2022 Thalassemia Scholarships & Awards

On behalf of the Thalassemia Foundation of Canada, I am pleased to announce the following scholarships and awards for 2022. TFC increased the quantity of scholarships and awards to allow more students to receive this beneficial support.

Due to COVID-19, the Thalassemia Gala will not take place in February 2022. This year has been a challenging year for individuals, families, businesses, and especially those who rely on our dedicated team of medical care professionals. The Thalassemia Foundation of Canada wishes you and your families a safe, happy, and healthy 2022.

Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2022. 
Please see below for a description of each award and a link to the corresponding application form.

Corrado Falcitelli Memorial Scholarship:

2 scholarships available at $1,500 each to post-secondary students.

In memory of our past President, Corrado Falcitelli, the Falcitelli Family and the Thalassemia Foundation of Canada have created a scholarship award.  This scholarship will be awarded to a Canadian citizen with Thalassemia Major or Intermedia who is registered in a full-time post-secondary education program.  The purpose of this award is to provide an incentive to patients who are continuing their education.  We hope this scholarship will inspire and motivate patients to reach their education and career goals.

2021 Winners: Merna Hedo & Shirin Taki

2022 Corrado Falcitelli Memorial Scholarship Application

Thalassemia Secondary Student Excellence Award:

2 awards available at $500 each to secondary students.

This award shall be given to a Canadian secondary school student with Thalassemia Major or Intermedia.  The purpose of this award is to recognize Thalassemia patients who demonstrate determination, commitment, and enthusiasm.  These qualities can be revealed through the candidates’ academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and volunteer work.  The Thalassemia Secondary Student Excellence Award is intended to motivate and encourage Thalassemia patients to continue to work through life’s challenges, contribute to their community, and share their talents/gifts with others.

2021 Winners: Muhammad Ali & Tayba Ifzal

2022 Thalassemia Secondary Student Excellence Award

To the clinic leaders: Please post this in your clinics and forward this email to all Thalassemia patients.

To all applicants: Please use the attached form to submit your application.  You can mail or e-mail your application and all necessary documents (instructions are on the application).

I encourage candidates who did not win in previous years to apply again. Good luck to all candidates.  Thank you to everyone for your efforts in applying for and promoting these awards.

Tony Falcitelli
Thalassemia Foundation of Canada