Launch of the 1st edition of the REA Scholarship Program
In order to play an active role in the social integration of people living with a disability, the REA Foundation and its partners are launching the first edition of this new scholarship.
This program was made possible through the financial assistance of the Fondation J.A. DeSève, of the Fondation Groupe Forget and of theFondation Bourassa Savaria , all of whom wish to help make education available to people living with a disability.
For 2021-2022, the REA Foundation is awarding eight $3,000 scholarships. In total, $24,000 will be given to students to help them pursue their studies.
Did you know?
> 11% of people with a disability have a college diploma (compared with 17% of people without a disability);
> 14% of people with a disability have a university diploma (compared with 24% of people without a disability);
> Among people between the ages of 15 and 64 who have a disability, four out of 10 are employed, compared with seven out of 10 people without a disability (Source: OPHQ).
Eligible study programs
All of the following study programs leading to a diploma are eligible, whether courses are offered on campus or remotely:
> Vocational (DEP);
> College (DEC);
> University, undergraduate (certificate or bachelor’s degree);
> University, graduate and post-graduate (advanced graduate diploma, master’s degree and doctoral degree).
Particular features of one of the eight scholarships – Fondation Groupe Forget Scholarship
This scholarship is for students with a hearing impairment. The recipients of the Fondation Groupe Forget Scholarship can also receive assistance in order to obtain the latest in hearing aids or assistive listening devices for better school integration.
The scholarships are designed to lend financial support to students with a sensory, language or motor impairment for the purchase of textbooks, program-specific dress requirements, additional fees or costs related to the educational institution, housing, groceries or recurring expenses (electricity, Internet, etc.).
Candidates have until March 15, 2021, to submit their application to [email protected].
About the REA Foundation
The REA Foundation’s mission is to mobilize the community and support the Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal in its mission to achieve excellence and innovation in offering people with a disability some of the best physical rehabilitation services in the world, today and in the future.