College Scholarships

Scholarships administered by The College of Nursing

The College of Nursing offers a suite of scholarships on an annual basis. These scholarships open in May each year and close on 31 August each year. These scholarships are intended for a variety of purposes, eg travel, accommodation and registration for conferences, short or formal programs of study, or to support nursing research. The range of scholarships on offer varies on a yearly basis depending upon the wishes of the funding or granting organisations or individuals.

Please note that any scholarships received outside of the designated scholarship period (1 May to 31 August annually) will be returned to the applicant for resubmission at the appropriate time.

RCNA Grants and Trusts

A number of funding opportunities are available for RCNA members and fellows looking to undertake postgraduate study and research in 2013. Members of The College of Nursing, who have sent in their Transition Form to become members of the Australian College of Nursing, are also encouraged to apply. Follow this link to the RCNA website for further information, or to access the online application form.

Scholarship applications for 2012
The 2012 Scholarships open on 1 May 2012 and close on 31 August 2012. 

The ‘Ollie’ Nurse Practitioner Scholarship - $5,000

In collaboration with The College of Nursing, the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) is pleased to offer a scholarship to an authorised or endorsed nurse practitioner for the purpose of growing the body of knowledge on the nurse practitioner role in Australia. The scholarship is named in memory of Olwyn Johnston who was appointed as the first practicing nurse practitioner in New South Wales and Australia in 2001. Olwyn died in 2006 but her life contribution to remote nursing will be remembered by her radio signal “by Golly… it’s Ollie”.
   Application Form Ollie Scholarship (305 KB)

The Maylean Jessie Cordia Memorial Scholarship - $800

In collaboration with the Cordia family, this scholarship offers a registered or enrolled nurse an opportunity for a member of the College of Nursing to further his or her professional development in a chosen specialty area of nursing to undertake further education.
   Application Form Maylean Jessie Cordia Memorial Scholarship (380 KB)

The Sul Stuart-Fraser Scholarship - $11,500 total value

This scholarship is open to College members who are registered nurses wishing to undertake post graduate studies in perioperative nursing. Two scholarships are awarded annually for enrolment in the College's Graduate Certificate in Perioperative Nursing (value $5750.00 each). Successful applicants will commence studies in February 2013.
   Application Form Sul Stuart-Fraser Scholarship ONLINE (335 KB)

Submissions for all of the above scholarships must be made by 31 August

For further information contact:
Paul Kemsley-Brown, Marketing Officer
Ph: (02) 9745 7574
Email: pkemsley-brown@nursing.edu.au

Awards nominated by Educators of The College of Nursing

The following awards have been generously donated to assist our students. These winners of these awards are selected by educators at the College based on the criteria for the relevant award and cannot be applied for.

Eric Murray Quiet Achiever Award - $1000 total value

This award will allow nurse educators on staff to nominate a current or recent College of Nursing student who is a ‘quiet achiever’. The student will receive a cash bonus of $1000 to assist with academic or community work that is judged beneficial to the nursing profession and to the public.

St John of God Hospital (Burwood & Richmond) - Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nursing) - Mental Health Stream - Quiet Achiever & Emerging Leader Awards - $1000 total value

In collaboration with St John of God, Burwood and Richmond, two awards are to be presented to two students undertaking the mental health specialty in the College's Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nursing) program. The students will receive a cash bonus of $500 each.