Dr. John Davis Burton Award

The John Davis Burton Award is an award to honor a student in good standing who has made a significant contribution toward awareness, equality and integration of persons with disabilities within the educational community. This award is given annually to a deserving student who is enrolled at Algonquin College, Carleton University, La Cité collègiale or the University of Ottawa.

Amount: Varies

Number Available: 1

Deadline: May 31st 2020

Dr. John Davis Burton advocated for persons with disabilities. Dr. Burton made significant contributions toward increasing awareness, equality and integration of persons with disabilities throughout his career as an educator and coordinator of educational support services. He was a determined and able advocate for equal access to education for persons with disabilities, believing strongly in training for educators as well as support services for the learner. He was more then qualified for both of these roles by acquiring a Ph.D. in Education and a Master’s degree in deaf education. Dr. Burton taught in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa and coordinated programs and services for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing students as well as students with learning disabilities at both Algonquin College and Carleton University.

In memory of Dr. Burton, this award was endowed by family, students and friends in 1992. This awards is to find and award students who share the same quality’s and traits which Dr Burton exuded. The Traits the Dr.Burton was most known for and the traits that the John Davis Burton Award looks for are: perseverance, dedication and a strong sense of community spirit.

CRITERIA

A successful candidate/student will be based on the following criteria:

• Must be enrolled as a special, part-time, or full-time student in one of the four participating institutions: (Algonquin College, Carleton University, La Cité collègiale or the University of Ottawa).
• Demonstrated a significant contribution towards awareness, equality and integration of persons with disabilities in their home institutions as well as the larger community.
• Demonstrate some of the traits which Dr. Burton was most noted for: perseverance, dedication and a strong sense of community spirit.
• Must be in good academic standing.
• Preference will be given to students returning to one of the institutions.
• Preference will be given to students with a learning disability, then to students with other disabilities, and finally to all other students.

Note: The selection committee, consisting of Dr. Faith Silver, one administrator and one student from each of the four participating institutions.

How To Apply

This the the 2020/2021 Form: Here, It may be the same form every year but please check there website to make sure nothing has changed.

  • Provide at least one letter of recommendation
  • Complete and return the form
  • Provide a brief account, in your choice of format (eg: print, audio, video), describing how the candidate meets the award criteria

In this case we are going to apply to Carleton University for this program since the document/application form is from there.

PLEASE MAIL THIS APPLICATION AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION TO:
Director of Student Awards
Awards and Financial Aid Office
202 Robertson Hall
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON. K1S 5B6
(613) 520-3600. awards@carleton.ca or pmc@cunet.carleton.ca

Website
Form

Contact Information

501 University Center Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6

Phone: (613) 520-6608

Fax: (613) 520-3995

Email: pmc@carleton.ca

See Also

See other Ontario scholarships