Patti Dawson Scholarship Award

image001Mission: To identify, support and reward outstanding individuals who have made a personal commitment to pursuing a career focused on spinal cord injury advocacy, either through advocacy research or promoting systemic change. This individual will be recognized, assisted and rewarded for their human efforts toward the betterment of others living with SCI.

This award will be given to a person with SCI who would like to pursue training for advocacy research or advocacy work.

Deadline for submission:
Wednesday, July 30, 2017

Award will be presented at:

  • The 7th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference, Bioinformatics Inform SCI Rehabilitation
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017,

Eligible Applicants:

  • Adult
  • Have a SCI or other neurologic disability
  • Access to an appropriate training environment
  • Available supervisor

Award Recipient Will Receive:

  • $3,000 bursary
  • The 7th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference registration fee, related travel and accommodation
  • Name on plaque to remain at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – UHN’s Lyndhurst Centre

Award Recipient Responsibilities:

  • Attend the 7th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference: Remember on November 9-11, 2017 in Niagara Falls, ON
  • Provide a summary of your activities and or achievements for inclusion in a magazine article in Outspoken, other local provincial publications and at
  • Use awarded funds within one fiscal year
  • Provide a statement of expenses at the end of the year

Application Form

Please click here to obtain a copy of the application