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 Scholarship Information

Nursing students can apply for scholarships specific to the BN (Collaborative) Program, for Memorial University Scholarships which are outlined in the MUN Calendar, and for scholarships associated with The Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (ARNNL).

Clinical Proficiency Award ($250.00 Medical AssociationWestern Memorial Regional Hospital)

Criteria:

This award is given to a top ranked graduate who has consistently demonstrated sound theoretical competency and clinical performance with distinction throughout the program.

Clinical faculty will provide a short list of their five top ranked students per course offering. These clinical course rankings in conjunction with academic averages will be used by the Undergraduate Studies Committee to determine the award winner.

Nominations Due: Early April

Eligible Students: Graduating students in May and previous October.

Elsevier Science (Mosby) Book Award for Clinical Performance with Distinction by a First Year Student

Criteria:

  • Demonstrated overall clinical excellence, within top 5 students of N1520 as ranked by faculty for this course.
  • A minimum academic average of 75% in all courses required for the program.
  • Use overall program average as a tie breaker

Nomination Due: Early April

Eligible Students:

  • Completed 1520
  • First year regular stream and year 1 fast track.

Pearson Education Canada (Appleton & Lange) Book Award for Excellence in the Care of Women & Childbearing Families

Criteria:

  • A minimum academic average of 75 % in 2002.
  • Demonstrated clinical excellence; within top 5 students of 2502 as ranked by 2502 faculty.
  • Use overall program average as a tie breaker.

Nomination Due: Early April

Eligible Students:

  • Completed 2002 and 2502
  • Second year regular stream

Elsevier Science (Mosby) Book Award for Excellence in the Care of Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

Criteria:

  • A minimum academic average of 75% in 3012.
  • Demonstrated clinical excellence; within top 5 students in 3512 by faculty for the course.
  • Use overall program average as a tie breaker.

Nominations Due: Early April

Eligible Students:

  • Completed 3012 and 3512
  • Third year regular stream.

Elsevier Science (Saunders) Book Award for Excellence in Mental Health Nursing

Criteria:

  • A minimum academic average of 75% in 3001.
  • Demonstrated clinical excellence; within top 5 students of 3501 as ranked by 3501 faculty.
  • Use overall program average as a tie breaker.

Nomination Due: Early April

Eligible Students:

  • Completed 3001 and 3501
  • Third year regular stream and year 2 fast track.

The Pearson Education Canada (Addison-Wesley) Book Award for Excellence in the Care of Middle and Older Adults

Criteria:

  • A minimum academic average of 75% in 3111
  • Demonstrated clinical excellence; within top 5 students of 3511 as ranked by 3511 faculty.
  • Use overall program average as a tie breaker.

Nomination Due: Early April

Eligible Students:

  • Completed 3111 and 3511
  • Third year regular stream and year 2 fast track.

The Salvation Army Grace Scholarship

Criteria:

  • A minimum academic average of 75% in all courses required for the BN (Collaborative) Program completed by the end of winter semester year three or completed by end of winter semester year 2 fast track.
  • Provide proof of registration for 3523
  • Demonstrate involvement in volunteer activities which help or provide assistance to those in need, as demonstrated on resume.
  • Participate in Christian activities during enrollment in the program as demonstrated on resume.
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty in 3501 and in 3511.

Applications Due: Early April

Eligible Students: Third year regular stream and year 2 fast track.

The Janet P. Winsor Bursary

Criteria:

  • Scholarship standing (75% average in 30 credits in the last 2 out of 3 semesters)
  • Excellence in 3501 and 3511.
  • Recommendation from clinical instructors in 3501 and 3511.
  • Demonstrated financial need over and above academic excellence.

Nomination Due: Early April

Eligible Students: Third year regular stream and year 2 fast track.

Western Heath Authority First Year Academic Award ($500.00)

Criteria:

  • Highest average in nursing courses in first year of the regular stream.

Courses to consider for average are:

  • 1002, 1003, 1004, 1012, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017

Western Health Authority Second Year Academic Award ($500.00)

Criteria:

  • Highest average in nursing courses in second year of the regular stream.

