Dal Alert!

Receive alerts from Dalhousie by text message.

X

Funding Opportunities

External Bursaries and Scholarships

Bursaries

Johnson Scholarship Foundation Conference Bursary

Students from Faculties of Medicine (including Bachelor of Medical Sciences), Dentistry and Health Professions must apply directly to the Indigenous Health or PLANS Program managers.  There is quarterly deadline for submissions seen below.

As a part of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation (2016-2021) funding, Dalhousie’s Indigenous and African Nova Scotia Conference bursary program is designed as an initiative for Indigenous students (First Nation, Inuit, and Métis) and African Nova Scotians at Dalhousie University.  The goal of the program is to enable students to attend extracurricular programing (i.e. Conferences) as part of their professional development (does not include courses).  A limited amount of funds are available and can be used to go towards registrations fees and/or travel fees. These bursaries have been allocated for Indigenous and African Nova Scotians enrolled in the Faculties of Medicine (including Bachelor of Medical Sciences), Dentistry and Health Professions.

PROGRAM OUTLINE [pdf 282 kB]  *Read carefully 

APPLY HERE [pdf 231 kB]

 

2017

2017

2017

2018

Conference/PD Dates:

February 1 – May 31

June 1 – September 30

October 1 – January 31

February 1 – May 31

Application Deadline

March 15

May 15

September 15

January 15

Johnson Scholarship Foundation Entrance Requirements Support Bursary

Bursary is open to all Indigenous and African Nova Scotians students wishing to apply to Dalhousie School of Medicine or Dentistry. Students must apply directly to the Indigenous Health or PLANS Program managers.  Applications will be received on an ongoing basis.

As a part of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation (2016-2021) funding, Dalhousie’s Indigenous and African Nova Scotia Entrance Requirements bursary program is designed as an initiative for Indigenous students (First Nation, Inuit, and Métis) and African Nova Scotians applying to programs requiring entrance exams (e.g. medical school, dental school).  The goal of the program is to reduce or eliminate the financial burden associated with application requirements.  Bursaries will be awarded as a reimbursement of cost.  Applicants may apply more than once for this program, funding will be subject to availability and application review.  Total amount for the program will be determined by the yearly budget. 

APPLY HERE [pdf 340 kB]

The Nova Scotia Health Authority Diversity Bursary (Central Zone)

The Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone: Halifax area and West Hants) is continuing with its Diversity Bursary program as a step to creating a more diverse workforce that better represents the communities we serve. 

Post-secondary students who identify as African Nova Scotian, Aboriginal, immigrant and/or as persons with a disability are invited to apply for a diversity bursary. Students must be:

  • Continuing full- or part-time studies for the 2018-2019 academic year in a health profession
  • Attending a Canadian post-secondary institution that is recognized by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
  • A resident of Halifax Regional Municipality or West Hants

https://www.dal.ca/campus_life/communities/native/NSHA_Bursary.html

Scholarships

College of Family Physicians of Canada Awards

The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) offers opportunities to recognize outstanding medical students through the Honours and Awards Program.  The complete line up of awards and scholarships for medical students is available at www.cfpc.ca/awards

Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship

Medical students must apply directly to the CFPC FAFM Honours and Awards Program.  The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017

One $10,000 scholarship is available. The scholarship recognizes a top Canadian First Nations, Métis, or Inuit medical student who has shown an interest in or commitment to a career in family medicine. Indigenous medical students in the second last year of study, graduating class of 2018, are eligible to apply.

Students can apply online at https://cfpc-grants-nominations.fluidreview.com/

Indigenous Student Leadership Award

The deadline to submit your nomination is June 20, 2017

This award recognizes the leadership abilities of an outstanding Indigenous student in their final year of study currently enrolled in one of the 17 Canadian medical schools. A selection committee comprised of student and faculty representatives at each Canadian medical school is asked to identify their nominees for an Indigenous Student Leadership Award. The nominee is not required to match to the same university in order to be considered.

A reference letter from a preceptor of the elective in Indigenous health (preceptor may or may not be Indigenous themselves) and/or a scholarly project supervisor indicating leadership in the area of Indigenous Health. This letter of support is an important component in the selection process and should include sufficient information on your candidate’s leadership skills to support the nomination.

Submit your nomination online at https://cfpc-grants-nominations.fluidreview.com/. If you have never used this site before, you must create a new account.

Medical Student Leadership Award

The deadline to submit your nomination is June 20, 2017

These awards recognize the leadership abilities of outstanding medical students in the graduating class of 2017. One student from each of the 17 Canadian medical schools will be selected. A selection committee comprised of student and faculty representatives is asked to collaborate on the selection process.

