The YESS Canada scholarships are available to students with disabilities living in select Saskatchewan communities.
Amount: Varies $500-$1500
Number Available: Varies
Deadline: July 31st, 2019
Youth Employment Student Scholarships Canada (YESS Canada) are for those post-secondary students who are in high need of a helping hand: Single parent students, students with disabilities, children of a single parent and students coming from a low income situation are invited to apply for our scholarships.
NEW: We are pleased to announce our new Springboard Scholarships! Springboard Scholarships are for high school students who need help getting in the door to post secondary education due to either financial or disability obstacles. Our 25 Springboard scholarships, valued at $1500 each, are split between term 1 and term 2 with $500 being awarded in term 1 and $1000 being awarded in term 2.
In order to receive a YESS CANADA Scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
- Have completed your first year of studies.
- Have a minimum of 75% average, a 3.0 on the 4.0 scale, or a B average on the Alpha Scale.
- Be taking at least a 60% course load.
- Allow your First Name, home-town, school, and major be published in YESS Canada literature including but not limited to websites and flyers.
Students with a disability:
- Have your disability confirmed by your schools “Students with Disabilities” office or equal.
- You may provide documentation from your health provider, for your disability.
- Your disability may be physical, mental, emotional or learning in nature.
Students with High Financial Need
- Provide a letter from your Financial Aid office indicating your level of financial need.
- Provide last years Notice of Assessment from CCRA.
- High community involvement.
Students from these communities are eligible to apply:
- Moose Jaw
- Prince Albert
If your home town is not on the list please contact us to see if you would be eligible for a scholarship.
How to Apply
Applications available here.
All applicants will need to submit original transcripts from their school to verify marks and graduation of High School.
Applicants with a disability will need to submit a letter from a professional qualified to diagnose your disability.
Single Parents will need to send in verification of children under your care. This can be your notice of assessment from CCRA, or notarized copies of birth certificates
Applicants with outstanding community involvement need to forward letters of reference from a community leader explaining your community involvement and how it is making a positive impact on youth in your community.