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AMI Scholarship Program

AMI President, David Errington, with 2019 winner, Victoria Lacey

 

About the AMI Scholarship Program

Established in 2012, the AMI Scholarship Program was created to celebrate AMI’s commitment to making accessible media for all Canadians. In 2016, the program was renamed the AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship in honour of Robert Pearson, AMI's first Accessibility Officer.

The scholarship program is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada with a permanent disability who are currently registered in and returning to a full-time program of study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university. In 2021, AMI will award two $5,000 bursaries to two deserving students with a permanent disability; one from the English community and one from the French.

The recipients of the 2020 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship are Nik Provenzano of Sault Ste. Marie, ON, and Marie-Pier Lemay of Brossard, QC. Nik is in the fourth year of Biomedical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, while Marie-Pier is completing her Bachelor of Computer Science at Laval University.

How to Apply

The 2021 application window has now closed. Thank you to all of those who applied.

Past Recipients 

2020
Nik Provenzano of Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Marie-Pier Lemay of Brossard, QC

2019
Victoria Lacey of Toronto, ON
Léonie Côté of Quebec City, QC

2018
Laura Lefevre of Edmonton, AB
Elisanne Pellerin of Montreal, QC

2017
Shelby Brown of Calgary, AB
Yan Gobeil of Montreal, QC 

2016
Sean Heaslip of Vancouver, BC
Valérie Poisson of Montreal, QC

2015
Jack McCormick of Tillsonburg, ON
Louisane LeBlanc of Montreal, QC

​2014
Courtney Knight of Burnaby, BC
Judith Oluwatosin Jubril of Brampton, ON

2013
Gillian Murch of Orillia, ON
RuiLin Guo of Barrie, ON

2012
Charmaine Co of Richmond, BC
Jan Boomhouwer of L’Amable, ON