This scholarship aims to make a profound impact on the lives of Canadian youth with disabilities by removing financial barriers and supporting career aspirations through post-secondary education.

Funding of up to $10,000 per year (up to a maximum of $40,000) is available for youth with disabilities looking to complete a 1- to 4-year post-secondary program at a publicly funded institution in Canada.

  • Person with a disability, defined as functional limitation – whether permanent or episodic – which affects the student’s ability to participate in post-secondary education;
  • Under the age of 30 years as of the application deadline (May 31, 2024);
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • Eligible for domestic tuition at a publicly funded post-secondary institution or training program at a public university, college or institute in Canada;
  • Enrolling full-time in the 2024/25 academic year for a 1- to 4-year post-secondary program at a publicly funded post-secondary institution in Canada; and
  • Not receiving other financial awards that total more than $2,500 per year (excluding student loans).
  • Applicants are responsible for ensuring that any funding received from the Rick & Amanda Hansen Scholarship will not negatively affect the status of any benefits and subsidies that they are eligible for.

up to $10,000 a year (total up to $40,000)

Due Date

apply ONLINE by May 31, 2024


Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate alignment with Rick & Amanda Hansen’s values of perseverance, inclusivity and being a Difference Maker;
  • Clarity of career goals and alignment with the chosen academic program;
  • Ability to successfully complete the chosen academic program; and
  • Financial necessity of scholarship.

Additional information and application here: