2021 SCHOLARSHIP

The Digby & Area Health Services Foundation has identified as a strategic priority the recruitment of family doctors to the Digby Area who have completed their degree in medicine. 

A special endowment fund has been established to provide a scholarship annually to a student pursuing a Doctor of Medicine degree from an accredited Canadian university. Three scholarships for as much as $10,000 are available for the 2021 academic year to pay for up to one-half of the annual tuition for a student, resident of Atlantic Canada, entering or already enrolled in a Doctor of Medicine Degree program. The scholarship may be renewable for up to three additional years with proof of acceptance and academic excellence to proceed to the next year of studies. 

As a condition of acceptance, the applicant must commit to provide one year of physician services in the Digby Area for each year the scholarship is received (services to begin within five years of graduation from medical school) 

Deadline for all applications is April 30, 2021. Scholarships are for tuition only. 

Only complete applications will be considered by the Grants Committee.

To ensure your application package is complete, the following items are required: 

  • Applicant must be a resident of Atlantic Canada 

  • Latest Curriculum Vitae 

  • Proof of acceptance or current enrollment in an Accredited Medical School in Canada 

  • Official Transcript of most recent academic record 

  • Photo (headshot) 

  • Letter of intent/motivation, which should include, but is not restricted to responses to the following: 

    • What attracted you to the Digby & Area Health Services Foundation? 

    • Why do you want to practice in Digby, Nova Scotia? 

    • What external pressures do medical students face (outside academics) that can be mitigated and how does our Foundation help? 

    • What will the Digby & Area Health Services Foundation do to facilitate your medical studies? 

APPLY BY EMAIL: Email the above information to: digbyfoundation@eastlink.ca 

- OR -

APPLY BY MAIL: Mail the above information to:

 

Grants Committee 

c/o Digby & Area Health Services Foundation 

PO Box 820 

Digby, NS B0V 1A0 

 

We are receiving quite a few transcripts of marks from students, without corresponding data. Your applications are not complete until we receive ALL documentation. We have no way of contacting students to advise them of this situation with only their marks in our possession. As such, these students will not be eligible for submission to our Grants Committee. 

Applicants who wish to re-apply for their scholarship, must complete the process and provide the same documentation EACH YEAR they wish to receive a scholarship. 

PLEASE ENSURE ALL DOCUMENTATION IS SUBMITTED BY THE ABOVE DATE AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, TO CONTACT DEBBIE HAIGHT AT (902) 245-2501 (ext 3362)

 

All documents and official transcripts must be received by April 30, 2021. 

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