Numerous scholarship and bursary opportunities are available to graduate students. Listed below is a list of some scholarships/bursaries/awards that are available to graduate students. Please note that this is not a exhaustive list. Please check the Faculty of Graduate Studies Funding and Awards page for more awards that are available.
Unless otherwise stated, all applications should be submitted to the Graduate Programs Assistant, College of Nursing.
Graduate Nursing Student Scholarship
The Graduate Nursing Students Association (GNSA) offers $10,000, from time-to-time, to offer four scholarships valued at $2,500 each to graduate Nursing students at the University of Manitoba. The purpose of the Scholarships is to support graduate Nursing students in their pursuit of advanced education by providing financial assistance. The Scholarships also promote excellence in nursing, in academic and clinical settings, by acknowledging and encouraging academic excellence and strong leadership abilities.
Joanne Greene Memorial Scholarship
Through a bequest of $50,000 made to the University Women’s Club of Winnipeg Scholarship Trust Fund in memory of Joanne Greene (RN/47; CPHN/52), an annual scholarship valued at $1,500 will be offered to support graduate students pursuing their Ph.D. in Nursing. Each year, one scholarship valued at $1,500 will be offered to a graduate student who:
Preference will be given to a student whose focus area is public health. If there are no applicants meeting this preference, the scholarship will be awarded to a student who meets the eligibility requirements as set out above.
Eligible students will apply for this scholarship on or before the designated deadline date. Applicants will be required to submit a letter of application (maximum 500 words) and one letter of reference from a member of the College of Nursing.
A student may hold the Joanne Greene Memorial Scholarship only once in his or her lifetime.
The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) will ask the Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee in the College of Nursing to convene the selection committee for this award.
About Joanne Greene:
Joanne was born in Winnipeg and graduated from Gordon Bell High School. She subsequently trained and graduated from the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal in 1937. She was granted a Certificate in Public Health Nursing by the University of Toronto in 1952 and a Bachelor of Nursing degree from McGill University in 1963.
Joanne practiced nursing across Canada and England. While in England, she worked in a hospital and as a private duty nurse in the London area. Her nursing career also included employment as a stewardess with Trans Canada Airlines when stewardesses had to have their Registered Nurse designation. She did public health nursing in both Vancouver and with the Manitoba Department of Health, first in Neepawa and then in Winnipeg, where she became a public health consultant. Joanne retired in 1990.
Christine Michalchyshyn Memorial Bursary
In memory of Christine Michalchyshyn, a former student in the Master of Nursing Program and a dedicated nurse, her family and friends established a memorial bursary at the University of Manitoba in 1989.
The bursary is awarded annually to a student who has completed the first year of the Master of Nursing Program. Students are invited to submit a letter of application and the University of Manitoba Bursary application by September 30th and address the following criteria:
• Excellence in scholarship
• Financial Need
Preference will be given to full-time students; however, part-time students are eligible to apply. The value of this award is approximately $500.00 and will be reviewed annually. Deadline for Applications: September 30th.
Marion Saydak Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Marion Saydak, her husband Alan and their children, Megan and Patrick, have established a scholarship fund at the University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative have also made a contribution to this fund. Marion received a diploma in Nursing from Winnipeg General Hospital in 1974. Although she worked as a nurse after that time, Marion pursued her love of learning and keen interest in academics by earning a Bachelor of Nursing degree (1985) and her Master of Nursing degree (1991) from the University of Manitoba. Marion's career was long and varied. She held positions at Health Sciences Centre and at St. Boniface Hospital in areas of labor and delivery and maternal and infant care. At the University of Manitoba, Marion held positions as a Research Assistant, Faculty Advisor, and Lecturer. In 1992, she pursued another avenue in her career path, taking on a position with Manitoba Health, where she remained until her passing in 2000. At Manitoba Health, Marion was involved in the areas of palliative care, long term care, and women's health, to name a few. She was the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Canadian Nursing Fellowship, and she was involved in many professional organizations, such as the Canadian Nurses Foundation, Canadian Association for the History of Nursing, and the Faculty of Nursing Alumni Association. The scholarship in Marion's memory, valued at the available annual income from the fund, shall be awarded annually (beginning in the year 2002) to a graduate student who:
Students are invited to submit a letter of application by April 30 to the Associate Dean (Graduate Programs) in the Faculty of Nursing. Deadline for Applications: April 30th annually.
Nancie J. Mauro (nee Tooley) Graduate Scholarship in Oncology Research
An endowment fund has been established at the University of Manitoba in memory of Nancie J. Mauro (nee Tooley). Nancie Tooley was born and raised in Winnipeg. She attended the University of Manitoba, from which she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1950, she married Arthur Mauro and together, they raised a close family of four children. Nancie always held fast to the belief that one has a duty to give back to society and she lived this motto to the fullest. She was an active volunteer with many organizations, from the junior league in her younger years to her most recent commitment to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, to which she gave generously of her time by recording books for the blind. She was also always a great support to her husband, Arthur V. Mauro, during his tenure as Chancellor of the University of Manitoba, a position held from 1992-2001. The available annual income for the fund shall support two scholarships of equal value (initially approximately $5000 each). The first scholarships shall be available in the year 2003. They will be offered to students who:
The recipients of this award may hold it with any other award. Eligible students will be required to submit a letter of application to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The application letter will provide a summary of the research that the student is conducting or plans to conduct and will outline the relevance of the research to the study of Oncology. The Faculty of Graduate Studies will set the deadline date for applications each year. If there is no qualified student in a given year, this award will NOT be offered to students pursuing research in other areas. In addition, if only one qualified student is selected the award will be valued at half of the available income for the fund (it shall not be doubled to one recipient). In both cases excess income shall be capitalized with the corpus of the fund.
