Corrado Falcitelli Memorial Scholarship Award

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 educational and career goals.

Scholarship Content

Two (2) scholarship awards available (valued at $1,500 each) – payable towards tuition for full-time studies in a currently registered university or college program.

Submission Deadline: January 20, 2023.  Submit Parts 1, 2 & 3 (see below).

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  • A person with Thalassemia Major or Intermedia.
  • A Canadian resident registered in an accredited Canadian university or college program.
  • With permission, recipient’s name, photo, video may be posted on the Thalassemia website and published in the Thalassemia newsletter.
  • Part 1: Proof of payment/registration: copy of the invoice indicating fees payment and showing program name and list of courses.
  • Part 2: Submit a 1 page essay, including:
    • Brief description of the applicant: e.g. family, activities, hobbies; volunteer work (if applicable); future education/career goals.
    • Impact of Thalassemia on your life and things you do to keep a positive attitude when dealing with the challenges of having Thalassemia .
    • Describe how this scholarship will benefit you.
  • Part 3:  Completed form – 2023 Corrado Falcitelli Memorial Scholarship Award Application Form

Previous Scholarship Recipients:

No applications were received

Merna Hedo – Nursing, University of New Brunswick/Humber College
Shirin Taki, MBA – Athabasca University

Khadija Fazal – Sociology and Women Studies, University of Toronto
Keroles Riad, Ph.D. – Individualized Program (Engineering), Conco

Zeinab Borji – Culinary Management, Algonquin College
Veeresh Pavate, Ph.D. – Dentistry, McGill University

Arezoo Sheykhhasani – Biotechnology, Centennial College

Arman Dhillon – Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering, Queen’s University
Pedro Oliveira – Bachelor of Engineering, McMaster University

Reza Morandi Ghobadloo – Pharmacy Technician Program, Centennial College

Cody Chau – Commerce-Business, Langara College

Saba Azooz – Hon. Bachelor of Science, Biology/Psychology, University of Toronto

Amena Begum – Bachelor of Science-Nursing, Seneca College/York University

Daniel Maiorano – Applied Technology, George Brown College

Kurtis Chow – Communications, Simon Fraser University

Saman Raufi – Kinesiology and Health Science, York University

Charu Bhaneja – Political Science & Women’s Studies (joint PhD program), University of Toronto

Joanna Choi – Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto