Bridgeman Hogue Memorial Scholarship for the Visually Impaired

The Bridgeman Hogue Memorial Scholarship for the Visually Impaired is available nationally to students with visual impairments.

Amount: $1000

Number Available: 1

Deadline: May 31st 2022

The Bridgeman Hogue Memorial Scholarship is one of the scholarships offered through the NEADS National Student Awards Program. It is offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with a visual disability who often have greater barriers to participation in higher education and extra costs because of their disability established to support outstanding scholarship in higher education for persons with disabilities. Each year the award is dedicated to advocates in the blind and visually impaired community.

The awards offered through the NEADS National Student Awards Program are paid directly to the post-secondary institution (in the students’ accounts) that the recipients are attending to offset the cost of tuition fees for post-secondary study.


Applicants must:

  • Be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
  • Have a permanent disability
    • For the purpose of these awards, a permanent disability is a permanent functional limitation which affects the ability of the student to participate fully in post-secondary education
  • Be currently enrolled at a post-secondary student institution as a full-time student
    • For first year students: applicants must be accepted to a post-secondary institution at the time of application
    • Full-time is defined as 40% of a course-load, as per the Canada Student Financial Assistance Program
  • Demonstrate:
    • Self-advocacy
    • Strong commitment to your academic discipline
    • Exemplary record of volunteerism and/or employment
    • Potential to be an outstanding participant in the community
    • Clearly-defined career goals or aspirations

How to Apply

  • Apply using the NEADS Awards and Scholarships Application System
  • Unless otherwise indicated, by filling out the application you will be considered for all NEADS Student Awards Program awards.
  • Previous recipients of a NEADS award cannot reapply
  • Once submitted, applications forms are final and may not be modified.
  • Applicants are invited to submit their application in the official language of their choice (English or French). Documents are reviewed by bilingual staff for completeness
  • Assuming all guidelines are met, selection committees review applications based on the selection criteria described above
  • As part of the application, you will be asked for:
    • References
    • Proof of enrollment
    • Good Academic Standing verification form
  • For the Bridgeman Hogue Memorial Scholarship for the Visually Impaired, you must identify as a post-secondary student or a student entering a post-secondary institution with a visual disability. This will be done through the disability type question on the optional self-declaration form.

Once your application has been submitted, it will be reviewed for completeness and adherence to the above guidelines. Assuming all guidelines are met, selection committees review applications based on the selection criteria described above.

Due to the volume of applications received, only those selected to receive an award will be contacted.

Should you be selected as a Recipient, before you are provided with the funding, you will be asked for proof of disability. Where possible, the type of disability should not be mentioned in the documentation to respect your privacy and confidentiality. The following forms of documentation/proof that indicate you have a permanent disability are accepted:

  • Letter from student accommodations/accessibility centre
  • Documentation from a medical professional
  • Proof of disability benefits or federal or provincial financial assistance for students with disabilities (e.g. Canada Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities)

Any other type of documentation will not be accepted. Electronic files are accepted in the following formats: Microsoft Word (DOC), (DOCX) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

Contact Information

For any inquiries pertaining to the application process please contact the financial assistance programs team at:

See Also



See other national scholarships // See other scholarships for the blind or visually impaired

Last Updated: 2022-10-10