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Final Clinical Placement Bursary

Below is a bursary to help you get into a health career.


1. Bursary

The spring/summer 2019 Final Clinical Placement Bursary has not been decided. Please continue to monitor the website for a decision and the dates for applications to be accepted. 

The Ministry of Health offers the following bursary for health education:

  • Final Clinical Placement Bursary:  For students in a health discipline program who must complete a final clinical placement as a requirement of program completion.

Eligibility for a Saskatchewan Health Clinical Placement Bursary

To be eligible for a Saskatchewan Health Clinical Placement Bursary, you must:

  • Be a Saskatchewan resident and hold a valid Saskatchewan Health Services card. 
  • Complete a Return in Service (RIS) in an approved publicly funded position in rural or northern Saskatchewan.  Any community outside Regina or Saskatoon is considered rural.
  • Not be in a salaried clinical placement position.

If you received funding from the Saskatchewan Health Authority, you can still apply for a Saskatchewan Health Clinical Placement Bursary.

If you received a clinical placement bursary last fiscal year, you will not be eligible to apply for an additional clinical bursary for this fiscal year.

If you are studying outside Saskatchewan, you can still apply for a Saskatchewan Health Bursary if:

  • You are enrolled in an eligible training program with an accredited educational institution.
  • Your return-in-service must be served in Saskatchewan.

2. Application Process

Application periods and deadlines vary depending on the type of bursary. Check this website and the Saskatchewan Health Authority website regularly for bursaries currently offered, and application deadlines and forms.

Ministry of Health Clinical Placement Bursary

Provisions may differ slightly each year. The following parameters are in place for the 2018-2019 Clinical Placement Bursary.

Application form

Amount of Bursary

Bursary amount is $2,000, on a one-time basis.

Selection of Applicants

Decisions are based upon selection criteria that may include:

  • Preference will be given to completed applications with full documentation provided.
  • Preference will be given to qualified applicants who self-declare as Aboriginal.
  • Preference will be given in priority of date applications are received.
  • Preference will be given to those who have not previously received a Saskatchewan Ministry of Health Bursary.    


In return for financial assistance, students sign a Return-in-Service Agreement to work in rural or northern parts of the province with an approved publicly-funded employer. The length of the return-in-service is one year.


3. Other Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards

The Saskatchewan Health Authority and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA) also provide return-in-service, nursing, and allied health bursaries for Saskatchewan residents.

  • You will apply directly to the Saskatchewan Health Authority or SCA for the bursary. If you receive a return-in-service bursary from one of these employers, you can expect to sign an agreement with them.  
  • You can also find more information about the scholarships, bursaries, and awards for health education offered by various organizations below.

Saskatchewan Health Authority and Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
Bursary Contacts

Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
Aleksander Kolosnjaji
Human Resources Consultant
Swift Current
Shelley Dawson-Briere
2004 Saskatchewan Dr., Swift Current SK
S9H 5M8
Phone: 306-741-3453 Fax: 306-778-9475
Moose Jaw
Madison Dale
Leona Anderson
Buffalo Narrows
Iris Clarke, HR Director
Jessica Kwochka, Recruitment Coordinator
La Ronge
Kim Vancoughnett
Representative Workforce Coordinator
North Battleford
Michele Oborowsky
Prince Albert
Amy Dunn
Janet Balak
Richelle Jones
Alysha Robb
Jamie Wlock

For a copy of Aboriginal Student’s Guide to Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries, contact Saskatchewan Polytechnic or call their education equity coordinator at 306-933-8351.

First Nations University of Canada
Awards available.

Gabriel Dumont Institute Scholarships
The Gabriel Dumont Scholarship Foundation was established to administer the Institute's scholarship funds. 

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) is a nationally registered non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to deliver programs that provide the tools necessary for Aboriginal youth to achieve brighter futures.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers a wide range of courses at four campuses: 
Moose Jaw Campus
Prince Albert Campus
Regina Campus
Saskatoon Campus
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We match you to thousands of scholarships, bursaries and cash awards.

University of Regina
Awards available at the University of Regina.

University of Saskatchewan
Awards available and other information about student finances.

Other Provincial Student Financial Assistance Programs

  • The Graduate Retention Program provides a rebate up to $20,000 of tuition fees paid by eligible graduates who live in Saskatchewan and who file a Saskatchewan income tax return.
  • The Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship for new grade 12 graduates.
  • The Saskatchewan Advantage Grant for Education Savings. The SAGES is intended to help Saskatchewan families save for their children's post-secondary education.
  • The Saskatchewan Student Loans Forgiveness Program for nurses and nurse practitioners who locate in underserved rural and remote communities.

For more information, visit Student Financial Assistance.

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