Courses to consider for average are:

  • 2002, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2502, 2514

Western Regional School of Nursing First Year Award (Plaque and Book)Regular Stream

Criteria:

  • Highest program average in all 11 courses (31 credit hours) completed at MUN in first year of the regular stream.

Awarded at SWGC Awards Ceremony in March.


Western Regional School of Nursing Year 1 Fast Track Award (Plaque & Book)

Criteria:

  • Highest average in all 15 courses (43 credit hours) in first year of the fast track option.

Awarded at SWGC Awards Ceremony in March.

Western Health Authority Third Year Academic Award ($500.00)

Criteria:

  • Highest average in nursing courses in third year of the regular stream.

Courses to consider for average are:

  • 3001, 3104, 3111, 3113, 3501, 3511

Western Health Authority Fourth Year Academic Award ($500.00)

Criteria:

  • Highest average in nursing courses in the fourth year of the regular stream.

Courses to consider for average are:

  • 4101, 4103, 4501

Western Health Authority Graduate Academic Awards ($500.00 each)

    1. Highest academic average in all the courses required for the regular stream.
    2. Highest academic average in all the courses required for the fast track option.

Fitzgerald Award ($250.00)

Criteria:

  • This award is given to a top ranked graduate who has consistently demonstrated sound theoretical competency and clinical performance with distinction in gerontological nursing throughout the four years of the program.
  • Clinical faculty involved in gerontological nursing will provide a short list of their five top ranked students.

Courses to be considered are:

  • 1520, 3511, 3523, 4514

Nominations Due: Early April

Eligible Students: Graduating students in the regular stream.

The William MacDonald Brown Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in Community Health Nursing ($200.00)

Criteria:

This award is given to a member of the graduating class who has excelled in community health nursing.

  • A minimum academic average of 75% in 4101 and 4501
  • Clinical faculty teaching in 4501 and 4512 will provide a short list of the top five ranked students to the Undergraduate Studies Committee.

Nominations Due: Early April

Eligible Students: Graduating students in the regular stream.

Kristofer Waterman Award ($250.00)

Criteria:

This award is presented to a third year nursing student who is recognized for his or her academic ability, clinical competence, extra-curricular involvement, and a variety of outside interests.

  • A minimum academic average of 75% in all courses required for the BN (Collaborative) Program.
  • Demonstrated clinical excellence in clinical courses completed to date.
  • Demonstrated active leadership, interest and involvement in student life, and outside interests.
  • Students are required to apply in writing to the Undergraduate Studies Committee indicating their interests and involvement in student life.

Applications Due: Early March

Eligible Students: Third year nursing students in the regular stream.

Western Memorial Regional Hospital Auxiliary Award ($150.00)

This award is voted on by the graduating students. It is awarded to the classmate who has shown the most leadership in student affairs through volunteer activities.

Criteria:

  • Eligibility for this award is based on the following:

    Be nominated for this award by:
    • the graduating class and/or
    • the Nursing Society and/or
    • CNSA delegate(s)

* the nomination must be supported by a statement or documentation of the nominee’s history of involvement in activities such as graduation committee, Nursing Society, and CNSA or similar organizations in which the student is able to demonstrate his/her emerging leadership role as a member of the profession.

Nominations Due: Middle of November

Eligible Students: Graduating students in the regular stream.

Raymond Tipple Memorial Scholarship ($250.00)

Criteria:

  • This award is given to a member of the graduating class who intends to pursue studies in Oncology Nursing.
  • Candidates must apply in writing to the Undergraduate Studies Committee stating their intentions regarding future studies and why they are interested in this specialty.
  • A minimum academic average of 75% in all courses required for the program
  • Demonstrated clinical excellence
  • Proof of registration in a program, within 3 years of graduation, must be submitted to the Director before the funds will be awarded.

Applications Due: Middle of March, or middle of September for fast track option

Eligible Students: Graduating students in May and previous October.

