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NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

LPN SCHOLARSHIP

The Digby & Area Health Service Charitable Foundation was established to manage funds for the purpose of maintaining present and future health services within the Digby area. 

The Digby & Area Health Service Charitable Foundation has identified as a strategic priority the recruitment of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to the Digby Area who have completed the certificate program and passed the licensing exam. 

A special endowment fund has been established to provide a scholarship annually to a student pursuing a certificate as a Licensed Practical Nurse (or equivalent) degree from an accredited Canadian university. Three scholarships for $2,500 are available annually to pay for a portion of the annual tuition for a student, resident of Atlantic Canada, entering or already enrolled in the LPN certificate program. The scholarship may be renewable for up to two 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 service(s) in the Digby Area for each year the scholarship is received (services to begin within five years of licensing). 

Scholarships are for tuition only. Applications will be accepted throughout the year. 

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 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:

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

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

    • What will the Digby & Area Health Service Charitable Foundation do to facilitate your nursing studies? 

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

 

The Grants Committee will not consider incomplete applications; all documentation must be received as one package. Applications will be accepted throughout the year. 

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 REQUIRED IS SUBMITTED. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, TO CONTACT DEBBIE HAIGHT AT (902) 245-2501 (ext 3362). 

Apply by email to: digbyfoundation@eastlink.ca 

Or By Mail at

Grants Committee 

c/o Digby & Area Health Service Charitable Foundation 

75 Warwick Street 

P.O. Box 820 

Digby, NS B0V 1A0 

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