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UK Scholarships

  • Florence Nightingale Foundation - The Florence Nightingale Foundation is a registered charity which raises funds to provide scholarships for nurses, midwives and health visitors to study at home and abroad. Details of various scholarships and how to apply are provided. Abstracts and details of reports written by those who have received scholarships in the past are available and the full documents can be ordered.
  • Eleanor Peel Trust: St. Martin's College - total available £2,000. Available for projects or activities which will be of benefit to the cultural and social awareness of the student concerned and outside normal academic or professional courses. Past activities have included rural educational development in South Africa, nursing amongst Palestinian refugees in Gaza and working in orphanages in Romania and South America.
  • NHS Bursaries: National Health Service - NHS-funded support is available to individuals accepted for an NHS-funded place on a full or part-time course leading to professional registration as a nurse or midwife, or in a range of other health professions. Individuals undertake a course of study at either DipHE or degree level and are provided with support under the terms of the NHS Bursary Scheme. All NHS-funded students have their liability for a tuition fee contribution met, in full and without means testing. English domiciled pre-registration medical and dental students who joined their courses from 1 September 1998 onwards will qualify for NHS Bursaries in their fifth and subsequent years of study. NHS Bursaries are also available to English- domiciled students undertaking the new 4-year graduate entry medical courses
  • Widening Participation Bursaries: Northumbria University - A limited number of £1,000 Northumbria University Widening Participation Bursaries are available to students who meet the following criteria. You have 'ordinary residence in the UK' You are starting, for the first time, a full-time undergraduate course (excluding Diploma in Nursing) You have an Unconditional or Conditional FIRM offer for Northumbria University You are aged up to 21 years on 1st September You are currently attending school or college not in an Excellence in the City (EiC) or Educational Action Zone (EAZ) area. This Bursary is available to students who are not eligible for the Government Opportunity Bursary. Your family is in receipt of either Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance

          RCN members

  • The RCN administers awards and scholarships. We do this for nurses, midwives and health visitors for study, research, travel, conferences etc. Brief details are given below. Where a closing date has passed we regret we are unable to deal with individual enquiries about these funds until an invitation to apply appears again in the RCN Bulletin/Nursing Standard. Any such correspondence will of course be held until then.
  • Alun Islwyn Giles Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    RCN Welsh Board, Ty Maeth, King George V Drive, Cardiff, CF4 4XZ. Tel: 029 2075 1373.
    For RCN members nursing in Wales to pursue project or course of study to promote the advancement of the art and science of nursing. Closing date: annually May 31.
  • Hettie C. Hopkins Care of the Elderly Nursing Scholarship
    RCN Welsh Board, Ty Maeth, King George V Drive East, Cardiff, CF4 4XZ. Tel: 029 2075 1373. Open to nurses in Wales who hold statutory qualifications in nursing and wish to pursue a project associated with the care of the elderly. Closing date: March 31 every year.
  • HSA Charitable Trust Scholarships for Nurses and Midwives
    Annual scholarships for nurses and midwives in clinical practice in the NHS for course fees for post registration study or research. Closing date November 1. Application forms available from August until October 20 each year from RCN Direct on 0845 7726100 (quoting ref 001088). Completed applications must be received back by November 1. Outcome notified by end February.
  • HSA Charitable Trust Scholarships for Enrolled Nurse Conversion Courses
    Annual scholarships for enrolled nurses taking conversion courses. Closing date annually November 1. Send SAE for application form (available August until October 20 each year) to HSA Charitable Trust Scholarships for EN Conversion Courses, c/o Awards Officer, RCN, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN.
  • Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon Nurses Education Trust Fund
    C/o Fitwise on 01506 811077. For members of RCN, NATN or ICNA to further their education and enhance standard of expertise in chosen field of nursing. Closing date annually on 1st April.
  • Mary Seacole Leadership Award for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors
    Award for research or development project related to the health service needs of black and minority ethnic communities. One award of £25,000. Closing date: 30th May 2003. Send SAE for application form (available from March till 20th May 2003) to Mary Seacole Award, c/o Awards Officer, RCN, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN.
  • Medic 1 Trust Fellowships
    Awards up to £2,500 to facilitate education and/or research in the field of A&E, including travel associated with these activities. Closing date 28 February 2003. Further information from Chairman of the Medic 1 Trust, c/o Maclay, Murray & Spens Solicitors, 151 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NJ.
  • N.W. Practice Nurses Education Fund
    Open to practice nurses in the NW region. Applications considered twice a year in May and September. Further details from RCN, Chesham House, St Georges Square, Bolton BL12HB. Tel: 01204 531531. Fax: 01204 531607
  • RCN Grants
    Grants of up to £250 to assist RCN members to enhance their professional skills, knowledge and competence. Pre-registration nursing students in RCN membership are also eligible for these awards. Closing date: Annually, the beginning of August. To go on mailing list please send an SAE to Awards Officer, RCN Grants, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN. Quote reference 001-532.
  • RCN Student Awards for Overseas Electives
    Annual awards to help fund student members of the RCN taking overseas electives from Spring 2003 to Spring 2004.Closing date: TBA. To go on mailing list to receive an application form as and when available please send SAE to Moira Lambert, Student Overseas Elective Awards, RCN, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN.
  • Rea Bequest Fund
    Royal College of Nursing, Northern Ireland Board, 17 Windsor Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT9 6EE. Tel: 028 9066 8236. For RCN members working in Northern Ireland undertaking further education. Not available for Higher Education Awards (other than Conversion Courses through a University).
  • The Barbers Company Clinical Nursing Scholarship
    The Administrator, The Barbers Company Scholarship, RCN Institute, Radcliffe Infirmary, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HE. Tel: 01865 224107. To enable nurses making a career in clinical nursing to undertake further education, research or a clinical project. Fees or subsistence are offered for nurses undertaking a masters or research in an academic setting in the UK or overseas. Closing date: end February.
  • The Trevor Clay Scholarship Fund
    Funding for a project, study visit or course to facilitate development in a leadership/management role in healthcare. Closing date: annually 1st May. To go on mailing list please send SAE to Moira Lambert, Trevor Clay Scholarships, RCN, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN.
  • Thomas Page Legacy, Central Middlesex Hospital
    Funding for a variety of projects for RCN members working at the Central Middlesex Hospital. Contact Dave Evans, Director of Nursing Policy and Development at the CMH on 020 8453 2478.

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