Kidney Foundation of Canada – Atlantic Canada Branch Bursary

The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Atlantic Canada Branch Bursary is available to students living in Atlantic Canada who are a kidney patient, the spouse of a kidney patient, or the dependent of a kidney patient. 

Amount: $500

Number Available: 4

Deadline: June 14th, 2020

The general purpose of the program is to assist kidney patients and their family members to further their education and/or training.


The bursaries will be awarded according to the criteria established and approved by the Atlantic Canada Branch.

  • Selection of bursary recipients will be on the basis of their academic achievement, leadership, financial need and professional goals.
  • Any kidney patient, the spouse of a kidney patient, or a dependent child of a kidney patient, may apply for a bursary. A kidney patient is defined as one on any mode of dialysis, is transplanted or has been diagnosed with chronic renal disease.
  • The applicant must be a permanent resident of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador or Prince Edward Island.
  • All post-secondary programs must be approved and recognized by accredited institution.
  • A bursary may be awarded to an individual a maximum of two (2) times.
  • No application may be made by a member of Kidney Foundation staff, Board Members selection committee or immediate family of such members.

How to Apply

The selection committee will choose the recipients based on the applications submitted by the deadline and according to the approved criteria.

Things to Note:

  • You will need to complete the form. ( Some examples of things you will need to complete are. Ex Nature of kidney disease, Financial information( Income, Expenses, Total Income and Expenses),  Leadership information( Have you held an office or organized an event,
    Have you received a leadership award))
  • You will need an academic transcript.
  • You will need two letters of reference from either a teacher/professor and or principal.
  • You will also need to write an essay describing your future academic goals. They ask your essay to be at least 200 words and in those 200 words is your opportunity to present a persuasive case in support of your application.

Applications must be completed and emailed to

Bursary funds will only be issued when a copy of tuition payment is received by The Kidney Foundation Atlantic branch office.

The applicant must agree to his/her name being used in any media form.

The application form for the 2020 year is unavailable at this time but the 2019 is available here. If you would like to take a look at an example of what the 2020/2021 year may look like.

Note: Cheques will be made out directly to post-secondary institutions on behalf of the recipient. Payment of the bursary will be discussed further upon notification of acceptance.

Contact Information

Regional Office—Atlantic Branch Office & Newfoundland and Labrador Office
10 Pippy Place, Suite #102
St. John’s, NL A1B 3X3

National Office
310-5160 Decarie Blvd.
Montreal, QC H3X 2H9


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