Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

Continuing Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards

Andrew and Olga Stefaniuk Memorial Award in Nursing

Value: Varies
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students entering their final/fourth year of study pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, who demonstrates exceptional patient care and compassion, including awareness of the spiritual, physical and emotional aspects of healing. Candidates must submit two letters of reference from relevant course instructors outlining the candidate's level of demonstrated care and compassion; and a personal letter of no more than two pages describing how they value and provide patient care and compassion, including the spiritual, physical and emotional aspects of healing.

Deadline: May 1st

Annie May Francis Campbell Bursary in Nursing

Value: $750 (minimum)
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Preference is given to a student in their fourth/final year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing who are focusing their studies in the area of geriatric nursing. Recipients must be in good academic standing. Selection will be based upon financial need and two recommendations from instructors who can attest to the recipient's clinical competence and potential for further study in a geriatric setting. Submit evidence of financial need using the U of S Financial Need Calculator.

Deadline: May 1st

Barbara Elizabeth Scott Memorial Bursary

Value: Varies
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students in their second, third, or fourth/final year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with an interest in further studies in Psychiatric Nursing. Submit a letter outlining your interest in Psychiatric Nursing and two reference letters from your instructors. Submit evidence of financial need using the U of S Financial Need Calculator.

Deadline: May 1st

Catherine Grant Sigmore Memorial Bursary

Value: Varies
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students in their second, third, or fourth/final year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with an interest in geriatric nursing care. Submit a letter outlining your interest in geriatric nursing care and two reference letters from your instructors. Submit evidence of financial need using the U of S Financial Need Calculator.

Deadline: May 1st

Catherine R. Sutherland Scholarship in Nursing

Value: Varies
Number Available: Varies
Eligibility: Open to students entering their third year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing who are pursuing studies or clinical activities in the areas of maternal and/or early childhood development. To be eligible candidates must have achieved a minimum academic standard of at least 80% and must submit a statement of no more than 1,000 words detailing their interest and activities in maternal, and/or early childhood development, and their plans for improving health outcomes in any of these areas. The statement should also describe how their experiences in life have helped shape their professional career path.

Deadline: May 1st

College of Nursing 75th Anniversary Award for Excellence in Leadership

Value: $2,000
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students in their graduating year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Candidates must submit the a personal letter outlining their leadership contributions, an academic reference letter outlining their leadership contributions and two letters from individuals, agencies or organizations which outline the candidate's leadership abilities. Selection will be based on the merit of candidate submissions demonstrating excellence in leadership.

Deadline: May 1st

College of Nursing Prize for Interprofessional Leadership in Nursing

Value: $1,000 minimum
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students in their fourth/final year of the BSN program who demonstrate excellence in interprofessional leadership. To be eligible, candidates must submit one reference letter from a professor from within the College of Nursing that attests to the candidates experience in interprofessional leadership at the University of Saskatchewan and one personal letter (up to 750 words) describing their understanding of nursing in an interdisciplinary environment. In order to continue to promote interprofessional health science education, preference will be given to a student who also submits a second reference letter from a professor in a health science discipline other than nursing.

Deadline: May 1st

Custody and Caring Scholarship in Forensic Nursing

Value: $1,000
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing who are pursuing studies or clinical activities geared towards enhancing their understanding of forensic mental health or correctional nursing. To be eligible, applicants must submit a statement of 500 - 1000 words detailing their interest and activities in forensic mental health or correctional nursing, and their plans for improving health outcomes in this area.

Deadline: May 1st

Danny Browning Award

Value: Varies
Number Available: Varies
Eligibility: Open to students entering their fourth/final year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Selection will be based on academic achievement with strong emphasis on performance in clinical nursing courses, commitment to the profession of Nursing and the potential for making a significant contribution to nursing based upon the recommendation of faculty who have observed the students' performance, and financial need. Must include two letters of support from Nursing faculty. Submit evidence of financial need using the U of S Financial Need Calculator.

Deadline: May 1st

Degree Class of 1965 Nursing Student Bursary

Value: Varies
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students entering their third year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. To be eligible, candidates must submit evidence of financial need, be in good academic standing and submit a personal statement up to 500 words detailing why they chose nursing as a profession. Selection is based on financial need and the merits of the submitted statement.

Deadline: May 1st

Douglas Scott Memorial Bursary

Value: Varies
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students in their second, third, or fourth/final year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with an interest in intensive care nursing. Submit a letter outlining your interest in intensive care nursing and two reference letters from your instructors. Submit evidence of financial need using the U of S Financial Need Calculator.

Deadline: May 1st

Dr. Darlene Pollock Forrest Award in Nursing

Value: $5,000
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students entering their fourth/final year of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. To be eligible, applicants must submit to the awards committee an application of one page outlining how excellence in the ability to combine the art of compassionate caring with the mindful application of nursing theory and knowledge has been demonstrated, and submit a letter of support from a College of Nursing faculty member.

Deadline: May 1st

Elaine Barnhart Memorial Scholarship

Value: Varies
Number Available: Varies
Eligibility: Open to Metis students entering their third year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. If no suitable Metis candidate is found, the award shall be open to students of other Aboriginal ancestries, as determined by the Awards Committee. Selection will be based on academic achievement. Submit proof of Aboriginal ancestry.

