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SSO Scholarship Program FAQ

Am I eligible for a Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Scholarship?
Criteria are clearly outlined in the application. Each particular category has its own set of specific criteria, to ensure compatibility please read carefully.

What schools are eligible?
Applicants must be attending an accredited university or college, vocational institute, trade school or high school equivalency program. Eligible programs also include private universities and accredited online institutions.

If your program of study does not fall under these categories please email to verify that you are eligible.

How can I apply?
Applications can be downloaded right from the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario website. You may submit your completed applications by mail, email or fax.

What is the deadline?
Your application must be received by our Toronto office by July 27, 2018.

What if I become ill and cannot attend school?
If you become ill and cannot start your program as planned, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator to discuss your situation. Scholarships can be deferred for up 24 months due to illness related issues. In these instances, money will stay in your student account with your chosen educational institution.

If you choose to disenroll for reasons other than those that are illness related, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator to discuss. Extenuating circumstances such as pregnancy, death, or another illness will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you decide that you do not want to continue with your schooling for any other reason you must complete the refund process with your chosen school and the money must be returned to SSO.

How do I confirm with SSO that my application was received?
All applicants will receive a phone call from an SSO staff member or volunteer during the week of May 6  to confirm their packages were received in their entirety. In the event an applicant’s package was not completed, they will be given 24 hours to submit the missing pieces.

When will I be notified if I receive a Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Scholarship?

All applicants will be notified during the month of August 2018. 

When will I receive the money?
Scholarship recipients do not receive the money directly. Money is sent to the education institution they attend. To ensure the money arrives at the school, please provide SSO with the correct address as well as your student number.

Are there other opportunities to become involved with the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario aside from the scholarship program?
SSO relies heavily on volunteers to assist with the day-to-day operations of the organization. If you would like to volunteer with SSO please submit a Volunteer Application and our Volunteer Coordinator will follow-up with you.

The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Scholarship Program is an initiative of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario to open doors and provide financial assistance to individuals affected by schizophrenia or psychosis or young people who champion the cause of mental illness. 

To date we have given out over $100, 000 to individuals living with schizophrenia, individuals with a parent living with schizophrenia, and individuals who are champions for mental health in their communities.