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The Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarship

 

IWK awards scholarships to students in three Maritime provinces

Research Services at the IWK Health Centre recognized three outstanding grade 12 students within the Maritimes who have demonstrated an early interest in health related research and innovation.

132 applications were received from the three Maritime provinces and one scholarship worth $2500 was awarded in each of those provinces. The recipients were:

New Brunswick – Lauren Whiteway of the Rothesay Netherwood School, Rothesay, will be enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology at Mount Allison University.


Lauren receiving her award from Paul Kitchen, Head of School

Nova Scotia – Amelia English from Pictou Academy, Pictou, will be enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Health Studies Colloquium) degree program at Saint Francis Xavier University.


Amelia with Pictou Academy Pricipal Blair MacDonald

Prince Edward Island – Chris Zhou, of Colonel Gray High School, Charlottetown, will be enrolled in the Bachelors of Medical Sciences at Dalhousie University.


Chris receiving the award from IWK Research Services
Director of Research Operations Kathleen Leadon 

 

“This scholarship encourages me to continue to be an enthusiastic student and a committed member of the community,” said PEI winner Chris Zhou. “It will persist as a constant reminder of the rewards of education and dedication. I am not only grateful for the financial assistance; I sincerely thank the IWK for investing in my future, and in our future".

The Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarships were created in 2015 to foster awareness of health research among youth.

The IWK is committed to improving the health of Maritime women, children, youth and families,” said  Dr. Patrick McGrath, Vice President, Research, Innovation & Knowledge Translation, IWK Health Centre and Nova Scotia Health Authority. “Encouraging outstanding students in the pursuit of education supporting research, innovation and healthcare will benefit us all.

These annual scholarships are open to grade 12 students who plan on continuing their education at a Maritime post-secondary institution in a field that will enhance health research or innovation.  Applicants are required to write an essay demonstrating their interest in health related research and innovation and how it will improve the health and well-being of children, women and families in the Maritimes.

 


 

Deadline - April 1, 2016

 

IWK Research Services is proud to announce that we will be offering a new scholarship to Maritime students. 

 

To be considered for one of three Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarships, grade 12 students in the Maritimes must intend on continuing their education at a Maritime post-secondary institution (college or university) in a field that will enhance research and/or innovation in health care.

Awards will be issued as follows:

  • One in Nova Scotia
  • One in New Brunswick
  • One in Prince Edward Island

The scoring criteria are a follows

  • Essay - 50%
  • Letters of Reference - 25%
  • Transcripts - 25%

Students must write an essay (3 pages max, double spaced, 12 point font) demonstrating their interest in research and/or innovation in health care and how it will improve the health and well being of children, women or families in the Maritimes. Students must provide one academic and one character letter of reference. Lastly students must provide their academic stranscripts and have a minimum average of 75%

Apply to the Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarship 

Applications can be submitted to:

IWK Health Centre
5850/5980 University Ave
Halifax, NS    B3K 6R8
Attention Denise DesLauriers, Research Services

For more information, phone  902.470.7548 or email  denise.deslauriers@iwk.nshealth.ca

 

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The IWK Health Centre is respected for its world-class research into disorders and diseases affecting women, children, youth and families and is home to many leading research centres. 

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