Academic Accommodation Support
Applying for OSAP is the first step in determining eligibility for disability-related grants, bursaries, or funding for an assessment. For more information about applying for OSAP, visit Student Financial Assistance.
Bursaries (BSWD & CSG-PDSE)
The Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities(CSG-PDSE) help eligible students meet their disability-related educational costs. Consult with your facilitator for more information regarding these bursaries during your initial intake appointment.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, AAS will not be using a hard-copy application form until further notice. Bursary applications can be submitted via this online form.
Please note that you will need to complete an OSAP application before applying to the BSWD & CSG-PDSE.
Important note: You do not need to take an OSAP student loan to be eligible for bursary and grant funding. You can decline the loan portion of the OSAP programme once your eligibility has been determined.
- Spring 2020 BSWD is April 29th.
- Summer 2020 BSWD is June 23rd.
Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities
Students who are receiving OSAP and live with a documented permanent disability may be eligible for the Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities. To apply, check the Permanent Disability box on your OSAP application. You will need to submit a completed Disability Verification Form (DVF) to the Student Financial Assistance office to be eligible for the grant.. You can submit the DVF directly to your online OSAP portal.
Important note: You do not need to take a student loan to be eligible for funding. You can decline the loan portion of the programme once your eligibility has been determined.
Ryerson Awards and Scholarships: Use your Ryerson email to log into ryerson.awardspring.ca and create a single application to be considered for all awards for which you are eligible. The AwardSpring allows you to view and apply for all awards available for students with disabilities.
The Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship: seeks to support and encourage the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education.
Apply for the Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship (https://www.gaulinfoundation.org/en/apply/)
AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship: offers financial assistance to students with a disability. Two $5,000 bursaries will be awarded to two deserving students with a permanent disability; one from the English community and one from the French.
Apply for the AIM Robers Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship (http://www.ami.ca/scholarship)
The AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program: recognizes the obstacles faced by students living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and supports them in rising above their personal challenges in pursuit of their dreams.
Apply for the AbbVie AIBD Scholarship (www.ibdscholarship.ca)
The Joubin/Selig Scholarship Fund: provides financial assistance to post-secondary students in Ontario with permanent physical (mobility) disabilities who wish to pursue an education in their chosen field of study.
Apply for the Joubin/Selig Scholarship Fund (https://torontofoundation.ca/joubin-selig-scholarship)