John Rossiter Memorial Scholarship

John Rossiter was a dedicated member of the paramedic community who gave as much as he could to the profession while bringing happiness to all of those he encountered along the way. John was a highly respected member of the paramedic community and during Hurricane Juan in 2003, John’s life was cut short in the line of duty. As someone who always went above and beyond to help those in need, the John Rossiter Memorial Scholarships are a way to preserve that legacy and continue helping people today, many years after his untimely passing.

Award value – determined on an annual basis

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the John Rossiter Memorial Scholarship must be:

  • Registered paramedic and working in Nova Scotia as a paramedic or in a paramedic support role (instructor, coordinator, administration, etc.) and accepted into an educational program offered at a post-secondary institution (Medavie HealthEd or otherwise) on either a full-time, part-time or distance basis (as defined by the institution).

OR

  • Registered paramedic and working as a paramedic or in a paramedic support role (instructor, coordinator, administration, etc.) and accepted into a Medavie HealthEd program on either a full-time, part-time or distance basis (as defined by the institution).

 An acceptance letter from the educational institution or confirmation of attendance will be required to apply for the scholarship.

How to Apply

  1. Download and follow the instructions on the Application Form (2022)

All scholarship awardees will be notified personally and their names will be announced on the Medavie HealthEd website. 

Please submit your entire application package via email to scholarships@medaviehealthed.com no later than midnight on June 30, 2022  winners will be notified shortly thereafter.

John Rossiter Field Leadership Award

Award value: $600 course credit at Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education
To view a list of the programs available to award recipients, click here.

*Please note that this academic award will be distributed once per year. Applicants may apply to both awards through Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education, however an awardee will not be eligible to win both awards in the same year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Registered and working as a paramedic or in a paramedic support role (instructor, coordinator, administration, etc.) with at least two years’ experience in the field.
  • Additionally, applicants must demonstrate their leadership record
    • Eligible applicants include:
      • Supervisors
      • Senior operating paramedics
      • Clinical development paramedics
      • Field training paramedics
      • People sitting on clinical related committees (equipment standards, vehicle user group, etc.)
      • Preceptors
      • Educators at schools (lab facilitators, instructors, etc.)
      • Involvement in paramedic research projects (as investigator, designer, research assistant, presenter, etc.)

In addition to meeting the above criteria, applicants must submit:

  1. Download and follow the instructions on the Application Form (2022)

All scholarship awardees will be notified personally and their names will be announced on the Medavie HealthEd website. 

Please submit your entire application package via email to scholarships@medaviehealthed.com no later than midnight on June 30, 2022  winners will be notified shortly thereafter.

John Rossiter Community Service Award

Award value: $600 course credit at Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education
To view a list of the programs available to award recipients, click here.

*Please note that this academic award will be distributed once per year. Applicants may apply to both awards through Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education, however an awardee will not be eligible to win both awards in the same year.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the John Rossiter Field Leadership award must be:

  • Registered and working as a paramedic or in a paramedic support role (instructor, coordinator, administration, etc.) with at least two years’ experience in the field.
  • Additionally, applicants must demonstrate their involvement in the community.
    • Some activities could include but are not limited to the following:
      • Volunteering as a paramedic in the community (parades, food/toy drives, school/group visits, seniors’ expos, health fairs, etc.)
      • Involvement in public education programs/committees (paramedic related public education, P.A.R.T.Y program, safe driving programs, injury prevention programs, helmet safety, etc.)
      • Involvement in Patient Safety Week or EMS Week
      • Involvement with other ‘health’ related organizations (Canadian Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, Emergency Management Office, etc.)
      • Taking part in fundraisers to help health/wellness related groups/charities
      • Involvement in community or public relations related committees

In addition to meeting the above criteria, applicants must submit:

  1. Download and follow the instructions on the Application Form (2022)

All scholarship awardees will be notified personally and their names will be announced on the Medavie HealthEd website. 

Please submit your entire application package via email to scholarships@medaviehealthed.com no later than midnight on June 30, 2022  winners will be notified shortly thereafter.


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