How to Apply

Since 1999, Diabetes Hope Foundation has invested over $2 million in education grants to support students living with diabetes across Canada. The Diabetes Hope Scholarship Program was established to recognize youth in the community who have excelled in their academic achievements; demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and volunteerism in the community; and possess exemplary diabetes self- management practices.

With generous support from our donors, Diabetes Hope Foundation will be expanding the scholarship program to award scholarships to secondary students from British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland (number of scholarships allocated per province, and provinces are selected by our donors and community partners). See below for important dates and requirements for submitting an application for the program.


Monday, March 4th 2019! 11:59 PST


The application for Diabetes Hope Foundation’s scholarship program is ONLY available as an online application to be completed on the foundation’s website. All application submissions must be completed online as instructed below:

Download a copy of the Scholarship Program Requirements:

a) Ontario Scholarship Guidelines – CLICK HERE to download guidelines.

b) Canadian Program Scholarship Guidelines – for students applying from British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland, CLICK HERE to download guidelines.

Go to to set up an applicant account to complete your scholarship application. You will have the option to register through your Facebook, Google or Twitter account, or set up a new account directly through Survey Monkey. Once you have successfully logged in, fill out the eligibility form and save to your profile, and click on ‘Apply’ to begin the scholarship application submission process.

The following tasks have to be completed through the online portal to complete your scholarship submission (please note that these steps do not have to be completed in sequence and you can edit/make changes to your application until the application closes):

✔ Applicant Information Form – complete this form to provide us with your contact information, school/career interests and current diabetes care information. Once you have completed this form, click submit to complete this task.

✔ Scholarship Application Form – it is recommended that you prepare your application form ahead of time with the Fillable Word File available on the DHF website before you complete the online form. Once you have completed the application online, click submit to complete this task.

✔ Letters of Reference – your application needs to be endorsed by two letters of reference to complete your submission. To complete this step, click on each task in the online portal and click on the “Get a Recommendation” button to request for a referral from your endorser.

a) Letter of Recommendation, Physician/Diabetes Educator – this form can be completed online by the diabetes educator, social worker or endocrinologist from your diabetes clinic.

b) Letter of Recommendation, Mentor – your mentor will need to complete the online form and upload a letter of reference to the online system. The mentor’s reference letter can be completed by an employer, supervisor, teacher, coach or community leader.

Your recommenders will receive an email invitation with a link to complete the online recommendation process. Once complete, you will receive an email from the online system to confirm that the letters of reference have been completed. Mark this step as complete in the online portal to check off these tasks.

✔ Secondary School Transcript – Upload official school transcript (with watermark) including your grades from Gr.9 up to your current year records (February 2019) and mark the task Complete when you have successfully uploaded your file.

✔ Recent Photograph – Upload a recent photograph (head & shoulders only with plain background – colour school picture preferred; if school picture is unavailable a photo with appropriate dress – collared shirt with jacket or sweater to be included in the application package. Your photo resolution needs to be at least 1024 x 768) and mark the task Complete when you have successfully uploaded your file.

✔ Photo Identification Card – Upload a photo identity document that will confirm your proof of residency in Ontario and your birth date (e.g. Ontario driver’s license, health or identity card) and mark the tasks Complete when you have successfully uploaded your file.

Submitting Your Application
When all of the tasks in the application portal have been marked as “Complete”, you will be eligible to submit your application. Once you submit your application, an email will be sent to the email address provided in the application to confirm that you have successfully completed all application requirements

For more information about our scholarship program, please email