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.   
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Established in 2001 by KidsAbility Foundation to honour of Carol Shantz, retired KidsAbility School Educator and Principal, the annual award provides a minimum of $1,000 financial aid to an individual entering college or university studies.

If you are or know a first year or returning student entering school in September 2024, apply when we begin accepting applications in January 2024. We will accept applications even if a post-secondary 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. Read the success stories of bursary recipients like Graydon and learn what it takes to be a successful candidate.

Completed applications and all supporting documentations will be processed in May.