Margie Colcol Bursary call for applications

  • May. 23, 2014 2:00 p.m.

The Hospital Day Committee is again announcing a deadline for applications for the Margie Colcol Bursaries for 2014. $3,000 from 2014 Hospital Day funds has been set aside for these bursaries.Applications need to be postmarked by Friday June 13 and should be sent to Margie Colcol Bursary Committee, C/O Box 448, Queen Charlotte, V0T 1S0. Application letters can also be emailed to jwhite@qcislands.ca and should include Margie Colcol Bursary in the subject line. Emailed letters/applications must also be received by Friday, June 13, 2014.The Margie Colcol Bursary was first awarded in 2003. The nurse whom this bursary honours worked for many years in the Queen Charlotte Islands General Hospital and passed away in 1999. Over the last 11 years bursaries have been awarded to 30 individuals. Of those, 9 are working in health fields on Haida Gwaii, three for Northern Health off island, four are in health fields in BC, Canada and internationally, and ten are continuing their health related studies.The goal of the Margie Colcol Bursary is to provide educational funding for residents of Haida Gwaii to pursue ongoing education in a health care field with the hope they will return to the islands to practise these acquired health care field skills.Criteria in the selection process gives preference to:- applicants pursuing an ongoing health care field program of study (means candidates should have completed at least one year of post secondary education) – those candidates who will most likely return/stay on island, – those who have been long term residents and/or who have been raised and educated on Haida Gwaii- candidates with financial need- preference may be given to new applicants over applicants who have received the bursary in the past.o Please encourage individuals who are studying in the health care field to apply for this bursary.

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