The Future Health Research & Innovation Scholarship

IWK Health Centre

High School

The Future Health and Research and Innovation Scholarship was created in 2015 for the purpose of fostering awareness in health and/or innovation at the IWK and to recognize outstanding Grade 12 students in the maritimes who have demonstrated an early interest in health related research and/or innovation.


To be considered for one of the three Future Research and Innovation Scholarships, you must be a Grade 12 student in the Maritimes with a minimum average of 75% and must intend on continuing your education at a Maritime post-secondary institution (college or university) in a field that will enhance and/or innovation in health care.


  • Cover Letter: Tell us about yourself! Why are you interested in a particular area of health research and/or innovation? Be specific and tell us how your post-secondary education will help you pursue a research goal. (1-page max; double spaced: 12pt font)
  • Essay: This is where you tell us about your research passion! Using scientific evidence tell us about

(1.) the specific area of health research and/or innovation you would pursue and

(2.) how your research and/or innovation could potentially contribute to the health and well-being of children, women, and families in the Maritime. (3-page max; double spaced, 12pt font)

  • References: This is where other people can tell us a bit about you! Please provide one Academic Reference (e.g. a teacher who can speak to your marks and school performance) and one character reference (e.g. a coach or boss who can speak to sportsmanship or work ethic). (1-page max; double-spaced; 12pt font)
  • Transcripts: Finally, please provide one copy each of your Grade 11 transcript and you Grade12 transcripts (in progress)

Applications can be submitted to:

Attention Sandy Berry, Research Services as a single PDF file to more information, phone  902.324.3157



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