The Ministry of Health and Seniors advised that the deadline for applications for the Dr. Barbara Ball Scholarship has been extended from 4th April to 21st April, 2017.
“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 a range of healthcare professions. This year, the Ministry will prioritize applications for nursing, social work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and speech language 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’s rights. The Government of Bermuda is pleased to recognise her by awarding scholarships to public health professionals in her honour.”
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