The Directors Scholarship honours the service of both current and previous members of Sinneave’s Board of Directors.

About the Directors Scholarship:

The award supports the advancement of education after high school by providing a scholarship for training expenses that provide knowledge or develop abilities.

This includes:

  • Tuition
  • Books and supplies
  • Tools, aids or equipment that may be required to enable learning (for example: a computer)
  • Housing
  • Travel expenses

Instruction or training must be provided in a structured manner by an institution/organization which is registered for taxation purposes.

Proof of enrollment must be provided to Sinneave before payment of the scholarship. This scholarship is taxable income, so a recipient will be asked to provide their social insurance number for the T4A before the scholarship can be issued.

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Each scholarship is valued at $1000 and for 2024 up to 20 scholarships were available. 

The deadline to apply was 9:00 am on July 15, 2024, and successful applicants will be notified via email before August 15, 2024.

  • 17 years of age or older
  • Have a diagnosis or self-identify as Autistic
  • Resident of Alberta. 
  • Previous recipients of a Sinneave scholarship or Directors award are not eligible for the 2024 Directors Scholarship.
  • Recipients may receive the Directors Scholarship once.

Individuals that are directors, officers, employees, volunteers, or student interns, during the time the application is open, and their immediate family members are not eligible to receive Sinneave scholarships and awards.

Sinneave’s Scholarship Committee will review and score applications and recommend applicants for approval of Sinneave’s President.

Applications will be evaluated and scored with a total possible score of 100, according to the following criteria:

  • Learning goals: Description of educational and professional goals. Value 40/100
  • Impact: Explanation of how the funds will be used and the difference receiving the scholarship will make for you. Value 40/100
  • Application Effort and Overall Quality: Application is clear and thoughtful. Value 20/100

All applicants will be notified of selection results by email no later than August 15, 2024.

The scholarship will be paid by cheque after the recipient provides proof of enrollment to a program that starts in fall of 2024 or later. A T4A will be issued for the amount of the award.

The application process has now closed. Please check back at a later date or follow us on our social media platforms to see when applications will open again.