Dr. Ball Scholarship Application Deadline April 4

March 27, 2016

The Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment are today [March 26] reminding the public that April 4th, 2016 is the application deadline for the Dr. Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarship. The scholarship will assist Bermudians with a proven financial need seeking careers or professional development in public health.

A spokesperson said, “The Dr. Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarship is available to persons both entering and/or seeking to upgrade corresponding professional skills and may be offered for study in the following areas: dental hygiene, dentistry, drug counselling, environmental health, maternal care, medicine, nursing, occupational safety and health, occupational therapy, psychology, social work, and speech therapy.

“Dr. Barbara Bertha Ball was born in Bermuda in 1924. Following her graduation from Liverpool University Medical School in 1949 and a short working stint in the United Kingdom, Dr. Ball returned to Bermuda in 1954 and devoted her life to the needs of the downtrodden.

“She was the first female physician to practice medicine in Bermuda, and a tireless champion for people‚Äôs rights. The Government of Bermuda is pleased to recognise her by awarding scholarships to public health professionals in her honour.”

More information about the scholarship can be found on the Government web site www.gov.bm, under Health, Seniors and Environment Ministry.

Applications must submitted via the Bermuda Scholarships web site by clicking here

For further information regarding the scholarship please contact:

The Administrator, Public Health Scholarship
Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment
PO Box HM 380
Hamilton HM BX
Bermuda Phone: 441-278-4906
E-mail: phscholarship@gov.bm

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  1. Raymond Ray says:

    One must recognize all the positive things Dr. Barbara Ball had done for the people of Bermuda even though, (up-to-this-day)many resent the fact that she had been one of the founders of Bermuda Industrial Union when the “Union” wasn’t what we see them being today :-(

    • Onion Juice says:

      So what was difference from then to now, people like you never had nothing for the Union then and still dont have anythung for the Union. What stance have you made for the Union in the past, other then criticizing and spewing your venom.
      And now you want to give praise, ya FULL of S!@#!!!!!!!!!!!!
      This woman fought against people like you and was treated like a leper by the white community, could’nt work at the Hospital, excummunicated from the Anglican church as the organ player,etc.
      To the Black community she is Our Lady Of Labor !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Raymond Ray says:

        It’s them like you that sign their letters under “a pen-name” who are the real problem…If you know me then you wouldn’t make such remarks nor have such an opinions about me or my point of views.

  2. stunned... says:

    fancy this scholarship being awarded under the OBA government. would have thought the BIU would have done something like this decades ago.

  3. Onion Juice says:

    You do have a point, but being that Government slashed funding for our seniors and scholarships, I think this is the least they can do to get brownie points from the working class.

    • wahoo says:

      But why did they have to slash funding for those things? You are trying to convince us that they are bad people but the simple truth is that the plp left no money in the till and in fact they put our island and our people in a huge debt. Where is the peoples’ campaign now? The real injustice was done unto you by those who can manipulate you and you seem to be asking for more…..or are you a manipulator yourself?