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Financial Aid Office under Learner Support Services

Everyone knows education in healthcare professions is expensive. The Office of Financial Aid at NOSM University is here to help.

Updated information on financial aid is currently in development for all NOSM University programs. If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Prospective Applicants

AFMC 2024 Medical School Application Fee Waiver

The 2024 Medical School Application Fee Waiver Program offers awarded students with free medical school applications to participating Canadian medical schools during the 2024-2025 application cycle. This program was developed to support medical school applicants facing financial barriers to applying to medical school. The Ontario program was collaboratively developed by the Price of a Dream (POD), the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), the Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine (COFM), and the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

The application portal will be accessible from June 27, 2024 – August 22, 2024.

Reminder: the application submitted in June-Aug 2024 will be for the admission cycle of 2024-2025.

The Ontario program waives the $220 OMSAS processing fee and provides free applications for up to three Ontario medical schools of their choice (ranging from $125 – $390 total) for the 2024-2025 application cycle. The six Ontario medical schools include NOSM University.  In July 2024, using the Ontario Medical School Application Service (OMSAS), start your Ontario medical school application for Fall 2025 admission. Your fee waiver award will be applied to your account so that when you submit your application, you will have the application fees waived for up to three medical schools ($125 – $390). To have the OMSAS processing fee waived ($220), you need to input the one-time voucher code that you will receive via email from AFMC, if successful.

Eligibility Criteria

This program is catered to any Canadian students or students with permanent resident status who anticipate applying to at least one Ontario medical school during the 2024-2025 application cycle and might have difficulty paying for medical school applications.

Note: If your application is successful, you will be informed by AFMC via email.

Ontario-specific Application Requirements In addition to the information listed under “Application Instructions” above, the Ontario fee waiver program application requires applicants to specify up to three Ontario medical schools that you desire your award to be applied to. The three schools that you select on your application cannot be changed after you submit your application, so make this choice wisely by referring to the Ontario Medical School Application Service website for more information.

Undergraduate Medical Education

 

Health Force Ontario Clerkship Travel Program (UME 3rd and 4th Year)

Ontario medical students in the final two years of their program (including those who participated in an extended/advanced clerkship program after September 1, 2017) may receive up to $1,500 (taxes included) in travel and accommodation expense reimbursement for one rotation per academic year at an Academic Health Science Centre in Ontario that is 100 kilometers or further from the clerk’s home medical school.

The goal of the Clerkship Travel Program is to:

  • Improve distribution of physicians across Ontario by allowing exposure to a variety of practice settings;
  • Enhance the mix of specialties in communities by allowing clinical clerks to explore career choices outside of their local area;
  • Continue to promote Ontario as a preferred location for post-graduate education.

Am I eligible?

  • Medical students enrolled in the last two years of an undergraduate program at any Ontario medical school;
  • NEW: Medical students who participated in an extended/advanced clerkship program after September 1, 2017
  • Accepted for a clinical rotation in Ontario at an Academic Health Science Centre hospital more than 100 kilometres from the clerk’s home medical school (with the exception of travel between campuses of the same medical school, e.g. travel from Thunder Bay and Sudbury for rotations at NOSM, travel between Windsor and London for rotations at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University);
  • Rotations must be a minimum of two weeks to a maximum of 12 weeks*
  • Have not received CTP travel and/or accommodation reimbursement for the same academic year; and
  • Have not received compensation for travel and/or accommodations through another program

How can I participate?

Please read the Guidelines prior to submitting:

  1. Completed application/expense form – PDF
  2. Original detailed itemized receipts for travel and accommodations
  3. Confirmation from the Undergraduate Medical Education office providing:
    • Confirmation that you are in good standing;
    • Rotation location and dates upon completion of your rotation;
    • Academic year for the eligible rotation;
  4. Social Insurance Number form – PDF
  5. Confirmation of Banking Information – PDF

Please review the expense guidelines before booking travel and accommodations to ensure all guidelines are followed.

Submit appropriate supporting documents and retain a copy of all the documentation for your records.

All expense claims and electronic copies of receipts are to be submitted via email to ctp@ontariohealth.ca . Due to current public health measures related to COVID-19, we are not able to accept forms and documents submitted by mail to our head office.

Please also note, as part of our integration into Ontario Health, the CTP Team has migrated to a new email address, ctp@ontariohealth.ca. Please update your contact lists to ensure we receive your correspondence.

 

**Final Year Medical School Bursary (FYMSB) Application is now CLOSED**

The Final Year Medical Student Bursary (FYMSB) application is now open for 4th-year medical students at NOSMU. Students who have previously received the bursary and those who are sponsored by the Canadian Forces are not eligible for the Bursary.

Please complete: The FYMSB Application Form
For the timely disbursement of the first installment, ensure that you submit your application by September 1, 2023*. Submit your completed application by emailing it to bursaries@nosm.ca with the subject line FYMSB Submission. 

*Students who miss the initial due date can submit an application before October 15, 2023.


Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) Payments

OSAP payments to NOSM University students will be applied directly to your NOSM University student account. Any amount of OSAP that you have been awarded that is above the amount of the first installment of tuition and fees will be sent directly to you.

Example:

OSAP Allocation $15,000

1st Installment − $11,023.24 – applied to NOSM University student account.

                                 $3976.76 – sent directly to the student

Inquiries regarding student accounts should be directed to accounts@nosm.ca


NOSM University Financial Aid Information Sessions

NOSM University’s Financial Aid Office will be holding financial aid presentations throughout the year. These presentations will take place in person or via an interactive webcast for those who cannot be present.

