The Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc. recognizes that having properly trained and qualified staff working within the Cypress Health Region is as important to the quality of care being provided, as is having new and/or updated equipment.
The Skills Enrichment Scholarship Program (SESP) will support individuals who are prepared to gather the education and training necessary to impact patient care in Southwest Saskatchewan in a positive way.
SESP is intended to support individuals who are currently involved/working in the healthcare industry in Southwest Saskatchewan and wanting to expand their training/knowledge/education.
Within the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Scholarship program, preference will be given to Applicants for “Non-Degree” programs (certification; seminars; apprenticeship challenges etc.) New applicants looking for financial assistance relative to Graduate or Undergraduate programs are encouraged to apply for funding that is available through the McIntyre Family Foundation scholarship program. Information is available at http://www.mff.ca
The three areas of support are CCA – LPN – Other.
Return for Service
As the intent of the SESP is to assist individuals wanting to work within the healthcare industry and support the healthcare needs of the residents of Southwest Saskatchewan, each Approved Applicant will be required to sign a Return for Service Agreement.
By signing this agreement, Approved Applicants will indicate their willingness to utilize the education/skills they obtain within the Cypress Health Region for a minimum of 2 years.
An On-line Application Form shall be available for completion by the student/applicant.
Applications will be accepted by the Foundation within established Semi-Annual review periods:
For classes starting in September, the application must be dated prior to July 31 of that same year;
For classes starting in January, the application must be dated prior to November 30 of the preceding year.
HOW INDIVIDUAL SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE FUNDED:
The Skills Enrichment Scholarship Program will be funded by a named endowment – The Lee/Irwin Scholarship Fund.
This Endowment Account generates income that is made available semi-annually to fund the two (2) scholarship disbursement sessions that will be approved each year.
The Committee will use the following Disbursement Protocol as a basis for recommending an application for support:
CCA – Maximum funds available per individual will be $3000.00 dispersed as follows:
$1500.00 after the completion of Year One (2 semesters)
$1500.00 upon successful completion of the CCA program
LPN – Maximum funds available per individual will be $4,000.00 dispersed as follows:
$2000.00 after the completion of Year One (2 semesters)
$2000.00 upon successful completion of the LPN program
Other – one-time payment up to a maximum $1000.00 towards your program
*** The Dr Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation reserves the right to only distribute a maximum of $15,000 semi annually. In the event that requests exceed the allotted distribution amount, Funds will be allocated on a percentage basis between all applicants.
*** The Dr Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation scholarship program will only support one program per applicant to the maximum amount stated above. Applicants who choose to enroll in the CCA program and then enter the LPN program will only be funded for one program in their lifetime.