Helping young survivors pursue their passions

Going to college and university is often a milestone for young adults but for pediatric brain tumour survivors, sometimes post-secondary school can be out of reach.

Not only can there be the difficulties that come with late effects like epilepsy, physical disabilities or learning challenges, but finances may also be strained due to treatments and recovery. Today, because of the generosity of several donors, there is a special funding program dedicated to this unique group of survivors.

Who is eligible for Youth Education Awards?

Survivors of a pediatric brain tumour (diagnosed with a brain tumour before the age of 25), between the ages of 16 and 30, who are pursuing post-secondary education are eligible for this unique Brain Tumour Youth Education Award opportunity. These awards were offered for the first time in 2013.

The aim of the program is to help young brain tumour survivors achieve their dreams through post-secondary education.

The awards are open to students who will be enrolled full-time in a publicly funded Canadian university or college. Students are eligible if they are in their graduating year of High School or CEGEP students, or are currently enrolled full-time in a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college and planning to continue their full-time undergraduate studies.

Read the full guidelines here.

2020 Youth Education Award guidelines
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Interested in applying for a 2021 Youth Education Award?

This webinar was recorded in February 2018 to explain the process of our awards program, including the logistics on what awards we offer, when they are offered, and when they are due and announced. This presentation also shares logistics on who is ranking your applications and how applications are viewed and awarded.

Janica in 2019 - Youth Education Award recipient

See former recipients of Youth Awards dating back to 2013 and learn what receiving the award means to them

Youth Award Stories
Janica 2015 - Youth Education Award Recipient - Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

You can help a pediatric brain tumour survivor achieve their dreams by funding a Youth Education Award in your name or in honour of someone you love. Contact Suzanne at 1-800-265-5106, ext. 227

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