Qualify

Are you a post-secondary student with a permanent disability?

If yes, you may be eligible for one or more grants to help you overcome barriers that you may experience because of your disability.

Our federal government defines permanent disability as "a functional limitation caused by a physical or mental impairment that restricts the ability of a person to perform the daily activities necessary to participate in studies at a post-secondary school level or the labour force and is expected to remain with the person for the person’s expected life."

We use this definition to make our funding decisions.

Do you qualify? Answer the following questions to see if you are eligible:

Are you a Canadian citizen or do you have a permanent resident card?

  • Yes. Continue.
  • No. Sorry, you don’t qualify.

Are you a resident of Nova Scotia? You qualify as a “resident” if you have a NS Health Card.

  • Yes. Continue.
  • No. Sorry, you don’t qualify. Apply through your home province.

Are you attending a post-secondary institution?

This includes universities, community colleges, and private career colleges.