Financing & Scholarships

At Rhodes, we recognize the importance of financial assistance to support recruitment and retention efforts, recognize previous achievements, and increase diversity by providing access to education.

Scholarships

There are four scholarships for eligible applicants.  One scholarship is available for a new applicant each semester and cannot be used in conjunction with other scholarships.  Scholarship recipients must be in good standing for the duration of their studies (see Good Standing Policy).  If, at any time, the scholarship recipient is not in Good Standing, the scholarship will be revoked.  Scholarship will be applied to the final payment(s) of the tuition.  Scholarship recipients must agree to their image being used for marketing purposes for Rhodes Wellness College.  Scholarship applications must be received 8 weeks before the start of the semester and decisions will be made by committee the following week.  The committee will be comprised of three staff members at Rhodes.  Awards will be decided based on the following criteria:

  • Evidence of eligibility
  • Evidence of passion and commitment to the program
  • Evidence of academic and emotional preparedness for the program

Addictions Treatment And Recovery Employee Scholarship

To qualify for the Addictions Treatment and Recovery Employee Scholarship, addictions treatment and recovery facility employees must provide a letter of recommendation from their employer. This letter of recommendation must also include a commitment from the employer indicating that he or she will continue to employ the applicant after their classroom education has been successfully completed. Scholarship value is $500.

Healthcare Worker Wellness Scholarship

To qualify for the Healthcare Worker Wellness Scholarship, applicants must belong to a professional healthcare association, union, or employment group. Each application is considered individually, and all applicants who currently work, or have recently worked, in a healthcare-related field are encouraged to apply. Scholarship value is $500.

Fitness Professionals Scholarship

To qualify for the Fitness Professionals Scholarship, applicants must be BCRPA, Can-Fit-Pro or ACE certified. As each application is considered individually, and other forms for fitness certification may be accepted, all interested students are encouraged to apply. Scholarship value is $500.

Practicum Host Scholarship

To qualify for the Practicum Host Scholarship, applicants must be employed by an organization that is/was a practicum host for Rhodes Wellness College students within the past 3 years. Scholarship value is $500.

Bursaries/Work Study

Bursaries are based on demonstrated financial need.  A maximum of $1000 may be awarded for each semester of study.  Bursary recipients will be enrolled in a semester-long work study program for the equivalent of $12.50/hour (e.g., for a bursary award of $1000, the work study will be 80 hours).  Rhodes will provide bursary recipients with duties such as, but not limited to, data entry, cleaning, light maintenance, event assistance, making phone calls, filing and other office work.  Every effort will be made to match the task to the bursary recipient’s strengths and skills, but may not be possible every semester.  Bursary recipients must be in good standing for the duration of their studies (see Good Standing Policy).  If, at any time, the bursary recipient is not in Good Standing, the bursary will be revoked for the remainder of the tuition payments.  Bursaries will be applied equally to all payments.  Bursary recipients agree to their image being used for marketing purposes for Rhodes Wellness College.  Bursary applications must be received 8 weeks before the start of the semester and decisions will be made by committee the following week.  The committee will be comprised of three staff members at Rhodes.  Bursary applications must include:

  1. Canadian Students: Please submit a copy of the most recent Income Tax Summary (not the entire tax assessment) from each adult supporting the applicant’s education, including the applicant, spouse, or parent/guardian. Please also submit other records of money earned, bank statements, records of investments, and records of untaxed income.
  2. U.S. Students: Please submit from each adult supporting the applicant’s education, including the applicant, spouse, or parent/guardian, the following: a federal income tax returns, W-2s, other records of money earned, bank statements, records of investments, and records of untaxed income.
  3. International Students (non-U.S.): Please submit from each adult supporting the applicant’s education, including the applicant, spouse, or parent/guardian, the following: income tax returns, other records of money earned, bank statements, records of investments, and records of untaxed income.