Johnson Pathway Scholarship Form

Scholarship for Indigenous and African Nova Scotian students who are accepted in the study of Health, Dentistry and Medicine.

These Scholarships support Indigenous and African Nova Scotian students who are accepted in the study of Health, Dentistry and Medicine.  They have been established through the support of several donors including the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, Mrs. Heather Smallman and the Estate of Anita Garbarino Girard.

Please read the following information and complete the required details before submitting this form.

Scope

As a part of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation (2016‐2021) funding, Dalhousie designed a scholarship to increase the enrollment of Indigenous Atlantic Canadians and African Nova Scotian students who are engaged in the study of Health, Dentistry and Medicine. Eligible programs include undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Medicine, diploma or undergraduate programs in faculties of Dentistry and Health as well as entry to practice master’s programs in the Faculty of Health. Applicants may apply more than once for this program; funding will be subject to availability and application review. The total amount for the Scholarships will be a minimum value of $5,000 per student per year.

Bursary Eligibility

  1. Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the bursary: Identify as Indigenous or African Nova Scotian*
  2. Confirmed enrollment in one of the specified undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Medicine, diploma or undergraduate programs in faculties of Dentistry and Health as well as entry to practice master’s programs in the Faculty of Health (see application for full list of eligible programs).
  3. Registered as a full-time student and meets the academic expectations of the program.
  4. Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

Application Process

There deadline to submit applications will be: September 30.

Those who received the scholarship will be responsible to submit a thank you letter to the donor upon receipt of the bursary. The student may be requested to contribute to communication pieces (e.g. blog post, news article).

*For the purposes of this bursary the following definitions apply:

Indigenous Atlantic Canadians – (tiered system of priority shall be used to assess applications) Priority will be given as follows:

  • Mi’kmaq ‐ individuals who are Mi’kmaq and were born and/or raised in Mi’kmaqi with a substantial connection to a Mi’kmaw community in Mi’kmaqi
  • Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) ‐ individuals who are Maliseet and were born and/or raised in the Maliseet territory in New Brunswick with a substantial connection to a Maliseet community
  • First Nations Communities from the Atlantic Provinces
  • Students who identify as Métis, Innu, Inuit originating from the Atlantic Provinces.
  • Métis/Innu/Inuit from Atlantic Provinces
  • Indigenous Students (First Nation, Inuit, Métis) born and raised outside of Atlantic Provinces.

African Nova Scotian/Canadian – (tiered system of priority shall be used to assess applications). Priority will be given as follows:

  • African Nova Scotians – born and/or raised in Nova Scotia with a substantial connection to the historically Black community**;
  • African Nova Scotians/Canadians – born and/or raised in Nova Scotia without connection to the historical Black community**;
  • African Canadians – born and/or raised outside of Nova Scotia.

**Historically Black communities are understood to be those whose ancestral origins are connected to Black Loyalists and Black Refugee populations of the 1700s, the Maroons, and Caribbean migrant population.

Contact Details

For more information please contact: jsf@dal.ca


Indigenous Health
 Faculty of Medicine,

Program Manager
Dalhousie University Global Health Office
5849 University Avenue, C-241
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Office: 902-494-1965
Email:  ihim@dal.ca

Promoting Leadership in Health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS)

Program Manager
Global Health Office
5849 University Avenue, C-241
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Office: 902-494-1965
Email:  PLANS@dal.ca

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Contact Information

 
 
 
 
 

Identification

In order to be eligible, for this scholarship you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and identify as a member of one of the following groups:

 
 Canadian Citizen
 Permanent Resident
 
 I am African Nova Scotian (born and/or raised in Nova Scotia with a substantial connection to the historically Black community)*
 I am African Nova Scotian/Canadian – born and/or raised in Nova Scotia without connection to the historical Black community*
 I am African Canadian (born and/or raised outside of Nova Scotia)
 I am Mi’kmaq / First Nation (Nova Scotia)
 I am Mi’kmaq / First Nation (NB/PEI)
 I am Maliseet / First Nation (NB)
 I am Indigenous / Metis (Atlantic Provinces)
 I am Indigenous / Innu or Inuit (Atlantic Provinces)
 I am Indigenous / First Nation (Other)
 I am Indigenous / Metis (Other)
*Historically Black communities are understood to be those whose ancestral origins are connected to Black Loyalists and Black Refugee populations of the 1700s, the Maroons, and Caribbean migrant population

Education Information

 
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Questions

 
 
 

Additional Requirements

 
 

Consent Statement

Dalhousie awards numerous scholarships and bursaries supported by our donors. If you are awarded an entrance award that is supported by a donor, Dalhousie may share your name and/or basic biographical information with the donor. Dalhousie will never share your financial details or details about your disability. Please indicate below that you are aware and give consent that your name may be shared with a donor and/or published in relation to this scholarship.

 
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By submitting this document, I declare that the information provided on this application is original work, complete, and correct. I authorize Dalhousie University to verify any information provided as part of this application. I understand the submission of false or plagiarized information may by subject to proceedings under the Code of Student Conduct (see current Academic Calendar for the section ‘University Regulations’). I authorize Dalhousie University to release award information to the federal and/or provincial student aid offices. I understand that award applications are subject to audit.

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