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Robbie & Jean Shaw Scholarship

Robbie & Jean Shaw Scholarship

Call for applications

Are you a current or former patient at the IWK Health Centre who is currently entering any year of post secondary studies? You may be eligible for the Robbie & Jean Shaw Scholarship

If you would like to apply, or know someone who would benefit from this opportunity, we’d love to hear from you!

Apply for the Robbie & Jean Shaw Scholarship


As you prepare your application, it is important for you to have a reference point of how your application will be evaluated by the Robbie & Jean Shaw Scholarship Selection Committee. Points are covered in your essay and the two required endorsement letters. 

  Minimum school average of 75 20%
  Why the IWK is special to them 20%
  Community involvement (both with IWK & beyond) 30%
  Hopes & dreams for the future 5%
  How the scholarship will make a difference to them 25%
  TOTAL 100%

Submitting your application

Deadline for application is April 27, 2018

Please submit all applications to: 

IWK Foundation
B220-5855 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4S2
Attention: Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship


For full details, please see our scholarship application or contact the Foundation at (902) 470-8085 or 1-800-595-2266, or email

About the Robbie & Jean Shaw Scholarship

The Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship Fund was created by a group of dedicated donors interested in paying tribute to the Shaw family for their long-term commitment to making the world a better place. Specifically, Robbie and Jean love the IWK and they believe in the potential and passion of every young person  to make a meaningful difference, in part, thanks to a strong educational foundation. IWK children and youth have a special place in Robbie and Jean’s hearts because of their long term professional and volunteer experience with the IWK Health Centre and the IWK Foundation.

Excellence is in your hands.

IWK Health Centre Charitable Foundation Charitable Number: 867558090RR0001