February 7, 2024 - The Grimshaw Regional Healthcare Attraction and Retention Committee (GRHARC) is pleased to announce the 2024 GRHARC Healthcare Scholarship Program recipients. The $2000 scholarship provides support for six students entering a healthcare or medical-related program and encourages them to live and work in the region.
“Thank you to all who applied for the scholarship and congratulations to the successful recipients,” says Stacey Messner, GRHARC Chairperson. “It is heartwarming to see so many people in our region pursuing careers in healthcare and we commend you all for your eagerness to contribute to healthy communities in the north - we wish we could support you all.”
The 2024 recipients are:
𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐲 - 𝐁𝐞𝐫𝐰𝐲𝐧
Final year of the Practical Nurse Program at Northern Lakes College in Peace River𝐀𝐢𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐧 𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐠𝐡𝐞𝐫 - 𝐆𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐰
First year of the Bachelor of Nursing Program at MacEwan University in Edmonton
𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐚 𝐑𝐨𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐮𝐞𝐳 𝐒𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐢 - 𝐆𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐰
First year of the Bachelor of Science Immunology and Infection Program at the University of Alberta in Edmonton
𝐑𝐚𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐞𝐧 - 𝐆𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐰
Final year of the Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant Program at SAIT in Calgary
𝐊𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐧 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭, 𝐌𝐃 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝟏𝟑𝟓
Final year of the Practical Nurse Program at the Northern Lakes College in Peace River
𝐉𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐚 𝐇𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐬𝐨𝐧, 𝐆𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐰
Third year of the Bachelor of Nursing Program at Northwestern Polytechnic in Grande Prairie
A total of 13 applications were received in a wide-range of healthcare professions. Application requirements included proof of residency in either the Town of Grimshaw, MD of Peace No. 135, Village of Berwyn or the County of Northern Lights, proof of acceptance into a health or medical-related program and a 500-700 word essay that includes information on their commitment to working in a rural northern setting.
Funding for the three-year scholarship program is provided by the Town of Grimshaw, MD of Peace No. 135, Village of Berwyn, and the County of Northern Lights.
“Please join us in thanking our municipal partners for their generosity in this important three-year scholarship program and their support in the committee's overall work,” says Messner.
The GRHARC committee has been in existence for 15 years and works to attract and retain healthcare professionals and support them as they integrate into the community. The committee consists of elected officials from the Town of Grimshaw, County of Northern Lights, Municipal District of Peace 135, the Village of Berwyn, a CAO from each municipality, a local physician, a physician resource planner from AHS, two members at large, and a consultant from RhPAP (Rural Health Professionals Action Plan).