The 2015 Luciana Spring Mascarin Bursary Program is now open for individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus who are residents of the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent region.
The Luciana Spring Mascarin Bursary Program was established in April 1993 in memory of this young girl who truly loved to learn.
Just months before her passing, Luciana wrote her autobiography which offers "an insight into the thoughts of a really sweet girl. After the time she ended her autobiography, she had several more surgeries. She died February 19, 1991. Because she lived, and the difference she made in peoples lives that knew her, she continues to help others." (Betty A. Mascarin)
To encourage and support students with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus to develop independance and responsibility for their own future educational directions; and to assist students to pursue higher education with the ultimate goal of obtaining a degree, graduate certificate or diploma. The program will offer assistance for such necessities as tuition, books, room and board, transportation and specialized equipment needs.
The awards are valid at any accredited university or college, technical or trade school, career institute or school of business.
Number and amount of awards will be decided on a yearly basis.
One academic year.
Open to residents of the Windsor, Essex and Chatham-Kent area that are Canadian citizens with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.
Notification of awards will be made in May annually.
The program is administered by the Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario.
Forms may also be obtained by contacting SB&H by mail, telephone 800-387-1575 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Spina Bifida & Hydrocepalus Association of Ontario
Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick Scholarship Program
555 Richmond Street West
P.O.Box #103, Suite #1006
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3B1
The completed 2013 application must be returned by mail to the address above, along with the following:
The last business day of March yearly (Applications received after this time can not be considered).