NL Health Services and its partners award more than $52,000 in scholarships to support the pursuit of higher education and to advance health-care practice and knowledge in Newfoundland and Labrador. Scholarships are provided by NL Health Services and our partners including foundations and auxiliaries.
We recognize the importance of learning in health care. As part of our Recognition Program, during our first year of operation, we continue to offer a variety of scholarship opportunities to staff, dependants of staff and to other eligible graduate or post-graduate students.
NL Health Services recognizes the positive contribution that employees make to their work environment and to quality patient care. Supporting our employees in their personal and professional growth is important for NL Health Services.
The following scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to eligible employees:
NL Health Services
All employees of NL Health Services
Health Care Foundation
Employees working in the St. John’s hospitals
St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital Auxiliary
Employees working at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital
Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre Auxiliary
Employees working at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre
How to apply?
Applications for scholarships must be submitted using the appropriate application form, available here (PDF).
Forms are made available on this web site each year when the scholarship application cycle begins. Before you apply, please read the application guidelines.
Note: Full eligibility requirements and deadline information is outlined in the scholarship application form for the respective year. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Applicants must be pursuing full or part-time education at a recognized post-secondary institution, and at the time of the application, must be enrolled in an academic program with a duration of at least one year.
Important information about eligibility:
- Applicants must have completed a minimum of two years of full-time worked service, or equivalent hours, to be eligible for a scholarship.
- Previous recipients of an Eastern Health scholarship may be eligible to receive a NL Health Services scholarship, however, preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received a scholarship from the legacy organization.
- Employees accessing other tuition support from NL Health Services will notbe eligible for a staff scholarship in the same year.
- Selection criteria may vary by scholarship as specified in the table above.
Applications for scholarships must be submitted using the relevant application forms. Forms are made available on this web site each year when the scholarship application cycle begins.
- Staff scholarship opportunities
- Scholarship opportunities for dependants of staff
- Quality health-care scholarships
Guidelines on how to apply for a NL Health Services Scholarship
NL Health Services scholarships are awarded upon merit, based on the criteria below. Each entry is assessed by its content and presentation. It is important to ensure your application is strong and complete. The scholarship review team developed the following guidelines to assist you in this process:
This letter is an introduction of you to the scholarship review team members. It is important to remember that the review team does not know you or your accomplishments. The letter to the review team is an opportunity to describe your achievements in the community, the workplace and school life. Make sure to outline how you are making a difference in the activities you are involved in. Don’t forget to sign your letter!
If you’re applying for a Staff Scholarship, be sure to indicate how your program of study will benefit the clinical or administrative services of NL Health Services. If you’re applying for a Dependant of Staff Scholarship, please include your study or career plan.
If you’re applying for a Quality Healthcare Scholarship, your letter must outline how your current area of study and interest (patient disclosure practices, ethics or quality processes in patient care within the context of Newfoundland and Labrador) meets NL Health Services’ goals and values.
Your resume should include the following sections:
- Education: Outline your education to date.
- Work experience: Outline your work experience. Describe each position you have held accompanied by the name of the employer, a timeline of when you worked at each location, and the main duties involved.
- Volunteer work: Describe each volunteer position you have held by naming the group with which you volunteered, the length of time you were involved in the specific program, and the main activities involved.
- Achievements/Accomplishments: Outline all your achievements, accomplishments and awards.
Your resume should be clear, concise and easy to read while providing enough information so the reviewer can get to know you.
As applicable, all applicants must provide transcripts from their most current, or previous, academic institution.
The scholarship application process requires letters of reference, as follows:
- Two letters for staff and dependants of staff scholarship applicants.
- Three letters for Quality Healthcare Scholarship applicants.
When choosing individuals to provide you with a reference, you may wish to give consideration to the type of recommendation the person will give you.
Select someone who knows you well, can describe the true depth of your best qualities, and can provide comments on the extraordinary work you have accomplished.
The reference should articulate the points above in a manner that allows the scholarship review team to make an accurate assessment of your personal attributes. In addition, your letters should come from individuals who are not within the same organization.
If one letter is from your immediate supervisor, the other could be from a volunteer organization or an instructor from an academic institution. If both letters must be from the same institution or organization, then it is important to have two people who can address different aspects of your personality. For example, if one reference is written by your manager, then the other may be from your professional practice consultant or an employee from another program/department who sits on a committee with you.
For dependants of staff:
If one letter is from a teacher, then the other could be from a supervisor where you have worked or a volunteer organization. If both letters must be from the same institution or organization, then it is important to have two people who can address different aspects of your personality. For example, if one reference is from a teacher discussing your academic achievements, the other may be from a coach highlighting your teamwork abilities or a school staff member who can outline your school spirit.
Quality Health-care Scholarships applicants:
The three letters of reference should be each from: a place of employment; an academic source; and a personal (non-family related) source, such as community involvement, character reference, etc. Please indicate in the subject line of each letter the type of reference, e.g. employment, academic or personal reference.
Ensure reference letters are signed by references. Please indicate if it is an employment, academic or personal related reference.
Once you have all the documents and your application form has been completed, review the entire package for spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and neatness. A well-crafted application bears the appearance of a writer who invested the right amount of energy to produce a quality application.
Upon completion of your application, check to make sure that you have completed and enclosed all the necessary forms for a successful application. Your original package should include:
- Completed and signed application form for all sections
- Signed applicant letter to the scholarship review team
- Signed letters of reference
- Two (2) letters for staff and dependants of staff scholarship applicants
- Three (3) letters for Quality Healthcare Scholarship applicants
- Proof of school enrollment
Please send your complete application package to: email@example.com
All documentation must be included upon receipt. Documents sent separately will not be accepted. Incomplete packages will be disqualified.
We thank all applicants for their interest. NL Health Services scholarship recipients will be announced in January 2024.