In order to stimulate the interest of young people in our region towards health sciences, and more particularly within the BMP Hospital, the Foundation has developed three programs :


From left to right : Mrs. Nancy Brilvicas, jury member; Mrs. Lola Landes, Executive Director of the BMP Foundation; Ms. Sarah Charest, 2019 winner of the BMP Scholarship – Health Care; Ms. Élodie Couture, 2019 winner of the BMP Scholarship – Nursing; Mr. François Riendeau and Mrs. Rosane Rivard, jury members.

In 2020, the Chawkers Foundation renewed its generous contribution to the BMP Foundation which allows not only for the continuation of the bursary program (CEGEP and high school) for future years, but also for the enhancement of the bursary to $2,000 per year for each bursary recipient.

The BMP Scholarship – Health Care is open to graduating students from Brome-Missisquoi high schools who are pursuing studies in health care.

The BMP Scholarship – Nursing targets future nursing students only and encourages young people to get involved in this environment that is currently in need of workers.

Both scholarships offer an amount of $2,000, renewable annually throughout the student’s college program, for a maximum of three years. The two scholarship winners will be selected by a Selection Committee composed of a director of a school institution, a BMP Hospital staff member and a person from the community.

The BMP Hospital Foundation sincerely thanks the Chawkers Foundation for their support towards the students of the area!

BMP Foundation Scholarships Program

  1. Objectives

The BMP Foundation Scholarships Program – Health Care serves two objectives:

    • To encourage and assist local students in pursuing an education and subsequent career in the healthcare or nursing field;
    • To establish and nurture a positive working relationship between the scholarship recipient and the BMP Hospital (CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS La Pommeraie) as a possible place of future employment.
  1. Eligibility

The program is open to any graduating high school student, who resides within the Brome-Missisquoi territory, and who wish to pursue studies in a health care profession, associated with the BMP Hospital. A proof of residency, such as a report card or an official grade report, must be attached to the application form.

  1. Program Details

The winners of the Health Care and Nursing Scholarships will each receive an annual bursary in the amount of $1,000 (awarded in two installments). The bursary may be renewed each year by the student for the duration of his or her CEGEP studies for a maximum of three years.

  1. Application Requirements

Candidates will be required to provide the following documentation to complete their application:

    • BMP Scholarship requested form (p.4):
    • A covering letter (see details in Presentation document) – this letter will be a determining factor in the choice of candidates who will be invited to the interview;
    • A letter of recommendation from a school source, either a teacher, an advisor or the principal;
    • School reports for the previous year and for the current year.
    • An official grade transcript from the Ministry of education.

The final date for applications is May 31, 2020. After that date, the most outstanding students will be invited to a virtual interview with the selection committee.

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact the BMP Foundation by email at or by telephone at 450-266-5548.

Please send a complete application, at the latest on April 1st, 2020,
by email at

or by mail to:
BMP Foundation
Scholarships Program
950, rue Principale
Cowansville QC J2K 1K3

NB: The BMP Foundation reserves the right to not award scholarships in any given year.

Applications for the scholarships must be received by April 1st, 2020, inclusively.  


BMP Scholarship – Health Care Winners

2020: Valérie Liechti

2019 : Sarah Charest, Farnham
2018 : Lévika Gonzalez, Sutton
2017 : Frédérick Girard, Cowansville
2016 : Rosanne Ducharme-Turcotte, Cowansville
2015 : Kiana Deschênes et Arous Yosra
2014 : Sandra Cyr, Waterloo
2013 : Maxime Dumas-Landry, Cowansville
2012 : Melissa Côté-Bonneau, Cowansville
2011 : Nancy St-Aubin, Dunham
2010 : Sébastien Dion, Bromont
2009 : Ariane Lessard-Dostie, Dunham
2008 : Naomie Larose, Bromont
2007 : Élie-Anne Guay, Bedford
2006 : Valerie Breault, Brigham
2005 : Julie Beauchemin, Shefford
2004 : Émie Gagnon, Dunham
2003 : Linda Ling, Bedford
2002 : Pierre Olivier Monast, Cowansville


BMP Scholarship – Nursing Winner

2020: Sarah-Maude Pomerleau

2019 : Élodie Couture, Farnham



The Foundation also supports the local high schools to provide awards of excellence for graduate students who wish to continue their studies in the healthcare. Students are selected by their school.

2019 Winners : 

École Massey Vanier, Cowansville (English) : Chloé Francoeur et Mya Wilson

École Massey Vanier, Cowansville (French) : Morèna Jacques et Imad Boumena

École Jean-Jacques-Bertrand, Farnham : Valérie Haman

École Wilfrid-Léger, Waterloo : Mylène Dostie et Sophie Gagnée-Bourassa



The BMP Foundation organizes guided school visits for students at the end of their course from the four regional high schools to enable them to discover career opportunities in the healthcare field at the BMP Hospital. Each year, 60-70 students go on these one-day visits and are exposed to careers in medicine, nursing, laboratory, pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, medical imaging, and respiratory therapy.

Student Testimonials

“Thank you very much for this unique opportunity. I truly enjoyed this visit since it confirmed my will to pursue my studies in the field of healthcare.  It allowed me to discover other occupations little or not known to me. Thank you so much!” – Félix Roberge

“Thanks to the visit, I have now made a final decision on my college field of study. Thank you very much!” – Alexandre Roy

“I loved the fact that Dr. Pincott is still passionate about his former job as a doctor. This shows me that it’s possible to be passionate about your work.” – Alexia Larose