NRBHSS Scholarship Program

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.

Scholarship amount

Scholarship details

Annually

Up to $15 000.00 annually
$5 000 part time
$15 000 full time

Graduation gift
or
Signing bonus

$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

Student status

Must be part-time or full-time students at college or university level

Eligibility criteria
  • 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

To apply for a scholarship, send the document here below to scholarships.nrbhss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

  • School letter of acceptance stating the program name and student status (part time / full time)
  • Scan of beneficiary card: front and back
  • Letter of motivation including how their field of study is beneficial to the field of health and social services in Nunavik
  • Scholarship form 
Scholarship payment
  • 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.
Additional information
  • 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.

Questions? Reach out at : scholarships.nrbhss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca