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Donate to support a NOSM Student’s Education Journey

Awards created by donor’s generosity are an essential part of realizing our learner’s dreams.  They allow our learners to concentrate on their studies and give them the confidence they need to succeed.  Your donations to NOSM mean the world to us and you are helping support medical students in Northern Ontario as they train to become physicians. Below are the types of awards currently in place at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine which you can direct your contribution to.

Types of Donor-Funded Awards

Endowed Bursary

Endowed bursaries are established with a minimum investment of $10,000. A donor may choose to pledge the $10,000 required for endowment over five years until the total is reached. Endowed bursaries are awarded one year after the minimum contribution is reached, as interest earned on the capital will be used to pay out the annual award in perpetuity.

General Bursary Fund

Contributions of any size are graciously welcomed and will be combined to create a general endowment account. This fund is designated for medical students in the most imperative financial need.

Non-Endowed Bursary

The creation of a non-endowed bursary requires a yearly minimum donation of $500 for four years. The award value may be increased at any time during the funding period.  Non-endowed bursaries are totally distributed and do not live on in perpetuity.

Both the endowed and non-endowed bursaries are eligible to be named according to the donor’s wishes, in memory of, or in honour of, a loved one or the donor. The endowed award will be named permanently with the minimum commitment of $10,000. The named annual award will exist as long as it is funded.

Award Terms and Student Selection

The NOSM Advancement staff work with donors to establish the selection criteria for named awards.

Awards are granted to eligible students upon the recommendation of NOSM’s Awards Committee, which has representation from Student Affairs, community members, students, and academic leadership.

A complete list of donor funded awards can be found here. 

The Advancement unit would be happy to come and speak to individuals or groups who are interested in supporting NOSM. Our team travels throughout the region providing information and details on what we are all about.

Contact Information

Gail Brescia
Manager, Advancement
Tel: 807-766-7433
Fax: 807-766-7370

Katie Biasiol
Advancement Coordinator
Tel: 807-766-7424
Fax: 807-766-7370

Julie Houle
Advancement Officer
Tel: 705-662-7154

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