The following Terms and Conditions apply to the AMI Scholarship Program.
To be eligible for an AMI Scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
- Be a student planning to enrol, or continuing to be enrolled, in full-time studies in a diploma or degree program at a Canadian post-secondary school in the 2014/2015 academic term
- Students who attend or will be attending a Canadian post-secondary school in the 2014/2015 academic term in a reduced course load due to a permanent disability, but who are still considered by their post-secondary institution to be full-time students, are also eligible.
Two scholarships each in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded. One of the scholarships will be reserved for a student with a permanent disability.
For the purposes of this scholarship program a disability is defined as “a functional limitation that is caused by physical, sensory or mental health impairment or learning disability that restricts a student’s ability to perform the daily activities necessary to participate fully in post-secondary learning."
Finalists will be required to provide:
- Proof of citizenship (copy of citizenship, permanent residence card, birth certificate, passport)
- Proof of full-time school enrolment in the 2014/2015 academic term
- Proof of disability, if applicable (medical certificate, letter from official at post-secondary school confirming disability, or documentation of provincial/federal disability assistance)
The awarding of the scholarship is conditional upon the receipt of the above documents. If the requested information cannot be verified by the scholarship administrator, yconic (parent company of StudentAwards), within any specified timeframe, or it is otherwise determined that the applicant is not in compliance with the Scholarship Terms and Conditions, Accessible Media Inc. reserves the right to disqualify the finalist’s application and forfeit their award.
The Top 10 Finalists will be interviewed by the program sponsors and/or administrators. The Top 4 Finalists may be required to provide a reference.
Applications must be submitted online between Wednesday, April 2, 2014 and Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm EST. Submissions must be made online.
Applications may be submitted in English or French, but the application must be in one language only.
If you plan to attend a post-secondary school outside of Canada next year as part of a year-abroad program you may still be eligible to apply provided you are participating in an exchange program as part of your course curriculum at a publicly funded college or university and your graduation diploma is issued from a Canadian college or university.
Application Evaluation Criteria:
A judging panel and our Scholarship Program administrator, yconic (parent company of StudentAwards), will be responsible for evaluating the written entries based on the following considerations/criteria:
- Clarity of thought and communication of content
- Feasibility of ideas
- Use of personal experiences
All final decisions will be made by Accessible Media Inc. Upon submission, all essay content becomes the property of Accessible Media Inc.
Potential scholarship recipients (and in the case of minors, a parent or legal guardian) will be required to sign a Declaration of Compliance, Publicity and Liability Release before being awarded an AMI Scholarship. The signed declaration will include the recipient's consent to the use of their name, city, province or territory of residence, and photograph, without further compensation, in any publicity carried out by Accessible Media Inc. in respect of the Scholarship Program. The signed Declaration of Compliance must be returned within a specified timeframe or the application may be disqualified.
By entering this Scholarship competition you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, the records of Accessible Media Inc. and the decisions of the Scholarship competition judges, which records and decisions shall be deemed final, conclusive and binding in all matters.
You certify that all the information provided on this application form and in all the accompanying documents is true, accurate, and complete to the best of your knowledge. You understand that the provision of false information will render you ineligible for this scholarship.
By submitting this Scholarship application, you hereby authorize Accessible Media Inc. and its employees, agents, contractors and those of its affiliates to release any information provided in or relating to your Scholarship application to its representatives, the scholarship judges, yconic (parent company of StudentAwards), and their respective representatives who need to know such information for purposes of administering and promoting this program. The selection committee will use the information only for purposes of evaluating your scholarship application.
You hereby authorize third parties, such as educational institutions, to release information required for the AMI Scholarship Program, to yconic (parent company of StudentAwards), and their respective representatives who need to know such information for purposes of administering the AMI Scholarship Program. This information may include personal evaluations, and verification of student information.
You understand and agree that Accessible Media Inc. will use information gathered in connection with scholarship applications in aggregate and anonymous form for reporting and statistical purposes. The aggregate and anonymous information may also be used for the Scholarship Program publicity or promotional purposes.
In the event that you are a Scholarship recipient, you grant to Accessible Media Inc. the right to use your name, city and province of residence, likeness, post-secondary program name, and any direct quotes made by you in respect to the Scholarship Program for publicity purposes and without further compensation.
Accessible Media Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, amend or cancel this Scholarship program at any time without individual notice.
The definition of "full-time" student status and “reduced course load” is determined by the applicable post-secondary institution.