Current Students Info

Dr. Ken Benson Memorial Bursary

Sep 07, 2012

Availability - Bursaries in an amount up to $3,000 are available to eligible applicants on a one-time-only basis.

Eligibility - Full-time students engaged in post-graduate study in a field of Public/Community Health Practice within an applicable discipline (e.g. nurses, nutritionists, environmental health officers, etc.) Physicians are not eligible for this bursary.

  • strong preference will be given to individuals who are resident and practicing in B.C.
  • preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to remain in B.C.
  • preference will be given to candidates who commit to live and practice in rural areas of B.C.
  • studies my be undertaken at any post-secondary institution in B.C.
  • consideration will be given to candidates who wish to study out-of-province or out-of-country

Conditions - Candidates must demonstrate satisfactory enrollment and standing in a course of studies or acceptance into a program. Candidates must acknowledge acceptance of the bursary by letter to the Chair of the Health Officers' Council. it is suggested that bursary recipients consider a future donation to the bursary fun in support of the future education needs of those who will follow them.

Timelines - Applications, accompanied by a current C.V.; proof of acceptance or enrollment in an appropriate program; future goals and intentions within public/community health; and any other information you feel relevant to the selection committee, can be forwarded to the Chair, Health Officers' Council, by a set date in early September of the year in which the bursary is required.

More information as well as the application form can be found at the Vancouver Foundation Website.

Friday, September 7, 2012