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New for 2020! The Mini Med School Scholarships provide funding to support postsecondary studies for well-motivated students with records of exceptional academic achievement. 

Eligibility Criteria: 

To be eligible to apply for the Mini Med School Scholarship you must:

  • Be a grade 12 student currently enrolled at a BC private or public school,
  • Have been nominated to attend Mini Med School Live or registered to attend Mini Med School On-Demand, and
  • Have participated in all 4 Mini Med School 2020 sessions (attendance for sessions will be tracked by program organizers).

Assessment Criteria: 

Up to 3 Mini Med School Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded. Award applications will be assessed by the Mini Med School awards committee based on the following criteria:

  • Scholarly success: Academic achievement, awards and honours 
  • Community engagement: Volunteer services, work experience and extracurricular achievements
  • Mini Med School Scholarship application form and essay
  • Recommendation letter from a teacher

Application Form

The application form will be available here November 2020. The application deadline will be January 2021. 

The application form is formatted as a fillable Adobe PDF that can be saved. Please note, if the form is not compatible with the browser preview, you will get a 'Please wait..' error message. To access the application, you will need to download the document and 'Open with Adobe Acrobat' or 'Save File'. If you have any problems or concerns, please contact reseduc@bcchr.ca.

FAQ

I'm currently enrolled in grade 11. Can I apply for the Mini Med Scholarship next year if I attended Mini Med School 2020? No. To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you will need to attend Mini Med School 2021 as a grade 12 student.

Can I apply without knowing what school or field of study I plan to pursue? Yes. On the application form you will be asked to outline your future plans, but we understand changes happen. 

Do I have to be enrolled at a BC high school to be eligible? Yes. To be eligible to apply you must be enrolled at a BC-based high school.

What is the minimum GPA required to apply? We don't have a minimum GPA requirement, but award applications will be partially assessed on academic success. 

If I plan to take a gap year before after high school, am I still eligible to apply? Yes, but you will need to be clear about your future plans. 

How many applications for the Mini Med School Scholarship do you receive each year? How competitive is this program? 2020 is the first year we've offered Mini Med School Scholarships, so we will find out later! 

How does the 2020 Mini Med School Scholarship differ from the 2019 Mini Med School Summer Studentship? Previously, the Mini Med School Summer Studentship provided students with the opportunity to work at BC Children's Hospital on a specific research project. With the COVID-19 situation continuing to evolve, we decided to act with an abundance of caution and cancel the 2021 Summer Studentship. Instead, the Mini Med School Scholarship program provides funding for postsecondary studies.

For other questions, please contact reseduc@bcchr.ca
 

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