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One Physiotherapy and One Occupational Therapy Scholarship

Purpose

This scholarship is intended to (1) increase the number of Chapleau students/residents enrolled in a physiotherapy or an occupational therapy educational program, (2) support those already attending a post secondary program and (3) encourage students/residents to return to Chapleau to practice their profession. Studies have shown that people from rural and remote towns are most likely to return to practice in those areas. On the basis of these studies, supporting our own citizens will help to ensure the availability of high quality, consistent, rehabilitative services in the community of Chapleau.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of Chapleau for a minimum of 2 years (Students already attending a post-secondary program are still considered Chapleau residents).
  • Be accepted in a physiotherapy or occupational therapy program.
  • Be committed to live and work in Chapleau after graduating from a physiotherapy or occupational therapy program.
  • Have a minimum 70% average.
  • Being a volunteer or having worked for any Chapleau Health Services programs or services will be considered an asset.

Applicants are required to provide the following information in order to be eligible to receive the scholarship:

  • An application form that is completed and signed. An application form may be found at the bottom of this page.
  • A copy of a letter of acceptance into an approved Canadian physiotherapy or occupational therapy program. This can be conditional pending final approval from the school.
  • If the applicant is not presently attending a high school in Chapleau, proof of residency in Chapleau is needed. (eg. A bill with the applicant's name and address, a letter from an employer etc.)
  • A letter indicating commitment to practising in Chapleau after graduation. (One-page type written) eg. Why do you wish to work in Chapleau?
  • A copy of most recent grades or transcript of marks.
  • A budget of the expected costs associated with the program (e.g. tuition fees, books) along with details regarding the nature of their education (full-time, part-time, online, learning from home, moving away to school).

Terms of the Scholarship

This scholarship is for one year only. However, a student may re-apply each year that he or she is studying to be a Physiotherapist or an Occupational Therapist.

Applicants who are denied funding in one year may re-apply in any subsequent year.

If the applicant awarded the scholarship cannot complete his or her studies, the Chapleau General Hospital Foundation must be contacted immediately.

The Foundation may withdraw this award for which, in any year, no qualified applicant is found.

Method of payment

Payment will be made directly to the student.

Scholarship recipients must provide proof of payment of their tuition before a cheque will be released to them.

Once a student has been approved for a scholarship, he or she will be paid half of the amount of the award at the beginning of the first academic term and half at the beginning of the second academic term.

Application Submissions

Applications with complete documentation must be submitted by June 9th. No application submissions will be accepted after this date.

All documentation should be submitted to the Chapleau General Hospital Foundation C/O Scholarship Committee, Box 747, 6 Broomhead Rd., Chapleau, ON, P0M 1K0.

Scholarship Committee

A committee will be responsible for awarding the scholarship.

The Scholarship Committee will be comprised of a representative from the Services de santé de Chapleau Health Services Board of Directors, a representative from the Recruitment and Retention Committee, a community representative, the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital and the Director of Clinical Services.

Decisions

Preference will be given to those applicants who demonstrate a commitment to practising their profession in Chapleau.

Being a volunteer or having worked for any Chapleau Health Services programs or services will be considered an asset.

All applicants shall be notified in writing once the decision has been made.

Decisions by the Scholarship Committee are final. There is no appeal process.

A list, based on students' overall average grades, will be compiled from the unsuccessful applicants. In the event that a successful applicant decides not to accept, or becomes ineligible for the scholarship, the Scholarship Committee reserves the right to give consideration to applicants on this list.

For further information, please contact Human Resources at 864-3061.

Scholarship Application Form

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