2024 QEII Foundation Diversity in Health Care Bursary

QEII Foundation


To provide financial support to students from historically marginalized populations in their pursuit of post-secondary education in a health-related profession, with a goal of having a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects Nova Scotian communities.

Administered by:
The QEII Foundation, with support from a bursary selection committee of volunteers from the community and Community Health Boards in Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone.


To be considered, bursary applicants are: 

  • A Canadian Citizen or permanent resident
  • A resident of Nova Scotia (with a permanent mailing address in Nova Scotia)
  • Identify as: African Nova Scotian/Black, Indigenous, Racialized, Immigrant, 2SLGBTQIA+, experiencing physical, cognitive or learning limitations that impact activities of daily living, or having intersectionality of these identities
  • Accepted and enrolled in full or part-time studies for the 2024-2025 academic year (starting or continuing through September 30, 2024) with a declared major in a health-related field at a Canadian post-secondary institution that is recognized by Universities Canada, in a health-related program at Nova Scotia Community College, or at a recognized healthcare technology institution

Submission and Application Details

The applications of candidates who meet the above considerations will be forwarded to the selection committee. Applications are evaluated on several factors including educational/career goals and field of study, financial need, community involvement and reference letter.

To apply:
To be considered, please complete the online bursary application form and reference letter no later than 11:59 p.m. on March 18, 2024.

Create an account and apply at: https://apply.qe2foundation.ca/prog/qeii_foundation_diversity_in_health_care_bursaries_2024/

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