Next call for applications: Jan 1, 2019
Joan and Dean Sandham Scholarship - click to apply

Joan and Dean Sandham have established an endowment fund which has been matched by the President's Fund at the University of Manitoba. The fund will be used to offer scholarships to Indigenous students who are passionate about medicine or nursing and who are pursuing further degree studies that will specifically serve to enhance and develop leadership skills, in order to advance their professional career in delivering high-quality health care. The available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one or more scholarships to students who:

  1. are Indigenous (Status, Non-Status, Métis, Inuit);
  2. have successfully completed a Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Nursing, or Registered Nursing program;
  3. are enrolled full-time or part-time, in any year of study, in any faculty or school at the University of Manitoba, including
    the Postgraduate Medical Education Program, in the Max Rady College of Medicine;
  4. have a record of successful post-secondary achievement;
  5. have demonstrated leadership skills and a commitment to developing a career in medicine or nursing.

Candidates will be required to submit an application form (found on the top right of this page) to the Head, Ongomiizwin – Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing,
P122 Pathology Building, Bannatyne Campus along with the following:

  1. a current academic transcript(s)
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. a description (maximum 500 typed words) of demonstrated leadership skills and career goals and how their present course of studies and this scholarship will assist them in preparing to be a leader in their career in medicine or nursing.
  4. two reference letters (include names and positions, or titles) of your two referees familiar with your work (excluding family members).


Application form

P122 Pathology Building,
Bannatyne Campus

September 30