The Dalhousie Medicine graduating class of 1994 will establish a bursary to be awarded annually to a medical student at Dalhousie during their third year of the MD program. This bursary will be awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who self identifies as Indigenous, Black or African Canadian, or a student who is from a rural community.
The class of 1994 is a close-knit group who have maintained ties through reunions every five years. Recently, several members have expressed a desire to “give back” to Dalhousie Medical School. Through email discussion, the class prioritized the needs of student populations who have historically been underserved. These include the Indigenous people of Nova Scotia, African Nova Scotians, and students from rural areas.
The funds will be disbursed annually as described above, to a student in the third year of Dalhousie Medical School who demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who come from communities that have historically been underserved by the medical community.