Northern Alberta Rural Physicians Fund

This fund supports educational needs related to medical students accepted or enrolled in a Canadian medical school, who also intend to pursue their career in rural northern Alberta (on or north of 54’ latitude). Granting consideration will be given to students whose educational training may include family medicine, and general internal medicine, surgery, pediatric, anesthesia, or psychiatry. Each year, one or more scholarships may be awarded, totaling $10,000.

The board seeks individuals who meet the following criteria. The applicant must:

  • Fulfill an identified healthcare occupational need as outlined above
  • Be prepared to sign a one-year return for service agreement upon completion of the program
  • Be able to show financial need by providing a budget (form available with application)
  • Have attended high school in a community located on, about, or north of 54’ latitude within Alberta.

The application, cover letter, resume, two letters of reference, curriculum/course outline, and supporting documents (grades) which set out how the candidates meet the above criteria must be submitted by April 30 to the Foundation.

         

Striving for Nursing Excellence Bursary

The Striving for Nursing Excellence Bursary was established in 2019 by the Grande Prairie and Area Nurses Committee in collaboration with the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation.

The vision of the Grande Prairie and Area Nurses Committee is to build a self-sustaining bursary to assist individuals who are entering or continuing in all types of nursing education programs.

Bursaries range from $500 to $5,000, and the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees reserves the right to award as many or as few bursaries, based on the criteria and number of applicants.

The bursary will be awarded in May to individuals engaged in fields of study within the nursing profession. Priority will be balanced between demonstrated need and professional development.

Bursary Criteria

The applicant must:

  • Prove acceptance and enrolment in a licensed practical nursing, nursing, psychiatric nursing, nurse practitioner, masters of nursing or nursing doctorate program
  • Demonstrate commitment and dedication to his/her work/education
  • Show commitment and growth potential in his/her chosen profession
  • Have attended a high school or have been a member in a community located within northwest Alberta for the last 5 years.
  • Provide a detailed budget to identify financial need (form available with the application).

Application, cover letter, resume, two (2) letters of reference, curriculum or course outline, grades of prior year’s education and any supporting documents which should set out how the candidate meets the above criteria must be submitted by March 31 to the Foundation.

Awards are dispersed annually in May.

         

Sarah Joan Alward Bursary

Congratulations! You are following your dream and continuing your studies and career in healthcare. It’s not always easy.

The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation understands that, and we encourage you to continue striving towards your goals by applying for a Sarah Joan Alward Bursary.

Bursaries range from $1,000 – $2,500 and will be awarded to people engaged in fields of study which will benefit the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, other Health Care Institutions, and/or Health Care Programs in North Western Alberta.

The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation Board reserves the right to award as many or as few bursaries, based on the criteria and number of submissions received.

Priority will be given to individuals identified in health care occupations that will benefit the Hospitals and Health Care providers within the Region.

Bursary Criteria

  • fulfill an identified health care occupational need in northwestern Alberta;
  • have experience or education in the health care field;
  • have completed a minimum of one year of study at an accredited college or university;
  • demonstrate commitment and dedication to your work/education;
  • be a high performer;
  • show growth potential in your chosen profession;
  • provide a detailed budget to identify a financial need (form available with the application).
  • be prepared to sign a return for service agreement with Alberta Health Services for one year, (if the region does not have a need for the applicant upon completion of their program, the return for service agreement may be waived)

 Your application, cover letter, resume, 2 letters of reference, curriculum or course outline and any supporting documents (grades) stating how you meet the above criteria must be submitted by March 31, to the address below. 

         

Dr. Philip Sunohara Memorial Surgical Scholarship

As a doctor, you have the desire to enhance your skills and talents and specialize! The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation encourages you to pursue your education and training by applying for a Dr. Philip Sunohara Memorial Surgical Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $15,000 will be awarded by The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation to assist physicians in their pursuit of surgical specialist education and training. The committee will award these scholarships to physicians engaged in a specialist field, who upon completion of their training will practice within Alberta Health Services.

Applications will be prioritized based on the following fields of study:

  1. Orthopedics and orthopedic subspecialties,
  2. General Surgery,
  3. Other surgical fields in the areas listed below will be prioritized based on the region’s identified specialist need. These areas include but not limited to:
    1. Urology
    2. Ophthalmology
    3. Gynecology
    4. Plastics
    5. Ear, Nose and Throat
  4. General Practitioner Surgery
  5. Anesthesia
  6. General Practitioner Anesthesia

Bursary Criteria

  • Fulfill an identified need within Alberta Health Services;
  • Be prepared to sign a return for service agreement with Alberta Health Services for one year,
    • if the region does not have a need for the applicant upon completion of their program, the return for service agreement may be waived;
  • Demonstrate commitment and dedication to his/her work and education;
  • Be a high performer;
  • Show growth potential in the chosen specialty;
  • Provide a detailed budget to identify financial need;

Your application, cover letter, resume, 2 letters of reference, curriculum or course outline and any supporting documents (grades) detailing how you meet the above criteria must be submitted by April 30,  to the address below.

          

Dr. Phil & Vi Sunohara Nursing Bursary

The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation Board will be awarding the Dr. Phil & Vi Sunohara Surgical Nursing Fund Bursary.  The Board will award these bursaries to nurses engaged in, or wanting to engage in the field of orthopedic nursing that will benefit the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, other health care institutions and/or health care programs in North Western Alberta. Priority will be given to nurses identified in orthopedic surgical nursing fields that will benefit the hospitals and health care providers within the region. The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation Board reserves the right to award as many or as few bursaries, based on the criteria and number of submissions.

Bursary Criteria

  • fulfill an identified health care occupational need in northwestern Alberta
  • have experience or education in the health care field
  • have completed a minimum of one year of study in an accredited college or university
  • demonstrate commitment and dedication to his/her work/education
  • be a high performer
  • show growth potential in his/her chosen profession
  • provide a detailed budget to identify financial need (form available with the application)
  • be prepared to sign a return for service agreement with Alberta Health Services for one year, (if the region does not have a need for the applicant upon completion of their program, the return for service agreement may be waived)

Application, cover letter, resume, 2 letters of reference, curriculum or course outline and any supporting documents (grades) which should set out how the candidate meets the above criteria must be submitted by April 30.