Grace Bethel Bursary

Grace Bethel was a Registered Nurse at the Truro Hospital and was the Director of Nursing at the hospital at the time of her retirement. Grace passed away in Truro in 2012 at the age of ninety- seven.

Grace was much loved by all who knew her including patients, hospital staff, and those in the Community. Nursing and all medical fields were important to Grace and especially important to her were the children. She believed that children would enjoy success through education and she always had a strong desire to do everything she could to assist however possible.

Grace was a long-standing member of the Colchester Hospital Auxiliary. To fulfil her desire to help the children with their education Grace and her husband set up an investment within the Auxiliary that was intended to provide bursaries to the children. This fund still functions today having provided much needed financial support to many area students over the years.

The Bursary Fund is administered by the Bursary Fund Committee within the Colchester Hospital Auxiliary. Two bursaries of two thousand dollars each are available to graduating students from the Truro East Hants areas who have chosen nursing or another medically related field as their career.

Applications can be obtained School Councillors and are submitted to the Auxiliary Bursary Committee who ultimately choose two students to receive the bursaries each graduating year. The bursaries are paid directly to the University or Secondary School of the student’s choice at the beginning of their second semester.

The Colchester Hospital Auxiliary ask that all students who meet the criteria of the Grace Bethel Bursary contact School Counsellors as early as possible and complete an application. The bursary recipients will be announced at the Graduation ceremonies of those awarded the bursaries.