Resources 09 - Scholarships
The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) provides a list of scholarships and bursaries available to students with learning disabilities.
The LDAK chapter will accept applications directly for the following scholarship.
The Roy Cooper Memorial Scholarship 2023
LDAO offers an annual $1,000 scholarship award in memory of Roy V. Cooper, whose volunteerism within his own chapter community and the LDAO is recognized. The scholarship recognizes an Ontario high school student who has a documented learning disability as a primary diagnosis and who will be attending a post-secondary institution in the upcoming academic year. The student must be pursuing a bachelor of engineering or a bachelor of science in a physical sciences discipline (please note: physical sciences do not include social sciences or technology majors). Candidates must have been full time high school students during the 2022-2023 school year and be entering their first year of college or university in 2023-2024.
Contact the Kingston chapter (LDAK) at 613-546-8524 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an application form. Each LDAO chapter recommends one candidate to enter the provincial competition. The next deadline for applications is Friday June 30, 2023 4pm.
KINGSTON STUDENT WINS PRESTIGIOUS ROY COOPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston is pleased to announce that a local high school student, Jacob Clancy, won the Roy Cooper Memorial Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Scholarship, which is offered by the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) recognizes and rewards outstanding students who have a diagnosed learning disability and are pursuing higher education in the Physical Sciences. The annual award is valued at $1,000.00.
Local student Jacob Clancy graduated from Sydenham High School in the spring of 2017 and began his studies in Mechanical Engineering at Lakehead University in the fall of 2017. As a public school student Jacob learned to recognize and accommodate to significant challenges in communications and information processing, helping him to succeed as a student and in other areas of his life, and to earn academic qualifications that resulted in an offer of admission from Lakehead University. Jacob applied to Lakehead due to its smaller class sizes and the availability of academic support programs. He faces lots of challenges as he moves from his hometown to a new community where he will have to form new relationships and find new supports. Jacob’s history of volunteering in sports and mentoring give him a strong foundation to embark on this new phase of his life. LDAK wishes Jacob all the success he deserves.