Bursaries and Awards

ALS Canada is committed to supporting the ALS community in various ways, including administering an annual bursary to support Canadian students attending a post-secondary institute whose life has been touched by ALS.

ALS Canada Kevin Daly Bursary

The ALS Canada Kevin Daly Bursary was created in 2023 to help Canadian students attending a post-secondary institute achieve their dreams of higher education.

Supported by the Kevin Daly Bursary Fund, the Bursary honours ALS community member Kevin Daly, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2020, and his commitment to ALS families. In partnership with ALS Canada, the fund provides $2,500 for each scholarship awarded to help students in need who ALS has impacted.

The Bursary is open to Canadian students who have been accepted into a post-secondary school within Canada for the 2024-2025 term. Extra consideration will be given to those who are studying within an area that could support ALS research, care, or advocacy  (e.g., biomedical sciences, nursing, neuroscience, political studies, law, etc.). Eligible students must also have a close connection to ALS: people who face the challenges of living with ALS through a parent, a legal guardian or close relative, or those who have lost loved ones to ALS. 

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are now open.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel appointed by ALS Canada, including members of the ALS community.

The Kevin Daly Bursary Fund has been created as part of a lasting legacy, celebrating the life and character of Kevin. Funding for this initiative will be raised during a year-long Bursary Fund campaign with donations managed by ALS Canada and the TELUS Team Care program. The campaign will run each year and award a minimum of one $2,500 bursary annually. All donors will receive a receipt from ALS Canada for their contribution. For more information on the Fund, visit kevindalybursary.com.

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