Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

Graduate Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards

Annie I. Earle Award for Nurses

Value: Value to be determined annually
Description: May be awarded annually to graduates of a Saskatchewan Nursing program pursuing a master or doctoral degree in nursing or related field.

Eligibility: The applicant must provide proof of Canadian citizenship and have completed a nursing program leading to a Registered Nurse qualification within the province of Saskatchewan. The applicant must have two or more years of nursing experience following graduation and be currently employed in nursing in Saskatchewan. Two professional clinical references are required to substantiate the applicant's ability in clinical practice.

Deadline: May 31st

Claire Kramer Award in Nursing

Value: One award based on financial resources available
Description: To award undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Nursing for their contributions to clinical or research activities intended to enhance the health and well-being of older adults with compassion and respect.

Eligibility: Open to current undergraduate and graduate students from rural Saskatchewan in the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan. To be eligible, students must be pursuing clinical or research activities geared towards improving the health and well-being (including palliative care) for older adults. Preference will be given to a student in the graduate program who provides leadership in knowledge sharing across health disciplines that will improve the lives of older adults. If there are no eligible students from rural Saskatchewan, students from urban Saskatchewan will be considered. Please provide proof of rural address (eg. copy of driver's license or recently addressed mail).

Deadline: May 31st

Ernest and Isabella Forsman Bursary

Value: Value to be determined annually
Description: Awarded annually to a student in graduate studies in Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan.

Eligibility: Student must have been accepted as a fully qualified graduate student in the College of Graduate Studies and Research. The award is to be made primarily on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Potential for making a contribution to the field of Gerontological Nursing and/or long-term care will also be considered.

Deadline: May 31st

June Peterson-Barber Nurse Practitioner Award

Value: Two awards of $5,000
Description: To build capacity for Rural Primary Health Care by supporting compassionate and caring continuing Nurse Practitioner students at the College of Nursing who have an interest in rural nursing in a community where the desire for quality of care is evidenced.

Eligibility: Open to continuing Nurse Practitioner students in the Nurse Practitioner program at the College of Nursing. To be eligible, applicants must submit a personal letter describing their desire and ideas for improving rural health as a Nurse Practitioner and submit a reference letter from an instructor/faculty member outlining the student's compassionate and caring desire and ability to make a positive difference. Preference will be given to students who have experienced a clinical course or have clinical experience. Selection will be based on the merits of the submitted statements, as determined by the Awards Committee.

Deadline: May 31st

Lucy D. Willis Scholarship

Value: Value to be determined annually
Description: Awarded annually to alumni of the University of Saskatchewan, pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in Nursing or related field.

Eligibility: Applicants must submit an explanation (250 words maximum) describing their potential for making a contribution to nursing. Past recipients of this scholarship are not eligible.

Deadline: May 31st

Margaret Inglis Graduate Bursary in Nursing

Value: Value to be determined annually
Description: To provide bursaries for graduate studies in the College of Nursing.

Eligibility: Open to students entering the graduate program in the College of Nursing. Based on financial need (submit financial need form).

Deadline: May 31st

Marion Ruth Jackson Quality of Patient Care Fund

Value: Value to be determined annually
Description: To support graduate student research directed to the quality of patient care.

Eligibility: Open to current Master of Nursing Thesis and PhD students who have completed all required course work and their proposal defense. Applicants must submit an explanation (500 words maximum) describing how their research will impact the quality of patient care. Preference will be given to applicants doing Patient Orientated Research.

Deadline: May 31st

Mavis Kyle Evans Nursing Leadership Scholarship

Value: Value to be determined annually
Description: This scholarship is provided in memory of Prof. Emerita Mavis Evans. It is offered annually to an entering or continuing Master of Nursing student.

Eligibility: Applicants must be in good academic standing and must submit a reference letter from a faculty member, instructor or nurse leader outlining how the candidate exemplifies leadership and passion for the nursing profession. Submit a personal statement up to 500 words outlining how their leadership and passion for the profession of nursing has contributed to the nursing profession. Selection will be based on academic achievement and the merits of the submitted statements.

Deadline: May 31st

Mrs. Jane Pinkney and Dr. George H. Peacock Memorial Scholarship in Cancer Care or Research in Nursing

Value: One award of a minimum of $500
Description: To award the academic achievement of graduate students in the College of Nursing involved with cancer care or cancer research; preference given to PhD or Master of Nursing students in a thesis-based program.

Eligibility: Open to graduate students in the College of Nursing involved in cancer care or cancer research. Selection will be based on academic achievement.

Deadline: May 31st

Muriel E. Kavanagh Memorial Fund

Value: Value to be determined annually
Description: Award is given to provide financial assistance to graduate students who are completing a thesis or project work for a Master of Nursing Degree.

Eligibility: Open to graduate students enrolled in the Master of Nursing Program. Selection will be based on academic standing and financial need (submit financial need form).

Deadline: May 31st

Myrtle Evangeline Crawford Scholarship

Value: Value to be determined annually
Description: This scholarship is provided in memory of Professor Crawford. It is offered annually to a graduate student(s) in the graduate program in the Masters of Nursing program, University of Saskatchewan to support thesis research.

Eligibility: The student must be enrolled on a full time basis in a graduate program, thesis option in Nursing. Preference will be given to students who are close to completing the course work portion of their program.

Deadline: May 31st

Norman and Alice Caplin Fund

Value: Value to be determined annually
Description: This award is provided in memory of Professor Alice Caplin. It is offered annually to a graduate student(s) in the graduate program in Nursing, University of Saskatchewan to support thesis research.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in the graduate program. Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates the potential for making a contribution to the scholarship of maternal child health nursing.

Deadline: May 31st

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association (SRNA) Nurse Practitioner Award

Value: $500
Number Available: 1
Description: This award will recognize a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) student who has demonstrated a contribution to advancing the profession of nursing in a clinical area, or through contribution to the work of the SRNA, or other professional associations/agencies.

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • be registered in the Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner program, University of Saskatchewan.
  • be currently registered as a Registered Nurse with the SRNA.
  • submit a one-page letter describing their contribution to advancing the profession of nursing in a clinical area or through contribution to the work of the SRNA or other professional associations/agencies.

Preference will be given to students who are registered in their first practicum course (NURS 880) in the program to support travel and/or relocation for practicum placements.

Visit the SRNA website for valuable information about Professional Practice Groups, New Nurses of Saskatchewan and Nurse Practitioner RN(NP).

Deadline: May 31st

Stephanson Cooke Award in Nursing

Value: One annual award of $3,500
Description: An award to a student registered in the second year of the nurse practitioner program who exemplifies leadership qualities, compassionate care and community engagement.

Eligibility: Submit a two page letter (max) outlining how your personal qualities in relation to leadership, compassionate care and community engagement will be enhanced as a nurse practitioner and assist to improve the health of rural communities. Submit a letter of support from a College of Nursing faculty member. Provide proof of current home address from a rural community with a population of less than 10 000.

Deadline: May 31st

The Judy Gajadharsingh Award for Graduate Student Excellent in Dementia/Alzheimer Research

Value: Annual gifts of at least $1,000
Description: To award a nursing student in the Master’s thesis or PhD program, or a Postdoctoral Fellow whose research focus will contribute to Dementia/Alzheimer’s care, research, or education.

Eligibility: The applicant must submit a personal letter describing their research on improvements in Dementia/Alzheimer’s research, care, or education. A reference letter is required from a faculty member who is aware of, or involved in their research.

Deadline: May 31st