Helping the Helpers
Awareness and Education for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for Frontline Professionals Scholarship
Helping the Helpers Awareness and Education for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for Frontline Professionals Scholarship Award will be presented to an individual pursuing an education and enrolled in any recognized post- secondary educational Institution in any of the following Frontline Professional programs such as: Paramedicine, Police, Fire Fighter, Military, Nursing, Social Work or Correctional.
The Scholarship Award will be in the amount of $500.00 and is subject to the availability of financial resources in any given year.
Individuals applying for the Helping the Helpers Awareness and Education for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for Frontline Professionals Scholarship Award must be enrolled in one of the Frontline Professional programs (listed above) offered at a recognized post-secondary educational Institution. The individual must provide proof of enrollment on a full-time/part-time basis as defined by the Institution. Individuals must complete their application and submit all documentation by the Award Deadline. The application includes a qualifying essay of between 500 – 1000 words.
The Scholarship is only open to residents of Nova Scotia.
Applicants will select one topic from among the following three topics for their essay:
- Research on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Occupational Stress Injuries (OSI) within your chosen career, or
- The impact of PTSD and OSI based on your own or your family or friends personal experiences, or
- Strategies to protect you and co-workers from PTSD and OSI within your chosen
At the minimum each essay must:
- Identify the signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and workplace stress
- Discuss PTSD relevance to Frontline Professional roles and its impact on the individual & their
- Propose methods you could use to increase awareness of protective factors, policies, self-care routines etc. that would reduce PTSD and workplace stress
- Use up to date and credible resources, when applicable
The Scholarship Award will be presented to the individual who best meets all qualification
All applicants must provide a cover page with the following information:
- Full Name
- Contact number
- Email address if applicable
- Name of the post-secondary education institution and program you are enrolled in
All applicants and their essays will be reviewed by the Helping the Helpers Scholarship Committee and recipients are chosen and approved by the Helping the Helpers Scholarship Committee.
The successful applicant’s essay becomes the property of Helping the Helpers.
Helping the Helpers may publish the individual’s name and/or picture in any media format or forum.
The successful applicant will be contacted via mail. They will receive the Scholarship Recipient Letter advising of their award along with the Scholarship Recipient Form to have completed by their Institution.
This form is signed following completion of first (1st) semester and prior to commencing second (2nd) semester by the Registrar of their Institution. This form is confirmation of registration in one of the Frontline Professional programs such as: Paramedicine, Police, Fire Fighter, Military, Nursing, Social Work or Correctional Officer.
Upon receipt of the Scholarship Recipient Form completed by the Registrar confirming second (2nd) semester enrollment, a cheque will be released to the Scholarship recipient in person or at the address they provide on the Scholarship Recipient Form.
Your Privacy Information
We are aware of and wish to respect confidentiality of our applicants. After applications are reviewed, in the event you are the successful recipient and awarded the Scholarship Award, Helping the Helpers may publish your name and/or picture in any media format or forum.
Your information will be treated with utmost respect and will never be stored or provided to any third party.