NSNU

Annual Union Scholarships 

The deadline to submit applications for 2020 scholarships is Wednesday, March 25th. Scholarship applications should be submitted to justin.hiltz [at] nsnu.ca

The Union shall offer scholarships to NSNU Members on an annual fiscal year basis:

  • Dolores Chase - $1500 Scholarship
  • Nursing degree or diploma program - $1500 Scholarship
  • Certificate program - $1500 Scholarship
  • Elizabeth and Brittany MacPherson - $1000 Scholarship

* The Elizabeth and Brittany MacPherson annual scholarship has been 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. 

The Education Committee shall select the recipient for:

  • Dolores Chase $1500 Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to a Member enrolled in a Nursing degree program.
  • Nursing degree/diploma $1500 Scholarship - 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.
  • Elizabeth and Brittany MacPherson $1000 Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to a resident of Colchester or East Hants enrolled in a nursing degree program. 

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.

 Please submit the completed scholarship form to the Union:


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