Deadline: May 1st

Eleanor Marie McKay Reichardt Endowment

Value: Varies
Number Available: 2 - 4
Eligibility: Open to students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing who demonstrate diversity of interest and suitability for leadership in the nursing profession and financial need. Consideration will be given to a connection with St. Paul's Hospital. Candidates must submit two letters of reference attesting to the candidate's suitability for leadership and a statement of no more than two pages outlining extra-curricular activities and accomplishments. Submit evidence of financial need using the U of S Financial Need Calculator.

Deadline: May 1st

Gladys Procyshen Bursary in Public Health

Value: $700
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students in their fourth/final year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Candidates must submit a personal letter describing their experience with paid or volunteer work that directly and clearly demonstrates the application of principles and practices of public health and/or the principles of healthy community development as addressed in their nursing courses. Candidates must have completed at least one course pertaining specifically to public health. Submit evidence of financial need using the the U of S Financial Need Calculator

Deadline: August 14th

Guy & Joyce Evans Memorial Award in Nursing

Value: Varies
Number Available: One
EligibilityOpen to students who have completed at least one year of study in an undergraduate degree program in Nursing. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an excellent understanding of the concept of caring as an essential component of the nursing profession. Selection will be made on the basis of academic achievement and financial need as determined by the Award Committee. Submit evidence of financial need using the U of S Financial Need Calculator.

Deadline: May 1st

Hazel B. Keeler Scholarship

Value: Varies
Number Available: Varies
Eligibility: Open to students entering their third or fourth/final year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Selection will be based on academic achievement and participation in college and campus activities. Include letter outlining involvement in student activities.

Deadline: May 1st

James Nelson Scott Memorial Bursary

Value: Varies
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students in their second, third, or fourth/final year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with an interest in intensive care nursing. Submit a letter outlining your interest in intensive care nursing and two reference letters from your instructors. Submit evidence of financial need using the U of S Financial Need Calculator.

Deadline: May 1st

Julia Alice Saddington Memorial Scholarship

Value: Varies
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students entering their fourth/final year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing who are interested in a career in community health nursing. Selection will be based on demonstrated interest in community health nursing. Applicants must include two references from instructors from NURS 201.22 (Perspectives on Health, Wellness, and Diversity in a Global Context) in Year 2 and NURS 304.21 (Family Nursing) in Year 3 as well as a statement indicating intent to pursue a career in community health nursing. Preference will be given to students who have recently volunteered for a community organization during their nursing program.

Deadline: August 14th

Karen Knapp Bodnar Nursing Award in Public Health

Value: $2,000
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree who are interested in public health. Applicants must include a letter outlining the reasons why they chose a nursing career, and how they expect their community to benefit from public health nursing. Selection will be based on academic achievement and financial need. Submit evidence of financial need using the U of S Financial Need Calculator.

Deadline: August 14th

Katherine Doyle Macphee Scholarship

Value: Varies
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students who are Canadian citizens entering their graduating year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Selection will be based on academic achievement. Submit proof of Canadian citizenship.

Deadline: May 1st

Linda Gellner Scholarship

Value: Varies
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing who come from a Saskatchewan farming background. To be eligible, students must submit a statement of no more than one page detailing their Saskatchewan farming background. Selection will be based upon academic achievement and the merits of the submitted statements.

Deadline: May 1st

Margaret and William Brewster Memorial Award

Value: $250
Number Available: Two
Eligibility: Open to students entering their fourth/final year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing who are studying at the University of Saskatchewan's Prince Albert site, who have experienced the pediatric component of their program. Candidates must submit letters of reference from two faculty members attesting to their academic and clinical proficiency and potential to make a significant contribution to pediatric nursing. Selection is based on aptitude and exemplary clinical performance in pediatric nursing.

Deadline: August 14th

Margaret B. Rouse Bursary

Value: Varies
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Offered annually to a student entering the fourth/final year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Selection will be based upon academic achievement and financial need. Submit evidence of financial need using the U of S Financial Need Calculator.

Deadline: May 1st

Marjorie and Guy Duncan Award

Value: Varies
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students entering their third or fourth/final year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Students must have an average of at least 80%. Selection will be based on financial need. Submit evidence of financial need using the U of S Financial Need Calculator.

Deadline: May 1st

Mildred and George Derrick Scholarship in Nursing

Value: $2,000
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students entering their fourth/final year of study pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Applicants must include one reference letter from a supervising third-year clinical teacher. Selection will be based on academic achievement, financial need and demonstrated aptitude in patient care. Submit evidence of financial need using the U of S Financial Need Calculator.

Deadline: May 1st

Royal University Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

Value: $1,500
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students entering their fourth/final year of study pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Selection will be based on academic achievement, financial need and demonstrated potential for making a significant contribution to nursing, particularly in pediatric or neonatal nursing. Applicants must include a statement of interest in pursuing a career in pediatric or neonatal nursing and two letters of reference from third-year clinical teachers. Submit evidence of financial need using the U of S Financial Need Calculator.

