Student Bursaries

ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019 

Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program

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The deadline for students to submit application forms to community networks is JUNE 14, 2018.

Created by Dialogue McGill and coordinated locally by the community networks the Health and Social Community Leadership Bursary Program is divided into two (2) categories:                                       

Category 1 Bursary 

Intended to provide a financial incentive to students:

  • From selected Quebec regions
  • With appropriate English and French language skills
  • Pursuing full-time college or university 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 staying in or 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 Bursary 

Intended to provide a financial incentive to students:

  • From selected Quebec regions
  • With appropriate English and French language skills
  • Pursuing full-time college or university 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 or moving 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 3 Bursary 

Intended to provide a financial incentive to students:

  • From selected Quebec regions covered by the program
  • Possessing an acceptable knowledge of English and French language skills 
  • Pursuing full-time secondary school vocational training 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 or moving 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.

More detail to come concerning this new category by Fall 2018. 

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the budget allocated by Dialogue McGill for the Bursary Program is $200,000:
 

Category 1 Bursary 

Category 2 Bursary

Category 3 Bursary

University: Up to $10,000 per student registered for full-time studies.

Cégep / college: Up to $5,000 per student registered for full-time studies.

University : Up to $5,000 per student registered for full-time studies.

Cégep / college: Up to $2,500 per student registered for full-time studies.

Secondary school vocational training: Up to $2,000 per student registered for full-time studies

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.

See the list of participating community networks and contact persons in Category 1 Bursary Application Guide or Category 2 Bursary Application Guide.

Category 3 Bursary Application Guide will be available in Fall 2018.  

Note: 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 are also 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.

 

 

 

Eligibility Criteria

The Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program is open to students from selected Quebec regions who:

  1. Are Canadian citizens who have resided in a selected Quebec region for at least 2 years (24 months);
  2. Are permanent residents who have resided in a selected Quebec region for at least 2 years (24 months);
  3. Have appropriate English and French language skills to provide health and social services in a health and services institution in Quebec;
  4. Are pursuing studies in a government recognized educational institution located outside their region (category 1 bursary) / in their region (category 2 bursary);
  5. Their program of study is preparing them for careers where they will be providing direct care and services to English-speaking clients;
  6. 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;
  7. Are registered full-time for the 2018-2019 academic year;
    Please note that the Bursary Program is not applicable to students:
    • Registered in independent study programs or in programs that do not lead to a degree or diploma;
    • Registered in distance and online training programs.
  8.  Are committed, following completion of studies, to return to a selected Quebec region (category 1 bursary) / to remain in their region (category 2 bursary) 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, for each bursary awarded;
  9. Agree, upon completion of studies, to participate in any follow-up, monitoring or evaluation of the Program conducted by Dialogue McGill and/or the community network.

 The community network is responsible for ensuring that the students meet the Eligibility Criteria.

Application Forms

The 2018-2019 bursary application period is here. Please download the forms you need and fill them out for a complete application. Ensure that you have the latest version of Adobe reader or Adobe Acrobat.

YOU CAN GET A FREE COPY OF ADOBE ACROBAT READER FROM THE ADOBE WEBSITEIT IS AVAILABLE FOR WINDOWS, MAC AND ANDROID DEVICES.

Consult the detailed Guides before filling out the application. The deadline for students to submit application forms to community networks is JUNE 14, 2018.

If you face any difficulties filling out the forms please consult our Q&A for more details or send us an email at dialoguemcgill.ihsp [at] mcgill.ca 

Forms and Guides for the 2018-2019 Bursary Program 

CATEGORY 1 BURSARY APPLICATION FORMS

CATEGORY 1 BURSARY GUIDE

Form 1 Student Application 

Form 2 - Reference 1 

Form 2 - Reference 2 

Form 3 - Community Network Recommendation

Application Guide 2018-2019

CATEGORY 2 BURSARY APPLICATION FORMS

CATEGORY 2 BURSARY GUIDE 

Form 1 Student Application 

Form 2 - Reference 1 

Form 2 - Reference 2 

Form 3 - Community Network Recommendation

Application Guide 2018-2019

 

Evaluation Reports

To measure the Bursary Program’s impact and to make sure it respects its objective which is to promote a better access to health and social services in their language for Québec’s English-speaking communities, Dialogue McGill mandated researcher Marie-Pierre Gagnon, PH.D, from Université Laval’s Nursing Faculty, to conduct a bi-annual monitoring with bursary recipients and with the community networks which sponsor the Program.

Community Leadership Bursary Program - Annual Evaluation Report (2016-2017)

Community Leadership Bursary Program - Bi-annual Report (Winter 2017)

Community Leadership Bursary Program - Bi-annual Report (Fall 2017)

Community Leadership Bursary Program - Annual Evaluation Report (2015-2016)