Carol Shantz Bursary Award

Each year, the Carol Shantz Bursary Award recognizes a current outstanding client or an alumnus of KidsAbility who, through effort and perseverance, seeks to realize their full potential through post-secondary education.  

teen boy smiling in his graduation robesEstablished in 2001 by KidsAbility Foundation to honour Carol Shantz, retired KidsAbility School Educator and Principal, the annual award provides $1,000 financial aid to an individual entering college or university studies.

If you're a first year or returning student entering school in September 2022, we encourage you to apply, even if an acceptance letter has not yet been received.

The Carol Shantz Bursary Award has been helping youth to reach their potential for more than 20 years. Former KidsAbility alumni Mathew Chicago was recently rewarded in 2021, and you can read his story to learn what it takes to be a successful candidate.

Completed applications and all supporting documentations will be accepted again beginning in January 2023.