Deadline: May 1st

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association Jean Goodwill Award

Value: $500
Number Available: Three (one for each of the Prince Albert/Northern sites, Regina/Yorkton and Saskatoon sites)
Eligibility: Open to Aboriginal students in their third or fourth/final year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan. Applicants must submit proof of Aboriginal ancestry, Saskatchewan residency, and a statement outlining their efforts to improve the lives of Aboriginal people and their career aspirations within the nursing profession. Letters of recommendation from two faculty members attesting to their work ethic and how the candidate reflects the values of Jean Goodwill must also be submitted.

Deadline: May 1st

Shirley Hewko-Parkinson Memorial Award in Nursing

Value: $6,000 (minimum)
Number Available: Varies
Eligibility: Open to continuing undergraduate students in the College of Nursing. To be eligible, candidates must have graduated from a high school within the boundaries described in 2018 as the "Heartland Health Region" (see appendix). If there are no eligible applicants from the Heartland Health Region, applicants from other Saskatchewan rural communities will be considered. Applicants must submit a 2-page letter (max.) about how their leadership qualities in relation to community health will be enhanced by becoming a Registered Nurse, and how they plan to work in and improve the health of rural communities. Applicants must also submit a letter of support from a College of Nursing faculty member or instructor, or a community supervisor/leader. Selection will be based on the merits of the submitted documents, and financial need, as determined by the Award Committee

Deadline: August 14th

Shirley Hewko-Parkinson Award in Community Health

Value: Varies
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to continuing undergraduate students in the College of Nursing. To be eligible, candidates must demonstrate financial need and submit a statement of no more than two pages detailing their interest in community health nursing. Selection will be based on financial need and the merits of the submitted statements, as determined by the Awards Committee.

Deadline: August 14th

The Brenda McCormick Weber Memorial Bursary

Value: Varies
Number Available: Two
Eligibility: Open to students in their third and fourth/final year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Candidates must have achieved a minimum academic standard of at least 80%. To be eligible, students must demonstrate financial need. Submit evidence of financial need using the U of S Financial Need Calculator.

Deadline: May 1st

The David and May Anderson Memorial Scholarship in Geriatric Nursing

Value: $750
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to continuing undergraduate students in the College of Nursing. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum average of 75% and submit a statement (350 word limit) describing their interest in working with older adults and/or dementia care. Selection will be based on academic achievement and the merits of the submitted documents, as determined by the Award Committee. The Award Committee may give preference to students with an interest in the area of dementia care.

Deadline: May 1st

The Dr. Gerri Dickson Leadership in Reconciliation Award

Value: $2,500
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to continuing nursing students in the College of Nursing. To be eligible, candidates must be in good academic standing and submit a one-page description outlining their leadership activities and contributions to the area of reconciliation. Eg. Cross-cultural, participating in reconciliation events, leadership and/or volunteering in a cross cultural organization or initiative.

Students may demonstrate leadership in reconciliation through the following:

1. Attending and/or volunteering at events meant to promote dialogue and understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.
2. Organizing activities that help to address social determinants of health amongst the province's more vulnerable populations.
3. Raising awareness about the impacts of colonization and residential schools on First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples.
4. Taking personal responsibility to help create an interdependent and fair society.
5. Other activities that contribute, directly or indirectly, to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action.

Preference may be given to an undergraduate student.

Please submit supporting documentation to nursing.awards@usask.ca.

Deadline: May 1st

The Health and Wellness Nursing Bursary for Indigenous Students

Value: $2,500
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students of Aboriginal ancestry who are entering their third year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Selection will be based upon financial need. Applicants are also required to submit documentation attesting to Aboriginal ancestry and an essay of no more than 1,000 words demonstrating how they model a healthy lifestyle. Submit evidence of financial need using the U of S Financial Need Calculator. Submit proof of Aboriginal ancestry.

Deadline: May 1st

The Katherine Bursary in Nursing

Value: Varies
Number Available: One
EligibilityOpen to continuing undergraduate students in the BSN or PDBSN program in the College of Nursing who are parents of minor children.  Applicants must have a minimum average of 75% and submit a personal letter (one page max.) which demonstrates how they have overcome challenges while working towards a nursing degree and how they plan to use their nursing degree to make a difference. Applicants must submit evidence that their minor dependents currently live with them.  Submit evidence of financial need using the U of S Financial Need Calculator.

Deadline: May 1st

The Sutherland First Nations Student Award

Value: $2,500
Number Available: One
Eligibility: Open to students who are entering their third year of the BSN program, as determined by the Award Committee. Students are eligible to receive the award an additional time when they enter their fourth year in the BSN program. To be eligible for renewal, students must achieve an average of 70%, based upon grades in the previous Fall and Winter terms. Recipients of this award in their fourth year are eligible to also receive the Sutherland Prize upon graduation. To be eligible for the Sutherland First Nations Student Award, applicants must:

  • Provide proof of First Nations identity, including but not limited to, a Certificate of Indian Status or proof of registration, a letter from their home community, a letter from Elder, ect.;
  • Be a Canadian citizen

Deadline: August 14th