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    Scholarships and Grants

    The Nursing Education and Research Foundation (NERF) and NZNO offer NZNO members a range of scholarships and grants. These grants are funded from various trusts including the Gretta and Harry Hamblin Trust and the McCutchan Trust. NZNO also administers a range of other NZNO local and national grants.

    NERF's mission is to promote excellence in nursing and health care by providing funding opportunities for education and research. 

    Scholarships and grants are only available to current NZNO members.

    (Except the McCutchan Trust scholarships and grants and British Commonwealth Nurses War Memorial Fund - please see the specific criteria for these scholarships.)

    Important Information for applicants!

    • The scholarships and grants available for the next round are available below. PLEASE NOTE: Only applications lodged on the forms with the date August 2016 and January 2017 will be accepted by the assessment panel - old forms will not be considered.
    • Application forms can be sent to the NZNO National office in any format, but they must be received in the office by the closing date. If posting through the postal service allow sufficient time for posting in order for your application to be received in the NZNO National Office by the closing date, as posted mail is slower than in previous years, or send by Tracking Courier. Alternatively you may wish to scan and email it to: grants@nzno.org.nz
    • Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.
    • The decision of the assessment panel committee is final and no discussion will be entered into.
    • To be eligible for any grant or scholarship through NERF or NZNO you must not have received any funding within one year of receiving a previous NERF or NZNO grant or scholarship. Priority will be given to applicants who have not received a grant within the previous two years. 

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    Contact details

    Scholarships & Grants, Level 3, Crowe Horwath House, 57 Willis Street, PO Box 2128, Wellington, 6140.

    Phone: 04 499 9533  Fax: 04 382 9993

    Email: grants@nzno.org.nz


    Scholarships and Grants on this page:

    1. National Scholarships

    2. Regional Scholarships

    3. Scholarships for Registered Nurses

    4. Scholarships for Student Nurses

    5. Scholarships for Enrolled Nurses

    6. Scholarships for Caregivers

    National Scholarships

    Name of Scholarship

    Closing date(s)

    Available amount

    Available to;

    Eligibility

    Criteria

    Application forms

    Administered by

    Aotearoa College of Diabetes Nurse Specialist Section Scholarship

    28 Feb

    30 July

    $6,000 per annum shared among successful applicants

    Diabetic Nurse Specialists who have been a Section member for at least two years

    Maximum allocation per person of $750 for post-graduate study, conferences and a maximum of $100 for an accreditation application

    Aotearoa College of Diabetes Nurse Specialist Section Grant details and application form (Word document, 60KB)

    Aotearoa College of Diabetes Nurses National Executive Committee

    Book Grants

    H211.03

    14 February 2017

    Up to $200

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN 
    • Student Nurses/Midwives from Year 1, 2nd semester onwards

    * Text books relevant to nursing/midwifery education or practice

    * Official proof of enrolment required

    * Copy of official book list (students) or letter from line manager (qualified staff) required.

    not currently available

    NERF

    British Commonwealth Nurses' War Memorial Fund Scholarship

    H251.02

    30 June 2017

     $5,000

    All NZ Registered Nurses who are NZ residents

    * To enhance the professions of nursing and midwifery through scholarships or by such other charitable purposes for the benefit of nurses (NZ residents)

    * To enable the recipient to study outside of New Zealand

    * The recipient will be expected to share the knowledge gained with the wider nursing population upon completion of the scholarship.

    Application form 

    British Commonwealth Nurses' War Memorial Fund Committee

    Catherine Logan Memorial Scholarship

    H821.16

    14 February 2017

    $350

    • RN

    * NZ RN undertaking postgraduate study related to Perioperative care

    * Qualified RN working/studying in the Perioperative area

    * Evidence of enrolment in the study programme you are undertaking

     

    NERF

    Conference Organisers and/or Speakers

    H212.05

    14 February 2017

    $1,000 - $5,000

    Conference for:

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN 
    • Student Nurses/Midwives

    * Conference for nurses/midwives and/or student nurses/midwives

    * Held in New Zealand (preference given to NZNO affiliated groups)

