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Student Bursaries

Meigan Roberts, Côte-Nord bursary recipient, with André Costopoulos (McGill) and Kimberly Buffitt (COASTERS)

Chantal Mitterer, Côte-Nord bursary recipient, with Estelle Hopmeyer (McGill), Jody Lessard (NSCA) and André Costopoulos (McGill)

Tiffany Burke and Selena Clark, Gaspésie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine bursary recipients, with Marcia Beaulieu (McGill), Helena Burke (CAMI) and André Costopoulos (McGill)

Alexandra MacWhirter and Bailey Douesnard, Gaspésie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine bursary recipients, with Anne Vogt (McGill), André Costopoulos (McGill) and Cathy Brown (CASA)

Kim Smith-Desrosiers and Kayla Smith, Gaspésie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine bursary recipients, with Hélène Riel-Salvatore (McGill), André Costopoulos (McGill) and Tracey Leotta (Vision Gaspé-Percé Now)

Jade Pommerleau and Sarah Lowry, Chaudière-Appalache bursary recipients, with Liliane Asseraf-Pasin (McGill), André Costopoulos (McGill) and Julie Gagné (MCDC)

Nathaly Leavitt, Emily Bouthot and Emily Beerworth, Montérégie bursary recipients, with André Costopoulos (McGill), Estelle Hopmeyer (McGill) and Ingrid Marini (Townshippers' Association)

Description

Created by the McGill University Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project, The Bursary Program is part of the Retention Incentives Component of the Retention and Distance Professional and Community Support Program.

The Bursary Program is divided into two (2) categories:  

Category 1 is intended to provide financial incentive to students from selected Quebec regions with English and French language skills pursuing full-time studies in the area of health and social services in a government recognized educational institution located outside their region.  Students who are awarded bursaries must commit to returning to a Quebec region following the successful completion of their studies to work for a minimum of one year in a public health and social services institution or related organization

Category 2 is intended to provide financial incentive to students from selected Quebec regions with English and French language skills pursuing full-time studies in the area of health and social services in a government recognized educational institution located within their region.  Students who are awarded bursaries must commit to staying in Quebec region following the successful completion of their studies to work for a minimum of one year in a public health and social services institution or related organization

Bursary amounts are fixed based on the student’s level of study:

Category 1
University: Up to $10,000 per year per student registered for full-time studies during 2011 - 2012, 2012 - 2013 academic years.
Cégep / college: Up to $5,000 per year per student registered for full-time studies during 2011 - 2012, 2012 - 2013 academic years.
Secondary school vocational training: Up to $5,000 per year per student registered for full-time studies during 2011 - 2012, 2012 - 2013 academic years.

Category 2
University: Up to $5,000 per year per student registered for full-time studies during 2011 - 2012, 2012 - 2013 academic years.
Cégep / college: Up to $2,500 per year per student registered for full-time studies during 2011 - 2012, 2012 - 2013 academic years.
Secondary school vocational training: Up to $2,500 per year per student registered for full-time studies during 2011 - 2012, 2012 - 2013 academic years.

Students wishing to apply for the Bursary Program must submit their application forms to the contact person at the participating community network in their region. 

Some educational institutions have already received a special mandate to train health and social services professionals, who will be able to offer services to remote Aboriginal communities whose second language is English. The students of these educational institutions may also be eligible for bursaries and may apply for the Bursary Program through participating educational institutions. Students from aboriginal communities in remote regions of Quebec can contact the McGill Project for more information.

The budget allocated by the McGill Project for the Bursary Program is:

• $200,000 for the 2011 - 2012 fiscal year (April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012).

• $200,000 for the 2012 - 2013 fiscal year (April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013).

Eligibility Criteria

The bursaries are open to students from selected Quebec regions who:

  • Are Canadian citizens who have resided in a selected Quebec region for at least 2 years (24 months);
  • Are permanent residents who have resided in a selected Quebec region for at least 2 years (24 months);
  • Have the English and French language skills to provide health and social services in a health and social services institution;
  • Are pursuing studies in a government recognized educational institution located outside their region;
  • Are currently accepted into or pursuing full-time studies (the educational institution that the students are attending considers them as such) in a government recognized health and social services program  that permits the students to work professionally in Quebec upon completion of studies;
  • Are registered full-time for a minimum of 1 full academic year during the 2011 - 2012 and 2012 - 2013 academic years;
    Please note that the Bursary Program is not applicable to students
    :
    - Registered in independent or non-degree programs
    ;
    - Registered in distance and on-line training programs.
  •  Are committed, following completion of studies, to return to a selected Quebec region to work in the field of health and social services in a public health and social services institution or related organization for a minimum of one year;
  • Agree to a follow-up evaluation by the McGill Project upon completion of studies in the event that such an evaluation program is implemented.
The community network is responsible for ensuring that the students meet the Eligibility Criteria.

Recipients

In 2011-2012, a total amount of $173,750 was allocated in bursaries – $145,000 for Category 1 and $28,750 for Category 2. 

To learn more about the recipients and the bursaries they received, click on a region below.

Region 05 – Estrie: Townshippers’ Association

Region 07 – Outaouais: ENRICH

Region 09 – Côte-Nord: Coasters’ Association and North Shore Community Association

Region 11 – Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine : CAMI, CASA and Vison Gaspé-Percé Now

Region 12 – Chaudière-Appalaches : MCDC

Region 16 – Montérégie : Townshippers’ Association

Application Forms

Category 1

Application_Guide

Application_Forms

Category 2

Application_Guide 

Application_Forms