All first year students enrolled in the Dalhousie University Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, Yarmouth site, are eligible to apply for a bursary provided by the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation.
The bursary, awarded every second year, amounts to $5000.00. Haley Spates was the first recipient of the bursary in 2003. Haley spoke eloquently about the significance of this scholarship during the recent banquet celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Dalhousie University School of Nursing Yarmouth Site.
The bursary, designed to assist a student in his/her primary and second year of studies, is available only to those entering the nursing profession for the first time.
“Along with providing financial assistance, the bursary also aims to promote volunteerism in a local health related organization and to encourage students, upon graduation, to seek employment at the Yarmouth Regional Health Centre.” Says David Arenburg, Foundation Chair.
The deadline for application is September 1st.
The bursary will be awarded on or before September 30th. Funds will be distributed in four equal installments over two years.
Application forms are available from Liz Prime, Administration Assistant, Dalhousie School of Nursing, 58 Vancouver St (742-3542 ext 213), or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dalhousie University School of Nursing, Yarmouth site, has been in operation since 1995, making the four year Bachelor of Science in nursing program available in its entirety in Yarmouth.
The Yarmouth Hospital Foundation, established in 1970, exists to support and enhance the Yarmouth Regional Hospital as a community and regional centre of excellence in health care.