What is the WDA Grant Scholarship

  • The scholarship program is made possible by funding to the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR), provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement (WDA).
  • Candidates may apply for a scholarship for either the full-time or part-time Bachelor in Disability Management program.
  • Each successful candidate will be entitled to $6,500 annually for each of two years for the full-time program, or $3,250 annually for each of four years for the part-time program, to cover most of the course tuition for the specialized courses required to complete the Bachelor of Disability Management (BDM) degree.
  • Candidates must have completed at least 60 transferable academic credits from a recognized post-secondary institution (or equivalent; more information below).


  • qualify for Admission Directly into Year 3 by Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) / Flexible Admission.
  • The scholarship program duration is 2 years for the full-time program and 4 years for the part-time program; recipients are expected to graduate within this time frame.
  • The percentage to which the annual scholarship will cover actual tuition costs will be contingent on the number of transfer credits with which prospective students will enter the degree program.