The Peace River Regional District Board recognized the need for more health care workers in the region and has built a scholarship program for this reason. This program will help to recruit new workers and encourage current workers to expand their skills.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31st 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.
Completed applications are to be returned by January 25th of each year. Students will complete the NLC General Application Form that is available online at: nlc.bc.ca
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.