The Medavie Scholarship honours Pierre-Yves Julien, the former CEO of Medavie. As a not-for-profit health services organization, Pierre-Yves recognized that we don’t have an obligation to shareholders, but to the communities where our employees and clients live and work.

Scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded annually to up to ten youth who have overcome adversity related to mental health and are pursuing health-related post-secondary studies.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a Canadian citizen and a youth or young adult (age 17-29)
  • Enrolled in full or part-time studies at a recognized post-secondary educational institution based in Canada (Note: enrolment verification required prior to award)
  • Has overcome adversity related to mental health, either through lived experience or a family member
  • Pursuing a related health program (E.g. medical school, nursing, psychology, physical education, kinesiology, nutrition, sociology, social work, community recreation, related research etc.)


If you have any questions or would like to be notified when the scholarship program opens in Spring 2021, email with “Scholarship” in your subject line.

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