Session 1: Applying for Student Aid

In this session, we examine the cost of Medical School and identify the various resources available to assist you with these costs. To view the presentation, follow this link.

Session 2: NOSM U Bursary application presentation

In this session, we will go through the process of filling out the NOSM U Bursary application, budget information, and selecting the bursaries that are right for you. NOSM U bursaries are based on financial need.

Session 3: Financial Wellness

In this session, we will help you forecast expected costs for Medical Education. We then look at budgeting and corrective measures. By the end of this session, you should know how much Medical Education will cost, and understand the impact of applying for Provincial Student aid (such as OSAP) and NOSM U Bursaries.

Session 4: Graduating with Debt

In this session we, will help you understand the options available to you upon graduation. We will provide a list of programs that will assist you with debt reduction, interest payments, and overall lowering the amount you will have to pay back on loans.

Estimated Student Yearly Costs

The estimated total cost for the first year of schooling at the NOSM University for 2022-23 for a single student with no dependents is approximately $65,000. This total includes tuition, ancillary fees, books, equipment, etc. plus living expenses.

We know that living expenses can be expensive. The following mechanisms are currently in place to minimize the impact of direct educational expenses for NOSM University students:

  • In first and second year, accommodations and travel reimbursements are provided for modules that are completed outside of the students’ home campus.
  • The third year of medical education at NOSM University is a comprehensive community clerkship (CCC) in a community outside of Sudbury and Thunder Bay. Students are eligible for reimbursement for up to $9,000 in direct costs (*subject to change) through NOSM University on behalf of the Ministry of Health, in recognition of the costs incurred during their time at a new community.
  • Fourth year at NOSM University is a clerkship which includes core rotations at the hospitals in Sudbury or Thunder Bay and electives (as required). Students are eligible to participate in the Clerkship Stipend Program (Known publicly as the Final Year Medical Student Bursary Program-FYMB) through NOSM University on behalf of the Ministry of Health, which provides a $9,000 stipend (provided in quarterly payments of $2,250 *subject to change) for their final year of medical school. Information on this program will be provided when you enter your final year.

Financial Aid Resources

For most students, it will be necessary to incur some debt, through access to government student assistance programs and/or a private Line of Credit with a financial institution. Many banks have professional student Lines of Credit designed specifically for medical students. On average a single student, with no dependents, will spend $240,000 over the 4 years of the MD program. Most banks and financial institutions are offering a $300,000 -$350,000 Line of Credit for Medical Students with low interest rates.

You may be eligible for provincial student loans from your province of residence. For Ontario students, this is the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). There are Financial Aid Officers at NOSM University who will be able to assist you with your provincial loans, as well as NOSM University bursaries, external awards & bursaries, and budgeting. When applying for provincial assistance such as OSAP, please choose NOSM University as your institution. Our Financial Aid Officers are dedicated to serving the needs of our medical students and is very familiar with the costs of medical school and the resources available.

NOSM University has General Bursary and Named Bursary programs. For the 2021-22 academic year the total bursary amount awarded was approximately $1,316,818 to 234 recipients. The average bursary provided to the students was $5,627. Bursaries are granted on the basis of demonstrated financial need and are intended to assist students when their own resources (including student loans, summer work savings and other personal sources of funds, etc.) are insufficient for the academic year. Students applying for bursaries must have applied for provincial student loans in the year of application for bursaries. Students will be required to demonstrate an unfunded need beyond their provincial assistance and personal resources. Application information for bursaries will be provided in the first week of classes.

Postgraduate Medical Education

For many post graduate residents at NOSM University, incurring some debt from their undergraduate program through professional student line of credit and government student assistance programs is a common reality. However, the university recognizes the financial challenges that new residents encounter and offers a variety of financial aid options to assist you on your academic path.

Loan Forgiveness Program

The Canadian Government initiated a loan forgiveness program for residents who are considering working in rural or remote areas. This initiative aims to incentivize healthcare professionals to serve in underserved communities. Doctors who opt to work in small communities that are registered for this program can quality for significant financial support, receiving up to $8,000 per year. In exchange for this financial support, participating doctors are typically required to fulfil a service commitment of a specific number of hours in these underserved communities. For more detailed information about the loan forgiveness program and to check eligibility criteria, visit:
Apply for Canada Student Loan Forgiveness for Family Doctors and Nurses – Eligibility – Canada.ca

Postgraduate residents who have received a loan through the Alberta Student Assistance Program may be eligible to maintain an interest-free status on their loans throughout their medical training.

Travel Funding

NOSM University provides funding for travel to clinical placement sites for core rotations and for electives in Northern Ontario. Additionally, travel expenses for mandatory academic sessions are also covered. It is important to adhere to the NOSM University Travel Management and General Expenses Policy for all travel and accommodation arrangements. To learn more about travel funding, visit: Travel for NOSMU Residents

Expense Reimbursement

NOSM University’s Finance Unit is responsible for reimbursing expenses incurred by residents throughout their academic year. This includes expenses related to travel, professional development, and other eligible items as deemed by the program. Resident representatives on the NOSMU PGME Budget Subcommittee have developed a comprehensive overview of all available funding resources and the process for accessing them. This resource serves as a valuable guide to help residents navigate the various financial aid options. For more information regarding Resident reimbursement Funding at NOSMU, visit the Expense reimbursement Submission tab at the PGME Office.

Family Medicine Residents

NOSM University is fortunate to have so many dedicated individuals and organizations that have made generous donations towards various awards and bursaries. These funds help ease the financial burden of residents and, in turn, help improve the health of the people of Northern Ontario by allowing residents to focus more on becoming a great medical practitioner. For more information on available financial aid for Family Medicine Residents, please visit: PGFM Financial Assistance.

Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship

As you begin your internship at NOSMU, we recognize that financing your internship year can be challenging.  To assist you in managing the financial burden and maximizing your experience, here are some financial aid suggestions to consider:

Government Financial Assistance

While NODIP interns are not eligible for the Ontario Student Assistance Program, there are other avenues for government financial assistance. Past learners have benefitted from the National Student Loans Service Centre Repayment Assistance Program (RAP), which offers negligible monthly payments during the repayment period.

External Awards and Bursaries

Explore the Financial Aid Office’s list of external awards and bursaries below that include options tailored for dietetic interns, including the Ignite Dietetic Internship Scholarship. There are also other opportunities that are applicable to all learners, including dietetic interns such as the RBC Future Launch Scholarship.

Financial Institution Student Loan

At NOSMU, we recognize the significance of financial assistance during your internship year. If you opt to apply for a student loan or line of credit through your financial institution, you may require a letter indicating that you are a full time student. These letters can be issued by the Registrar’s Office by making a request to registrar@nosm.ca.

Masters of Medical Science

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

OSAP is available to MMS Students who are residents of Ontario registered in the Fall, Winter or Spring/Summer sessions. Individual application for each term is required.

  • Fall application opens in July for the September start date
  • Winter application open in November for the January start date
  • Spring/Summer application opens in March for the May start date

OSAP payments to NOSM University students will be applied directly to your NOSM University student account. Any amount of OSAP that you have been awarded that is above the amount of the first installment of tuition and fees will be sent directly to you.

Example:

OSAP Allocation $5,000

1st Installment − $3983 – applied to NOSM University student account.

                                 $1017 – sent directly to the student.

Inquiries regarding student accounts should be directed to accounts@nosm.ca

Donor Funded Awards and Bursaries

Please visit the NOSM University Donor Funded Awards and Bursaries webpage for details.


External Bursaries

The Office of Financial Aid has a variety of external funding opportunities available to all learners at NOSM University. These opportunities have different timelines than regular NOSM University bursaries, and emails will be sent out weekly to keep you informed of upcoming bursaries. Our list of available external bursaries is also hosted here so you can look ahead to opportunities that will come later in the year.

If you intend to apply for an external bursary, please be sure to follow the link to the original website and read the details of the award application thoroughly. If you have questions, please reach out to us at bursaries@nosm.ca.

Medical Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships

Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS)
Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) Leadership Award – OPEN
The CFMS and MD Financial Management want to recognize some of the passionate, dedicated and caring medical student leaders across Canada who have made innovative contributions to their schools and communities.

Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine
Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM-SMCA) Student Travel Bursary – OPEN
Funding is available for students to attend the CSAM-SMCA Conference. Please fill out the application at the link above.

MD Travel Awards – OPEN
Each year the CFMS and MD Financial Management set aside funds to provide financial assistance for CFMS member medical students who wish to attend their Annual Meetings.

Health Force Ontario
Health Force Ontario – Clerkship Travel Program – OPEN
Ontario medical students in the final two years of their program (including those who participated in an extended/advanced clerkship program after September 1, 2017) may receive up to $1,500 (taxes included) in travel and accommodation expense reimbursement for one rotation per academic year at an Academic Health Science Centre in Ontario that is 100 kilometres or further from the clerk’s home medical school.

December – 2023

City of Thunder Bay
City of Thunder Bay Medical Student and Resident Book Grant  – Due Dec 31, 2023
Students are eligible to receive a grant once during their first year of a Canadian MD program, and once during their first year of a Canadian residency program. Must have attended high school within the District of the City of Thunder Bay.

Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC)
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC)

Student and Resident Essay Award – Dec 31, 2024
Each year the SRPC’s Nominations and Awards Committee hosts a rural essay contest for medical students and residents. The winning essays will be added to the SRPC website and considered for publication in the CJRM. Must be a member of the SRPC.

January – 2024

Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (CAPM&R)
Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (CAPM&R ) Awards and Grants

Medical Student Essay Contest – Jan 8, 2024
Any medical student enrolled in a Canadian Medical School at the time of the essay deadline can apply. The essay should review a topic relevant to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Medical Student Research Contest – Jan 8, 2024
Applicants must submit an original investigation in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC)
Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) – Awards

Student Leadership Award – Due Jan 10, 2024
This award recognizes the FMWC medical student member showing the most potential in the realm of leadership. Particular interest is given to candidates who demonstrate leadership in support of the FMWC mission statement. Both the nominee and nominator are required to be current FMWC members.

Ontario-Ukraine Solidarity Scholarship – Due Jan 15, 2024

4 learners will be selected as the recipient of a $10,000 scholarship through NOSM University based on financial need and eligibility criteria.

Criteria

  • These scholarships are intended for learners who have been directly or indirectly impacted by the Ukrainian conflict or other conflicts.
  • Successful candidates must be actively registered in a undergraduate or graduate program at NOSM University during the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Candidates must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants must be in Ontario to qualify. Residency or citizenship status is not a requirement.
  • Upon determination of financial need, student applications will be judged based on merit, which may include academic achievement, community service, or demonstrated perseverance in pursuing their education.
  • Priority will be given to students who have been impacted by the conflict in Ukraine followed by students impacted by other conflicts.
  • This scholarship will be considered a resource and may impact OSAP funding, as well as any needs-based award/bursary previously issued for fall 2023 or winter 2024, as applicable.

How to apply?

Describe how you have been impacted by the conflict in Ukraine or other conflicts globally. What steps have you taken to provide support to people in need in the affected area (e.g., through advocacy, commitment
to initiate change, related community service)?  (500 words max)

Send a word document via email to bursaries@nosm.ca by Monday, January 15, 2024. 

