Leonore Dixon Chesley Entrance Award for Paramedic Training
Description: This annual award was established through the Leonore Chesley estate. Leonore Dixon Chesley, (1915-2016) was an adventurous Nova Scotian woman who set high standards of achievement for herself and served as a role model for her female-identifying descendants. She was a successful professional in the fields of law and mental health, an accomplished artist and linguist, and an advocate for women’s rights. She took First Aid courses from and actively volunteered with St. John Ambulance for many years. Leonore had physical health challenges over her lifetime that required emergency support. She greatly appreciated and admired the skills of the paramedics who responded to her calls for assistance with unfailing care and compassion.
Criteria: Applicants must be female entering their first year of study in one of the below programs. Applications must include two letters of support that verify the applicant’s volunteer participation in at least two service-oriented activities or organizations. It is preferred the volunteer/community involvement took place within the applicant’s school or as part of a community outreach capacity. First consideration is given to residents of Nova Scotia. If no applicants from Nova Scotia are received, residents from other Atlantic provinces will be considered.
Applies to: Advanced Care Paramedicine, Primary Care Paramedicine