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Investing In The Future: The South Shore Health Bursary

bursary partnersYou’re in your final year of high school and you’re trying to decide what to do with your life.

You’ve hit a wall in your 9-5 and want to make a career out of giving back to those in your community.

Making the decision to pursue a career in health care is a bold and selfless move. A move that the South Shore Health Bursary is here to support.

In the bursary’s 15 years it has helped 119 South Shore residents finance their education in a health-related field. Of the 119 bursary recipients, 85 trained to become Registered Nurses (RNs), 26 became certified Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and one trained to be a doctor and is currently practicing in Lunenburg.

On top of investing in the futures of those in our community, the bursary has a return-for-service agreement ensuring all recipients come back and return a year of service at a South Shore hospital for each year they received financial support.

Meghan Ernst of Lunenburg was a recipient of the South Shore Health Bursary and is now a proud Registered Nurse on the Women’s & Children’s Unit at South Shore Regional Hospital.

“The South Shore Bursary Program gave me a sense of security and peace throughout three years of schooling while I pursued my career. Not just financially, but with the bursary’s return-for-service agreement, it ensured I had work at either South Shore Regional, Fishermen’s Memorial or Queens General hospitals once I graduated. How many students can say they have secured work as soon as they complete university?”

Since 2006, the South Shore Health Bursary has invested nearly $550,000 into the future of health care professionals in both Lunenburg & Queens Counties. The bursary is a proud partnership of the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore, the South Shore Regional Hospital Auxiliary, the Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Queens General Hospital Foundation and a committed supporter in the community.

Apply for the 2021 South Shore Bursary Program

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