Bursaries and Scholarships

Medical Scholarships

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 prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca 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.


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.