You’re in your final year of high school and you’re trying to decide what to do with your life.

You’ve hit a wall in your 9-5 and want to make a career out of giving back to those in your community.

Making the decision to pursue a career in health care is a bold and selfless move. A move that the South Shore Bursary Program is here to support.

In the bursary’s 15 years it has helped 116 South Shore residents finance their education in a health-related field. Of the 116 bursary recipients, 85 trained to become Registered Nurses (RNs), 26 became certified Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and one trained to be a doctor and is currently practicing in Lunenburg.

On top of investing in the futures of those in our community, the bursary has a return-for-service agreement ensuring all recipients come back and return a year of service at a South Shore hospital for each year they received financial support.

Since 2006, over $1,000,000 has been raised in support of the South Shore Bursary Program to support future health care professionals in both Lunenburg & Queens Counties. The bursary is a proud partnership of the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore, the South Shore Regional Hospital Auxiliary, the Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Queens General Hospital Foundation and a committed supporter in the community.