Ministry Issues Reminder For Dr. Ball Scholarship

April 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Ministry of Health announced that applications for the Dr. Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarship, are open until April 30th on the Bermuda Scholarships website.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health has issued a reminder that applications for the Dr. Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarship are being accepted until April 30th. To apply, go to the Bermuda Scholarships website at

“The scholarship is offered in honour of Dr. Barbara Bertha Ball who was the first born-Bermudian woman to practice medicine in Bermuda and a tireless champion for people’s rights. Born in 1924 in Bermuda, she graduated from Liverpool University Medical School in 1949.

“She worked briefly in the UK before returning to Bermuda in 1954 to devote her life to the needs of the downtrodden. The Government of Bermuda is honored to provide the scholarship to outstanding students entering the healthcare field.”

“The government’s dedication to strengthening our healthcare workforce stands as one of the eight strategic principles outlined in the Bermuda Health Strategy 2022 – 2027,” said Minister of Health Kim Wilson. “This scholarship is designed for individuals passionate about making a difference in Bermuda’s public health field.”

The Government spokesperson said, “Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements, including a minimum GPA of 3.0 [UK 2:2, IB 30] and a demonstration of financial need. To see the full criteria, go to

Scholarships may be offered for study in the following areas:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Environmental Health
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Doctor of Medicine [of public health need]
  • Health economics postgraduate degree
  • Counselling
  • Doctor of Dentistry
  • Dental hygiene
  • Maternal care
  • Clinical psychology doctorate
  • Pharmacy

“Scholarship guidelines and applications are available at, until April 30, 2024.”

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