Scholarship Program

Niagara Health Foundation is pleased to provide four (4) scholarship opportunities for professional development and to those pursuing post-secondary education in health-related fields.

  • Niagara Health System – Welland Hospital Site Tuition Scholarship - The successful candidate shall receive the sum of $1,000 for the first year of post-secondary academic attendance and could receive $1,000 for each of his/her second, third and fourth years. This scholarship was established in 1994 by the former Board of Trustees of Welland County General Hospital. 
  • Dr. Ken Hope Memorial Book Award through Welland Site - This $500 scholarship is to be used for the purchase of books or other necessary resources during the first year of post-secondary education. This award was established in 2001 by Dr. Hope’s family. 
  • Dr. Laszlo and Maria Kuharik Memorial Scholarship - A special endowment fund has been established to provide this scholarship annually to a student pursing a Doctor of Medicine degree from an accredited Canadian university. One scholarship for as much as $6,000 is available for the 2016-2017 academic year to pay for up to one-half of the annual tuition for a student entering or already enrolled in a Doctor of Medicine Degree program. 
  • The Helen (Martindale) Ferguson Education Award - The successful candidate shall receive the sum of $500 to provide support for continuing staff education for registered Nurses at the Greater Niagara General Hospital Site.  It was created in memory of Helen Martindale by her family.  
2019 Scholarship Applications will open in April 2019. For up to date news about our scholarships, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Robertson Education Fund
Niagara-on-the-Lake philanthropists Joe and Anita Robertson generously provided a $100,000 gift to the It’s Our Time Campaign to support healthcare excellence at Niagara Health System. Joe Robertson serves on the Brock University Board of Trustees; Anita is a nurse by profession – and their gift reflects a firm belief that hospitals benefit from a strong teaching environment. 

Recognizing the connection between knowledge and quality care, the Robertson’s stipulated that $50,000 of their gift be used to invest in human resources at NHS – specifically to support staff members who choose to continue their education at Brock University.
The Robertson Education Fund offers $10,000 per year to be dispersed twice annually. Awards will be granted through the Interprofessional Practice Council. The Council Secretary will be responsible to manage the application process and communicate with Niagara Health Foundation the value of the grants committed, the names of the grantees, and the nature of the studies pursued.
Staff members enrolled in studies may apply for up to $500.00 per course with the submission of receipts for tuition and /or books.  

For further details about our Scholarship Program, contact Niagara Health Foundation.

Learn about the 2017 scholarship recipients.