August 2, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health is now accepting applications for scholarships available to staff and dependants of staff within Eastern Health, and for other eligible post-secondary students.
“Continuous, lifelong learning and education is essential to support our health-care professionals’ efforts to ensure high quality services and care to our patients, clients and residents,” said Kenneth Baird, President and Chief Executive Officer (Interim). “That is why, starting in 2007 and every year since, Eastern Health and our supporting partners award more than $45,000 in scholarships to advance health-care practice and knowledge in Newfoundland and Labrador. We are very pleased to be able to support staff in their pursuit of higher education.”
More than 35 scholarships, ranging from $500 to $6,500, are available, as follows:
- 20 scholarships for staff;
- 14 scholarships for dependants of staff; and
- two Quality Health-care Scholarships for eligible graduate or post-graduate students.
Scholarships are provided by Eastern Health and by groups and/or organizations that support Eastern Health, including the Health Care Foundation, the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre Auxiliary, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital Auxiliary, the General Hospital Sports and Social Club and the Sister Mary Fabian Hennebury Scholarship Fund.
“Our employees are the heart of our organization and we value their commitment to providing health care and services to the public.,” said Collette Smith, Eastern Health Vice President, Clinical Services and Human Resources. “We thank them for their ongoing efforts and encourage them in their personal and professional growth by offering new learning opportunities wherever possible.”
In 2021, Eastern Health awarded a total of $45,250 in scholarships to 20 employees, 14 dependants of staff as well as Quality Health-care Scholarships to two recipients.
Eastern Health scholarships are awarded upon merit. Eastern Health’s Scholarship Review Team assesses all applications and selects the scholarship winners based on established criteria.
Completed applications for 2022 must be received by 5:00 p.m., October 7, 2022. Full eligibility details, including application forms, can be obtained from the Eastern Health’s website at: