The Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick Scholarship Program

Named in honour of Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick as a tribute to his dedication, on-going support and outstanding service to our members.

The Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick Scholarship Program was established to encourage and support students with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus to develop independence and responsibility for their own future educational directions; and to assist students to pursue higher education with the ultimate goal of obtaining a degree or graduate certificate or diploma.

Amount: Varies

Number Available: Varies

Deadline: the last business day of April (annually)


The awards are valid at any accredited university or college, technical or trade school, career institute or school of business.

Open to Canadian citizens with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus residing in the province of Ontario.

How to Apply

The following documents must accompany the completed application (Forms may also be obtained by contacting Hydrocephalus Canada by mail, telephone 800-387-1575 or

  • Academic transcripts including the most recent completed semester. For students still in secondary school, a copy of the second semester mid-term report, or, if the school is not semestered, a copy of the last report issued;
  • The medical assessment form (not required if you have previously applied unless your situation has changed)
  • One letter of reference from an adult other than a family member, such as a minister, youth group leader, coach, volunteer supervisor, or employer
  • One letter of reference from a teacher, principal, guidance counsellor. If you are already attending a post-secondary institution, one letter must be from one of your professors or instructors.
  • A letter from you (the applicant) describing
    • Why you think you are deserving of this award – this is your opportunity to tell us about yourself;
    • How spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus has affected your education and your life in general;
    • A goal you set for yourself and how you achieved it; and
    • Any other information that you feel would be helpful for the Program Advisory Committee to make their decision

The selection of the award recipients will be made by the Program Advisory Committee. When making its decision, this committee will take into account the applicant’s motivation, self-awareness, and goal setting, as well as potential for success.

The Committee (in consultation with the successful applicant) will determine how funds will be paid.

Notification of awards will be made in June annually.

Contact Information

Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick Scholarship Program

16 Four Seasons Place, Suite 111

Toronto, ON M9B 6E5

Tel: 416-314-1056 or 800-387-1575

Fax: 416-214-1446



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See Also:

See other Ontario scholarships // See other scholarships for chronic physical disabilities