A letter of support from a faculty member addressing the nominee’s skills as a leader must be included. These letters are an important component in the selection process and should include sufficient information to support the nominee’s demonstrated interest in family medicine and skills in areas of leadership, academic and/or research achievement, communication skills, publications, and non-medical/community interests. Where possible, you are encouraged to consider recognizing a student not previously nominated for a Medical Student Scholarship

Submit your nomination online at https://cfpc-awards.fluidreview.com/?l=en. If you have never used this site before, you must create a new account.

Medical Student Scholarships

The deadline to submit your nomination is June 20, 2017

These scholarships recognize outstanding medical students in their 2nd last year of study (graduating class of 2018) who have an interest in family medicine as a career. Students have been invited to apply for these scholarships by April 14, 2017. One student from each Canadian medical school will be selected. A selection committee coordinated through the office of the Assistant Dean, comprised of student and faculty representatives, is asked to collaborate on the selection process.

Submit your nomination online at https://cfpc-awards.fluidreview.com/?l=en. If you have never used this site before, you must create a new account.

INDSPIRE (Indigenous education, Canada’s Future)

Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire disburses financial awards, delivers programs, and shares resources with the goal of closing the gap in Indigenous education.

Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards program helps alleviate some of the financial stress students may experience. Through this program, Indspire has provided almost $79 million through close to 25,000 financial awards to Canadian Indigenous students.

Indigenous students enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution are eligible to apply.

Health Careers Scholarship

The award is for Indigenous student’s enrolled in University or College in a health career field such as: medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, clinical psychology, and laboratory research.  February 1, 2017; June 1, 2017; November 1, 2017 11:59 p.m PT

Indigenous students can apply if they are enrolled in Full-time certificate programs, undergraduate, professional and graduate degree programs at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution. Awards for study outside of Canada will only be considered at the graduate level (Masters and PhD only). Medical, Dentistry, Optometry are not considered graduate programs

Find more information at http://indspire.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/indspire-building-brighter-futures-guidelines-2016-2017-en-June-14.pdf

Internal Bursaries and Scholarships

Dalhousie University (open to all students)

Bursaries

Stewart E. Allen Bursary in Medicine

The purpose of the Stewart E. Allen Bursary in Medicine is to provide financial support in the form of renewable bursaries to students entering the undergraduate program in Medicine at Dalhousie University. The Fund has been established by Mr. Stewart E. Allen to demonstrate the importance he places on higher education and to help deserving students who are qualified to enter medical school to overcome financial obstacles related to that pursuit. The intention of the fund is to provide sufficient funding to cover the approximate cost of tuition and mandatory fees.

Eligibility: Available to current students in the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie. Applicants will have demonstrated financial need and have satisfactory academic standing; limited to/ preference given to residents of the three Maritime Provinces (NB, NS, PEI).

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

The Barbara L. Blauvelt Entrance Bursary

The Barbara L. Blauvelt Entrance Bursary
This bursary, in honour of Barbara L. Blauvelt, a 45-year employee of Dalhousie, is to be awarded to a student from the Maritime Provinces in financial need. The award is to go to the student who is not in the top 25% of the applicants accepted into the program.

Eligibility: Available to current students in the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie. Applicants will have demonstrated financial need, have satisfactory academic standing; limited to/ preference given to residents of the three Maritime Provinces (NB, NS, PEI).

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information.

Hannah and Thomas Casey Memorial Bursary

A bursary to support one or more annual bursaries for students enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program. They must demonstrate financial need and first priority will be given to students from Glace Bay and other areas of Industrial Cape Breton. The fund was established by Dr. Joan Casey (MD’66) and Dr. Thomas Casey (MD’53), in memory of their parents, Hannah and Thomas.

Eligibility: Available to current students in the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie; limited to/preference given to residents of the three Maritime Provinces (NB, NS, PEI).

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information.

Max and Etta Epstein Memorial Bursary

To provide one or more bursaries for full-time undergraduate medical students who demonstrate financial need and satisfactory academic standing. This award was established in honour of Dr. Stan Epstein’s parents, Max and Etta, who stressed honesty and hard work with a great respect for family, community and education.

Eligibility: Available to current students in the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie; limited to/preference given to residents of the three Maritime Provinces (NB, NS, PEI).

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Abraham R. Gaum, MD Bursary

This bursary, in memory of Dr. Abe Gaum of Sydney, Cape Breton is to be awarded to an entering medical student who has demonstrated financial need, with preference to be given to residents of Cape Breton.

Eligibility: Available to students entering first year of the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie; limited to/preference given to residents of Cape Breton.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

C.T. Gillespie Bursary Fund

Earnings from the fund will be used annually to support a bursary for a student enrolled in the first year of the programme leading to a degree of Doctor of Medicine.

