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. 

 

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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. First priority will be given to applicants who 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.  Applicants 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 to work in the PRRD.

This scholarship consists 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

For more information, call the Grant Coordinator at: 250-784-3200.

Northern Lights College Health Care Scholarships

(formerly Health Care Assistant)

 

Twenty (20) scholarships, each in the amount $1,000, are available to students who successfully complete the Health Care Assistant program, Practical Nursing program or Access to Practical Nursing program offered through Northern Lights College.

Preference will be given to applicants who have lived in the PRRD for a minimum of 2.5 years prior to entering the Health Care program.

Application Intake Date:
Continuous Year Round

To apply go to the Northern Lights College Foundation website, Student Award and Grants, or click here

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

 

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, or Registered Nurse.


Scholarship 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

The time to apply is mid-March to mid-May. Students should contact their academic advisor or school counsellor to apply.


Application process

Applications are adjudicated by a school 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

A total of ten scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000, are available to graduates of the Licensed Practical Nurse program at Northern Lights College.  Applicants must be willing to sign a one year return of service agreement with Northern Health to work in the PRRD.  Preference will be given to applicants who have lived in the PRRD for 2.5 years prior to beginning their program.

Application Intake Date:
January 31 and July 31

For more information, contact education@northernhealth.ca

Career Professional Development Scholarship

(formerly Technical Career Professional Development scholarship)

 

This scholarship has two categories:

  • Licensed Practical Nurses currently employed by Northern Health who are bridging to a Registered Nurse designation and are entering their third year of studies can apply.  Applicants must be willing to sign on to a one year return or service agreement with Northern Health to remain working in the PRRD.
    • Four scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each are available.
  • Northern Health employees bridging into a new health care career taking programs two or more semesters in length can apply.  Applicants must be willing to sign on to a one year return of service agreement with Northern Health to remain working in the PRRD.
    • Nine scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are available.


Application Intake Date: 

January 31 and July 31


For more information on how to apply, contact:
education@northernhealth.ca

RN/RPN Professional Development Scholarship

A total of five scholarships, each in the amount of $3,000, are available to Northern Health employed RNs or RPNs who are undertaking career development programs that align with needs identified by Northern Health and are two or more semesters in length.  Applicants must be willing to sign a two year return of service agreement with Northern Health to remain working in the PRRD.  Applicants may apply for this scholarship each year of their program.

Application Intake Dates:
January 31 and July 31

For more information, contact: education@northernhealth.ca