Scholarships for people who have Schizophrenia - (only in Canada) - Get your applications in!

“Yes 2 Me” Scholarship Program, the Otsuka-Lundbeck Alliance and the Schizophrenia Society of Canada are celebrating the efforts of young people living with mental illness by rewarding them with an incentive to pursue their educational goals and confidently build a better self for their bright future ahead.


To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

be a resident of Canada;

be diagnosed with schizophrenia;

complete a Scholarship Application package. Please see criteria below.

Eligible Programs to which the Scholarship may be applied:

The Scholarship offers financial assistance for a wide range of educational opportunities in which students work to attain a certificate, diploma or degree from an accredited institution, such as:

High school equivalency programs

Community college, trade or vocational school programs

Bachelor or graduate degrees

Non-credit, online or home study courses are not eligible.

Scholarship Award:

45 scholarships in the amount of $1000 will be awarded as follows:

1 in Newfoundland and Labrador

1 in Nova Scotia

1 in New Brunswick

1 in Prince Edward Island

10 in Québec

16 in Ontario

1 in Manitoba

1 in Saskatchewan

5 in Alberta

6 in British Columbia

2 for students who are from the NIHB

The award will be paid directly to the accredited institution for the Eligible Program in the name of the award winner.

The Scholarship will be effective for the Fall/Spring 2015–2016 school year only. Applicants must be planning to attend school and be accepted for the Eligible Program during this period.

All information submitted in the Scholarship Application Package is for the selection committee only and will be kept confidential.

The awards will be distributed by the Schizophrenia Society of Canada in partnership with Otsuka Canada Pharmaceutical Inc., and Lunbeck Canada Inc.


Applications will be accepted based on the following criteria:

Receipt of a completed Scholarship Application Package including a completed application form which can be found in the package.

Proof of residency (e.g., government-issued ID or utility invoice)

A completed personal reference form from a professional such as a doctor, a mental health professional, a teacher, or an employer. This form is also found in the package.

A letter describing the applicant’s career and study goals and why he or she selected the Eligible Program; the applicant’s experiences and how he or she has learned to cope with a mental illness may also be included. Applicants must include the name of the educational institution they plan to attend and the specific courses/programs they are applying for. The letter should be typed and be no more than three double-spaced pages.

Applications are non-returnable to the applicants. Applications are due by no later than 10/31/2015. All applications will be processed. An independent random draw will be conducted on 12/15/2015 by the applicable provincial schizophrenia societies’ selection committee. Award winners will be notified by 12/15/2015 by e-mail or by phone per the contact information provided on the application form. Only the award winners will be notified. Scholarship cheques are made payable to the applicant’s chosen accredited eligible institution (i.e, college, university, trade school, or recognized educational institute) for the Program and will be mailed to the eligible institution at the address identified on the application form.

Employees, representatives or agents of Otsuka-Lundbeck Alliance and/or the Schizophrenia Society of Canada, members of the selection committee and the persons with whom they are domiciled may not enter the contest.

The Award recipients will also be asked to report the outcome of the educational experience.

A complete Scholarship Application must include all of the following:

Completed application form

Proof of residency (e.g., government-issued ID or utility invoice)

Reference form

A letter describing career and study goals and why the applicant selected the Eligible Program

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Mail, fax or e-mail the complete Scholarship Application no later than 11/30/2015 to:

Yes 2 Me Scholarship Program

Schizophrenia Society of Canada
100 - 4 Fort Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1C4

Fax: 204-783-4898


Notice to be provide by email or phone.

Here is a link to the application form

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