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DHF Scholarship Program

The Diabetes Hope Foundation Scholarship Program was established in 1999 to recognize Canadian youth living with type 1 diabetes who have excelled in their academic achievements, demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and volunteerism in the community, and possess exemplary diabetes management practices. The Scholarship Program recognizes the personal triumphs of young adults who face the many responsibilities associated with diabetes management while working to significantly enrich their lives through community building, extra-curricular activities and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Since the Program’s launch 25 years ago, our donors and community partners have supported us in awarding 900 scholarships across seven provinces, celebrating personal excellence and providing much needed support during the transition to post-secondary studies. In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, DHF has expanded the eligibility of our Scholarship Program to include students from across Canada.

In order to provide additional supports through the transition years, all DHF scholarship winners are guaranteed a peer mentor through our HOPE Connects program and each year, many pay it forward by volunteering as peer mentors, committee members and speakers at DHF events.

Check back this fall to apply for our 2024 program!

Our 2023 Scholarship Program is Closed for the year

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For more information about our scholarship program, please email

Congratulations to our 2023 Scholarship Winners!