HAB Expands Scholarship Support For Stripers

April 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda [HAB] is expanding its scholarship support for people in its candy striper programme, with applications due by June 23.

A spokesperson said, “The Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda is pleased to announce the expansion of its scholarship support for people in its candy striper programme.”

HAB President Pat Cerra said, “We award scholarships annually. Any candy striper enrolled in the programme at the time of application, who has completed a minimum of two years, is eligible. What’s new is that previous awardees can now apply for funding for a second year.”

The spokesperson said, “Last year the HAB presented four awards totaling $12,000.

“First year applicants who meet the criteria are eligible to receive an award for studies in any discipline. Scholarships may be used for studies in Bermuda or overseas but must be applied to the solely to the cost of education – e.g. tuition, books, and school fees.

“Scholarship applications are available in the HAB office located on the ground floor of the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital’s General Wing or by emailing jane.wright@bhb.bm. Applications must be submitted no later than June 23 2024.

“There are currently 103 candy stripers enrolled in the HAB program. The HAB takes in approximately 40 students annually. Interested young men and women can apply in writing. Applicants must apply before their 14th birthday. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a volunteer email jane.wright@bhb.bm.”

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