A scholarship program is offered by the NRBHSS for beneficiaries of the JBNQA who are currently pursuing post-secondary studies in the health and social services sector outside of Nunavik.
This monetary incentive will be available for their entire study period until graduation and/or hiring in the health and social services network. However, applicants will need to reapply each academic year. Being accepted one year is not a guarantee of being accepted in subsequent years.
10 scholarships (fulltime or part-time) are awarded yearly.
Up to $15 000.00 annually
$5 000.00 for graduates who do not accept a position with the NRBHSS, IHC or UTHC
|$15 000.00 for graduates who accept a position with the NRBHSS, IHC or UTHC|
Must be part-time or full-time students at college or university level
- Beneficiary of the JBNQA
- Part-time or full-time student
- Field of study linked to health and social services
- Candidatures need to be sent out before September 30 of the current year
- In the event that we receive more than 10 candidatures annually we will organize a draw to award the scholarships
Submission of candidature
The submission period is over for the 2022-2023 school year.
The application process will reopen June 2023.
- Scholarship will be paid in two parts, once at the beginning of the school year and once at the end.
- First payment: upon reception of the schedule attesting to school registration and status:
- Needs to be done yearly
- Second payment: upon reception of transcript showing proof that 80% of all courses were passed during the year.
- Graduation bonus: will be paid upon reception of the teaching institution’s letter acknowledging completion of the degree.
- Hiring bonus: will be paid upon reception of the letter from the human-resources department of the hiring party confirming the hire.
Scholarship recipient’s responsibilities
- Scholarships are tax deductible as per the law; it is the scholarship recipient’s responsibility to manage the amount accordingly in order to avoid potentially paying tax on the amount.
- It is the scholarship recipient’s responsibility to submit the required documents either at the application process or at the payment process.
- 80% of all classes need to be passed in order to receive the second payment; no minimum grades are required.
- In the event of dropout from the program, the recipient understands the remaining amount of the scholarship will not be paid.
- In the event of a change in status, the scholarship amount will be adjusted.
- The recipient does not have to pay back any amount in the event of dropout.
- The recipient does not have to commit to employment in the Nunavik HSSS; the signature bonus is there for that reason.
- The NRBHSS’s employee will ensure contact with KI post-secondary counsellors to ensure recipients of the scholarships have contact with the network in case they have questions.
- Applicants will need to reapply each academic year. Being accepted one year is not a guarantee of being accepted in subsequent years.
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