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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 individuals donors. CNF gives nurses across Canada approximately $245,000 annually in scholarships and certification awards.


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

Baccalaureate level from $1,000 to $3,000

Master and Nurse Practitioner level from $3,000 to $5,000

PhD level from $3,000 to $10,000

Award values can vary from the average indicated.

You must have already have completed, or be in the process of completing, at least one year in a nursing program, and have at least three complete semesters remaining after the application deadline. 

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Application deadline is 11.59pm EST  March 31st.