Resolute Legal Disability Lawyers Scholarships

Resolute Legal
June 01, 2023

Are you a high school student pursuing post-secondary education? Do you have a parent or guardian who has a disability? If so, you may be eligible for a $2,500 scholarship.

At Resolute Legal, our mission is and will always be to support individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. We support these individuals through legal advocacy and informational content, and now we want to support them by helping the people who mean most to them: their children.

For the first time in Resolute Legal’s history, we are now offering two $2,500 scholarships for high school students who are pursuing post-secondary education. However, in accordance with our mission, the students must have a parent or guardian who is unable to work due to a disability.

What is a disability?

For the purposes of this scholarship, we are defining a disability as a condition that prevents your parent from doing regular work and requires them to be actively collecting or pursuing one of the following disability benefits:

  • Short or Long-term disability insurance benefits
  • CPP Disability benefits
  • Workers’ compensation benefits
  • Provincial disability benefits (i.e. ODSP, AISH, SAID, PWD, etc.)

How to Apply

To be considered for the scholarship, you must be:

  • A Canadian citizen
  • In your final year of high school
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrolment as a full-time student in the academic year at an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Have a parent who is unable to work due to a disability and is actively collecting or pursuing one of the following disability benefits: short or long-term disability insurance benefits, CPP Disability benefits, workers’ compensation benefits, provincial disability benefits (i.e., ODSP, AISH, SAID, PWD, etc.)
  • Able to provide proof of enrolment document/ admission letter and a photo of themselves upon selection. (This image will be used when we announce who won our scholarship on social media.)

To apply:

  1. Fill out the form at the bottom of the scholarship page
  2. Answer the short answer questions:
    • What societal barriers do people with disabilities face, and in your opinion, what are some possible solutions? (500-800 words)
    • How has having a parent with a disability impacted you? (500-800 words)
  3. Submit the form

Our team will select the two winners using the following criteria:

  • Eligibility: You must meet the eligibility requirements listed above to be considered for the scholarship
  • Quality of short answer questions: The next thing we will look at is the quality of your short answer responses. Aside from eligibility, this is the main determinant of who we select
  • Academic performance: We will consider academic performance if multiple essays are equally strong

Our team will notify the winners via email on June 23, 2023. The winners should respond in seven days; otherwise, another awardee will be selected.

  • Application open date: February 17, 2023
  • Application deadline: June 1, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. No applications will be accepted after this date.
  • Winners notified: June 23, 2023
  • Awards sent to winners: Between July and August 2023
  • Please note: The winners must also send an admission letter/ proof of enrolment and a photo of themselves to collect the scholarship