2020 AEBC/T-Base Scholarship Program

March 11, 2020

The application deadline for the 2020 AEBC and T-Base Communications scholarship program is Friday, March 27th, 2020. All applications and supporting materials must be received by AEBC by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Friday, March 27th, 2020, in order to be considered.

Introduction

The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is a grassroots organization that works to improve the lives of blind, deafblind and partially sighted Canadians through education, empowerment, and advocacy.

Each year, the AEBC offers scholarships to recognize outstanding blind, deafblind and partially sighted post-secondary students. This year, we are pleased to offer seven awards in total.

The T-Base Communications Scholarship

This year, there will be two T-Base Communications Scholarships, valued at $1,000 each. They are designed to help students pursue their educational endeavours and are not limited to any one discipline. These scholarships will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year beginning in the fall semester of 2020.

Jennifer Laura Eve Wilson Memorial Scholarship

Two Jennifer Laura Eve Wilson Memorial Scholarships (worth $1,000 each) will be offered.

Jennifer was someone who was always selfless, always there for someone in need. She showed courage in overcoming adversity. She took the challenges life sent her way from the complications of Type 1 diabetes including visual impairment, and rose above them by her courage, inner strength and determination to make the world a better place for others. These annual AEBC scholarships continue her tradition of helping others.

The AEBC Scholarship

Two AEBC Scholarships (worth $1,000 each) will be offered. We are honoured that, for the fourth year in a row, an anonymous donor has made these two awards possible.

The Campbell Mackinder Memorial Scholarship

One Campbell Mackinder Memorial Scholarship, valued at $500, will be awarded to a deserving student living in Manitoba or Saskatchewan. This Scholarship is being offered in memory of two former Winnipeg Chapter members.

Award Criteria

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of:
  • Academic performance;
  • Community involvement; and
  • Overcoming adversity.

While each criterion will contribute in the overall evaluation process, equal weight will not be applied when determining a final score. Rather, each criterion will serve to assist in distinguishing the exceptionalities and strengths among the candidates.

The Student and Education Council Committee has five members. This committee reviews all applications and selects all scholarship recipients.

The scholarship winners will be announced during the 2020 AEBC National Conference and Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, ON, on May 15. During the first week of June 2020, recipients will receive a confirmation email. In September 2020—and following confirmation of enrollment for the 2020-2021 academic year—recipients will receive their cheques in the mail.