CaRMS
Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership – Due Jan 26, 2024
The purpose of these annual awards is to encourage the development of future leaders in medicine, through public recognition and financial support of undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees who have demonstrated interest in/aptitude for leadership. Please follow the above link to apply.

Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC)
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC)

Rural Student Leadership and Rural Resident Leadership Awards  – Jan 31, 2024
The Rural Student/Resident Leadership Awards are presented to students and residents in good academic standing who have demonstrated a sustained interest in rural medicine. Must be a member of the SRPC.

OMA Ontario Medical Named Student Bursary Fund – Due Jan 31, 2024

All applicants must be an active member of the OMA. There are a number of bursaries available, we have listed the ones most likely to be relevant to you as a NOSM University medical student.

Stephen J. and Barbara Kosar Memorial Bursary
Applicants must be from Northeastern Ontario (Algoma District, Cochrane District, Manitoulin District, Sudbury District, Timiskaming District, or the single-tier municipality of Greater Sudbury) and attending NOSM University.

Arlene MacIntyre Medical Student Bursary
Applicants must be in their final year of study and plan to pursue family medicine.

Ronald Twiddy Medical Student Bursary
Applicants must be in their final year of study and plan to pursue family medicine.

Gilbert Hopson Medical Student Bursary
Applicants must be a current resident or high school graduate of Sault Ste. Marie.

OMA District 11 and BPAO Medical Student Award
Applicants must self-identify as Black, and provide a 500 word essay on “why you deserve this award, how you think receiving it will make a positive impact on you and your community”.

February – 2024

FORSEE Canada – Two Opportunities!!!

Social Eyecare Scholarship 2024 – Due February 1st, 2024
FORSEE are offering an $8000.00 scholarship to a student that is passionate about changing vision.

Eligibility:
1. First or Second year medical students, or
2. Undergraduate or Graduate students in Public Health or Allied Health fields.

Application Process:
1. Submit CV and Cover letter at FORSEE online portal.
2. Submit an Eyecare Proposal (500 words) that includes the following:
a. Identify an unmet need in vision care.
b. Include the recommended methodology to obtain the required information needed to create an action plan in solving the problem you have identified.

Submissions can be completed by uploading requested documents to the online portal, or emailed to tanya.miller@foreseecanada.ca 

Summer Research Scholarship 2024  – Due February 1st, 2024

FORSEE are offering an $8000.00 scholarship to a student who has expressed an interest in further exploring the field of Ophthalmology through both research and clinical venues.

Eligibility:
1. Completed second year of medical school.
2. The successful candidate will engage in a clinical research project with the aim of presenting this scientific work through a presentation at an accredited Ophthalmology Conference.

Additional Criteria

  • The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to further their education and clinical skills in the various sub-specialty disciplines within Ophthalmology.
  • Successful candidates will be chosen based on their academic merit, prior research experience, their expressed interest in the field of Ophthalmology, and a full-time commitment to the 8 week scholarship program during the summer of 2024.
  • The FORSEE CANADA scholar will be working alongside a variety of academic-affiliated Ophthalmologists during this period to facilitate their research project and their clinical skills education.

Application Process:
1. Submit CV and Cover letter
2. An essay expressing their interest and include their Curriculum Vitae.

Submissions can be completed by uploading requested documents to the online portal, or emailed to tanya.miller@foreseecanada.ca 

Eye Foundation of Canada Summer Scholarship Program
Student Summer Scholarship Program: 2024 – Due Feb 2, 2024

Eye Foundation of Canada is offering one or more $8000.00 scholarships to spend their summer further their education in ophthalmic, surgery and research.

Eligibility:

1. Completed second year of medical school.

2. Will be involved in at least one research project with the foundation.

3. Preference to students who intend to pursue a career in ophthalmology.

Additional Criteria and information

  • The program consists of education and research experience in the diagnosis and management of eye disease. It is conducted at: Eye Associates and Greater Toronto Area, with portions at various University of Toronto teaching hospitals.

Application Process:
1. Curriculum Vitae.

2.Dates of availability for the summer of 2024. (Expectation of 8-10 weeks).

3. Submit application via email to eyefoundation@rogers.com

PARO
Citizenship Award
– Due February 1, 2024

The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who, in addition to maintaining an adequate academic standing, has made a significant contribution towards improving the general welfare of medical students. The successful candidate will have demonstrated creative, innovative leadership in one or more of the following areas:

1) curriculum development;
2) student well-being;
3) faculty liaison; and,
4) community involvement.

You are required to submit…

  • A current CV / resume
  • One letter of nomination from a member of the NOSM University community (staff, faculty, or peer). Please do not solicit deans, assistant deans, or associate deans for this letter of nomination.
  • A personal essay outlining how you meet the above criteria (500 words).

Please email all content to bursaries@nosm.ca

 

April – 2024

Medical Council of Canada

Dr. M. Ian Bowmer Award for Leadership in Social Accountability – Due Apr 25, 2024

Eligibility Criteria 

For the Dr. M. Ian Bowmer Award for Leadership in Social Accountability, a nominee should demonstrate the qualities of leadership. In addition, they should have responded to a community or broader population need by consultatively and collaboratively developing a relevant approach and vision with interested parties. Through a given initiative, they have created an engaged team or partnership that is actively pursuing a socially accountable vision and managing its delivery.

Application Requirements

  • One nomination letter from a NOSM University faculty member showcasing how you meet the eligibility criteria. Please note that the Dean, Provost, and Associate Deans will be exempted from this group. 
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV) 3 pages maximum and minimum 11 point font

Nomination letters should be sent to bursaries@nosm.ca by April 25, 2024.