Eligibility: Available to current students in first year of the Doctor of Medicine program. Applicants will have demonstrated financial need and have satisfactory academic standing.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

C. E. Kinley Bursary

The Kinley Bursary will be awarded to a first-year Medical student, with a preference being given to African Nova Scotians or Aboriginal students from the province of Nova Scotia. If there are no such recipients in any given year, the bursary allotment will be given to a qualified and deserving student. The bursary is renewable only to African or Aboriginal Nova Scotians.


Eligibility: Available to students in first year of the Doctor of Medicine program. Applicants will have demonstrated financial need and have satisfactory academic standing.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Value: $1,500

Krishan Parkash Gopal Memorial Bursary

A bursary to provide financial assistance to a first-year medical student who has demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic standing. This bursary will be renewable as long as the recipient continues to meet those criteria through four consecutive years of his/her MD degree.


Eligibility: Available to students entering first year of the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie; limited to/preference given to residents of the three Maritime provinces (NB, NS, PEI).

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Dr. and Mrs. Edward Murray MacDonald Bursary

This fund, created by Dr. Lilias Toward and Mrs. Helen Rand in memory of their parents, Dr. & Mrs. Edward Murray MacDonald, provides an annual bursary to a first-year student from Cape Breton. Dr. MacDonald graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 1898.


Eligibility: Available to current students in the Doctor of Medicine, who are residents of Cape Breton. Applicants will have demonstrated financial need and have satisfactory academic standing.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Ian and Ann MacKenzie Medical School Bursary

Ian MacKenzie was a general surgeon who became a professor of Surgery at Dalhousie in 1957 and his wife, Ann MacKenzie was a registered nurse. The fund will be used to support one or more undergraduate medical student(s) enrolled in the medical program. The recipient(s) will be chosen based on financial need and satisfactory academic standing.


Eligibility: Available to current students in the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Patrick Madore Memorial Student Fund

Through a bequest from the Estate of Dr. Patrick Madore (MD’43), the fund was established to support a renewable Entrance bursary for undergraduate medical students for the duration of the program.

Eligibility: Available to current students in the Doctor of Medicine program. Applicants will have demonstrated financial need and have satisfactory academic standing.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Jogindar Majhail Memorial Bursary

A bursary to provide financial assistance to a first year medical student who has demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic standing. This bursary will be renewable as long as the recipient continues to meet those criteria through four consecutive years of his/her MD degree.

Eligibility: Available to students entering first year of the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie; limited to/preference given to residents of the three Maritime provinces (NB, NS, PEI).

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Dr. Surya Master Bursary in Medicine

To provide financial support in the form of a bursary to students in the undergraduate program in Medicine at Dalhousie University, demonstrating financial need coming from rural backgrounds. The recipient(s) must have satisfactory academic standing. Preference will be given to New Brunswick students, as well as coming from a rural background. It is the intent of Dr. Master that the fund will cover the approximate cost of tuition, mandatory fees and living expenses.


Eligibility: Available to current students in the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Dr. John J. Quinlan Memorial Bursary

This fund has been established in memory of Dr. John J. Quinlan (MD'41) and is to be awarded to a student(s) from the Maritime Provinces entering Dalhousie University Medical School. The recipient(s) will have demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic standing. The recipient may retain the bursary in year two of the program leading to the degree of Doctor of Medicine.


Eligibility: Available to students entering first year of the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie; limited to/preference given to residents of the three Maritime provinces (NB, NS, PEI).

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Etta and Frederick Ross Memorial Bursary

In 1972, a fund was established by Dr. James F. Ross in memory of his parents, the income of which is to be used to enable a deserving student to attend the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University.

Eligibility: Available to current students in the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie. Applicants will have demonstrated financial need and have satisfactory academic standing.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Scholarships

MD Class of 1974 Entrance Scholarship

The deadline to submit your Application is Sept 30

A scholarship established by the Medical School Class of 1974 to provide one or more entrance scholarships to students(s) entering their first year of the Medical School program at Dalhousie University.

Eligibility: Awarded to entering student(s) to the Doctor of Medicine program. Applicant(s) will have demonstrated having satisfactory academic standing.

Application Type: Contact the Department, School, or College for more information

Leslie Ann Campbell Entrance Scholarship

This memorial award will be given annually to a resident of Nova Scotia. The recipient will have demonstrated satisfactory academic standing and financial need. The award will be renewable for years two through four of the academic program, provided the recipient maintains satisfactory academic standing and demonstrates continued financial need. While this award is being held on a continuing basis, it will not be available as an entrance scholarship.


Eligibility: Available to students entering first year of the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie; limited to/preference given to residents of the three Maritime provinces (NB, NS, PEI).

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Dr. J. J. Carrol Scholarships

In memory of Dr. James Joseph Carroll (MD'24) the earnings from the fund will be used annually to provide entrance scholarship(s) to students enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. These scholarships will be renewable at the same rate for years two and three of study in the MD program provided that the recipient(s) maintains satisfactory academic standing. Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of Eastern Nova Scotia.


