Dr. Diana Michener Schatz Scholarship

This Award recognizes an exceptional Michener student who has undertaken a career transition while achieving academic excellence, exemplifying innovative thinking in their chosen applied health profession and contributing to the betterment of the Michener community and student life.

Program Eligibility:

Available to a full-time year student in any program offered by The Michener Institute in their graduating year of study.


The successful candidate will have clearly demonstrated the following criteria:

  1. Following a career transition, individual has chosen to devote themselves to a new applied health profession
  2. Demonstrates innovative thinking – the ability to look beyond the obvious, to be creative and imaginative and who endeavours to combine their innovation with their knowledge in practical application to their chosen applied health profession, (as demonstrated through their academic semesters or through the simulated clinical semester)
  3. Enhances Michener’s community and student life by engaging in activities and initiatives that contribute to the betterment of Michener’s community of practice.

Basic criteria:

  • Maintained a B average or better
  • Is in her/his graduating year of any Michener Program  (full-time entry level or full-time post-diploma)
  • Resident of Ontario
  • Demonstrated financial need

Award Amount: $2,500

Applicants must submit:

  • An essay (no longer than 500 words) describing his/her career transition and the opportunity/desire to pursue a career in applied health sciences;
  • Evidence of employment in a previous career (i.e. letter of employment from former employer; licensure with previous regulatory college or association; etc.)
  • Two letters of support:
    • From a faculty member who vouches for the student’s qualifications as a scholar and innovative thinker within their chosen applied health profession
    • From a Michener administrative staff member who validates the student’s contributions to student life and the Michener community, either through student council (and supporting committees), consistent volunteerism at 3-5 Michener events (Graduation; MMI; Orientation; Doors Open; Open House etc.), or other student-led events or committees.

This is an Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) or “Matching Fund” award

The Ontario Trust for Student Support was established by the Government of Ontario to encourage companies and individuals to contribute to permanent endowment funds to assist Ontario’s college and university students with financial need.

To be eligible for a “Matching Fund Award/Scholarship” a student must:

*OSAP Residency requirements:

  1. You have always lived in Ontario
  2. Ontario is the last province in which you resided for 12 consecutive months without being a full-time post-secondary student.
  3. Ontario is the last province in which your parent(s) have resided for 12 months in a row.
  4. You now reside in Ontario AND you have resided in Canada for less than 12 months in a row.
  5. You now reside in Ontario, but none of the above statements applies to you.

If points 4) and 5) are true for you, you may not be eligible for OSAP; however you may meet Michener’s definition of eligibility and may still be eligible for a Matching Fund Award/Scholarship if you can show financial need through either the Financial Need Assessment Form or Bursary Application Form