He looked for the best in others; he gave the best of himself.
The Justin Eves Foundation was established by Vicki, Ernie and Natalie Eves following the sudden death of their son and brother in an automobile accident on Thanksgiving Weekend 1995.
Making a Difference
The Justin Eves Foundations goal is to help disadvantaged students with learning disabilities in their post-secondary education.
The Minds In Motion awards were established to help with the costs of tuition, specialized software, tutors, note takers and other essential accommodations that are needed so that students with learning disabilities can achieve their potential at school. Since 1997 the foundation has helped approximately 800 disadvantaged students with learning disabilities.
What is a Learning Disability?
A Learning Disability (LD) is a disorder that affects people’s ability to either interpret what they see and hear or to link information from different parts of the brain. These limitations can show up in many ways: as specific difficulties with spoken and written language, co-ordination, self control, or attention. Such difficulties extend to schoolwork and can impede learning to read, write, or do math.
[Source: National Institutes of Health, 1993]
What is Dyslexia?
‘Dyslexia’ comes from a Greek word and it means ‘difficulty with words’. Dyslexia affects reading, spelling, writing, memory and concentration, and sometimes math, music, foreign languages and self-organisation. Some people call dyslexia ‘a specific learning difficulty’. Dyslexia, like other learning disabilities, is not related to intelligence. An unexpected gap exists between a person’s academic achievement and their intellectual ability, which may be very high. Dyslexic people may have creative, artistic, and practical skills. They can develop strategies for their areas of difficulty. Recent Studies show that as much as 10-15% of the population are Dyslexic. In fact, many successful people have been of are Dyslexic. Including, Richard Branson, Whoopi Goldberg, and Steven Spielberg.
Applications and supporting material must be submitted to the Justin Eves Foundation prior to
June 30th, 2021 to be considered for the 2021-2022 academic year.
*Please note that at this time only Students from Ontario, Canada are eligible for funding, not all applicants will be granted a bursary, and the applicant must fit the LDAO definition of a primary learning disability.
Students struggling with ADHD, Autism and other disorders without an additional LD diagnosis are not eligible for funding. For more details, please review our application requirements. Thank you!