S.R. Hussey Memorial Scholarship

The S.R. Hussey Memorial Scholarship is available to students living in Atlantic Canada who are legally blind. 

Amount: Varies, Typically from $100 – $1000

Number Available: Varies

Deadline: May 1st (annually)

Dr. Samuel Robert Hussey was born in Newfoundland in 1874. He lost his sight at the age of ten after contracting measles. In 1893, he became a teacher and taught at the School for the Blind in Halifax for many years.

Dr. Hussey was an inspiration to the many who came into contact with him. Through his work as a teacher, he came to recognize that there was a need for a fund to assist those who had completed their schooling with further education and/or training. He was appointed convener of the new Scholarship Fund in 1951 by the Maritime Division, Canadian Council of the Blind. After his death in 1964, the fund was renamed the S.R. Hussey Memorial Fund.

Grants have typically ranged from $100 to $1,000, depending upon the perceived needs of the applicant and the funds available. This is a renewable scholarship for which you can re-apply for each year of your program.


The fund is able to provide a limited amount of assistance to residents of Atlantic Canada who meet one of the two criteria as follows:

  • Legally blind persons in the pursuit of studies or training and the purchase of necessary equipment
  • Legally blind persons for the purchase of equipment or other services to be used in their employment

How to Apply

  • Forms may be obtained from any office of the CNIB and/or the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA). You can also view the APSEA S.R. Hussey Memorial Fund Application Form online. 
  • All questions must be answered; incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • As part of the application, you must include or indicate:
    • A transcript of your previous year’s marks
    • An eye report dated within the past 12 months
    • Your anticipated expenses (for educational programs, this may include tuition, student fees, books, board & lodging, etc.)
    • Your income (for educational programs, this may include savings and/or assistance from other sources, such as scholarships or parents)

Return the completed application and all requested information to:

Director, Programs for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired

APSEA, 5940 South Street, Halifax, NS B3H 1S6

Applications may be faxed to 903-423-8700

Contact Information

Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA)

5940 South Street, Halifax,

Nova Scotia B3H 1S6

Telephone: 902-424-8500

Fax: 902-423-8700

Website: apsea.ca

See Also

Source: the APSEA S.R. Hussey Memorial Fund Application Form, found on the the APSEA Scholarships and Financial Aid webpage


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Last Updated: 2023-01-06