Three Maritime students have been awarded $2,500 scholarships to continue their education in a field that will enhance health research or innovation.
The Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarships are awarded on behalf of the IWK Health Centre Research Department to foster awareness of health research among youth.
The 2019 winners are Prince Edward Island’s Robyn Gallant, Nova Scotia’s Mohamed Nashnoush and New Brunswick’s Sophie Inkpen.
Gallant is starting her bachelor of arts and science in health at Saint Francis Xavier University, while Inkpen and Nashnoush are both in Halifax this September, starting the bachelor of medical sciences program at Dalhousie University.
Created in 2015, the annual scholarship is given to a grade 12 student from each Maritime province who plans on continuing their education at a Maritime post-secondary institution in a field that will enhance health research or innovation.
Applicants were required to write an essay demonstrating their interest in health-related research and innovation and how it will improve the health and well-being of children, women and families in the Maritimes.
“The IWK’s Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarship program promotes early stage engagement in health research and encourages our youth to see themselves as the solution in striving for a healthier tomorrow,” says Kathleen Leadon, director of research operations at the IWK Health Centre.
“We are proud to offer this program to our Maritime community and privileged to be a part of the journey for these exceptional students.”