Bursaries and Scholarships

Health Care Scholarships

The Peace River Regional District Board recognized the need for more health care professionals in the region and has developed a Health Care scholarship program. These scholarships and bursaries will assist in the recruitment of new health care professionals to the region and encourage health care professionals in the region to expand their skills.

**NEW Intake Date** – RN/RPN Return Of Service

This RN/RPN Return of Service scholarship will provide up to $5000 to 6 students. Students must be enrolled in the final year of their RN/RPN program and must agree on two years of employment with Northern Health in the Peace River Regional District.

Completed applications are to be returned by email to the Regional District at prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca by June 30th of each year.



For more information call the PRRD office.

Health Care Assistant

The Health Care Assistants scholarship will provide $1,000 for up to 20 students who successfully complete the Health Care Assistant program offered through Northern Lights College and provided that the student has lived in the regional district for 2.5 years prior to entering the Health Care Assistant program.  

To apply, complete the NLC General Application form, available online at nlc.bc.ca. and submit it to the Financial Aid Office at a Northern Lights College campus by April 30th of each year. For more information call the Northern Lights College (NLC) Foundation at 250-782-5251.


Health Care Certificate or Diploma (Non-Degree Program) Post Secondary Scholarships

This scholarship is open to students who are enrolled in high school in either School District #59 or School District #60 and are graduating from grade 12.  Students who are pursuing a post-secondary diploma or certificate in a health care program for (but not limited to) X-ray Technicians, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Laboratory Technicians or Nursing Unit Clerks, may be eligible to apply. There are 10 scholarships, each in the amount of $1,500 that are allocated between Chetwynd Secondary (1), Dawson Creek Secondary (3), Tumbler Ridge Secondary (1), Hudson’s Hope Secondary (1), North Peace Secondary (3) and Prespatou Secondary (1).  

All applications will be adjudicated by a School District appointed Selection Committee on the basis of residency, academic standing, community involvement, financial need and acceptance to a post-secondary institution. If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships, please contact the Academic Advisor at your local high school to learn more.  

Rural Scholarships & Bursaries

Post Secondary Scholarships/Bursaries

At the discretion of the Electoral Area Director, funding may be budgeted each year for the purposes to provide a post-secondary scholarships and/or bursaries intended to assist students who reside in the rural community and are graduating from high school with the cost of tuition, text books and/or course materials.   Awards are offered in the following areas:

NPSS – Electoral Area B Bursary & Electoral Area C Scholarship
DCSS – Sub Regional Academic Scholarship & Sub Regional Trades Bursary
CWSS – Electoral Area E Bursary  (2)

Applications are adjudicated by a School District appointed Selection Committee on the basis of residency, academic standing, community involvement, financial need and acceptance to a post-secondary institution. Students should contact their Academic Advisor at either Chetwynd Secondary School (CWSS), Dawson Creek Secondary School (DCSS) or North Peace Secondary School (NPSS) to learn more.