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    Diversity in Health Care Bursaries

    Funded by the QEII Foundation

Supporting a health care system that meets the cultural needs of the people it serves.

Applications are now closed for the 2020 Diversity in Health Care Bursary Program.


Purpose: To assist students who identify as African Nova Scotian, Indigenous, immigrant, having a disability, and/or belonging to the 2SLGBTQ+ community in their pursuit of post-secondary education in a health-related profession with a longer term goal of having a diverse workforce.

Administered by: Community Health Boards in Nova Scotia Health Authority, Central Zone

Awards: $1,000 bursaries

Conditions: To be considered, bursary applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a resident of Halifax Regional Municipality or West Hants
  • Identify as African Nova Scotian, Indigenous, immigrant, 2SLGBTQ+ and/or having a disability
  • Be continuing full or part-time studies in a Canadian post-secondary institution that is recognized by Universities Canada

Criteria: The applications of candidates meeting the above considerations will be forwarded to the selection committee. Applications are evaluated on a number of factors including:

  • Community involvement
  • Financial need
  • Educational goals and field of study in health care

For more information or questions, please contact Jonathan Dyer, 902 487 0565 or jonathan.dyer@nshealth.ca.