June 25, 2019

$20,000 scholarships available for grad students living with a disability

Graduate students with disabilities often encounter financial barriers due in part to the high cost of adaptive aids, technologies and resources needed to enable their studies.

This is why TD Bank joined with the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute in 2005, funding scholarships to support these students. The support allows KITE (Knowledge, Innovation, Talent, Everywhere), the research arm at Toronto Rehab, to offer up to $20,000 scholarships to grad students with disabilities. An individual supplement for educational expenses incurred as a result of the student’s disability is also available.

Graduate students who live with a disability and plan to be enrolled in a rehabilitation-related graduate program leading to a masters or doctoral degree at McMaster University, are eligible to apply.

International students and final year undergraduate students enrolled in or applying to McMaster are encouraged to apply, as well. Fields of study must relate to rehabilitation, but are not limited to any particular discipline.

The next round of scholarships will be awarded for the 2019/20 academic year.

Deadline to apply: July 9, 2019

For more about acceptable programs of study, eligibility criteria and application procedures, visit the KITE website.