- Last Updated on 05:06 PM 08/30/12
- BY Special to the Gazette
Halifax Regional Health System has announced that 52 individuals have been awarded scholarships through Project PRIME (Public Rally for Individual Medical Education), the organization’s scholarship endowment fund. Recipients were all smiles as each individual was recognized and congratulated during the Project PRIME awards dinner in July.
Each year Project PRIME awards successful applicants funds to pursue or continue education in a health care-related field. This year more than $65,000 in Project PRIME and tuition assistance was awarded, and more than $1.3 million has been awarded to 881 applicants since 2001.
Twenty-eight of this year’s recipients are in the field of nursing, studying to become licensed practical nurses and registered nurses or working toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing.
Funds also were awarded to 13 individuals for medical study in other critical areas including pharmacy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy and radiology.
Eleven additional recipients received funding support for furthering their education in non-clinical areas related to health care.
Halifax Regional Health System CEO Chris Lumsden congratulated the recipients on their success and highlighted the fact that education benefits not only the student but the people they care for and the organizations for which they work.
“Project PRIME and Halifax Regional Health System are extremely proud to continue offering this scholarship opportunity to our community,” Lumsden said.
Project PRIME was established in 1983 with contributions from residents and businesses in the area. Since that time, nearly 1,000 individuals have received scholarship assistance from the endowment.