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In-Course Scholarships and Bursaries

We recognize that your education is a big investment. That’s why we're here to support you with a number of scholarships and bursaries.

Please note: these awards are only open to students currently enrolled in the program.  Recipients of financial awards (scholarships and bursaries) must report the amount on a T4A Slip when filing annual taxes with Canada Revenue Agency.

In-Course Bursaries

The following bursaries are available to qualified Boucher Institute students during the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program.

In-Course Scholarships

The following financial awards are available to qualified Boucher Institute students during the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program.

In-Course Bursaries

DR. GREGORY WAYNE PRYTULA MEMORIAL BURSARY

Awarded to the Boucher Institute student who best demonstrates his/her personal sacrifices made to join this program.

Sponsored by: NaturoMedic.com & Dr. Michael A. Prytula, ND
Number of scholarships: 1
Value of scholarship: $1,000 (non-renewable)

Eligibility

  • Open to all students currently registered in Year 1 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time (60% course load minimum) for the entire 2014-2015 academic year.
  • An award applicant’s academic standing throughout the program to date will be considered. Generally a student must be in good standing at the time of application for the award, but students on Academic Notice are also eligible.
  • Applicant must not have overdue tuition payments.

Application requirements

  • Complete the Dr. Prytula Memorial Bursary application form.
  • Submit an essay not exceeding three pages (double-spaced, 12 pt font with the applicant’s name on each page) that describes the personal sacrifices made to pursue this program (be sure to detail sacrifices made to get into the program as well as during the program). In addition, outline the unique skills and experiences (personal strengths) you possess that you will bring to the profession as a naturopathic doctor (personal characteristics, work experience, other credentials, continuing education, awards, etc.).
  • Submit an up-to-date resume that highlights the following: volunteerism; travel experience; work experience; awards and recognition; continuing education completed; club and association membership; sports and hobbies; relevant workshop and seminars you have attended; research involvement; examples of sustainable living/health and environmental awareness, etc.
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SECOND YEAR NATUROMEDIC.COM BURSARY

Awarded to the student who most successfully balances volunteer work, employment and student life and demonstrates his/her efforts to minimize debt.

Sponsored by: NaturoMedic.com & Dr. Michael A. Prytula, ND
Number of scholarships: 1
Value of scholarship: $1,000 (non-renewable)

Eligibility
  • Open to all students currently registered in Year 2 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time (60% course load minimum) for the entire 2014-2015 academic year.
  • An award applicant’s academic standing throughout the program to date will be considered. Generally a student must be in good standing at the time of application for the award, but students on Academic Notice are also eligible.
  • Applicant must not have overdue tuition payments.
Application requirements
  • Complete the NaturoMedic.com bursary application form.
  • Submit an essay not exceeding three pages (double-spaced, 12 pt font with the applicant’s name on each page) that describes how you balance naturopathic program obligations, volunteer work, paid employment (if applicable) student and family life. In addition, outline the efforts made to minimize debt in preparation for starting the program as well as during the naturopathic medicine program.
  • Submit an up-to-date resume that highlights the following: volunteerism; travel experience; work experience; awards and recognition; continuing education completed; club and association membership; sports and hobbies; relevant workshops and seminars you have attended; research involvement; examples of sustainable living/health and environmental awareness, etc.
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THIRD YEAR NATUROMEDIC.COM BURSARY

Awarded to the student who has most successfully mastered the language of naturopathic modalities. 
Sponsored by: NaturoMedic.com & Dr. Michael A. Prytula, ND
Number of scholarships: 1
Value of scholarship: $1,000 (non-renewable)

Eligibility
  • Open to all students currently registered in Year 3 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time (60% course load minimum) for the entire 2014-2015 academic year.
  • An award applicant’s academic standing throughout the program to date will be considered. Generally a student must be in good standing at the time of application for the award, but students on Academic Notice are also eligible.
  • Applicant must not have overdue tuition payments.
Application requirements
  • Complete the NaturoMedic.com bursary application form.
  • Submit an essay not exceeding three pages (double-spaced, 12 pt font with the applicant’s name on each page) that describes how you believe you have mastered the language of naturopathic modalities [TAM, homeopathy, botanical medicine, diet therapy, fasting, manipulation (bone and soft tissue), detoxification, and lifestyle counseling] by explaining your understanding of the interconnectedness of these modalities with modern medicine. Be sure to also explain how the modalities can be integrated with modern medicine.
  • Submit an up to date resume that highlights the following: volunteerism; travel experience; work experience; awards and recognition; continuing education completed; club and association membership; sports and hobbies; relevant workshops and seminars you have attended; research involvement; examples of sustainable living/health and environmental awareness, etc.
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FOURTH YEAR NATUROMEDIC.COM BURSARY

Awarded to the student who has educated himself/herself in therapies beyond the required courses at the Boucher Institute to expand his/her scope of practice.

Sponsored by: NaturoMedic.com & Dr. Michael A. Prytula, ND
Number of scholarships: 1
Value of scholarship: $1,000 (non-renewable)

Eligibility
  • Open to all students currently registered in Year 4 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time (60% course load minimum) for the entire 2014-2015 academic year.
  • An award applicant’s academic standing throughout the program to date will be considered. Generally a student must be in good standing at the time of application for the award, but students on Academic Notice are also eligible.
  • Applicant must not have overdue tuition payments.
Application requirements:
  • Complete the NaturoMedic.com bursary application form.
  • Submit an essay not exceeding three pages (double-spaced, 12 pt font with the applicant’s name on each page) that describes the efforts taken to educate yourself in therapies beyond the required curriculum at the Boucher Institute to expand your scope of practice once a naturopathic doctor. Be sure to demonstrate your ability to think outside the box when problem solving. The purpose of the essay is to outline how you have attempted to expose yourself to modalities that extend beyond the ideas and concepts taught in the doctor of naturopathic medicine program. In addition, explain how you will use and integrate these aspects into practice.
  • Submit an up to date resume that highlights the following: volunteerism; travel experience; work experience; awards and recognition; continuing education completed; club and association membership; sports and hobbies; relevant workshop and seminars you have attended; research involvement; examples of sustainable living/health and environmental awareness, etc.

In-Course Scholarships

DR. NICOLE ROBINSON MEMORIAL AWARD

The Dr. Nicole Robinson Memorial Award was established to honour and keep alive the memory of a beloved Boucher Institute alumna who passed away shortly after her graduation in 2006. Nicole was a vibrant, involved student who loved BINM and was passionate about naturopathic medicine. She is greatly missed.

Sponsored by: The Robinson Family and the Boucher Institute
Number of scholarships: 1
Value of scholarship: $5,000 (non-renewable)

Eligibility

  • Open to students currently enrolled in Year 3 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program at the Boucher Institute.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time (60% course load minimum) for the entire 2014-2015 academic year.
  • An award applicant’s academic standing throughout the program to date will be considered. Generally a student must be in good standing at the time of application for the award, but students on Academic Notice are also eligible.
  • Applicant must not have overdue tuition payments.

Application requirements:

  • Complete the Dr. Nicole Robinson Application form
  • Submit a cover letter (short personal essay – maximum two pages, double-spaced, 12 pt font) with your name on each page indicating why you believe you should receive this award and your demonstrated dedication and commitment to the principles of naturopathic medicine.
  • Submit an up to date resume listing your career goals, artistic, academic and athletic achievements, volunteer and work experience dating back to the first year of your undergraduate studies, as well as Boucher Institute community involvement.
  • Fill out and submit the attached Financial Need Summary Sheet

Applicants are encouraged to watch the video tribute to Dr. Nicole Robinson to obtain a sense of who Nicole was and how she touched those with whom she interacted.

Via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicolerobinson.bnim

Via Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cVhzxNxeos


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KEN WALDRON SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by: Dr. Jayson Grossman, MSc, DC, ND, DIBAK
Number of scholarships: 1
Value of scholarship: $500 (non-renewable)
Application deadline: April 30, 2015 at 4pm PST

Eligibility:
  • Open to all Boucher Institute students currently enrolled (60% course load minimum) in the Doctor of Naturopathic program. 
  • An award applicant’s academic standing throughout the program to date will be considered.  Generally a student must be in good standing at the time of application for the award, but students on Academic Notice are also eligible.  Students on Academic Warning or who have been determined by the Dean's Council to have violated the Standards of Student Conduct Policy* may be considered but should meet with the Dean of Student Services Students before applying.  Students currently on Academic Probation or Final Probation are not eligible for award consideration*(refer the Student Handbook for details).
  • Applicant must not have overdue tuition payments
Application requirements:
  • Complete the Ken Waldron Scholarship Application Form
  • Submit a description of:  a) a potential research project/initiative b) a research project/initiative that is in progress or c) a research project/initiative that was completed within the last 12 months; in no more than four pages (double-spaced, 12pt font excluding references with your name on each page) that includes:
    • A clear 200 word overview of the project/initiative that includes the project title, methods and potential contributions to naturopathic medicine.
    • A solid introduction (including references), setting the context for the research and clearly identified research question(s) and/or hypotheses
    • A proposed research design and corresponding methodology
    • Outline who are the intended beneficiaries of the project and describe how you believe the results of the project may be beneficial.
    • Present a final concluding paragraph as to why the Awards Committee at the Boucher Institute should consider acknowledging/supporting this project/initiative with the presentation of the Ken Waldron Scholarship
Download the Application form and award overview below:
 
 
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Awarded to the student who most successfully balances volunteer work, employment and student life and demonstrates his/her efforts to minimize debt.

 

Sponsored by: NaturoMedic.com & Dr. Michael A. Prytula, ND

Number of scholarships: 1
Value of scholarship: $1,000 (non-renewable)

 

Eligibility

·         Open to all students currently registered in Year 2 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program.

·         Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time (60% course load minimum) for the entire 2014-2015 academic year.

·         An award applicant’s academic standing throughout the program to date will be considered. Generally a student must be in good standing at the time of application for the award, but students on Academic Notice are also eligible.

·         Applicant must not have overdue tuition payments.

 

Application requirements

·         Complete the NaturoMedic.com bursary application form.

·         Submit an essay not exceeding three pages (double-spaced, 12 pt font with the applicant’s name on each page) that describes how you balance naturopathic program obligations, volunteer work, paid employment (if applicable) student and family life. In addition, outline the efforts made to minimize debt in preparation for starting the program as well as during the naturopathic medicine program.

·         Submit an up-to-date resume that highlights the following: volunteerism; travel experience; work experience; awards and recognition; continuing education completed; club and association membership; sports and hobbies; relevant workshops and seminars you have attended; research involvement; examples of sustainable living/health and environmental awareness, etc.

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