Quality health-care scholarships

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NL Health Services is committed to the continued improvement of quality in patient care and safety.

In 2011, two annual Quality Healthcare Scholarships were established to promote the study of key themes identified during the Commission of Inquiry on Hormone Receptor Testing. The scholarships were introduced as part of the settlement agreement of the class action suit on estrogen and progesterone receptor (ER/PR) testing and implemented in consultation with class action members.

Two scholarships, valued at $6,500 each, are offered each year to eligible graduate or post-graduate students as follows:


Provided by  Quantity Value Eligibility
NL Health Services       1 $6,500 Scholarship is open to a nurse who is pursuing additional studies with a particular focus on quality processes, ethics, or disclosure practices in health care.
NL Health Services        1 $6,500 Scholarship is open to a graduate or post-graduate student enrolled in a health care-related discipline, and pursuing studies with a particular focus on quality processes, ethics, or disclosure practices in health care.

Important information about eligibility:

  • Applicants must be pursuing full or part-time graduate or post-graduate education in a health care-related discipline, and at the time of the application, must be enrolled in a program of at least two academic year duration.
  • Fields of study must support health care in Newfoundland and Labrador with a particular focus on patient disclosure practices, ethics or quality processes.
  • Applicants must have received a minimum average of 70 per cent in their last academic year.
  • Successful applicants will be able to use the funds at their own discretion over the duration of their academic program to best meet their educational needs.

How to apply?

Applications for scholarships must be submitted by completing the application form (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.

  • NL Health Services employees and dependants of staff are encouraged to apply.
  • Individuals can receive a Quality Healthcare Scholarship once in their lifetime.
  • Individuals may re-apply if unsuccessful in receiving a scholarship.

Responsibilities for recipients of NL Health Service’s Quality Healthcare Scholarships

Recipients of these scholarships will be asked to:

  • Provide a progress report to NL Health Services after year one of studies.
  • Upon request, present the final product/findings or provide a written report to NL Health Services upon completion of studies.
  • Acknowledge NL Health Services in any publications related to its Quality Healthcare Scholarships.
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Last updated: 2023-10-18