The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award is dedicated to the life of Sabrina Shannon, an inspiring teenager who suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction in 2003. In 2005, Sabrina’s Law was passed in Ontario, providing landmark legislation that has influenced policy across Canada and the United States. The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award, made possible through an educational grant from TD Securities, provides two awards of $1,000 to students entering their first year or continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution.
– Canadian resident under the age of 25
– Enrolled at a post-secondary institution (i.e. entering first year of studies or continuing in current program
– Student has made exceptional contributions to raising food allergy awareness in their own community.
2x $1,000 awards
Instructions on how to apply
-A completed application form
-A 500-1500 word essay describing your efforts to raise awareness and educate others about life-threatening allergies
-Contact information for two references
Deadline to apply: June 10, 2016
Download the application form
Anaphylaxis Canada is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the sixth annual Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award.
This award is dedicated to Sabrina Shannon, an inspiring teenager who suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction in 2003. During her life, Sabrina helped to raise awareness about food allergy by creating a first-person radio documentary, “A Nutty Tale,” which aired on CBC Radio in 2001. Since her passing, Sabrina’s parents and other members of the allergy community have kept Sabrina’s spirit alive by advocating for allergy-aware school environments. In 2005, Sabrina’s Law was passed in Ontario, resulting in landmark legislation that has influenced school anaphylaxis policies across Canada.
Two awards of $1,000 each will be granted to students entering their first year or continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution.
Applications will be evaluated on a submission essay which describes the student’s efforts to raise awareness about severe allergies and anaphylaxis in their schools or communities.
The application form can be downloaded from Anaphylaxis Canada’s youth website http://www.whyriskit.ca. All applications must be submitted by June 19th, 2015.
Read about our 2014 award winners Sydney Harris, and Katherine Li and their accomplishments in raising allergy awareness in their communities.
For more information, please contact Anaphylaxis Canada at 1-866-785-5660 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Award funded by a grant from TD Securities.