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Bursaries and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities: Vancouver Island Post-Secondary Schools

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The Lisa Huus Memorial Fund was established in 1988 in memory of Lisa Pauline Huus, who was a third-year sociology student at the University of Victoria. A native of Victoria, Lisa graduated from Claremont Senior Secondary School in 1985 and was a registered member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada.

The fund was created by Lisa’s family and has been supported by personal donations in memory of Lisa and by fundraising activities undertaken by the Huus family and the Lisa Huus Memorial Fund.

Eligibility – About the Scholarship:

The Lisa Huus Memorial Fund provides bursaries in the range of $500 to $2,000 annually per recipient, to assist persons with disabilities to undertake or continue their post-secondary education for academic credit at the University of Victoria or other accredited post-secondary institutions on Vancouver Island. Bursaries may be used for items such as tuition fees, textbooks, equipment, transportation, residence and support worker costs. The Fund is administered by the Lisa Huus Memorial Fund Committee with the support of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. The membership of the committee includes a medical advisor. The intent of the Lisa Huus Memorial Fund is to provide bursaries to as many eligible applicants as possible; however, the number of bursaries awarded in a given year varies depending on the number of applications received and the amount of funding available. Decisions of the committee are final.

Applications must be received no later than May 31 for support in the following academic year.


• Persons with disabilities studying at the University of Victoria or another accredited post-secondary institution on Vancouver Island.

• Persons attending a qualifying post-secondary institution who require a personal attendant, are dependent on a mechanical device for mobility or maintenance of body functions, require major continuing therapies, or have other significant special needs.

• Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

• Only complete applications that meet all stated criteria will be considered for funding.

Please contact pkhuus@telus.net for questions regarding eligibility. Applications must be received no later than May 31 for support in the following academic year.


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