Phyllis Davidson Scholarship

Phyllis Davidson Easter Seals Scholarship offers post secondary academic scholarships to students living with physical disabilities that require a mobility aid (wheelchair, scooter, crutches, etc). Created in loving memory of Phyllis Davidson, these scholarships help ease the financial burden of post-secondary schooling.

Scholarships from $2,500 to $5,000 per school year are given to qualified students working towards a post-secondary program in Alberta.

Eligibility

To qualify you must be a current student or candidate for admission into a post secondary institution in Alberta, with the intent to pursue an academic or professional program leading to a degree, or diploma. Student should be attending on a full time basis with a minimum of three courses per semester.

The selected student(s) must provide annual proof of enrollment, along with academic transcripts no later than July 31 of each year. 

** Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, applications will remain open until December 31st for those returning to school full time in January 2021. Applicants can only receive this scholarship once per academic year.

They will also include a personal letter indicating the results of the previous school year, how the scholarship assisted their career aspirations, how their disability affects their life and how much they would like to receive from the scholarship fund.

Applications

Must include the following:

  • A complete application form;
  • One (1) nominating letter of reference describing the reasons the applicant would be a worthy recipient of the scholarship. This application should highlight contribution to the community, academic achievements and other accomplishments;
  • One (1) letter of reference from a teacher at the applicant’s school or from an individual who is familiar with the applicant’s community service;
  • A one (1) page personal letter indicating the results of the previous school year, how the scholarship assisted their career aspirations, how their disability affects their life and how much they would like to receive from the scholarship fund.
  • An up-to-date, certified academic transcript.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, applications will remain open until December 31st for those returning to school full time in January 2021. Applicants can only receive this scholarship once per academic year.

For more information please contact Easter Seals at (403) 235-5662 or info@easterseals.ab.ca.

Scholarship Application Form