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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: Estimate of all funds available during the academic year:
(September to April) (September to April)

Tuition and related fees $____________ Savings from summer work and other $____________
sources (if nil, explain in your covering letter)
Books and other academic equipment/supplies $____________
Part-time earnings for academic year $____________
Rent – Do not complete if living at home $____________
(your portion of costs if living away from home) Total OSAP/Out-of-Province govt. $____________
student assistance
Food $____________
Other forms of government aid –
Transportation – Local $____________ Specify __________________________ $____________

Medical (not covered by a medical plan) $____________ RESP/RRSP $____________

Dental (not covered by a medical plan) $____________ Parental/spousal assistance $____________

Accommodation Costs (equipment, tutors, $____________ Projected income tax rebate $____________
personal care, other)
Ryerson-OSAP Tuition Fee Bursary $____________

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 __________________________

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