The 2024 Jackson Mooney Dystonia Patient Education Grant

The Jackson Mooney Patient Education Grant 2024 is now closed. 

The Jackson Mooney Dystonia Patient Education Grant was established to provide financial assistance of up to $5,000.00 for Canadian residents who are living with dystonia, in financial need, and committed to enhancing their current situation through furthering their education. You can read about Jackson Mooney's experience with dystonia here.

Deadline to submit the Letter of Intent was April 30, 2024.

Qualifying Criteria

To qualify for this grant, an individual must: 

  • Have been diagnosed by a medical professional as having dystonia;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident with Canada as their primary home;
  • Be able to confirm either: you are in the process of acquiring further education or skills to accommodate a change in career because of your dystonia, and able to demonstrate a financial need due to severely impacted work or lifestyle changes because of your dystonia, or you are in the process of furthering your education through post-secondary education of some kind.

Interested applicants must submit a Letter of Intent by April 30, 2024 to Click here to see the Letter of Intent Template. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to download it in word document format.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a full application in June 2024, with decisions to be made by the end of August 2024. 

For more information, please contact us at or call at 1-800-361-8061.

Past Winners

To learn more about past winners please click on the links below:

2023 Award Recipient

2022 Award Recipients

2021 Award Recipients

2020 Award Recipients

2019 Award Recipients

2018 Award Recipient

2017 Award Recipient

The grant made a huge impact on my educational journey! This grant helped me purchase some assistive technology that has not only helped me to complete my course work but also to be able to do my internships successfully. Being able to access and purchase these assistive technology devices as well as software to help me in my schooling has made a huge difference to me and has helped level the playing field a bit as it made it possible for me to navigate some obstacles put in front of me." - Shelby Newkirk, 2020 Grant Recipient.

"Receiving the Jackson Mooney Grant not only gave me the determination to push myself forward, but it, in turn, gave others confidence in my abilities. I am still so grateful for my grant and consider it one of the highlights of my evolving career as a writer and educator."  - Jennifer Ashton, 2020 Grant Recipient.


Note: DMRF Canada reserves the right to award any denomination of funds up to $5,000.00, based on the application, and the right to award this grant to more than one recipient. 


Last update: May 2024