ACCESS CENTRE AWARD FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

This annual $1200 award was established with the generous donation of Ms Sheri Cohen to provide financial assistance to Ontario resident students with Learning Disabilities, and who are registered at Ryerson University’s Access Centre.

Eligibility All applicants must: be persons with a learning disability registered with the Access Centre. be Ontario residents. demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University. be entering their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year in a Ryerson University program. have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 include a cover letter outlining their academic and career aspirations, any difficulties they may have overcome as a result of the Learning Disability and how the receipt of this award might assist them in achieving their goals. (Alternate formats accepted)

Selection All applications will be reviewed to ensure that they meet the criteria outlined above. The selection committee will include representatives from the Access Centre and one representative from the Ryerson University community. The committee will prepare a ranked list of qualified Award recipients. This list of proposed recipients will be forwarded to the Access Centre’s Disability Coordinator, who will make the final selection of the recipient.

To Apply Complete the attached application, budget and declaration form and include a cover letter outlining academic and career aspirations, any difficulties overcome as a result of your Learning Disability and how the receipt of this award might assist you in achieving your goals. Alternate formats accepted. Submit completed application documents in a sealed envelope to Rosa Raponi, Disability Counselor, Access Centre, Room POD-63F by April 13, 2007. For additional information please contact: Rosa Raponi, Disability Counselor, Access Centre at 416-979-5000 ext. 4762.

RYERSON UNIVERSITY – ACCESS CENTRE AWARD FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Estimate expenses for the ACADEMIC year: (September to April) Tuition and related fees Books and other academic equipment/supplies Rent – Do not complete if living at home (your portion of costs if living away from home) Food Transportation – Local Medical (not covered by a medical plan) Dental (not covered by a medical plan) Accommodation Costs (equipment, tutors, personal care, other) $____________ $____________ Part-time earnings for academic year $____________ Total OSAP/Out-of-Province govt. student assistance $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ Other forms of government aid – Specify __________________________ RESP/RRSP Parental/spousal assistance Projected income tax rebate Ryerson-OSAP Tuition Fee Bursary $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ Estimate of all funds available during the academic year: (September to April) Savings from summer work and other $____________ sources (if nil, explain in your covering letter)

Ryerson University Tuition Bursary $____________ Investments Awards - specify ___________________ TOTAL (A) $____________ TOTAL (B) $____________ $____________ $____________

You may submit your application if Total “A” is higher than Total “B”. If this is not the case please review your budget. Please complete the following information: Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________ City, Province & Postal Code: _____________________________________ Telephone Number: __________________________________ Email Address: _________________________________________________ Student Number: _____________________________________ S.I.N.: _________________________________________________________ Program: ____________________________________________ Year of Study: _________________________________________________ DECLARATIONS: All applicants for this award must meet certain requirements. Please check off (√) all categories that apply to you: |___| I am an Ontario resident. |___| I hereby declare that the information provided on this form is complete with no misrepresentation of my personal and family resources. Date ___________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Signature of Applicant NOTE: All personal information submitted on this form will be held in strictest confidence. FOR OFFICE USE ONLY CGPA: ________________ Course load %: Fall_______ Winter _______ Amount of Financial Need: _________________________ Approved: _______Declined: _______ Amount Awarded: _______________Date: ____________________Reviewer’s Initials: ______ Ranking Letter ________________ x ______% + Budget ________________ x ______% = TOTAL __________________________