Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Awards List

 Alice Girard Memorial Fellowship

Donor: Estate of Alice Girard, Nursing Colleagues and Friends

Award offered to a doctoral student after completion of at least one year of their PhD program in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science on the basis of academic merit.

Value: Annual fund income | Application not required


Betty Burcher Memorial Award in Nursing (GSEF)

Donor: Family and Friends of Betty Burcher; and Lawrence S. Bloomberg of Nursing

To be awarded to a graduate student based on academic achievements and/or financial need. The student will be in a graduate program at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and have demonstrated a keen interest in Community Health Nursing and/or leadership in teaching. Preference will be given to MN student(s) who have experience in Community Health and demonstrated leadership in the field.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Bluma Appel and Jeannie Butler Graduate Awards in Nursing (OTSS)

Donor: Bluma Appel in honour of Jeannie Butler

Award offered to a full-time graduate student(s) on the basis of financial need and merit. This award is intended to meet the current need in priority areas for graduate nursing education and to build graduates in emerging areas. Applicants must illustrate leadership and exceptional commitment. Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating experience and/or interest in one or more of the following:

  • Pain management
  • Neuroscience
  • Palliative care

This unique award is intended to support graduate study in emerging areas and the criteria may change based on industry need at the discretion of executor(s), the honouree, Jeannie Butler, and/or the Dean of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Bluma Appel Community Trust Fellowship (PPEF)

Donor: Estate of Bluma Levitt Appel

One award to be awarded to a domestic PhD student(s) who shows exemplary promise in the advancement of nursing research and teaching support. One award to be awarded to an international PhD student(s) who shows exemplary promise in the advancement of nursing research and teaching support.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


City of Toronto Queen Elizabeth II Sesquicentennial Scholarship in Community Health Nursing (OSOTF)

Donor: City of Toronto

Open to students enrolled in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science who have completed courses in community health and demonstrate a commitment to this aspect of nursing. Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement, particularly in courses related to community health nursing.

Value: Approximately $1,200

APPLICATION DUE: October 1

For application procedures, please refer to Enrolment Services website for details.


Dent-Paech Nursing Fellowship

Donor: Dr. Gail Paech in memory of her mother

Award offered to a full-time graduate (Master’s or PhD) student in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science on the basis of academic merit and specializing in mental health nursing. Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Faculty of Nursing Class of 1955 Award (OTSS)

Donor: Class of 1955

Awarded to a student who has completed one year of full-time in the Master’s program of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and is a resident of Ontario, on the primary basis of financial need. The award winner will also show evidence of community involvement and/or leadership, either within or external to the University of Toronto.

Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


 Faculty of Nursing Class of 1958 Award (OTSS)

Donor: Class of 1958

To be awarded to full-time undergraduate or graduate student(s) on the basis of financial need and academic merit. Applications open to new and in-course students.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


 Faculty of Nursing Class of 1960 Award (OTSS)

Donor: Class of 1960, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Award offered to a full-time graduate (Master’s or PhD) student in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science on the basis of academic merit. The student must also demonstrate financial need and reside in the province of Ontario.

Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Doctoral Award in the Care of Children

Donor: Matching donations from Nortel

Awarded to a student in the doctoral program in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science on the basis of academic merit who is engaged in research in the care of children. Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


 Florence Emory Fellowship (OTSS)

Donor: Joan Ewart Keagey, Nursing Alumni and Friends

Award offered to a Master’s student in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science who intends to work in the nursing field following graduation. The student must also demonstrate financial need and reside in the province of Ontario. Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Gail Donner Doctoral Nursing Fellowship (OTSS)

Donor: Nursing alumni and friends Award offered to a full-time doctoral student in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science on the basis of academic merit and whose nursing career goals and program of study reflect a nursing administration/health policy focus. The student must also demonstrate financial need and reside in the province of Ontario. Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Glenn H. Carter Graduate Fellowships in Nursing (GSEF)

Donor: Glenn H. Carter and others

Entry or in-course student applicants must meet at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • Master’s students with at least three years full-time employment as an RN working at the bedside
  • Master’s students in the Nurse Practitioner Program with at least three years full-time employment as an RN working at the bedside
  • PhD students with at least five years full-time employment as an RN working at the bedside

Candidates may be considered who do not meet the prerequisites above but are deemed by the faculty to have the equivalent in education and directly related work experience. Award Preferences: In addition to the above prerequisites, preference will be given to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated leadership/supervisory skills and critical thinking
  • Demonstrated interest in preventative health care including, but not limited to, diet, nutrition, exercise and healthy living
  • Demonstrated compassion for persons-in-need with particular reference to the elderly, paediatrics, and veterans

Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Glenn H. Carter Nursing Fellowship (PPEF)

Donor: Glenn H. Carter and friends

To be awarded to an PhD student who has practiced as a registered nurse, preferably at the level of a nurse practitioners, whose area of research addresses issues of patient safety and aims to improve the quality of the care environment through building knowledge of effective practices of infection control and hygiene, in health care facilities and in health care generally.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Global Health Education Scholarship (GHES) for Nursing Graduate Students

The faculty has created this scholarship to assist learners with expenses related to course (NUR1115, NUR1215, NUR1116, NUR1216, NUR1117, NUR1217, NUR1110, or NUR1072) practicum learning opportunities with marginalized populations in remote regions of Canada and overseas.

For details on this award program, including the eligibility and deadlines, please refer to the following link: Global Health Education Scholarship


Graduate Nurse Student Union Fellowship

Donor: Graduate Nurses Student Union

Awarded to a student in the Master’s program in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science who has demonstrated outstanding extra-curricular involvement and/or leadership abilities. The candidate must have a minimum ‘B’ average. Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Faculty of Nursing.

Value: To be determined annually

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Helen Maude Carpenter Graduate Award in Nursing (GSEF)

Donor: Estate of Helen Maude Carpenter

Awarded to a graduate student(s) in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Henry Albertson VanZo Post Scholarship (OTSS)

Donor: Dr. Nora Post

To be awarded to to full-time graduate student(s) on the basis of demonstrated financial need, who have maintained at least a B average and are enrolled in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Hillian Titley Graduate Scholarship (OSOTF)

Donor: Ms Beatrice Titley

Awarded on the basis of financial need to a graduate student in good standing who is interested in gerontological nursing, especially the care of people with dementia. Academic merit will also be considered. Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Jeannette Elizabeth Watson Memorial Fellowship

Donor: Estate of Jeannette Elizabeth Watson

Awarded to a graduate student in the full-time Master’s or PhD program in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science on the basis of academic merit whose program of study focuses on the nursing care of persons requiring medical or surgical interventions.

Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Jerry Gerow NP Award

Donor: Thora (Jerry) Gerow

To be awarded to three students enrolled in the Nurse Practitioner program (MN or Post MN) to assist students with tuition fees. The recipient must have successfully completed their first year of study and have a proven financial need, e.g., student loans. Academic merit will also be taken into consideration. The award cannot be held concurrently with the Gerow Nurse Practitioner Travel Award. Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Jerry Gerow NP Travel Award

Donor: Thora (Jerry) Gerow

To be awarded to two 2nd year students enrolled in the Master of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner program; and/or students enrolled in the Post Master Nurse Practitioner program to assist students with expenses related to practicum (see Notes). Financial need and academic merit will also be taken into consideration.

Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: $4,000 per award

APPLICATION DUE:

March 1 for students who plan to enroll in NUR1110Y during the spring session

August 1 or November 1 for students who either plan to enroll or are enrolled in one of NUR1115Y, 116Y, 117Y

Documents required:

1. Award Application Form

2. A description of the practicum location, nature of experience, rationale for choice of practicum, goals and associated learning plan, and achievement indicators (maximum one page)

3. A brief travel itinerary and budget. Conditions for award holders:

a). Must complete pre-departure training from the Safety Abroad Program at the Centre for International Experience at the University of Toronto, if practicum is outside Canada.

b). Travel to conferences, exchange programs, courses or seminars, or for travel to do clinical work for personal preference or convenience will not be considered.

c). Students granted the scholarship must present a report of their experiences (format to be decided by the course instructor). In addition, this report must be submitted to the Director of Graduate Programs and may be forwarded to the funder/donor of this scholarship.

d). The scholarship will be released to the applicants upon submission of proof of flight reservations, hotel bookings, or other relevant expenses. Original documents are required.

e). The award cannot be held concurrently with the Gerow Nurse Practitioner Award.


Julia Alice Saddington Memorial Award in Nursing (OTSS)

Donor: Estate of Harold Saddington

Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student(s) on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Bloomberg Nursing Student Award

Donor: Alumni and Friends to the Faculty

To be awarded to graduate student(s). Award criteria will be determined based on interests of the donors and may include financial need and/ or leadership and/ or academic merit. Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Manuel and Anne Belle Pusitz Graduate Fellowship

Donor: Manuel E. Pusitz Estate

Awarded to a student in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science who:

  • Has demonstrated successful achievement as a full-time student in the first year of the Master of Nursing program
  • Is re-enrolling in the second year of full-time study
  • Has demonstrated financial need

Preference may be given to an international student. Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Margaret C. Cahoon Memorial Fellowship (OSOTF)

Donor: Cahoon Family and Estate of Margaret Cahoon

Awarded to a graduate student in the Master’s (full-time or part-time) or PhD program in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Mary Kathleen King Graduate Awards

Donor: Mary Kathleen King Estate

Award offered to graduate student(s) with financial need in Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Science.

Value: Variable | Application not required


May Yoshida Memorial Fellowship

Donor: Nursing Colleagues, Alumni, and Friends

Awarded to a PhD student in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science who plans to develop a research program in maternal/child health. Preference will be given to someone whose program includes a focus on issues related to culture/ethnicity or who is an international student. Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Mildred Claire Pratt Graduate Nursing Fellowship (OSOTF)

Donor: Estate of Mildred Claire Pratt

Awarded on the basis of financial need to graduate nursing student(s) having completed one year of study in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science, in the area of palliative care and who exemplifies the qualities of compassion and efficiency. Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Nursing Faculty/Staff Fellowship

Donor: Nursing Faculty and Staff

Award(s) offered to graduate (Master’s or PhD) student(s) in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science on the basis of academic merit.

Value: Annual fund income | Application not required


Ontario Graduate Scholarship

The Government of the province of Ontario offers a number of graduate scholarships. Applicants must have a high level of academic achievement with first-class standing. Applications and related documents must be submitted in early fall for the subsequent academic year. Incoming graduate students submit applications directly, or through their undergraduate university.

Value: $5,000 per term ($15,000 for three consecutive terms)

APPLICATION DUE: February 15

For application information, visit School of Graduate Studies website for details


Patricia Lyon Nursing Fellowship

Donor: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Nursing Funds

Award(s) offered to full-time in the Master’s degree or Doctoral program of the Graduate Department of Nursing Science whose studies are consistent with the goals of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI) and/or will further the strategic directions of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Academic merit will be considered. Preference will be given to employees of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. In the event where there are applications from both Master’s and Doctoral students, Master’s student applications will be given preference.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Perinatal Nurses of Southern Ontario Fellowship in Women’s Health (OSOTF)

Donor: Perinatal Nurses of Southern Ontario

Awarded on the basis of financial need to a graduate student enrolled in the Master’s or PhD program in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. Demonstration of strong interest in women’s health issues is necessary. Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value:Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)

There are a number of QEII-GSST awards to be awarded to a student(s) on the basis of academic excellence. Students must be either Canadian citizens or permanent residents and have maintained an overall A- average over the last two years of study at the post-secondary level. Recipients should also exhibit research ability/potential, good communication skills and interpersonal/leadership abilities.  There is no separate application for this award. Recipients will be chosen from the OGS applicants. Please see Ontario Graduate Scholarship above

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (QEII-GSST)

Donor: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Preference will be given to doctoral student(s) enrolled in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing studying in the area of psychiatric or addictions nursing or other areas of mental health.

