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Dr. Kent Saylor Bursary for Indigenous Medical Students

The Dr. Kent Saylor Bursary for Indigenous Medical Students is awarded each year to encourage First Nations, Inuit and Métis medical students to consider a career in paediatrics.

Established in 2023, the $2,500 bursary is named in honour of Dr. Kent Saylor, the first Indigenous paediatrician in Canada and a former chair of the Canadian Paediatric Society’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health Committee. Dr. Saylor has been instrumental in promoting culturally safe health care for Indigenous children and youth.


Apply here - deadline October 31



$2,500 funding each year by Healthy Generations and a complimentary one year CPS medical student membership


To qualify, candidates must:

  • Be an Indigenous* medical student at a Canadian university with a strong interest in paediatrics.
  • Must be in their 2nd or 3rd year of medical school
  • Submit an application and budget online outlining the applicant’s interest in paediatrics and how the funds will enhance their education
  • Include a letter of support from Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, the medical school faculty lead for Indigenous students, or a faculty member.

Priority will be given to requests submitted by applicants who have not previously received the Dr. Kent Saylor Bursary for Indigenous Medical Students.  However, previous bursary recipients may resubmit a new letter of request for bursary funding.

*To be eligible, an individual must attach proof regarding  First Nations (status and non-status),  Inuit or Metis, Band Council, Tribal Council, Treaty, community, nation or other affiliation.  Accepted documentation may include:

  • A copy of a valid Indian Status or Treaty card;
  • A copy of a valid Nunavut Trust Certificate card, roll number or any other proof accepted by Inuit communities;
  • A copy of a membership card from a Métis registry recognized by the Métis National Council (Métis Nation of Ontario, the Manitoba Métis Federation, the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan, the Métis Nation of Alberta and the Métis Nation British Columbia);
  • A copy of a membership card from a Métis Settlement General Council community;
  • Proof that an ancestor’s name has been entered in the Indian Register according to the Indian Act, or on the band list of an individual band, or on the Inuit roll;
  • Written confirmation of nationhood in a federally recognized band council which has its own citizenship code;
  • Alternate documents may be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be reviewed by Indigenous committee members.


The funds will be disbursed to and in the name of the recipient. Therefore, the funds will be considered taxable income and will be a part of the recipient’s personal income in the fiscal year in which they have received the funding. In compliance with the Canada Revenue Agency, grant recipients must provide their mailing address and Social Insurance Number (SIN) so that the HG can provide the recipient with a T4A slip at the end of the year and for the bursary amount that was received. The recipient must submit a final one page report, a final expense report and a letter or email of confirmation of participation from their program lead to Healthy Generations.

If the bursary funds have not been transferred within one year of being awarded, and without justification for an extension, the funds will be rescinded.

Eligible Expenses

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