers Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI’s vision is to establish and support a voice for Canadians with disabilities, representing their interests, concerns and values through accessible media, reflection and portrayal. To learn more visit and


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.

How to Apply

As applications are now open, information about how to apply is available on the NEADS website.

Contact Information

Janis Davidson Pressick, Marketing and Communications Manager

(800) 567-6755 Ext. 0971

Greg David, Communications Specialist, Accessible Media Inc.,



See Also

Related: The NEADS Student Awards Program 

See other national scholarships // See other scholarships open to all disabilities