Monday, 16 January 2012

BURSARY PROGRAMS FOR BILINGUAL HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICE STUDENTS

BURSARY OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS STUDYING WITHIN THE HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES SECTOR
CAMI IN COLLABORATION WITH MCGILL UNIVERSITY IS LAUNCHING A CALL FOR BURSARY APPLICATIONS
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2011-2012 – JANUARY 30TH, 2012
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2012-2013 – JUNE 18TH, 2012

Created by the McGill University Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project, the McGill Retention Bursary Program’s Category 1 Bursary is intended to provide financial incentive to students from selected Quebec regions with English and French language skills pursuing full-time studies in the area of health and social services in a government recognized educational institution located outside their region. Students who are awarded bursaries must commit to returning to a Quebec region following the successful completion of their studies to work for a minimum of one year in a public health and social services institution or related organization.
Students wishing to apply for the Bursary Program must submit their application forms to the contact person at the participating community network in their region. 
Contacts for the Magdalen Islands’ Region: 
Helena Burke                                                 
Executive Director                                                                                
CAMI                                                                                                                                                                    Tel.:  (418) 985-2116 EXT. #1
Fax:  (418) 985-2113                                                                              
Cell:  (418) 937-6794                                                                             
E-mail:  cami@magdalenislands.ca                                                    

Vanessa Goodwin
McGill Coordinator
CAMI
Tel.:  (418) 985-2116 EXT.#2
Fax:  (418) 985-2113
E-mail:  mcgillretention@gmail.com
For more information or to receive a copy of the application guidelines and application form, please contact the CAMI Office.

BURSARY OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of the Category 1 Bursary is to address the need for bilingual professionals in health and social services in selected Quebec regions by encouraging students to pursue studies in health and social service disciplines in government recognized educational institutions located outside their region and to return to their region to work and serve their communities.
BURSARY AMOUNTS:
The Category 1 Bursary amounts are fixed based on the student’s level of study:

• University: Up to $10,000 per year per student registered for full-time studies during 2011 - 2012, 2012 - 2013 academic years.

• C├ęgep / college: Up to $5,000 per year per student registered for full-time studies during 2011 - 2012, 2012 - 2013 academic years.

• Secondary school vocational training: Up to $5,000 per year per student registered for full-time studies during 2011 - 2012, 2012 - 2013 academic years.


PERIOD COVERED:

The Bursary Program covers the 2011 - 2012 and 2012 - 2013 academic years. The funding is non-retroactive to previous years.
BURSARY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

The Category 1 Bursary is open to students from selected Quebec regions

• Are Canadian citizens who have resided in a selected Quebec region for at least 2 years (24 months);

• Are permanent residents who have resided in a selected Quebec region for at least 2 years (24 months);

• Have the English and French language skills to provide health and social services in a health and social services institution;

• Are pursuing studies in a government recognized educational institution located outside their region;

• Are currently accepted into or pursuing full-time studies (the educational institution that the students are attending considers them as such) in a government recognized health and social services program that permits the students to work professionally in Quebec upon completion of studies

• Are registered full-time for a minimum of 1 full academic year during the 2011 - 2012 and 2012 - 2013 academic years;

Please note that the Bursary Program is not applicable to students:

- Registered in independent or non-degree programs;

- Registered in distance and on-line training programs.

• Are committed, following completion of studies, to return to a selected Quebec region to work in the field of health and social services in a public health and social services institution or related organization for a minimum of one year;

• Agree to a follow-up evaluation by the McGill Project upon completion of studies in the event that such an evaluation program is implemented.

The community network (CAMI) is responsible for ensuring that the students meet the Eligibility Criteria.