The YESS Canada scholarships are available to students with disabilities living in select Saskatchewan communities.
Amount: Varies $500-$1500
Number Available: Varies
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.
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.
- Be taking at least a 60% course load.
- Have a minimum of 75% average, a 3.0 on the 4.0 scale, or a B average on the Alpha Scale.
- Allow your First Name, home-town, school, and major be published in YESS Canada literature including but not limited to websites and flyers.
- The Scholarship recipient must attend an Approved Canadian college or university on a full-time basis as defined by the recipient’s institution, be enrolled in a course of study leading to a first degree/diploma and pass all courses.
- A Scholarship cannot be held concurrently with any other financial awards with a total value of more than $2500 during this school year, or a scholarship from another Fund-raising Organization.
Students with a disability:
- Your disability may be physical, mental, emotional or learning in nature.
- Have your disability confirmed by your schools “Students with Disabilities” office or equal.
- You may provide documentation from your health provider, for your disability.
Students with High Financial Need
- High community involvement
- Provide last years Notice of Assessment from CCRA
- Provide a letter from your Financial Aid office indicating your level of financial need.
Students from these communities are eligible to apply:
- Moose Jaw
- Prince Albert
If your home town is not on that list please contact us to see if you would be eligible for a scholarship.
How to Apply
Applications available here.
Form is here. It is the 2018 form but the form as not updated in 2 years.
Some thing to Note when completing the application:
- You will need to state your high school name and location
- You will need to state your post secondary education name and location with your program name.
- Why your are applying and whats your situation. Some examples are but limited to:
- Your academic records and achievements
- Whats your type of disability and the nature of that disability ( Psychical, Learning disability,Emotional)
- Your community involvement history and reasons why you do it.
- All applicants will need to submit original transcripts from their school to verify marks and graduation of High School.
- 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.
- 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
Toll Free Phone Number: 1-888-YESS-936 (1-888-937-7936)