The Ministry of Health has issued a reminder that applications for the Dr Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarship are being accepted throughout the month of April.
Applications will be received until the deadline at the end of this month.
The scholarship was created to provide funding for Bermudians to pursue public health professions, and is available to persons both entering and/or seeking to upgrade corresponding academic qualifications.
The Health Ministry will financially assist Bermudians with a proven need and academic achievement, who are seeking careers or professional development in public health.
Eligibility and other information about the Dr Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarship may be found on the Government portal (www.gov.bm).
Since the scholarship was founded in 2008, the Ministry of Health has financially assisted 48 Bermudians pursuing public health professions. Scholarships are offered for study in a wide range of healthcare professions, with ten new recipients awarded last year.
The scholarship was launched in April 2008 to recognize Dr Barbara Bertha Ball, a Bermudian luminary in Bermuda’s labour movement and the medical profession. Dr Ball was the first non-Bermudian woman to practice medicine in Bermuda.
The scholarship is available to persons both entering and/or seeking to upgrade corresponding professional skills.