Department of Health & Community Services Scholarship in Nursing Leadership ($500.00)

Criteria:

  • Scholarship standing (75% average in 30 credits in the last 2 out of 3 semesters).
  • Excellence in year 4 theory and clinical courses. Excellence in clinical practice must be supported by a letter of recommendation from faculty.
  • Emphasis on nursing leadership, excellence in 3113 (supported by faculty recommendation)
  • Preference will be given to students who intend to engage in full time studies.
  • Proof of Registration for graduate studies in nursing or related discipline with an emphasis on nursing administration must be submitted to the Director within 3 years of graduation, before funds will be awarded.

Applications Due: Middle of March, middle of September for fast track option

Eligible Students: Graduating students in May and previous October.

Margaret Powell Scholarship ($500.00)

Criteria:

  • This award is given to a member of the graduating class who intends to pursue further studies in a Masters of Nursing Program.
  • Candidates must apply in writing to the Undergraduate Studies Committee stating their intentions and why they are interested.
  • A minimum academic average of 75% in all courses required for the BN (Collaborative) Program
  • Demonstrated clinical excellence.
  • Proof of registration in a Masters of Nursing Program, within 3 years of graduation, must be submitted to the Director before the funds will be awarded.

Applications Due: Middle of March, middle of September for fast track option

Eligible Students: Graduating students in May and previous October.

The Candlelighter's Award

Criteria:

  • This award is given to a graduating student who has shown outstanding abilities in caring for children with cancer.
  • Students must apply in writing to the Undergraduate Studies Committee stating their involvement in the care of children with cancer.

Applications Due: Middle of March

Eligible Students: Graduating students in regular stream.

The Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland & Labrador Leadership in Nursing Award ($200)

The purpose of this award is to acknowledge a member of the graduating class who has demonstrated leadership in nursing throughout the program.

Criteria: Eligibility for this award is based on the following criteria:

  • a minimum average* of 75% in the following nine courses:
    3001, 3104, 3111, 3113, 3501, 3511, 4101, 4103, 4501

    *this average will establish initial eligibility only; it will not be used to decide the recipient of the award
  • Pass in each of 4512, 4514, and 4110
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities such as the following:
    • courage (takes risks)
    • initiative (acts on ideas)
    • energetic
    • ability to handle stress
    • self-awareness
    • articulate communicator
    • optimistic
    • integrity (action matches words)
    • challenges ideas/status quo
    • problem solver
  • be nominated for this award by:
    • the graduating class and/or
    • Faculty member

* the nomination must be supported by a statement or documentation of the nominee's history of leadership involvement that demonstrate the qualities outlined in item 3, while a student in the BN (Collaborative) Program.

Nominations Due: Middle of March, middle of September for fast track option

Eligible Students: Graduating students in May and previous October.

Western Integrated Health Authority Entrance Scholarships ($500.00 each)

Criteria:

These awards are given annually in fall semester to the three BN (Collaborative) Program, Year I students who are the top ranked entry-level students at Western Regional School of Nursing. One award is given to a student who enters the program directly from high-school, one award is given to a student who has previously attended university who has scholarship standing, and one award is given to the Fast Track student with the highest average in Microbiology, Biochemistry and Statistics.

Eligible students: First year regular stream and year 1 fast track option.

Mirdza Kajaks Entrance Scholarship

Criteria:

  • This scholarship is given annually to a year 1 student who enters the program
    directly from high school, who is enrolled full time at Western Regional School of Nursing and plans to practice in Newfoundland and Labrador upon completion of studies.
  • Candidates must apply in writing to the Undergraduate Studies Committee, indicating their school and community involvement and stating their future career plans.
  • Candidates must have scholarship standing (75% average in grades received in secondary school courses required for university admission).
  • Candidates must be recommended by the Director to the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships.

Applications Due: Third day of classes, Fall semester

Eligible Students: Year 1, directly from high-school


The Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses’ Union (NLNU)
  • Offers a number of scholarships to NLNU members and children of current or retired members completing nursing education.
  • Up to $13,000 in scholarships is awarded each year.
  • Scholarship criteria and general policies are contained in the scholarship
    application form which is available on NLNU’s members-only website, myNLNU.
  • For more information you can also contact NLNU Provincial Office at 709-753-9961, or 1-800-563-5100

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