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Carl Lindstrom Bursary

The Carl Lindstrom Bursary was made possible by a bequest from the estate of Mr. Roy Carl Lindstrom, a former resident of Kenora. Two Bursary awards of $500.00 will be made annually. 


Applicants must be residents of the Northwestern Health Unit’s catchment area, which encompasses northwestern Ontario from the Manitoba border to Ignace. 

Applicants must be students entering or returning to full-time post-secondary studies leading to graduation in a profession or field associated with the delivery of public health programs or services at an accredited post-secondary or professional institution, in the fall of the year the Bursary is granted. 

Public Health related professions include, but are not limited to: Medical Officer of Health, Public Health Inspector, Public Health Nurse, Health Promoter, Epidemiologist, Public Health Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Public Health Nutritionist/Dietitian, Audiologist, Speech & Language Pathologist. You are invited to contact the Northwestern Health Unit’s Human Resources Officer to discuss the applicability of your career plans for this Award.

Casual students (i.e., students enrolled in one-credit certificate courses or distance education on-line programs) do not qualify.

Northwestern Health Unit employees (including current Board of Health members, summer student and term/casual employees) and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply. ‘Immediate family members’ are defined as: children, siblings, parents, uncles/aunts, nieces/nephews, grandparents, grandchildren, and ‘step’ relatives and in-laws of same.

Selection of bursary recipients

Successful applicants will be chosen by a Bursary Selection Panel comprising one Board of Health member and two senior Northwestern Health Unit management staff. The Panel’s decisions are final. The Panel reserves the right to not choose a successful recipient if it decides that no suitable application has been received.

Successful applicants will be contacted by the Human Resources department. Transfer of Bursary funds will be made to successful applicants upon provision of proof of their enrolment in their stated program by their academic institution. 

A successful applicant may receive this Bursary only once. Unsuccessful applicants may re-apply at a later date.

Application procedure

The Bursary Application consists of two sections:  

  1. Typed essay in MLA format, 250-500 words (double-spaced) explaining how your education/studies meet the mission of the Northwestern Health Unit.

Send completed applications by email to the Human Resources Officer at:​

or by mail:

Northwestern Health Unit
Attn: Human Resources “Bursary Application”
210 First Street North
Kenora, ON P9N 2K4

Selection criteria

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria: 

  1. Appropriately completed Application Form
  2. Content of Essay and Format

For more information, please contact the Human Resources Department at​​​​​​​