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.

PRRD RN/RPN Return of Service Scholarship

Six (6) scholarships, each in the amount of $5,000, are available to individuals enrolled in a RN/RPN degree program.  Applicants must have graduated from a secondary school located in the Peace River Regional District, Fort Nelson, Prince George or Grande Prairie, must be going into their 4th (final) year of study and must be willing to sign a two year return of service agreement with Northern Health. 

This scholarship is comprised of two parts in the amount of $2,500.  The first part is intended to support students in their final year of study, while the second part is awarded upon successful graduation and the signing of a two year return of service agreement.  First priority for this scholarship is given to graduates from 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.

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For more information call the PRRD office at 250-784-3200.

PRRD Health Care Assistant Scholarship

Twenty (20) scholarships, each in the amount $1,000, are available to students who successfully complete the Health Care Assistant program offered through Northern Lights College.  Applicants must have lived in the regional district for 2.5 years prior to entering the Health Care Assistant program.  This scholarship is administered through the Northern Lights College Foundation on behalf of the PRRD. 

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.

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PRRD Health Care High School Scholarship

Ten (10) scholarships, each in the amount of $1,500, are available to students who are enrolled in high school in either School District #59 or School District #60 and are graduating from grade 12.  Applicants must be planning to pursue a post-secondary diploma or certificate in a health care program such as X-ray Technicians, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Laboratory Technicians or Nursing Unit Clerks. The number of scholarships offered per school is based on the student population resulting in Chetwynd Secondary (1), Dawson Creek Secondary (3), Tumbler Ridge Secondary (1), Hudson’s Hope Secondary (1), North Peace Secondary (3) and Prespatou Secondary (1).  

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. 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

Electoral Area 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.