PETERBOROUGH, ON- The Canadian Mental Health Association is trying to help people with mental illness get into college or university.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge Branch of the CMHA announced that applications for the Tam Grant Memorial Bursary are now open.

According to CMHA, the bursary is in partnership with them and the Grant Family Estate. It is designed in a way to help people dealing with “individuals living with schizophrenia or other serious and persistent mental illness to realize their own potential.”

Whoever is successful in their application can receive up to $1,000. The money can be used for “tuition/registration fees, books and other costs related to completing a post-secondary education and/or training program.”

In order to be eligible for the grant, the person has to be diagnosed with schizophrenia. People that are dealing with other constant and serious mental illness could be considered.

Another requirement is that the applicant is that they are getting medical treatment for their mental health concerns. The last requirement is that they submit a complete application with a signed physician release form.

The programs that are eligible for the grant are high school equivalency, community college or trades programs, bachelor or graduate degrees, and credited home study courses.

CMHA says it is only taking applications until June 14th at 4:30 pm.