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: Two (2) awards available, valued at $500 each payable to the winner

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2022 Submit Parts 1 & 2 (see below).

Submit to:


  • Must be a person with Thalassemia Major or Intermedia.
  • Must be a Canadian resident attending a Canadian secondary school (Grades 9 – 12).
  • With permission, recipient’s name and photo may be posted on the Thalassemia website and published in the Thalassemia newsletter.
  • Part 2: Submit a 1 page essay, including:
    • Brief description of the applicant (e.g. family, activities, hobbies).
    • Future education/career goals.
    • Volunteer work, if applicable.
    • Impact of Thalassemia on your life and how you have managed these issues as well as creating opportunities for yourself.


Previous Scholarship Recipients:

Muhammad Ali
Tayba Ifzal

Adamo Cittadini
Sam Shahid

Daniel Lui

Aamir Aqsa
Leeya Patel

Gulrukh Afridi
Julianna Lupo

Esther Chen

Khadija Fazal

Cassandra Malandrino

Cody Chau

Hafsa Hafsa