The HOPE Scholarship Program highlights the personal triumphs of young adults who face the many responsibilities associated with diabetes management significantly enriching their lives through community and extra-curricular activities and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. To date, 900 scholarships have been awarded to support students with diabetes from across Canada.
Each of these young adults has accomplished what others in their position try to do: they have allowed themselves to be people with diabetes with hopes and plans to succeed and pursue life’s challenges. They are not diabetics with a disease that defines them.
Over the last 25 years, Diabetes Hope Foundation has been successful in engaging more youth from across the country through the expansion and growth of the Scholarship program across Canada. In 2023, as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of our signature scholarship program and with the generous support from our sponsors, Diabetes Hope Foundation awarded 48 new scholarships to secondary students across Canada to support their post-secondary education.
DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOLARSHIPS ACROSS CANADA
With support from our scholarship program, our alumni attended 129 post-secondary institutions globally; including 10 provinces in Canada, 14 U.S. States, Australia, Bahrain, Ireland, Israel, Poland, Turkey, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
42% of our alumni have completed post-graduate degrees after they completed their undergraduate studies. Our top 10 alumni professions include: research/academia, teaching, nursing, other healthcare professionals, law, medicine, business administration, accounting and engineering.
Our alumni currently live in 221 cities in 14 different countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Nepal, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. Within Canada, our alumni currently live in 181 cities across the 10 provinces and the Northwest Territories.
Each year, our Alumni ‘Pay it Forward’ by volunteering over 2,000 hours of their time to support Diabetes Hope Foundation’s programs and services for children and youth with diabetes.