A university scholarship thanks to the family of a volunteer

The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation already bestows several bursaries to young people studying in the healthcare field. Today, we are pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship dedicated to university studies, the <strong>Effie Margaret Côté Scholarship</strong>. This important bursary of <strong>$10,000</strong> will be awarded to a nursing student or a current health care worker who is continuing his/her education at the university level.


<strong>Effie Margaret Côté, an exceptional individual</strong>

<img class=”wp-image-15420 ” src=”ôté.jpg” alt=”Mrs. Effie Margaret Côté” width=”164″ height=”218″ /> Mrs. Effie Margaret Côté

A long-time volunteer, Effie Margaret Côté has been involved with the BMP Hospital for over 30 years. Passionate and dedicated to her community, this scholarship is a testament to her continued support of the BMP Hospital. Throughout her life, Effie has been a dedicated volunteer. During World War II, she began volunteering with the Women’s Catholic League to provide hot meals to soldiers. Upon her arrival in our area, Effie became an active volunteer with the BMP Hospital Auxiliary and the Knowlton Wellness Project. Appointed to the BMP Hospital Board of Directors from 1982 to 1984, she received the International Women’s Day Award from the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club in 2008. She was also named BMP Hospital Volunteer of the Year in 2009.

Effie Margaret Côté is now 98 years old. She lives independently in her Knowlton apartment and leads a very active life with five children, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Two years ago, she got her driver’s license and purchased a new car. As a tribute to their mother’s remarkable life, her children decided to establish this annual $10,000 bursary with the BMP Foundation.


<strong>First BMP University Scholarship</strong>

The BMP Hospital Foundation has been supporting youth health care training for many years. The Effie Margaret Côté Scholarship joins to the two BMP Scholarships supporting graduate studies in CEGEP and the High School Bursaries. The BMP Foundation is proud to be able to invest in the next generation of health care professionals through its donors. In a sector where the shortage of manpower is felt every day, it is important to support young people who are motivated to move into this field. Information regarding the new bursary will be available online in a few weeks. In the meantime, people interested to apply for one of the current scholarships can view the details on our website: <a href=””></a>. You can also contact us at 450 266-5548 or by email at