Health Care Career Bursary provides up $5,000 per year plus a summer job
AMHERST - Cumberland County students who have chosen to pursue a career in health care have until Friday to apply for a 2014 bursary from the Cumberland Health Care Careers Bursary Program.
Completed applications can be dropped off at the CHA offices at 34 Prince Arthur St. or to the Human Resources Department at the Cumberland Regional Health Car Centre before 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
The program is a joint undertaking of the Cumberland Health Authority and its five partner health care foundations, the bursary program has proven to be a very successful way to bring local young people back to the area to live and work.
The bursary program was designed to assist the CHA in addressing projected human resource shortages in various health care professions. The program is only open to Cumberland County students and preference is given to those enrolled in programs of study where there is an anticipated staffing need at the time of their graduation.
Successful applicants receive a bursary of up to $5,000 per year to support their studies. Students must sign a contract with the health authority for a "return for service" upon graduation equal to the number of years for which they receive a bursary.
This means that if a student receives a bursary for four years of study then they are expected to work for the health authority for four years following graduation at a location determined by the health authority.
In addition to being guaranteed a job upon graduation, students are also given the opportunity for summer employment with the health authority.
Application forms and further information on the program are available on-line at www.cha.nshealth.ca and from the CHA's Human Resources Department at 667-5400 ext. 6237 or the Cumberland Health Authority district offices at 661-1090.
Applications are not limited to high school students and those already in post-secondary health-care related studies are welcome to apply.