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The Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarship

IWK Research Services is pleased to offer the 2019 Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarship.

Deadline is March 1, 2019

Application Form

To be considered for one of three Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarships valued at $2500, 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 

Students submitting an application must include a cover letter, essay, letters of recommendation, and transcripts. The cover letter should explain why they are interested in a particular area of health research and/or innovation and how their post-secondary education will help them pursue their research goals. The essay must be written using scientific evidence to explain the specific area of health research and/or innovation they would like to pursue and how their research and/or innovation could potentially contribute to the health and well-being of children, women and families in the Maritimes. The student must provide one Academic Reference (e.g.  a teacher who can speak to their marks and school performance) and one Character Reference (e.g. a coach or boss who can speak to sportsmanship or work ethic). Lastly the student must provide their Grades 11 and 12 (in progress) transcripts, and have a minimum average of 75%

Applications can be submitted to:

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

or by email to sandy.berry@iwk.nshealth.ca (if submitting via email please combine files into a single pdf)

For more information, phone  902.470.7548 or email  sandy.berry@iwk.nshealth.ca

 


 

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

2018

Nova Scotia - Eva Sheppard from Dixon from Park View Education Centre in Bridgewater, NS will be enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Program at Dalhousie University.

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New Brunswick - Jayatee Rayfrom Saint John High School in Saint John, NB will be enrolled in the Bachelor of Science, Medical Sciences Program at Dalhousie University.

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Prince Edward Island - Abigail (Abby) Craswell from Bluefield High School in Hampshire, PEI will be enrolled in the Bachelor of Science, Psychology Program at the University of Prince Edward Island.

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2017

Nova Scotia - Morgan Leblanc from Prince Albert High School in Dartmouth, NS will be enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Program at Mount Allison University . Morgan will also be playing varsity Volleyball.

New Brunswick - Lucas Fearn from Rothesay High School in Rothesay, NB will be attending Acadia Unversity to pursue a Bachelor of Kinesiology.

 

Prince Edward Island - Rachel Green from Kinkora Regional High School in Kinkora, PE will be attending the University of Prince Edward Island to complete her Bachelor of Science, majoring in Kinesiology.

2016

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.

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. 

Learn more about our research centres by visiting one of the links below.