CNIB Master’s Scholarships help support students who are blind or partially sighted in their post-graduate studies. If you are pursuing a master's degree, we encourage you to apply!
CNIB Master's Scholarship – Multiple Scholarships
- Awards are given out annually to qualified applicants pursuing a master's degree.
Nalini Perera Little Lotus Bud master’s Scholarship – 1 @ $5,000
- This scholarship aims to enable a student to pursue a master’s degree at a Canadian university, while acquiring knowledge, skills and experience through field research to be able to transition to a career-furthering paid internship. Nalini Perera obtained an intermediate certificate from the Royal Institute of British Architects, a B.A. in architecture and planning and a M.A. in international relations. She is a classical piano gold medalist and was awarded paid internships to the mayor’s office in Manhattan and United Nations in New York. In mid-career, she developed glaucoma and became legally blind. Her 37-year career with the Canadian federal government included international travel.
Am I eligible?
To be considered eligible for a CNIB post-secondary scholarship, you must be/have:
- Blind or partially sighted.
- A Canadian citizen or have held landed immigrant status for one year prior to the date of application.
- A university graduate who is entering a post-graduate education program.
- Plan to study at a Canadian university, or a foreign university where a commitment to return to Canada is expressed.
- A high academic standing with demonstrated superior intellectual ability and judgment.
- Note: Preference will be given to students planning to undertake theoretical and practical research at a Canadian university.
How to apply
Scholarship applications for the 2022/23 school year will open spring 2022. Please check back then.
For more information about CNIB's scholarship program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.