First introduced in 1999, the Yukon nursing education bursary is intended to support people who live or have lived in the Yukon to attend nursing school. The bursary will be made available to up to four new students per year and the maximum amount available will be $5,000/year for up to four years of nursing school. Applicants will be selected by a bursary committee made up of representatives from the Yukon Registered Nurses Association, Council of Yukon First Nations, Whitehorse General Hospital, Community Nursing and Continuing Care.
Decisions will be made by the Bursary Committee no later than September 30. All applicants shall be notified once the decision has been made. Applicants who are denied funding in one year may reapply in any subsequent year.