Amy Farnell Education Award

The Amy Farnell Education Award is available to students in Nova Scotia who identify as being on the autism spectrum.

Amount:  $3000 a year, renewable for up to four years 

Number available: Varies

Deadline: TBA awaiting update for 2023 applications

In honour of Amy Farnell, long-time supporter and cherished friend, Autism Nova Scotia and the Craig Foundation are pleased to present the Amy Farnell Education Award(s) to eligible Nova Scotian students who identify as being on the autism spectrum, and who have been accepted into a full-time post-secondary program.

Each year, the Craig Foundation will contribute $25,000 to the award with each individual award valued at up to $3,000 a year. Each award is renewable for the regular duration of the chosen program, to a maximum of four years. To renew, the student must be in good academic standing and remain enrolled full-time.

The Award is administered by Autism Nova Scotia in partnership with the Craig Foundation and the Amy Farnell Awards Committee.


To be considered for this award, applicants must:

  • Be a resident of Nova Scotia
  • Identify as being on the autism spectrum
  • Have been accepted to, or currently enrolled in, any post-secondary institution
  • Be registered to a course load that qualifies them as a full-time student
  • Be more likely to pursue post-secondary education with this extra financial support

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application form available through the Amy Farnell Education Awards webpage
  • An essay is included on the application form
  • Include an Acceptance Letter from your educational institution for the upcoming academic year OR a confirmation of enrollment with program start date
  • Submit the completed application form with supporting documents to
  • Contact your current/most recent school to send official high school transcript or official post-secondary transcript to either or delivered to the address below:
    Autism Nova Scotia
    5945 Spring Garden Road
    Halifax NS, B3H 1Y4
    Att: Amy Farnell Award

Contact Information

Autism Nova Scotia

5945 Spring Garden Road

Halifax NS, B3H 1Y4

Telephone: 902-446-4995


See Also

Source: Amy Farnell Education Awards webpage

See other scholarships for Autism Spectrum Disorders // See other Nova Scotia scholarships

Last Updated: 2023-01-10