Donald E Curren Scholarship

The Donald E. Curren scholarship is a scholarship available to students with a mobility disability living in Atlantic Canada. 

Amount:The maximum value of the scholarship will depend on number of applications received and each is up to $1500

Number Available: Up to 8

Deadline: July 31st (Annually)

The Donald E. Curren Scholarship was created by the many friends and admirers of Donald E. Curren, the founder and first Executive Director of the Atlantic Division of the Canadian Paraplegic Association and Canadian Paraplegic Association (Nova Scotia) herein known as CPA (NS). He served as Executive Director from 1952 to 1984. Since the creation of this scholarship, they have given away nearly $200,000 dollars to qualified students who live up to the legacy that Mr Curren would of wanted.

Criteria

Applications are accepted from persons living with a mobility disability, with preference given to persons living with spinal cord injury (quadriplegia or paraplegia). They must be attending a post secondary school (university, college, technical school) in the Atlantic Provinces. The scholarships will be awarded on merit, academic standing, and on such other criteria as the Selection Committee may determine. Recipients must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, and residents of the Atlantic Provinces.

Education Year

For the purpose of this program, the academic year shall be defined as per the institution. Request for deferment will be considered only in unusual circumstances and the decision will be made by the Selection Committee. In the event that a student does not complete the academic term, they must submit to the Committee a medical report stating the inability to complete the full course load in order to be eligible for the second half of the scholarship.

Note: The University year shall be defined as commencing on September 1st and ending on August 31st of the following year.

How to Apply

Application forms may be obtained by visiting www.thespine.ca or by contacting CPA (NS) at 902-423-1277 or 1-800-889-1889. Email requests may be sent to halifax@canparaplegic.org

Here’s the Form, You will need to answer a few questions in the form. Some of these question are but not limited to. (ex What are some of your hobbies and interest, What are some of your goals for your future career or profession, What is your disability.)

Form

Please complete the application by July 31st (Annually) for it to be eligible.

Please include:

  • Two references (these do not necessarily have to be from an employer, past or present)
  • Written confirmation of disability from a doctor or specialist is required.
  • An Official Transcript must be sent for the most recent year of study.
  • A letter of acceptance from the post secondary institution you plan to attend must be attached.

Submit completed application with supporting documents to:

Donald E. Curren Scholarship Fund

c/o Canadian Paraplegic Association (Nova Scotia)

Suite 255 – Mumford Professional Centre

6960 Mumford Road

Halifax, Nova Scotia

B3L 4P1

Contact Information

Donald E. Curren Scholarship Fund

c/o Canadian Paraplegic Association (Nova Scotia)

Suite 255 – Mumford Professional Centre

6960 Mumford Road

Halifax, Nova Scotia

B3L 4P1

Tel: 902-423-1277 or 1-800-889-1889

Darrell Robar: drobar@canparaplegic.org

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See Also:

Related: the Wanderer’s Trust Scholarship

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Last Updated: January 22nd, 2020