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Robbie & Jean Shaw Scholarship

IWK Health Centre

Call for applications

Are you a current or former patient at the IWK Health Centre who is currently entering first 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!


The IWK Foundation invites applications for the Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship. This award consists of two non-renewable scholarships valued at $2,250 each.

Eligible applicants are current or former IWK patients who have an academic average of 75% or higher and who are entering their first year of post-secondary studies.

Applicants must submit a minimum 500 word essay answering the following question: How has your experience at the IWK impacted your life and shaped your goals for the future?

Please include the following points in your essay:

  • Why the IWK is special to you
  • Your community involvement and/or volunteer work
  • Your goals for the future
  • How the scholarship will make a difference for you

In addition, applicants must submit two personal references — one from a teacher and one from a representative at the IWK who is familiar with their care journey.

Apply for the Robbie & Jean Shaw Scholarship

Submitting your application

Deadline for application is February 28, 2020.

All pieces of your application must be received at the IWK Foundation by 4:30 p.m. on the application deadline. Please keep this timeline in mind when you are contacting your references; it is best to give them as much time as possible to complete their letters.

Please submit all applications to: 

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


Fax: 902.470.8000


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 Health Centre 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 and the IWK Foundation.

Excellence is in your hands.

IWK Health Centre Charitable Foundation Charitable Number: 867558090RR0001