The Annapolis West Health Foundation is proud to financially support young people in our communities who enter the health services fields. First initiated by the AWHF and the ACHC Auxiliary, this initiative, now called the Annapolis/Kings Bursary Program, has grown.  This expansion is thanks to AWHF collaboration with partners, which now include the Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

The program is open to graduating students in the Annapolis Community Health Centre catchment area who have been accepted in a health sciences program at the university or community college level. The $4000 annual bursary is renewable for the remaining term of their program – to a total of $16,000, and also offers students who have successfully completed their programs guaranteed employment with Nova Scotia Health Services in Annapolis Valley medical facilities.

From offering bursaries, to helping institutions train and retain primary care providers, the Annapolis West Health Foundation is committed to sustaining education initiatives ensuring that we have health care professionals who will meet the evolving needs of our community. You can help.



The Bursary Program helps students integrate smoothly from post secondary school into the workplace. The program may include:

  • job shadowing with an experienced health care professional;
  • opportunities for practical work experience during school breaks;
  • a chance to build working relationships and to get to know the NSHA community;
  • new perspectives and shared learning experiences.

To learn more about the program view the Bursary Pamphlet 2017-2018

Gemma Tompkins is the recipient of an education bursary for the 2018-2019 school year.  Learn more about Gemma here.

Brittanie Hudson was an Annapolis West Kings District Bursary recipient  from 2009 to 2012. Read her story here.