    * Evidence of partnership with Maori in conference planning

    * May need to be repaid if conference makes profit

    * NERF/NZNO logos will need to be included in publicity

    not currently available

    NERF

    Debi Brook Fund

    H254

     

    30 July 2017

    30 November 2017

    Up to $500

    $1,945 divided among successful applicants for the 2016/17 year ending 31 March 2017

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN

    * Controlled by Trust Deed

    * Benefit of nurses and their families in times of stress from major illness or death where other methods of financial assistance are not available

    Debi Brook Fund application form 

    Applications reviewed by NZNO President, Kaiwhakahaere and Chief Executive

    Effie Redwood Endowment Fund

    H821.17

    14 February 2017

    $2,000 will be divided between suitable applicants

    • EN
    • Caregivers
    • Student Nurses

    * To provide financial assistance to individual enrolled nurses or student nurses or caregivers studying or employed in the Private Aged Care Sector

    * Applicants must reside within the boundaries of Warkworth in the North and Rotorua in the South

    * Evidence of enrolment in the study programme you are undertaking.

     

    NERF

    Emergency Grants

    H212.03

    Currently unavailable

    Up to $500

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Student Nurses/Midwives

    * Small amounts of money available quickly for specific one-off expenses arising from an exceptional and unexpected circumstance which affects your ability to study or practice. Examples include inability to work due to injury, unexpected vehicle breakdown etc.

    * Supporting letter required.

    currently available

    NERF

    Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund

    H271.01/H271.02

    31 March 2017

    Up to $800

    Category 1: RN, includes enrolled nurses and midwives seeking further qualifications

    Category 2: For students seeking first nursing or direct entry midwifery qualification

    Category 3: Unregulated Members

    * Funded by NZNO - $1 per financial member as at 31 December

    * Selection by the Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund Committee

    * Evidence of Enrolment required

    * Commenced course/conference by 31 March in the year you are applying

    * Financial member of  NZNO as at 31 December 2016.

    Application form

    Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund Committee

    Mary Lambie Memorial Scholarship

    H211.01

    Not currently available

    Up to $1,000 awarded to one applicant

    • RM
    • RN
    • EN

    * From the Helen M Todd Estate which is managed by Guardian Trust

    * Scholarship is for a person or persons, selected by NERF, obtaining a higher qualification in the field of nursing (would include midwifery).

    Application form not currently available

    NERF

    Margaret  May Blackwell Fellowship - Travel and Study

    H211.051

    Not currently available

    Up to $18,000

    RN working in child health (0-5 years) to enable travel overseas to gain further knowledge and subsequently disseminate that information back in New Zealand for the benefit of early childhood health in New Zealand. 

    * Nominated by employer

    * Need to indicate how knowledge gained will be publicised

    * Employing agency to be encouraged to grant leave of pay up to three months

    Application Guidelines

     

    Application Form not currently available

    NERF

    McCutchan Trust Scholarship

    H214

    Not currently available

    Up to $80,000

    • RN

    Please see separate criteria and information sheet

    Application form not currently available

    NERF

    NZNO Member Relief Fund

    H255

    30 July 2017

    30 Nov 2017

    Up to $500

    $1,482 divided among successful applicants for the 2016/17 year ending 31 March 2017

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Caregivers

    * Funds amalgamated from relief fund, hardship fund and investment trusts

    * Unexpected financial hardship (does not cover strike action) not covered by support or welfare agencies.

    Application form 

    Applications reviewed by NZNO President, Kaiwhakahaere and Chief Executive

    Postgraduate Study; PG Cert, PG Dip, Masters, PhD

    H212.01

    14 February 2017

    Up to $500

    • RM
    • RN

    * Course approved by relevant professional body

    * Contributes to nursing/midwifery/healthcare in New Zealand

    * Evidence of enrolment/attendance receipt required* Level 700 Post-registration courses DO NOT qualify for this grant.

    not currently available

    NERF

    Research Grant

    H211.02

    14 February 2017

    Up to $5,000

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Student Nurses/Midwives

    * Contributes to nursing/midwifery/healthcare in New Zealand

    * Recognition of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, with implications for Maori considered and demonstrated in planning

    * Robust design and methodology

    * Evidence of ethics approval

    * Researcher time will only be paid if paid time for research is not in job description and applicant not in full time employment