Dorothy and Bill Palm (QEII-GSST)

Donor: Women’s College Hospital Foundation

Preference to student(s) whose graduate supervisor is affiliated with the Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) at Women’s College Hospital. Reporting: The successful candidate will submit a written report to Women’s College Research Institute at the end of the award year describing the research undertaken during the year and any other such information as the candidate may judge to be of interest. A copy of the report will be made to the Women’s College Hospital Foundation.

Heart and Stroke Foundation (QEII-GSST)

Donor: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

Preference will be given to doctoral student(s) enrolled in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing studying in the areas of cardiac and stroke research and practice or associated areas.

University of Toronto Foundation (QEII-GSST)

Donor: The University of Toronto Foundation

To be awarded to a student(s) in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing on the basis of academic excellence. Students must have maintained an overall A- average over the last two years of study at the post-secondary level. Recipients should also exhibit research ability/potential, good communication skills and interpersonal/leadership abilities.


Rosella Cunningham Memorial Fellowship

Donor: Estate of Rosella Cunningham

Awarded to a graduate student (Master’s or PhD) in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science to assist their preparation for work in public health nursing. Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Thora (Jerry) Gerow Nurse Practitioner Scholarship

Donor: Estate of Thora Rebecca Gerow 

The award is offered to (a) Nurse Practitioner(s) who will focus on primary care settings and/or care throughout the life of individuals, families and communities on the basis of academic merit.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


St. George’s Society of Toronto, Florence Nightingale Fellowships (OTSS)

Donor: St. George’s Society of Toronto, Alumni & Friends of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Based on financial need, this fellowship is awarded to a full-time student(s) in their second year of a Master’s Nurse Practitioner program. Academic merit will also be considered. Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate work experience in northern or aboriginal communities and who plan to return to those communities to work after graduation.

Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Staples Family Graduate Student Award in Nursing (GSEF)

Donor: Dr. Eric Staples, RN, DNP

To be awarded to one or more graduate nursing student(s) enrolled in the Nurse Practitioner Program (Master of Nursing or Post-Master Nurse Practitioner Diploma Program) on the basis of financial need and academic merit. New and continuing students are eligible to apply. Special consideration will be given to a Nurse Practitioner admitted to the PhD program, who is committed to advancing nursing practice, education or research.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


University of Toronto Fellowship – Nursing Science

Available to full-time Master’s (year one and year two) and Doctoral (year one to year five) degree students with at least a B+ academic standing in each of their last two years of study. Students receiving a total of $15,000 either from external sources or awards administered by the University are not eligible for this Fellowship.

Value: Varies | Application not required


Zindart Graduate Award for Nursing Care of Persons with Cancer

Donor: Education Foundation — The Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) Awarded to a full-time student entering their final year or a part-time student who has completed at least 50% of the program requirements and demonstrates academic excellence in courses related to oncology nursing. Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: $500

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form


Zophia Nurse Practitioner Fellowship (OSOTF II)

Donor: Nursing Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Friends

Award(s) to a student in the Master’s and/or post-Master’s program on the basis of academic merit and financial need, who is/are entering or continuing their study as a Nurse Practitioner. The student must also reside in the province of Ontario. Apply to the Chair, Awards Committee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

Value: Annual fund income

APPLICATION DUE: April 15 for in-course students

Document required: Award Application Form

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