Sandra Allen Memorial Education Award

Sandra Allen served on the Board of Directors for Help A Child Smile for over 20 years. For 10 years, she was the Chair and played a key role in developing the program and supports that Help A Child Smile provides.

In 2014, Sandra passed away. Help A Child Smile’s Board of Directors along with CanJam for Cancer have created these awards in Sandra’s memory.

Sandra Allen Memorial Education Award Criteria & Submission Process

Applications are closed.


The Sandra Allen Memorial Education Award aims to provide access to post-secondary education and reward youth who demonstrate community leadership.

Number, Value and Duration of Award

Three (3) $2,500 awards will be available each year.


 An eligible applicant must be:

  • From a Help A Child Smile registered family (member child or sibling)
  • Under the age of 30

Eligible post-secondary institutions:

  • Canadian educational institutions which have recognized or authorized degree/diploma granting powers or their affiliates (eg. Universities, colleges/CEGEPs)

Field of Study/Program Requirements

  • There are no restrictions on the program of study or discipline;
  • Program must be a minimum of 2 years in duration for a bachelor degree or diploma program or a minimum of 1 year in duration for a trades program.

Conditions / Restrictions

  • One time award per applicant
  • For publicity purposes, Help A Child Smile reserves the right to identify the award recipient, including their name, program and college or university.
  • Students who will commence their post-secondary studies in January are eligible to apply.

Applications are closed.

Selection Process

The selection of Sandra Allen Memorial Education Award  winners will be made by members of the Help A Child Smile’s Board of Directors and a member from the Allen family. The committee will review submissions in June and then announce the winners in mid-late June.