Thalassemia Secondary Student Excellence Award

The Thalassemia Foundation is proud to announce the “Thalassemia Secondary Student Excellence Award”. The award shall be given to a Canadian secondary school student with Thalassemia Major. The purpose of this award is to recognize Thalassemia patients who demonstrate determination, commitment, and enthusiasm.  These qualities can be revealed through the candidates’ academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and volunteer work. The Thalassemia Secondary Student Excellence Award is intended to motivate and encourage Thalassemia patients to continue to work through life’s challenges, contribute to their community, and share their talents/gifts with others.

Award Content: $500 payable to the winner.

Submission Deadline: January 26, 2016  Submit Parts 1 & 2 (see below).

Submission Address:
340 Falstaff Avenue
Suite 204
North York, Ontario; M6L 2E8
or by email:


  • Must be a person with Thalassemia Major.
  • Must be a Canadian resident attending a Canadian secondary school (grades 9 through 12).
  • Recipient’s name and photo may be posted on the Thalassemia website and published in the Thalassemia newsletter.
  • Part 2: Teacher’s Letter of Recommendation.  This should include: How long have you known the candidate, and in what capacity. A description of the candidates’ character, social skills, academic achievements, and leadership abilities.


Previous Scholarship Recipients:

Esther Chen

Khadija Fazal

Cassandra Malandrino

Cody Chau

Hafsa Hafsa