Youth Education Awards for Brain Tumour Survivors


Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. Brain tumours are unpredictable and complex, and can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. Their effects–physical, emotional, financial–last a lifetime.

Funds raised by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada help support leading-edge research into the cause of and cure for this devastating disease, while also helping to fund vital programs and services for the brain tumour community, of which the Youth Education Awards program for Young Brain Tumour Survivors is a part.

Survivors of a pediatric brain tumour who are pursuing post-secondary education are invited to apply to the Youth Education Award program. The aim of the program is to help young brain tumour survivors achieve their dreams through post-secondary education. These are one-time awards of up to $5,000.00 for tuition and associated ancillary costs. Please refer to the Qualifications section below for complete terms of eligibility.


  • The Youth Education Awards are only open to survivors of a pediatric brain tumour (all tumour types considered, from malignant to non-malignant) diagnosed before the age of 25 who live in Canada. This information is confirmed by submitting the completed Medical Eligibility Form with your application.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 16-30 years old.
  • The awards are open to students who will be enrolled full-time in a publicly funded Canadian university or college in the 2015 Fall academic term.
  • Students are considered eligible if they are in their graduating year of High School or if they are currently enrolled full-time in a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college during the 2015/2016 academic term and they are planning to continue their full-time undergraduate studies in the Fall of 2015. This includes enrollment in a CEGEP.
  • Students with a disability attending post-secondary school are also eligible provided they meet their institution’s requirements for full-time study as a student with a disability.
  • Students who receive an award from Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada are not eligible to apply in future years.
  • Students who are unsuccessful in their application may apply again in future years for funding consideration. Feedback on the content of previous applications will not be provided.

deadline to apply: May 15, 2015.  Please check the website for 2016 information in the coming months.