is critical for students who are deaf-blind as costs surrounding communication
and language supports can be significant. As well, attendance requirements
for some financial aid programs may prove problematic for you as even one
course may be a significant load.
There are a number
of funding systems that students need to consider. Options available
include the British Columbia Student Assistance Program, Vocational Rehabilitation
Services, Canada Study Grant and the Canada Student Loan Program.
that you plan on attending can help you navigate these funding choices.
There are numerous
places you can check out to secure funding. You need to check your
college, institute or university regarding scholarships and bursaries specific
to each school. Here are some funding resources that are geared for
students who are deaf-blind.
Society of the Deaf Blind runs a charity bingo that can offer support to
members. The total amount that you can apply for in one year is $1000.00
and is to be used for technical aids, intervenors and other necessary equipment.
For further information link to CNSDB.
You can also send an email to CNSDB
to get more information.
CNIB has various
scholarships and funding sources that you can check out. One for
students just finishing high school and considering entering post secondary
institutions is the Wayne and Walter Gretzky Scholarship Foundation for
the Blind Youth of Canada. All applicants must be in their last year
of high school and going into their first year of post-secondary.
Link to this site for more help.
NEADS has a listing
of scholarships and grants that are available for students with a disability.
Check it out here.
You can also check
out StudentAwards. This
site will match your scholastic abilities with potential bursaries, scholarships
Another lead, you
can apply at your university, college or institution for short term Grants.
Contact your school's financial office for more information.
Canada Student Loans
Program (CSLP) has a number of possible funding sources that you can investigate.
Again, contact your school to find out more information or click
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