Dr. W. Dale Dauphinee Award for Excellence in Medical Education and Assessment – Due Apr 25, 2024

Eligibility Criteria

For the Dr. W. Dale Dauphinee Award for Excellence in Medical Education, a nominee should have made significant contributions to the betterment and accessibility of medical education and/or assessment practices through innovation within their faculty or between faculties within the health disciplines. Areas of interest could include:

 

  •  Developing innovative educational or assessment tools at undergraduate or postgraduate levels.
  • Improving accessibility of assessment tools through the use of technology in changing times.
  • Assessing the validity of artificial intelligence tools in learning or quality of care.
  • Initiating innovative qualitative and quantitative measures of performance.
  • Initiating an innovative process for virtual and/or continuing learning in practice.
  • Piloting and demonstrating clinical effects for new technologies.
  • Demonstrating peer feedback for improving clinical performance and/or for learning.
  • Creating collaborative alliances to improve assessment.
  • Improving assessment of inter-professional and/or team performance

Application Requirements

  • One nomination letter from a NOSM University faculty member showcasing how you meet the eligibility criteria. Please note that the Dean, Provost, and Associate Deans will be exempted from this group. 
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV) 3 pages maximum and minimum 11 point font

Nomination letters should be sent to bursaries@nosm.ca by April 25, 2024. 

 

CFPC Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship – Due April 19th, 2024

The CFPC Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship recognizes a top First Nations, Metis, or Inuit medical student in Canada who has shown an interest in or commitment to a career in family medicine.

The value of the CFPC Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship is $5,000. The award will be presented during the Family Medicine Forum (FMF). The recipient will receive complimentary registration for one day at the next live FMF. In addition, the CFPC Medical Student Scholarship may reimburse up to $1,500 to offset the costs of accommodation, meals, and travel to attend FMF.

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants must be Indigenous medical students in Canada.

Applicants must be in their second-last year of study.

Applicants must be in good academic standing.

Applicants cannot have received this scholarship in the past three years.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Taxable income:

Award funds received are taxable and are considered part of your personal income in the fiscal year in which they are received. The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) will issue a statement of income (T4A information slip) at the end of the year for these amounts. We recommend that you obtain professional advice from your financial/tax adviser regarding the income tax implications of this award.

Application process:

Students are asked to submit directly to the CFPC National Office.

Applications must reach the CFPC National Office by 4:00 p.m. (ET) on April 19, 2024.

Please refer to this PDF for application requirements.

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Selection process:

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)’s Indigenous Health Committee will recommend the recipient of this scholarship to the national Honours and Awards Committee.

Applicants will be notified of the results by email in July.

 

CFPC Medical Student Scholarship – Due April 19, 2024

The CFPC Medical Student Scholarships recognize outstanding medical students who have demonstrated an interest in or commitment to a career in family medicine. Each Canadian medical school is invited to nominate a medical student in their second-last undergraduate year of study at the time of nomination (graduating class of 2025).

The value of the CFPC Medical Student Scholarship is $5,000. The award will be presented during the Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2024. The recipients will receive complimentary registration for one day at the next live FMF. In addition, the CFPC Medical Student Scholarship may reimburse up to $1,500 to offset the costs of accommodation, meals, and travel to attend FMF.

 

Eligibility criteria:

Medical students in their second-last year of study are eligible.

Medical students who have demonstrated an interest in or commitment to a career in family medicine are eligible.

Nominees cannot have received this scholarship in the past three years.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for basic eligibility guidelines and additional considerations.

Application process:

If you are a medical student and would like to be considered, please complete this application form and submit to bursaries@nosm.ca  by April 19, 2024.

 

May – 2024

Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians
Annual Undergraduate Narrative Award for Palliative Medicine – Due May 10, 2024

The narrative should express the student’s view regarding the role of palliative care in transcending the difficult aspects of end of life. How do palliative care professionals help patients, families, communities and the healthcare team–including physicians–to move beyond the difficulties of life-limiting situations and create space and opportunities for growth, healing, beauty, and meaning for patients and those who care for them? How have these experiences influenced your development as a physician?

Eligibility: Open to medical students who are in the penultimate year at a Canadian
medical school (3rd Year UME Learners). Application details can be found in the link provided above.

New Brunswick Residents Only – Return-To-Service Scholarships 2024

The New Brunswick Medical Education Foundation is accepting applications for its 2024 medical education scholarships. There are over 130 financial awards and more than $1M in total funding available to New Brunswick students accepted to eligible programs across Canada.

  • For more information, or to apply, visit: nbmeded.ca/scholarships.
  • Medical learners, nursing and nurse practitioner students are encouraged to apply.
  • Applications must be submitted by May 31, 2024, at 11:59 PM to be considered.

*Note*: If you received a renewable award in 2023, you must reapply to receive the award in 2024.

The New Brunswick Medical Education Foundation is a private not-for-profit foundation dedicated to attracting and retaining health professionals in the province. Founded in 2010, it has a unique and innovative model: we raise funds to extend return-to-service scholarships to New Brunswick students, ensuring a pipeline of future physicians and other allied healthcare professionals are ready to practice in New Brunswick following graduation. The Foundation is the first program of its kind in Canada.

 

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Award for Medical Students – Due May 10, 2024

Laureates of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame cite qualities such as perseverance, collaboration and entrepreneurial spirit as contributors to their success as national and world health leaders. The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award recognizes medical students who demonstrate these qualities and show outstanding potential as future leaders and innovators of health care in Canada. Each Canadian medical school is invited to nominate one (1) medical student, completing their second undergraduate year of study at the time of application.

