Scholarships and Bursaries

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Health Care Scholarships

The Peace River Regional District’s health care scholarships are intended to help address the critical shortage of health care workers this region faces. Scholarships make it easier for people to pursue studies in health care education programs at colleges and universities. High school students who are considering enrolling in a health care program, people looking to change careers and become health care workers, and people who are already in health care or technical careers with the Northern Health Authority but want to upgrade their skills can apply for scholarships.

The scholarships include:

 

Rural Scholarships & Bursaries

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

Awards are offered in the following areas:

  • North Peace Secondary School: Electoral Area B Bursary & Electoral Area C Scholarship
  • Dawson Creek Secondary School: Sub-regional Academic Scholarship & Sub Regional Trades Bursary
  • Chetwynd Secondary School: 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 Chetwynd Secondary School (CWSS), Dawson Creek Secondary School (DCSS) or North Peace Secondary School (NPSS) to learn more. 

 

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 (Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse) degree program. Applicants must have graduated from a secondary school in the Peace River Regional District, Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, Regional District of Fraser Fort George, Grande Prairie County or Saddle Hills County, 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, 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: returned by email to the Regional District at prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca by June 30 each year.

Application

Brochure

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

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.

Deadline: April 30 of each year

How to apply

  1. Complete the NLC General Application form.
  2. Submit via email or in person at the Financial Aid Office at a Northern Lights College campus.

For more information, call the Northern Lights College (NLC) Foundation at 250-782-5251 or email the Financial Aid Office.

Brochure

Health Care High School Scholarship

Who should apply

Students graduating from one of the six public schools located in School District No. 59 or School District No. 60 who are pursuing a post-secondary education program that will result in a certificate, diploma or degree towards a career in health care. Some examples include Diagnostic Medical Sonography, X-ray Technician, Medical Laboratory Technician, Licensed Practical Nursing, Health Care Assistant, Registered Nurse, or Physician.

Scholarships details

Ten scholarships in the amount of $1,500 are available. The scholarships are divided between the six public schools, and is based on student population:

  • Chetwynd Secondary (1)
  • Dawson Creek Secondary (3)
  • Hudson’s Hope Secondary (1)
  • North Peace Secondary (3)
  • Prespatou Secondary (1)
  • Tumbler Ridge Secondary (1)

How to apply

Students need to contact the academic advisor at their school to learn more about applying. The time to apply is mid-March to mid-May.

Application process

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.

Licensed Practical Nurse Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for graduates of the Licensed Practical Nurse program at Northern Lights College who have lived in the Peace River Regional District for at least 2.5 years prior to enrolling in the program.

Ten scholarships are available, each in the amount of $1,000, upon successful graduation and the signing of a one-year Return of Service agreement.

2021 Intake
Call for applications: May 31, 2021
Deadline for applications: July 31, 2021

For more information, contact educationservices@northernhealth.ca

Technical Career Professional Development Scholarship

This scholarship has three categories:

  1. Licensed Practical Nurses currently employed by Northern Health who have lived in the Peace River Regional District for at least three years, wish to bridge to a Registered Nurse qualification, and are entering their third year of studies can apply.

    Four scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each are available.

  2. Current Northern Health employees in technical positions registered in technical programs two or more semesters in length and with program costs of $5,000 or more can apply.

    Five scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are available.

  3. Current Northern Health employees in technical positions registered in technical programs two or more years in length and with program costs of $7,000 or more can apply.

    Four scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are available.


2021 Intake

Call for applications: May 31, 2021
Deadline for applications: July 31, 2021

For more information, contact educationservices@northernhealth.ca

 

RN/RPN Professional Development Scholarship

Current Northern Health RNs or RPNs with three or more years of employment who are undertaking career development programs two or more semesters long, with a program cost of $5,000 or more per year, can apply for these scholarships. There are five scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each.

2021 Intake
Call for applications: May 31, 2021
Deadline for applications: July 31, 2021

For more information, contact educationservices@northernhealth.ca