Scholarship Program

Diabetes Hope


The Diabetes 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 donors, Diabetes Hope Foundation awarded 48 new scholarships to secondary students across Canada to support their post-secondary education.

Check back soon to learn more about our new application process!

Our 2024 Scholarship Program opens in January!

Where Are They Now?


Scholarship Program, DHF Alumni

Scholarship recipients from 1999 onward share their personal diabetes stories & tips. Where are they now? Find out in our Alumni Anniversary Book! Free download >

Diabetes Hope Foundation 25th anniversary book
1999 - 2023


Facts About


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.

Thank You to Our


Corporate Sponsors

Family Sponsors

  • Senator Norman K. Atkins Memorial
  • Canavan Family
  • Gerson & Hubley Family
  • Hasson Family Scholarship
  • Jeremy and Judith Freedman Family Foundation
  • Laura Eileen Higginson Memorial
  • Marlene Perkins Memorial
  • Sigulim Family
Awards Ceremony

Evening of Hope