For Graduate Students


Nursing scholarships and awards

 

Margaret Cragg Award

This award provides financial assistance to a graduate student in Nursing who is studying in the area of violence against women (battering, rape, sexual, harassment, elder abuse, economic violence) and/or children (physical, sexual, emotional abuse of children by parents/guardians or by persons and institutions charged with their education, care and welfare), areas that are frequently called family or domestic violence.

Full- or part-time graduate students should apply by October 15, supplying a brief description of the work they propose to do in the area of violence.

Alexandra Hirth Award for Excellence in Nursing Research

Awarded annually to a full- or part-time student in the Dalhousie University MScN or PhD in Nursing program whose thesis has the potential to contribute to the development of nursing knowledge and whose research focuses on issues related to individuals or families living with chronic illness.

The student’s thesis proposal must have been approved prior to the application deadline of May 31.

Master's Alumni Leadership Award

Established by the Dalhousie University Nursing Alumni Association, this award is given annually to a graduating student in the Master of Nursing program who has demonstrated significant leadership during her/his years of study.

The intent is to recognize a student who models leadership while managing the multiple responsibilities of a Master's student.

Students graduating in the Fall or Spring of the current academic year are eligible. Deadline for applications is 30 April.

Electa MacLennan Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to a graduate of the School of Nursing, Dalhousie University (from either the Baccalaureate or Masters degree program), who demonstrates potential for or shows active involvement in advancing the nursing profession in Canada.

Applicants must be accepted as a full-time student or have completed three credits (1/3 of a graduate program) as a part-time student in a recognized School of Nursing. The deadline for application is May 31.

Katherine and Robert MacDonald Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to a student who is studying in a non-thesis option of the Master of Nursing program at Dalhousie University and who has demonstrated excellence in clinical nursing practice at the end of the first year of study. The application deadline is May 31.

School of Nursing Master of Nursing Admission Scholarship

Awarded annually to a successful applicant for part-time study, whose academic background is outstanding and who demonstrates the contribution that they can make to nursing and health care as an outcome of graduate study in nursing.

Helen Watson Memorial Scholarship

Established to recognize Helen Watson’s lifelong commitment to promoting excellence in community health nursing practice.

Applicants must be enrolled in the PhD (Nursing) program; normally have a minimum GPA of 3.66 in their previous degree; and submit a letter outlining their contribution to nursing leadership, how their research will improve health outcomes in their chosen practice area, and how their research will influence health and social policy to improve health and the health care system.

School of Nursing PhD Scholarship

Awarded annually to a student(s) enrolled in the PhD (Nursing) program.

Faculty of Health Professions Scholarship

Awarded annually to a student(s) enrolled in the PhD (Nursing) program.


Additional Funding opportunities


Graduate students at the Dalhousie School of Nursing are also eligible for scholarships, bursaries and awards offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website to learn more about these programs.

Ruth May Award

Awarded annually to a student in the Nurse Practitioner option of the Master of Nursing program at Dalhousie University who has demonstrated clinical excellence and professional growth.

Application deadline is May 1.

Anna Trenholm Memorial Prize

Awarded annually to one or more graduates of the Nurse Practitioner program who, in the judgement of the faculty, shows the most promise for contributing to the health of a disadvantaged Canadian community.

Dr. R.M. MacDonald Scholarship

Awarded annually to a student in the Nurse Practitioner option of the Master of Nursing program at Dalhousie. Application deadline is October 31.

Margaret Inglis Hagerman Graduate Scholarship

Awarded annually to a student entering the Master of Nursing program at Dalhousie who has demonstrated leadership qualities. Application deadline is October 31.

Lottie M. Morrison Scholarship

Awarded annually to assist a student entering the Master of Nursing program at Dalhousie with the intention of furthering their studies in the area of mental health.

School of Nursing PhD Scholarship

Awarded annually to a student(s) enrolled in the PhD (Nursing) program at Dalhousie.

Parkin Family Nurse Practitioner Scholarship

Dr. Robert P. Parkin established the scholarship fund as an initiative to assist in the education of well-trained nurse practitioners.

This renewable scholarship is awarded to full- or part-time students entering Master of Nursing program, Nurse Practitioner option. The awarding committee will consider students with an outstanding GPA who have shown ability, interest, and commitment to work in underserviced communities.



Additional funding opportunities


Graduate students at the Dalhousie School of Nursing are also eligible for scholarships and awards offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Students are advised to work closely with their supervisor to develop applications for any scholarship or grant.

Visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website to learn more about these funding opportunities.