Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada Bursary

The Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada (SBHAC) Bursary is available to students who are registered members of SBHAC. 

Amount: Varies

Number Available: Varies

Deadline: May 15th, 2019

Program Objectives

  • To encourage and support students with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus to achieve independence in future education.
  • To assist students in pursuing higher education at university or other post-secondary studies.


Open to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who have spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and must be a registered member in good standing of SBHAC.  Membership must be in good standing for a minimum of one year prior to applying.  Membership may be through a provincial association that is a member of SBHAC or the applicant may be a member directly to SBHAC.  The applicant is to verify with their provincial association to confirm their membership with SBHAC.

The following associations are presently members of SBHAC – British Columbia; Northern Alberta; Southern Alberta; South Saskatchewan; Saskatchewan North; Manitoba; Nova Scotia; and Prince Edward Island.

Students are eligible to receive an award one time only.

How to Apply

Applications available here.

Documents needed with application:

  1. A Letter of acceptance from the post-secondary school. An academic transcript will be sufficient if returning to the same post-secondary school.
  2. A resume that includes the following:
    1. a listing in chronological order the educational institutes you attended;
    2. your hobbies and special interests;
    3. your employment history;
    4. your volunteer activities.
  3. A letter stating why you feel that you are deserving of this award. This is your chance to tell us about yourself.
  4. A letter of reference from principal or teacher, or community official, such as a minister, youth group leader, coach, volunteer supervisor or friend.
  5. A non-official transcript of marks from most recent year of study.

All requests for applications and correspondence regarding the SBHAC National Bursary Program should be directed to:

National Bursary Program
c/o Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Canada
472 – 167 Lombard Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba   R3B 0T6

Email: bursary@sbhac.ca

Contact Information

If you would like more information concerning the National Bursary Program, please call 1-800-565-9488 or email bursary@sbhac.ca


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