Awarded annually, when merited, to a student in good standing enrolled in a program at Carleton University, University of Ottawa, La Cite Collegiale or Algonquin College who has made a significant contribution toward awareness, equality and integration of persons with disabilities within his/her educational community. Endowed in 1992 by students, family and friends of Dr. John Davis Burton, who was a champion and advocate for persons with disabilities throughout his career as an educator.