Scholarships Offered by NSNU

NSNU scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year have been awarded. Congratulations to all recipients.

Annual Union Scholarships 

The NSNU offers scholarships to NSNU Members on an annual fiscal year basis. The Education Committee selects the recipients, which are announced during the Annual General Meeting in April of each year.  

Dolores Chase Scholarship - $1500

This scholarship is awarded to a Member enrolled in a Nursing degree program.

Nursing Degree/Diploma Scholarship - $1500

This scholarship is awarded to a Member enrolled in a Nursing degree or diploma program.

Certificate Program Scholarship - valued up to a maximum of $1500

This scholarship is awarded to a Member enrolled in a certificate program. The value granted will be determined by the Education Committee and will depend upon the cost of the certificate program.

NSNU Annual Scholarship Application

Elizabeth and Brittany MacPherson Scholarship - $1500

This scholarship is awarded to a resident of Colchester or East Hants enrolled in a nursing degree program. 

The Elizabeth and Brittany MacPherson annual scholarship was established in memory of Elizabeth and her daughter Brittany MacPherson who tragically lost their lives to domestic violence. Elizabeth was a Registered Nurse with the Victorian Order of Nurses and was very proud of her daughter's accomplishments as a graduate of Saint Mary's University with a Bachelors degree of Psychology. 

 NSNU MacPherson Annual Scholarship Application

Criteria for Union Scholarships

The Education Committee shall make its selections based on the following criteria:

  • Must be a member in good standing at the time of application, a dues paying member or a member on an approved leave of absence. (This does not apply to applicants for the Elizabeth and Brittany MacPherson Scholarship.)
  • Must be enrolled in a full-time or part-time nursing Certificate, Diploma, or Degree granting program.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received a scholarship.
  • The application form must be completed and received by the Education Committee by the deadline set by the Committee each year.
  • For the Elizabeth and Brittany MacPherson Scholarship, preference will be given to single parents.

Annual Family Scholarship

The Education Committee shall select two recipients of a $1000 Family Scholarship - on an annual fiscal year basis.

Criteria for Family Scholarships

Based on the following criteria, the Education Committee shall select the recipient of each $1000 scholarship:

  • One scholarship shall be granted to a family member of an NSNU member enrolled in the Licensed Practical Nursing Program.
  • One scholarship shall be granted to a family member of an NSNU member enrolled in a Nursing Degree Program.
  • For the purposes of the scholarship policy, family members include: son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, grandchild, step grandchild or spouse of a current member in good standing of NSNU.
  • The application form must be completed and received by the Education Committee by the deadline set by the Committee each year.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received a scholarship.

NSNU Family Scholarship Application


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