Application Period: to March 31, 2016
Amount: $25,000 over four years ($6,250 annually for tuition)
Apply Online: MS Society Scholarship Program

The John Helou Scholarship will award up to two exceptional Canadian youth with the financial support they need to overcome the financial obstacles that come with a personal or familial diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, enabling them to reach their full potential and become the next generation of MS leaders.

The recipients must be enrolled in a science, technology, engineering or math undergraduate program and will receive $6,250/year for four years to apply to tuition– for a total scholarship of $25,000. Short-listed candidates will be asked to participate in a panel interview.

Eligible applicants must:

  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • have at least an 85% (or equivalent) average over the last 3 terms of available marks;
  • be planning on enrolling full time in a Canadian, American or Foreign university, specifically in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) program;*
  • be high school seniors or graduates who have MS or who have an immediate family member with MS; written confirmation of diagnosis from a healthcare professional is required;
    demonstrate leadership and/or community participation through two reference letters from a non-family member (min. one academic);
  • include a written submission (max. 800 words) on the relationship of MS in the student’s life and how their course of study
  • will guide them on a path that will impact people living with MS;
    demonstrate financial need.

Pfizer, Rx&D and the MS Society of Canada are proud to offer a transformational scholarship program for youth affected by multiple sclerosis. This innovative program is available solely due to the generous financial support of Pfizer and Rx&D.

*Eligible degree programs must fall in one of these 4 disciplines and will remain at the discretion of the scholarship provider. Meeting the overall eligibility criteria is not a guarantee of receipt of the scholarship.