Eligibility: Available to students entering first year of the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie; limited to/preference given to residents of Pictou County, NS.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Florence Fear Davies, R.N. memorial Scholarship

To provide an annual scholarship in the Faculty of Medicine for a first year medical student, with preference given to a female student. Applications for extension of this award beyond the first year may be considered if the student has maintained satisfactory academic standing and has shown qualities of dedication and compassion. The scholarship may be renewed if the student has maintained satisfactory academic standing and may be in financial need.


Eligibility: Available to students entering first year of the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie, with preference given to female applicants.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Joseph fear Memorial Scholarship

To provide an annual scholarship in the Faculty of Medicine for a first year medical student. The Scholarship may be renewed if the student has maintained satisfactory academic standing and has shown qualities of dedication and compassion and may be in financial need.


Eligibility: Available to students entering first year of the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Dr. E. James Gordon Scholarship

This fund, in memory of Dr. E. James Gordon who graduated from Dalhousie in 1941, will be used annually to provide an entrance scholarship to a student enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine. The recipient will have demonstrated all- round excellence in both academic and non-academic factors.


Eligibility: Available to students entering first year of the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Halifax Medical Society Entrance Scholarship

Through the generosity and support of the physicians in the Halifax Medical Society, an entrance scholarship was established to recognize academic excellence, extracurricular activities, leadership and personal qualities. Need will also be one of the elements that may be considered along with the qualities of excellence.


Eligibility: Available to students entering first year of the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Dr. John Hamm Scholarship

Dr. John Hamm Scholarship: 


Awarded to a student from a Nova Scotia high school who is interested in pursuing their future clinical practice in a rural Family Medicine setting in Nova Scotia. The scholarship is to honour Dr. John Hamm (MD’63, a country doctor for 30 years and a former Premier of Nova Scotia (1999-2006).

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

James A. Wardrope Entrance Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed by the late Dr. M. J. Wardrope in memory of his son James A. Wardrope, and provides funds for a student of high standing, academically, entering his or her first year of Medicine.


Eligibility: Available to students entering first year of the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Dr. J.P. and Anita McInerney Scholarship

A scholarship for an undergraduate medical student to complete four years of study while enrolled in the DMNB Medical Education Program at Dalhousie. The scholarship will be renewable in years two, three, and four provided the academic benchmarks determined by Dalhousie are achieved. Preference will be given to a graduate from a high school in the Greater Saint John area (Municipalities of Rothesay, Quispamsis, Grand-Bay Westfield, Hampton, and Saint John). If no candidate, consideration will be given to a student who has graduated from a high school in southern New Brunswick (Charlotte, Kings, and Saint John counties).


Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Ruth McLeese Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in memory of Dr. Ruth McLeese (MD '59).


Eligibility: Available to students entering the first year of the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie, with preference given to residents of New Brunswick. Recipients are selected based on demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic standing.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association Entrance Scholarship

This scholarship, established by the Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association, is to be awarded to an entering student on the basis of all-round excellence, including both academic and non-academic factors.

Eligibility: Available to students entering first year of the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Dr. Robert C. Robb Memorial Scholarship

This fund is to be used annually to provide a scholarship for a student entering the program leading to the Doctor of Medicine degree. The recipient will have demonstrated high academic standing.

Eligibility: Available to students entering first year of the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Karen B. Sheehan Scholarship

This fund was established through a bequest by Karen B. Sheehan to provide one or more scholarships annually for deserving medical students enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine program

Eligibility: Available to students in the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie.

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Flora M. Stewart Foundation Scholarship

Through a bequest made by Flora M. Stewart, this fund will be awarded to a first year medical student from Prince Edward Island based on need and scholastic standing.


Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more informatio

Dr. Meng Hee Tan Scholarship

To provide an entrance scholarship to an accepted student in the MD program. The recipient is to be selected on the basis of all around excellence, in both academic and non-academic factors and have demonstrated financial need.


Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

The Alan Tarhis and Nancy Goodman Scholarship in Medicine

A scholarship for an entering student who has demonstrated all-round excellence in both academic and non-academic pursuits and demonstrates financial need, established by Dr. Alan Tarshis (MD’76).

Eligibility: Available to students entering first year of the Doctor of Medicine program at Dalhousie; limited to/preference given to residents of the three Maritime provinces (NB, NS, PEI).

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information

Dr. Robert and Sheila Ulberg Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of Dr. Robert J. Ulberg (MD '57) and his wife Sheila Ulberg.  

Eligibility: Awarded to entering student(s) to the Doctor of Medicine program based on demonstrated excellence in both academic and non-academic pursuits. Preference is given to residents of the Maritime Provinces (NB, NS, PE).

Application Type: Contact the Faculty for more information