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2023 Scholarship Awards

On behalf of the Thalassemia Foundation of Canada, I am pleased to announce the following scholarships and awards for 2023.  TFC increased the quantity of scholarships and awards to allow more students to receive this beneficial support.  After a 2 year absence, our Gala is back!! These will be awarded at our Annual Valentine’s Gala on February 11, 2023. We look forward to another large representation from the Thalassemia community. Please visit www.thalassemia.ca [1] for details, and mark this date in your calendars.
Applications must be submitted by January 20, 2023. 

Please see below for a description of each award.
1. Corrado Falcitelli Memorial Scholarship [2]

In memory of our past President, Corrado Falcitelli, the Falcitelli Family and the Thalassemia Foundation of Canada have created a scholarship award. This scholarship will be awarded to a Canadian citizen with Thalassemia Major or Intermedia who is registered in a full-time post-secondary education program.  The purpose of this award is to provide an incentive to patients who are continuing their education.  We hope this scholarship will inspire and motivate patients to reach their education and career goals.
2022 Winners: No applications were received for 2022.

2. Thalassemia Secondary Student Excellence Award [3]: 

The award shall be given to a Canadian secondary school student with Thalassemia Major or Intermedia.  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
2022 winners: 

Zain Ali: Gr .11; interested in transportation technology and career as a pilot.

Sophie Heel: Gr. 11; career in nursing or social work.

Anissa Rampersaud: Gr. 12; University for Humanities program.