Education Continues

The ongoing education of individuals across the entire clinical spectrum is an essential part of an academic teaching hospital. The rapid pace of innovation in patient care, research and technology requires individuals to make a continuous effort to stay current, while the cost to do so can prove challenging for many.


A wide variety of health care professionals, at various stages of their careers, have benefited from The Foundation’s scholarships, awards and bursaries.

Many donors have recognized this need and have made specific gifts to support these initiatives, often through an endowment gift. Each year Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is pleased to present scholarships, awards and bursaries to a wide range to individuals at various stages of their careers. In 2015, we were honoured to disburse nearly $450,000 to support professional development.

These awards are sometimes named in honour or memory of a loved one, or as recognition to a member of a clinical team. Often these educational awards support specific types of clinical practice such as nursing or social work, while others can be broader.

Examples of long-standing awards include: The Dr. Stephen Buttrum Memorial Bursary for Excellence in Clinical Psychology; The Virginia Hardy Nursing Program Education Award; The Grant I. Budden Scholarship; and The Richard and Mary Pelling Scholarship and Bursary. If you would like to learn more about making an endowment gift and establishing an award or bursary, please contact our office.