Leader in Health Sciences Scholarship

Award value

$15,000 (Renewable)

Number of awards


Competition to apply for

High School Prestige


Gail O'Brien and Others

Award description

  • Offered annually to high school students entering first year in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

    Renewable in the second, third and fourth year of the Bachelor of Health Sciences program, provided recipients maintain a normal full course load (of 30.00 units or more) and achieve a minimum GPA of 3.40 in the previous fall and winter academic terms. It is the university's expectation that recipients will continue their involvement in activities outside the classroom that are part of the BHSc academic program. Therefore, recipients must submit, annually, to the Cumming School of Medicine for review and approval, a copy of their co-curricular record and/or statement outlining their leadership and campus/community involvement during the most recent academic year. In addition to the value of the award, recipients are guaranteed admission to the MD program upon completion of the BHSc program, subject to the conditions set forth by the Cumming School of Medicine.
  • Academic merit with potential to succeed as a medical scientist (MD-PhD)
  • Exceptional evidence of the non-cognitive attributes sought by the Cumming School of Medicine amongst matriculants to the MD program
  • Contribution to school and/or community life with demonstrated leadership
  • Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Supplemental application must be submitted to Cumming School of Medicine by December 15th

Required criteria

Student type: Undergraduate

Citizenship/residency: Domestic

Faculty: Medicine (non MD)

Major: BHSc

Year entering: 1st

Award information

Type of award: Scholarship

Internal/external/government: Internal