Scholarships

CGNA Nursing Scholarships

The Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association is proud to offer the following scholarships.  These scholarships are offered yearly by CGNA for studies commencing in September of the current year.  

We had 6 applicants for the Ann C. Beckingham scholarship in 2017.  This fund is designed to support CGNA members to complete graduate level nursing education programs in the area of gerontological nursing.

Congratulations to the 5 successful candidates of this award listed below.  
  • Anna Garnett from Ontario – in the PhD program at McMaster University ($1000)
  • Robin Coatsworth-Puspoky from Ontario – in the PhD program at University of Alberta ($1000)
  • Ted Louie Sol from British Columbia – in a Master’s program at University of British Columbia ($500)
  • Tabitha Kellendonk from Ontario – in a Master’s program at Western University ($500)
  • Lisa Garland Baird from PEI – in a PhD program at University of Alberta ($1000)
CGNA also has a Memorial Scholarship to support CGNA members in an undergraduate nursing degree program.  There were no qualified applicants for this award in 2016.  If you know of CGNA members who are already Nurses (RN, LPN/RNA or RPN) who are completing undergraduate nursing education, please encourage them to apply for a Memorial Scholarship.  

There were 3 qualified applicants for this award in 2017.  Congratulations to the 2 successful candidates of this award listed below.  
  • Colin Macdonnell from PEI – studying at Athabasca University ($450)
  • Charlene Hopkins from New Brunswick – studying at St. Francis Xavier University ($450)
Applicants to both the Ann C. Beckingham and Memorial scholarships must be members of CGNA for a minimum of two years to be eligible to apply.  The 2018 application period for both scholarships opens in January of 2018 and will close March 31, 2018.   

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Ann C. Beckingham Scholarship 
Application Period: January 1 - March 31, 2018

The Ann C. Beckingham Scholarship is provided to support outstanding Registered Nurses undertaking further education in a graduate degree program relevant to career development, preferably in the field of gerontological nursing – this includes Nurse Practitioner programs that focus on the care of older adults.

Download the application form.  

Memorial Scholarship
Application Period: January 1 - March 31, 2018
Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Registered Nurse, Licensed or Registered Practical Nurse, or Registered Psychiatric Nurse who is undertaking further education in a post-basic undergraduate nursing degree program with a gerontological nursing focus.

Download the application form.  

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