Scholarships & Awards


The School of Health Studies offers the following scholarships and awards:

Merit-based Awards

Brian Innes Health Studies Rural Health Award

About the Award
Awarded annually to a senior undergraduate student in the School of Health Studies, with preference given to a student who has excelled in the third-year rural health course (Health Sciences 3010F/G) and/or Health Policy (Health Sciences 3400A/B). This award was established through Foundation Western by family and friends in memory of Brian Innes who was a faculty member in the School of Health Studies.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit a one-page statement outlining their interest in rural health/rural health policy along with the application form (below) to the main HSB Room 222 office by October 31. The School of Health Studies will select the recipient based upon academic achievement in the above courses, career aspirations which include rural health and related personal experience.

Value: 1 at $1,400
Deadline to Apply: October 31

William Vernon Hull Scholarship

Awarded to the top student proceeding from second year to third year of the Bachelor of Health Sciences program in the School of Health Studies.

Value: 1 at $500
Deadline to Apply: TBD

The Parents Fund Award

About the Award
Awarded annually to an undergraduate student in any year beyond year one in Kinesiology, Nursing or Health Studies, who has achieved at least a 75% average while demonstrating leadership in the community and participating in extra-curricular activities.

How to Apply
Application forms are available from the Office of the Registrar and must be submitted no later than September 30. Recipients will be chosen by the Faculty of Health Sciences Scholarship Committee. Established in 1997 through the generosity of Western parents.

Value: 3 at $500
Deadline to Apply: September 30

School of Health Studies Award of Recognition

About the Award
This award recognizes well-rounded students who combine distinguished talents with character, leadership potential, and a commitment to Western University, the School of Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, and/or the community.

How to Apply
Nominations for the Award of Recognition will be accepted beginning in Term 2 for BHSc students who best exemplify citizenship and academic achievement. Academic achievement must be a minimum average of 75%. Self nominations are accepted. Applicants must submit the application form listed below no later than the last day of classes in April each year. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Value: This is a non-monetary award. The winner will have their name placed on a plaque and be formally recognized at the School of Health Studies annual convocation reception in June. 

Deadline to Apply: Last day of classes in April of each year

Needs-based Awards

Dick and Zelma Fisher Distance Clinical Education Award

About the Award
Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student who is entering second year or beyond in the School of Nursing, Kinesiology or Health Studies, and who is participating in a rural placement. Recipients will be selected based on academic standing and demonstrated financial need. This award was established by Marnie Denyes, Elizabeth McInnis, Kate McInnis and Sara McInnis.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit a one-page statement outlining projected accommodation and travel costs to the appropriate School office by March 1. The Faculty of Health Sciences will select the recipient.

Value: 1 at $800
Deadline to Apply: March 1

Founders Awards

About the Award
Awarded to full-time students in any year beyond Year 1, in any Honors or Four-Year Bachelor of Health Sciences degree program, based on academic achievement (minimum 75% average in previous year of study) and demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students who do not hold another academic award at the time of selection. These awards were established by Mr. James Carson and his family.

How to Apply
Applications can be accessed online through the Office of the Registrar and must be submitted by September 30. Candidates who have demonstrated financial need will be selected in order of highest to lowest academic achievement based on the overall average in the previous year.

Value: 3 at $1,200
Deadline to Apply: September 30