NEADS Christine Nieder Memorial Award

The award will commemorate the life and contributions of Ms. Christine Nieder, NEADS Board member, who passed away in July 2014. The award will be offered to one student per year in the amount of $1,000, or more, depending upon donations to the program.

This Award will be for deserving graduate students who demonstrate a passion for and commitment to their research, to engagement in their local, regional and/or national communities, and to disability advocacy. These criteria are chosen to be reflective of Christine’s own passions and interests in her life.

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Amount: $1000

Number: 1

Deadline: May 31st 2022


  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
  • Applicants must have a permanent disability*
  • Applicants must be currently registered in and returning to a full-time program of study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university. Full-time status is at least 40% of a full course load.

*For the purpose of these awards, a permanent disability is a permanent functional limitation that affects the ability of the student to participate fully in post-secondary education.



  • Strong commitment to your academic discipline
  • Exemplary record of volunteerism and/or employment
  • Demonstrated potential to be an outstanding participant in the community
  • Click here for application and more information

Selection Process

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

Due to the volume of applications received, only those selected to receive an award will be contacted. Recipients will be contacted by August 1.