Call for Applications: McGill Health and Social Services Bursary Program

SHERBROOKE, July 2, 2015 – Townshippers’ Association, in partnership with McGill University, will be once again offering bursaries to students in the Estrie or Montérégie-East who are studying in Health and Social Service Programs outside their region.

The purpose of the McGill Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program is to address the need for bilingual professionals with in health and social services in selected Quebec regions. The Bursary Program is part of the Retention Program as described in the 2014-2018 Prospectus which can be found on the McGill Project website at www.mcgill.ca/hssaccess/documents/prospectusm2

The Bursary Program is divided into two categories. This call for applications is for Category 1.

Category 1 is intended to provide financial incentive to students from selected Quebec regions with appropriate 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

Bursary Amounts for the 2015-2016 academic year are fixed based on the students’ level of study:

  • 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.
  • Secondary school vocational training: Up to $5,000 per student registered for full-time studies.

Information on the bursary application and rules is available in both English and French on the website Topportunity.ca or by contacting Evelina Smith, Community Information Coordinator, 819-566- 2182, or by email to [email protected]

All applications must be received no later than August 31, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. and must be submitted to Evelina Smith, Community Information Coordinator, Townshippers’ Association, 100-257 Queen, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1M 1K7 or [email protected]

About Townshippers’ Association

Townshippers’ Association is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization focused on promoting and supporting the interests of the English-speaking minority community of the historical Eastern Townships since 1979. Through a variety of initiatives, Townshippers’ works to strengthen the community and culture of English-speaking Townshippers, open doors of opportunity for youth and promote access to health, social and other services in English. For more on the Association and its activities, connect online at Townshippers.org or contact Townshippers’ head office in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717 (toll free: 1-866-566-5717) or branch office in Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd. 450-242-4421 (toll free: 1-877-242-4421).

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SOURCE:
Corrinna Pole
Communications Officer,
Townshippers’ Association 819-566-5717 (toll free 1-866-566-5717), [email protected]
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