CRITERIA

  • Must be a medical student in good standing completing the second year of study or beginning clerkship the following semester
  • Demonstrated leadership through school involvement and/or community-based volunteer projects or extracurricular activities
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Academic excellence with a demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge

Application forms will be emailed to NOSM University learners. Please submit your application to bursaries@nosm.ca.

 

June – 2024 

Ross Memorial Hospital Medical Student Bursary Open June 1 – Sept 1

The Ross Memorial Hospital Medical Student Bursary provides qualifying candidates with a bursary opportunity with the hopes that the candidate will choose to practice medicine in the City of Kawartha Lakes and apply for active privileges at Ross Memorial Hospital. A bursary of up to $2,000 per academic year will be provided to each qualifying candidate up to a maximum of $10,000 per fiscal year. Candidates may receive a bursary for a maximum of three academic years.

CRITERIA

  • Have been a resident of the City of Kawartha Lakes or an adjacent community within the catchment areas of our Hospital for at least two years of the five years previous to undergraduate study.
  • Be enrolled in one of the final four years of a Faculty of Medicine Program. (Open to all years in UME)
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Candidates must be prepared to commit to participate in a clinical elective at Ross Memorial Hospital within their academic training. The Hospital will maintain contact with bursary recipients during their residency program to explore opportunities for these clinical placements. Bursaries will not be based on financial need or academic merit. For more information please visit the Ross Memorial Hospital website.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications will be accepted via email to cellery@rmh.org from June 1, 2024 to September 1, 2024. NOSM University will NOT be accepting applications directly.

Applicants must submit the following details and supporting document to the appropriate email by the due date.

  • Full name & Address
  • Resume
  • Evidence of City of Kawartha Lakes residency
  • Evidence of enrollment in a qualifying Faculty of Medicine. (NOSM University Confirmation of Enrollment Letters can be requested via email from registrar@nosm.ca)

All questions relating to criteria or application process may be directed to cellery@rmh.org.

 


Currently Unavailable

Medicine, Conflict, and Survival
The Holdstock-Piachaud Student Essay Prize – TBD
The Holdstock-Piachaud Essay Prize was set up to encourage students to explore the themes covered by the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival, in memory of Douglas Holdstock and Jack Piachaud who were for many years inspirational editors of the Journal. They are keen to receive essays that explore insights, concerns and original perspectives on issues relevant to the aims of the journal, from students who will be shaping the future. Whichever title you choose to tackle, you are encouraged to base your argument on relevant literature and to develop it drawing on your own experience and reflections.

Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (CARO)
Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (CARO) Pamela Catton Summer Studentship Award – Closed
These studentships provide Canadian medical students with Radiation Oncology experience. Studentships will take place in participating cancer programs across Canada and are open to any student in a Canadian medical school. They may be held after completion of the first medical year, and before graduation.

Ontario College of Family Physicians
Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) – TBD

Medical Student of the Year award  – TBD
This award recognizes a medical student who is an emerging leader and advocate for family medicine. To qualify, applicants must be a student enrolled in an Ontario medical school and demonstrate a recognized interest in family medicine and/or primary care.

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) – Opportunities for Medical Students

CFPC Medical Student Scholarship – TBD
Nominees must demonstrate an interest in or commitment to a career in family medicine, and be in their second-last year of study. Submissions must be emailed to your Financial Aid Officer (bursaries@nosm.ca) by April 19. 

CFPC Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship – TBD
This award recognizes a top First Nations, Metis, or Inuit medical student in Canada who has shown an interest in or commitment to a career in family medicine. Nominees must be in their second-last year of study.

Canadian Society of Internal Medicine 
Canadian Society of Internal Medicine (CSIM) Awards, Abstracts and Funding

CSIM Residents and Medical Student Associates – Ted Giles Clinical Vignettes – TBD
Applicants must be a CSIM Student Associate. Applicants are welcomed to submit a clinical vignette, a concise presentation of a unique, unusual, or complex clinical problem in the management of which the trainee has played an active role. It should summarize the admission complaint or symptoms, relevant history, physical and laboratory findings, tentative diagnosis, diagnostic investigation, treatment, and outcome.

CSIM Resident and Medical Student Associates – Postgraduate Research and QI Oral and Poster Competition – TBD
Applicants must be a CSIM Student Associate. Abstracts must present a clear, concise summary of the work. Abstracts must be no more than 350 words and must be submitted in English. Abstract topics must be IM- or GIM-related. QI abstracts must use QI methodology. Abstracts must be submitted online.

Canadian Association of Pathologists
Canadian Association of Pathologists (Association canadienne des pathologistes) (CCCPA)

Student Award – TBD
Cash awards will be presented to a student in pathology and a member of CAP-ACP presenting the best proffered paper or the best poster at the Annual Meeting of the Association. There will be one award. A notice of these Awards and the call for abstracts is sent to the CAP-ACP Members.

Canadian Psychiatric Association
Canadian Psychiatric Association(CPA-APC) COUPE Best Paper Award for Medical Students  – TBD
Recognizes a student in undergraduate medical training who demonstrates an enhanced level of understanding and interest in mental health. Essay required. Submissions must be emailed to your Financial Aid Officer (bursaries@nosm.ca)

Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO)
Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) Citizenship Award – TBD
Awarded to individuals who have made a significant contribution towards improving the general welfare of medical students. Applicants must be in adequate academic standing. For more details, inquire with your Financial Aid Officer (bursaries@nosm.ca)

Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society – Closed
Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS) Medical Student Prize
This essay competition seeks to increase awareness among undergraduate medical students of the specialty of anesthesia and the role of anesthesiologists in modern healthcare. Please see the attached poster for more details. Essays should be submitted to Sara Cover (scover@nosm.ca)

The Canadian Geriatrics Society
The Canadian Geriatrics Society – Student Poster Award – Closed
At each CGS Annual Scientific Meeting, three awards will be presented for the best posters. Any trainee or student is eligible for this award. Those who are eligible are automatically considered upon abstract submission.

Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CSPT) – Travel Awards – Closed 
A limited number of travel awards are available students who are presenting their work at the CSPT Annual Conference. Applicants must be CSPT members in good standing at the time of application.

Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB)
Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) – Awards

Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Research Awards – Closed
Awards are available for students who would like to participate in the CSMB annual meeting.

Canadian Sleep Society
Canadian Sleep Society (CSS) Student awards

CSS Outstanding Trainee Achievement Award – TBD
Applicants must have published in a peer-reviewed journal, and be first author of the article. Must be a current member of the CSS.

CSS Student Abstract Competition – TBD
Each year the CSS holds a competition for CSS student members for the best abstract submitted (to either SLEEP in the U.S., or CSS when conferences are held in Canada

CAME
CAME Rising Star Certificate of Excellence – Closed

This award is intended to recognize learners who have demonstrated a commitment and/or passion for health professions education. This could be education research, curriculum or workshop development, leadership, advocacy, etc, that has had a positive impact on the health professions education community at their school or beyond.

In 300 words or less, please let us know how the individual has demonstrated a commitment and/or passion for health professions education. This could be education research, curriculum or workshop development, leadership, advocacy, etc., that has had a positive impact on the health professions education community at their school or beyond.

Ontario Medical Association (OMA)
OMA Awards Program: Medical Student Achievement Award – TBD

The OMA Awards Program recognizes the work of physicians, residents, medical students and community members in Ontario. The Medical Student Achievement Award is awarded for significant contributions at the political and/or community level that helps advance the life and/or education of all medical students.

Canadian Rheumatology Association
Canadian Rheumatology Association Best Abstract by a Medical Student Award – Closed

This Award has been established to recognize exceptional research presented as an oral or poster presentation and to encourage participation of medical students at the CRA Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).

Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada
AFMC Learner Changemaker Awards – Closed

The two AFMC Learner Changemaker Awards each celebrate an exceptional 1) medical learner (medical student/resident) and 2) a health research graduate student/post-doctoral scholar who has created real and meaningful change for those training in Canadian faculties of medicine or health sciences faculties. Nominations are open to a medical education learner and a health research trainee, including any undergraduate, postgraduate, or graduate student or post-doctoral scholar currently enrolled or training at a faculty of medicine or health sciences in Canada.

Selection Criteria
The nominations must provide:

  • Evidence of leadership, advocacy, and collaboration in innovation within their faculty.
  • Evidence of exceptional contributions through engagement in faculty work (e.g., including, but not limited to committees, task forces, projects, establishment of new initiatives and prior recognition).

Please submit application packages to (bursaries@nosm.ca).

The Canadian Medical Association
Awards for Young Leaders – Closed
Recipients of this award will have demonstrated exemplary dedication, commitment and leadership in one of the following areas: political, clinical, educational, or research and community service. Self-nominations are ineligible, and will be handled by NOSM University. Nominees must be members of the CMA.

Dr. Brian Brodie Organizational Leadership Development Award – Closed
The award is granted to one student and one resident who demonstrate exemplary dedication, commitment and leadership. The award is intended to help pursue further leadership development opportunities. Nominees must be members of the CMA. To apply, you must provide

  • a detailed letter of nomination accompanied by two letters of support (letters must be no longer than 2 pages in length) and your curriculum vitae or bio (3 page maximum).
  • a 200-word statement describing how you plan to continue Dr. Brodie’s legacy in leadership development. Please describe how your experience, passion and leadership experience and commitment to furthering that experience to date will facilitate the training and development of others in the medical profession.

Indigenous Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships

Indigenous Bursary Search Tool (Government of Canada)
The Indigenous bursaries search tool is a searchable list of bursaries, scholarships and incentives aimed at Indigenous students across Canada.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
Post-Secondary Student Support Program – PSSSP  – OPEN

The program aims to improve the socio-economic outcomes for First Nations by supporting First Nations in providing eligible students with funding to access education opportunities at the post-secondary level. First Nations students who want to pursue post-secondary studies and access available funding programs should contact their local band office or ISC regional office.

Indspire
Building Brighter Futures – Due February 1st, 2024
Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards (BBF) program opens doors through education. There is one application for most of Indspire’s bursaries, scholarships, and awards. You only need to complete the application once to be considered for all applicable bursaries, scholarships, and awards.

RBC
RBC Future Launch Scholarships – Due Feb 7, 2024
The RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth will award 20 scholarships annually valued up to $10,000 each per year (up to 4 years) to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada demonstrating strong academic performance and community involvement.

Métis Nation of Ontario
MNO Metis Student Bursary Program – Due Dec 31, 2023
The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Métis Student Bursary Program provides bursaries to registered students who are verified Métis citizens of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Applicants will be required to complete the MNO Metis Student Bursary Application and consent to an MNO citizenship verification check to confirm eligibility for these awards. If you have any questions, please direct all inquiries to: PSEsupport@metisnation.org.

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) – Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship – April 19, 2024
This award recognizes a top First Nations, Metis, or Inuit medical student in Canada who has shown an interest in or commitment to a career in family medicine. Nominees must be in their second-last year of study.

