The 2022 Jackson Mooney Dystonia Patient Grant

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The Jackson Mooney Patient Grant 2022 is now closed. 

Thank you to all applicants.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a full application in June 2022, with decisions to be made by the end of August 2022. Letters of Interest and applications can be emailed to info@dystoniacanada.org. 

For more information, please contact us at info@dystoniacanada.org or call at 1-800-361-8061.

 

The Jackson Mooney Dystonia Patient Grant was established to provide financial assistance of up to $5,000.00 for Canadian residents who are living with dystonia, in financial need and committed to enhancing their current situation through furthering their education. You can read about Jackson Mooney's experience with dystonia here.

To qualify for this grant, an individual must: 

  • Have been diagnosed by a medical professional as having dystonia;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident with Canada as their primary home;
  • Be able to confirm either: you are in the process of acquiring further education or skills to accommodate a change in career because of your dystonia, and able to demonstrate a financial need due to severely impacted work or lifestyle changes because of your dystonia, or you are in the process of furthering your education through post-secondary education of some kind.

To learn more about past winners please click on the links below:

2021 Award Recipients

2020 Award Recipients

2019 Award Recipients

2018 Award Recipient

2017 Award Recipient

The grant made a huge impact on my educational journey! This grant helped me purchase some assistive technology that has not only helped me to complete my course work but also to be able to do my internships successfully. Being able to access and purchase these assistive technology devices as well as software to help me in my schooling has made a huge difference to me and has helped level the playing field a bit as it made it possible for me to navigate some obstacles put in front of me." - Shelby Newkirk, 2020 Grant Recipient.

"Receiving the Jackson Mooney Grant not only gave me the determination to push myself forward, but it, in turn, gave others confidence in my abilities. I am still so grateful for my grant and consider it one of the highlights of my evolving career as a writer and educator."  - Jennifer Ashton, 2020 Grant Recipient.

Note: DMRF Canada reserves the right to award any denomination of funds up to $5,000.00, based on the application, and that reserves the right to award this grant to more than one recipient. 

 

Last update: May 2022