Ross Memorial Hospital - Auxiliary

Director of Volunteer Services:
705-324-6111 ext 6236


Ross Memorial Hospital Medical Student Bursary

A medical student bursary is provided to qualifying candidates with the hope that the candidate will choose to practice medicine in the City of Kawartha Lakes and apply for active privileges at Ross Memorial Hospital.

A bursary of up to $2,000 per academic year will be provided to each qualifying candidate up to a maximum of $10,000 per fiscal year. Candidates may receive a bursary for a maximum of three academic years.

Qualifying candidates must fulfill all three of the following requirements:

Candidates must be prepared to commit to participate in a clinical elective at Ross Memorial Hospital within their academic training. The Hospital will maintain contact with bursary recipients during their residency program to explore opportunities for these clinical placements.

Bursaries will not be based on financial need or academic merit.

The bursary was originally created through donations received in honour of Dr. R. J. Watson's contribution to the Ross Memorial Hospital upon his retirement. The bursary continues to support qualifying medical sutdents through the support of the Konyer/Curtin Medical Student Bursary Endowment and the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Application Procedure

Applications will be received between June 1 and September 1 for each academic year. Retroactive applications for previous academic years will not be considered.

Applicants must provide:

Payment will be made to qualifying candidates by October 31 of the year of application.

Applicants must apply in writing to Connie Ellery, Medical Staff Office at Ross Memorial Hospital or by email to

RMH Auxiliary "Part of the Team Scholarship" (Not open at this time)

Applicants for the “Part of the Team” Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicants must have completed a minimum of one year of employment in any department at RMH in a permanent, part-time or volunteer position.
  2. Applicants must have demonstrated commitment and dedication to RMH and must be willing to make a commitment to continue their work at Ross Memorial Hospital for two years following successful completion of their program.
  3. Applicants must show growth potential in their chosen profession at the RMH and provide written evidence of their program enrolment.
  4. Applicants must identify potential benefits of the training to RMH.
  5. Applicants may apply yearly as long as they have incurred educational costs (i.e. tuition, examination costs, and books) during the current calendar year.
  6. An applicant who is currently enrolled in an academic program should also provide information of their performance/standing in their program. Applicants will apply using the “Part of the Team Scholarship” application form (Appendix “E”) along with a covering letter. All sections of the application must be completed.
  7. Applications must be received by the Selection Committee by November 1st. Selection will be made in December.  All applicants will be notified of the results in January with cheques being mailed to successful applicants with their letters. Successful applicants will be asked to attend the Auxiliary’s annual awards meeting in March for formal recognition by the Auxiliary. 
  8. The Selection Committee will consider all other sources of education assistance in making their decisions.
  9. It is expected that successful applicants will acknowledge the financial assistance of the RMHA so that this can be shared with the general membership who are responsible for raising the money.

Applications are to be directed confidentially to the Director, Human Resources, Ross Memorial Hospital.