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society
Jordan’s Principle Scholarship – Closed
Jordan’s Principle Scholarship supports First Nations students who are studying children’s health or children’s disabilities at a Canadian Post-secondary institution. Recipients will  demonstrate a commitment to Indigenous children’s health and community service as well as academic commitment and achievement

Ontario Non-profit Housing Association
The Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship Fund – Closed
To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • must identify as an Indigenous person
  • must be living in non-profit housing in Ontario during the school term
  • must be enrolled in a program at a recognized college, university or private trade school for the 2022-2023 school year, or program equivalent

Native Women’s Association Canada
Helen Basset Commemorative Student Award – Closed
Every year, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) provides the Helen Bassett Commemorative Award to four Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, or gender-diverse students, in the amount of $1,000 each. Applications for 2022-2023 are closed.

ATCO
ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Program  – Closed
These awards, bursaries and scholarships are given to students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their schools and communities.

Canada Post
Canada Post Awards for Indigenous People – Closed

Canada Post gives $2,000 grants to Indigenous Peoples who have renewed their educational learning. Those eligible will have: been out of school for 1 year or more and are returning, and are already returned to school and completed 1 full year of studies.

Modern Métis Woman
Modern Métis Woman Scholarship – Closed
Modern Métis Woman has incorporated a scholarship opportunity that can further assist Métis identifying women that are, or will be, attending a University in Canada. The application requires you provide a 1,000 -1,500 essay on one of the following questions:

1. What is your definition of the Modern Métis Woman?
2. How has your Métis Heritage affected you on a personal level?
3. A topic of your choice that relates to Métis Women.

Francophone Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships

Fondation Baxter & Alma Ricard
Fondation Baxter & Alma Ricard – Fermée
Le programme de bourses de la Fondation s’adresse aux étudiants et étudiantes ayant terminé un Bac ou inscrits à l’obtention d’un deuxième Bac, d’une Maîtrise ou d’un Doctorat et vivant en permanence dans une situation linguistique francophone minoritaire au Canada « francophones hors Québec

Other Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships

Student Awards
This website provides a list of scholarships, bursaries, and awards available from a variety of places.

Scholarships Canada
This website provides a list of scholarships available from a variety of places.

Storwell – Foster Child Bursary Program – Due December 31, 2023
Applicant must have been a foster child with an official Canadian or American foster care program and agrees to having the above organization verify the same.  Applicant must be 24 years of age or less at the time of application.

American Osler Society – William B Bean Student Research Award – March 1, 2024
The Bean Award Committee is seeking student projects that expand the knowledge of medical history and the use of literature and the arts to improve medical practice. Projects can be either literature research or active studies in medical education and practice.


Other Information

Timelines for Financial Aid

OSAP or Provincial Loans Application After June 2023 and before March 2024
NOSM University Bursaries and Awards Fall 2023 and some in Spring 2024
External Bursaries, Awards and Scholarships Vary depending on organization.

Applications for provincial loans may begin June 30, 2023. Please check provincial loan program websites for deadline dates.

Sponsorship

If you have questions regarding your sponsorship, please visit the Sponsored Learners webpage or contact accounts@nosm.ca directly.

Out of Province Loans

Province Name of Agency Address Contact Information Website
Alberta Alberta Student Loans Students Finance
P.O. Box 28000 STN MAIN
Edmonton, AB T5J 4R4
Ph: 1-800-222-485 http://studentaid.alberta.ca/
British Columbia StudentAid BC Ministry of Advanced Education
P.O. Box 9173, Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9H7
Ph: 1-800-561-1818

Fax: 1-250-356-9455

https://studentaidbc.ca/
Manitoba Manitoba Student Aid Student Aid Office
409 – 1181 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0T3
Ph: 1-800-204-1685 (in Manitoba)

Ph: 204-945-2313 (outside Manitoba)

http://studentaid.gov.mb.ca
New Brunswick New Brunswick Student Financial Assistance Program Student Financial Services
Department of Education
P.O. Box 6000, 548 York St.
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Ph: 1-800-667-5626 http://studentaid.gnb.ca
Newfoundland Newfoundland & Labrador Student Financial Services Division Department of Youth Services & Post-Secondary Education
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6
Ph: 1-888-657-0800 https://www.gov.nl.ca/education/studentaid/
Northwest Territories NWT Student Financial Assistance Program Education, Culture & Employment
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Ph: 1-800-661-0793 https://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/en/services/student-financial-assistance
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Student Assistance Student Assistance Office
P.O. Box 2290, Halifax Central
Halifax, NS B3J 3C8
Ph: 1-800-565-8420 http://studentloans.ednet.ns.ca
Prince Edward Island Student Financial Assistance Programs Student Financial Services

Department of Education
P.O. Box 2000, 16 Fitzroy St.
Sullivan Building, 3rd Floor
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8

Ph: 902-368-4640 http://www.studentloan.pe.ca/
Québec Aide Financière aux Études Service de L’accueil et des Renseignements
1035, rue De La Chevrotiere
Québec, QC G1R 5A5
Ph: 1-877-643-3750 http://afe.gouv.qc.ca
Saskatchewan Canada-Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loans Program Student Financial Assistance Branch
Saskatchewan Learning B21
3085 Alberta St.
Regina, SK S4P 3V7
Ph: 1-800-597-8278 https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/student-loans
Yukon Student Financial Assistance – Advanced Education Department of Education
Government of Yukon
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, YK Y1A 2C6
Ph: 867-667-5929 http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/student-funding.html

Contact Us

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Financial Aid Officers at:

(807) 766-7474

1-800-461-8777 (Canada wide toll free number ext. 7474)

or via email at financialaid@nosm.ca.

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