The Health Foundation’s Education and Scholarship program has several paths of funding to accomplish different objectives. To apply for funding, or to see if you qualify for funding, call The Health Foundation office at 306-786-0506.
The paths to funding are as follows:
Our scholarship program will fund tuition for an agreement to return for two or three years (depending on the field of study) of service in the Yorkton area. Positions meeting the definition of "hard to recruit" will be determined by the SHA and communicated to the committee when/if changes are made.
We will partner with the Hospitals of Regina Foundation for fellowships that are appropriate for us: a specialty that we cannot attract to Yorkton on a full-time basis but through participation in the fellowship can arrange for clinics/itinerant service to be conducted in Yorkton on an occasional but specified basis. Fellowships will not necessarily be annual, but on an as needed basis.
Provide training opportunities for SHA staff to upgrade and augment clinical skills of those who work directly with patients. We will provide funding for tuition costs for nurses to take courses and programs such as critical care, dialysis, operating room and emergency room training, and will provide funding for staff to put on workshops locally.
We will provide a signing incentive to help recruit new graduates or people willing to relocate for hard-to-fill positions. An amount of $5,000 to $10,000, depending on the position, will be available and be dependent on a signed two-year return in service agreement with The Health Foundation. This will address immediate needs while scholarships are a longer term approach to managing hard to recruit positions.