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John Willoughby Scholarship Fund
Fund Categories: Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 1st

Founded in 1988 by Berte Willoughby in honor of her late husband, Dr. John Willoughby. The fund was originally established to provide scholarships for students entering University medical programs.

Today, the fund offers scholarships in various health-related disciplines, including Nursing, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Cardiac Technician, Respiratory Technician, and other related fields. Eligibility extends to students who have completed secondary education in BC. Applicant may be a recent graduates, mature students and grad students alike.


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    John Willoughby Scholarship Fund Application Form

    Application Criteria:

    • This scholarship is for a minimum of $1,000, and will be awarded to a student (recent secondary school grad, mature student, or grad student) who is enrolled in a health-related course (ie: Medical Doctor, Nurse, Physio or Occupational Therapy, Cardiac or Respiratory Technician, etc.) in Canada. Students pursuing a Medical Doctorate are eligible for this scholarship when they enter Medical School, but not when they are taking a BSc.
    • You must be a student who graduated from a secondary school in BC.
    • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate academic excellence and volunteer within their community.
    Application Checklist:

    ✓ This Application filled in.
    ✓ A letter written by the student about their academic study, volunteer pursuits, community
    involvement and why they are an excellent scholarship candidate.
    ✓ 2 letters of reference from persons involved with the student’s studies or community service
    ✓ Student’s most current academic transcripts.
    ✓ Optional Item - a current photo of the student, which may be used for online/in-print
    promotional materials. (This will not be included with your application package but will be used
    by the Foundation for promotional purposes if you receive an award)

    Maximum file size: 516MB


    I hereby make application for the John Willoughby Scholarship Fund. I understand that if I am awarded this scholarship the funds will be directed to my account at the University/College in Canada where I am registered. The BC Interior Community Foundation may publicly announce the award made, noting the amount of the funds and naming me as a recipient, as well as publishing any photo I have provided online or in-print (photo is optional, and will not affect your application).
    I declare that all the information that I have provided with this application is true and accurate. If any information is inaccurate, I understand that this award may be reassessed and/or withdrawn.

    Submit this form and any other required information to the BC Interior Community Foundation by email: info@bcicf.ca or paper mail: 2 – 219 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A1 before April 1st.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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