Luciana Spring Mascarin Bursary 2023

 The 2023 Luciana Spring Mascarin Bursary program is now now closed for applications. Please check back with us at the start of 2024 for new information, including new deadlines. 

Luciana Spring Mascarin Bursary Application 2023
Luciana Spring Mascarin Bursary Medical Form 2023

Forms may also be obtained by contacting Hydrocephalus Canada by mail, telephone 800-387-1575 or

Hydrocephalus Canada
Luciana Spring Mascarin Bursary Program
16 Four Seasons Place, Suite 111
Toronto, Ontario
M9B 6E5

The completed 2023 application must be returned by mail to the address above, along with the following:

  • academic transcripts, including the most recently completed semester. For students still in secondary school, a copy of the second semester mid-term report, or, if the school is not semestered, a copy of the last report issued;
  • the medical assessment form (not required if you have previously applied, unless your situation has changed);
  • one letter of reference from an adult other than a family member, such as a minister, youth group leader, coach, volunteer supervisor or employer;
  • one letter of reference from a teacher, principal, guidance counsellor. If you are already attending a post-secondary institution, one letter must be from one of your professors or instructors.
  • letter from you (the applicant) describing why you think you are deserving of this award-this is your opportunity to tell us about yourself; how hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida has affected your education and your life in general; a goal you set for yourself and how you achieved it; and any other information that you feel would be helpful for the Program Advisory Committee to make their decision.


Application Deadline: Last business day of March Annually (Applications received after this time can not be considered).

Windsor-Essex or Chatham-Kent area students with hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida, you can apply for the Luciana Spring Mascarin Bursary!

Named in honour of Luciana Spring Mascarin, a young student from the area who lived with spina bifida and had an incredible zest for life and learning.

Purpose: The Luciana Spring Mascarin Bursary Program was established:

  • to encourage and support students with hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida to develop independence and responsibility for their own future educational directions; and
  • to assist students to pursue higher education with the ultimate goal of obtaining a degree or graduate certificate or diploma.

This program offers assistance for such necessities as tuition, books, room and board, transportation and specialized equipment needs.

Where Valid: The awards are valid at any accredited university or college, technical or trade school, career institute or school of business.

Value: Number and amount of awards will be decided on a yearly basis.

Duration: One academic year.

Administration: The program is administered by Hydrocephalus Canada.

Eligibility: Open to Canadian citizens with hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida residing in the Windsor-Essex or Chatham-Kent areas in the province of Ontario.

Obligation of Recipients: Recipients must enter/attend their chosen academic program in the year of application. Requests for deferment will be considered only in unusual circumstances such as illness. Proof of registration must be submitted before the award can be paid out. In the event that the student does not complete the academic program, he/she must submit documentation stating the reasons for his/her inability to complete the proposed course load in order to be considered for future scholarships.