This fund will be administered according to the investment policies and practices currently employed by The University of Manitoba for all other endowment funds.
Deadline for Applications: October 17th annually.
Peter and Dorothy Saydak Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Peter and Dorothy Saydak, their sons, Alan and Richard Saydak, and their families established a scholarship fund at the University of Manitoba in 1995.
The scholarship is awarded annually to a part-time student in the Master of Nursing Program who has completed at least 12 credit hours. Students are invited to submit a letter of Application by April 30th and address the following criteria:
Deadline for Applications: April 30th annually.
The Child Health Graduate Studentship in Nursing
The Child Health Graduate Studentship in Nursing fund has been established at The University of Manitoba through equal contributions from the Children’s Hospital Foundation and the University’s Graduate Fellowship Matching Funds Program. This studentship will recognize students who already have practical work experience in child health and show an interest in continuing to study at the graduate level in this field. This studentship will be valued at $8,000 and will be offered to a student who:
Successful applicants are required to acknowledge financial support from the Child Health Graduate Studentship in Nursing in all publications and presentations.
The following information should be included in the application:
Deadline for Applications: September 15th annually
Murphy Scholarship in Graduate Research in Oncology Nursing
Through a gift from The Murphy Foundation Incorporated and matching funds from the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship Matching Fund Program and the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative, a fund has been established at The University of Manitoba to support graduate research in the area of Oncology Nursing. Each year, two scholarships, each valued at half of the available annual income on the fund, will be offered to students who:
The recipients of this award may hold it with any other award. Eligible students will be required to submit a letter of application to the College of Nursing. The application letter will provide a summary of the research that the student is conducting or plans to conduct and will outline the relevance of the research to the study of Oncology. The College of Nursing will set the deadline date for the applications each year. In years when only one student qualifies for this award, that student will receive an award valued at the available annual income of the fund. If there are no qualified students in a given year, this award will NOT be offered to students pursuing research in other areas of nursing.
Deadline for Applications: April 30th annually.
Women’s Health Research Foundation of Canada Graduate Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to recognize academic excellence. It is given to students who have demonstrated superior intellectual ability and academic accomplishment, and whose research concentration is in some area of women’s health. The scholarship can be awarded to a student in women’s health research in any field of study or in any Faculty, College, or School of The University of Manitoba which offers a program of study leading to a Master’s or PhD.
Eligibility - At the time of application, students must be registered in a graduate program at The University of Manitoba.
The Women’s Health Research Foundation of Canada Graduate Scholarship is not tenable with any other scholarship with a value in excess of $19,500.00. The award is valued at $3,000.00.
Term of the Scholarship: The term of the award is normally one year from September 1 of the current year to August 31 of the following year.
Deadline for Applications: April 1 annually.
Kathleen and Winnifred Ruane Fund
With a bequest of $450,000, Kathleen Ruane has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba to support Nursing students’ academic and research objectives.
The annual income from the fund will be used to offer two scholarships, valued at $3,000 each, to graduate students who:
Eligible students will apply for this scholarship on or before the designated deadline date. Applicants will be required to submit a letter of application, including a description of how they meet the selection criteria, a copy of their official transcript, and two letters of reference, one of which should be from a faculty member. Application deadline is April 30.
Mona McLeod Award
The Mona McLeod Award fund has been established at the University of Manitoba in honor of Ms. Mona McLeod. Contributions to the fund have been made by Ms. McLeod’s former students, colleagues and friends. The Manitoba Scholarships and Bursaries Initiative have also made a contribution to this fund. Mona McLeod was distinguished as a professor of nursing at The College of Nursing at the University of Manitoba for over a 20 year period until she retired in 1978. Ms. McLeod was also a leader in public health nursing in Manitoba. Prior to joining the School of Nursing in 1958, she worked as a public health nurse in rural and urban areas of the province. While teaching public health nursing, she conducted research into several areas relevant to public health including the health of aboriginal peoples. She encouraged the development of public health nursing throughout the province and challenged students, practitioners and colleagues to consider the importance of disease prevention and health promotion in the community.
The award in Mona McLeod’s honor will recognize graduate students in any area of specialization in the Master of Nursing program. This award, valued at the available annual income, will be offered each year to a student who:
Eligible students will apply for this award on or before the designated deadline date. Applicants will be required to submit a letter with their most current address information, a copy of official transcripts, a statement of career goals on completion of the program, and current curriculum vitae.
Award recipients are required to acknowledge financial support from the Mona McLeod Award in all publications and presentations.
Deadline for Applications: April 30th annually
Manitoba Training Program for Health Services Research
The Manitoba Training Program for Health Services Research (MTP-HSR), formerly the Western Regional Training Centre (WRTC), offers health services research training opportunities to graduate students from a wide variety of disciplines, empowering them to address the research needs of a wide range of health-care policy makers. Funding from Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living allows the Manitoba Training Program to support students with annual fellowship stipends of $17,850 in addition to the applied training they receive through seminar instruction and paid field placements.
Please follow link above for more information and application process. Application deadline: February 15.
The MCNHR offers a graduate student travel award, click here for more info.
The U of M Graduate Student Association offers a travel award, click here for more info.
CIHR Community Institute Support Programs offers travel awards for their trainees - they vary throughout the year what priority areas they target. Click here for more info.
This is a list of some external awards available to students. Students are advised to conduct their own searches for available awards. Please note that these are links to awards that are not handled by the College. The links are accurate at the time of posting but may have changed since then. Please use this as a guide to search for more funding opportunities.