The Canadian Nurses Foundation is the only national foundation solely committed to promoting the health and patient care of Canadians by financially supporting Canadian nurses engaged in higher education, research, home health care and specialty certification; advocating dissemination and utilization of nursing knowledge.


Study Awards are supported by the Scholarship Fund Trust Accounts investment income as designated by CNF donors, and by contributions made by corporate and individual donors. CNF gives nurses across Canada approximately $400,000 annually in scholarships and certification awards.


The awards have different values, depending on the level. Generally, the average value is:

Baccalaureate level from $750 to $3,000

Master and Nurse Practitioner level from $1,000 to $5,000

PhD level from $2,000 to $10,000

Award values can vary from the average indicated.

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Application deadline is 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time March 15th, 2024.

If you need additional assistance or mentorship, please reach out to and we will try to connect you with someone to help guide you through the application.

Thanks to the generosity of the Canadian Nursing Student Association and the Canadian Nurses Foundation, all 2024 application fees have been waived.