    * Does not cover computer hardware/electronic equipment.

    not currently available

    NERF

    Short Course/Conference Attendance for Qualified Nurses (includes graduate - level 700 - courses)

    H212.06

    14 February 2017

    Up to $500

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN

    * Conference/short course will benefit nursing/midwifery/healthcare in New Zealand

    * Evidence of enrolment/attendance receipt required

    * Level 700 Post-registration courses qualify for this grant.

    not currently available

    NERF

    Special Projects

    H212.04

    14 February 2017

    Up to $5,000

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Student Nurses/Midwives

    * Will contribute to nursing/ midwifery/ healthcare in New Zealand

    * Recognition of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, with implications for Maori considered

    * Detailed timeline and budget required.

    not currently available

    NERF

    Travel

    H211.04

    14 February 2017

    Up to $500

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN

    * Travel nationally or internationally for the purpose of benefiting nursing/midwifery/healthcare in New Zealand

    * Itinerary including dates and location. Purpose of travel and costs must be provided

    * Does not include travel for purposes of undergraduate or post-graduate study.

    not currently available

    NERF

    Undergraduate Study e.g. Bachelor of Nursing, Enrolled Nurse Course

    H212.02

    1 March 2017

    Up to $1,500

    • Bachelor of Nursing or Midwifery student who has successfully completed year two of their programme
    • Student in the first year of an enrolled nurse programme.

    * Course approved by Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ)/Midwifery Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)

    * Official proof of enrolment required

    * Applicants must demonstrate:

    - Academic achievement

    - Contribution to nursing (for example support offered to fellow students, going the extra mile for patients) 

    - Contribution to the community (for example involvement in activities outside of nursing - may include family commitments, volunteerism, cultural commitments) 

    - Inclusion of up to two referees who will write a letter of support for the applicant and be available for contact via phone.

    Application form

    NERF

    Wellington Nurses Education Trust Scholarship

    H215

    Not currently available

    Up to $5,000

    • RN
    • EN
    • Student nurses

    * Registered Nurses or Nursing Students taking part in an educational course/s at any college, technical institute, hospital, university or other place of education

    * An NZNO current financial member* Provide evidence of enrolment in the study programme you are undertaking

    * Preference for the award will be given to Greater Wellington Region applicant.

    Not currently available

     

     

     

    NERF

    Women's Health Section Education Award

    Considered on an as needed basis (Meetings held quarterly)

    $1,000 or part of, per annum

    • RM
    • RN
    • EN/NA

    * Nurses must be members of the Women's Health Section to apply

    * Cannot receive grants two years in a row.

     

    Education Fund Application Form (Word document 359 KB)

    Education Fund Criteria (PDF, 178KB)

     

    Women's Health National Executive Committee

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    Regional Scholarships

    Name of scholarship

    Closing date(s)

    Available to

    Application information

    Auckland Nurses Education & Research Trust

    ("ANERT")

    30 March

    Greater Auckland region

    Application form available from:

    Regional Administrator
    NZNO Auckland Office
    PO Box 8921
    Symonds Street
    Auckland

    Phone: 09 360 3794

    Email: daisyg@nzno.org.nz

    Bernadette Hart Award

    30 November

    * Applicants must be a member of the Stomal Therapy National Section for a minimum of one year

    * Committeed to presenting a written report on the study/conference programme or write an article for publication in 'The Outlet' which may be published or presented at the national conference.

    Bernadette Hart Award application form

    (Word document)

     

     

    Canterbury Region 'The Pop Black Memorial Scholarship' Fund

    31 March

    31 October

    First Year Nursing and/or Midwifery students that have lived in Waimate regions for at least 12 months during their lifetime. Must also be a student member of the NZNO.

    Application form available from:

    And Lea
    Pop Black Memorial Scholarship Fund Secretary
    PO Box 4102
    Christhchurch 8140

    Email: andyl@nzno.nz 

    Phone: 03 378 0590

     

    Canterbury Regional Council Education & Development Fund

    Each Management Committee Meeting

    Canterbury region

    Application form available from:

    The Regional Secretary
    NZNO
    PO Box 4102
    Christchurch

    Education Fund

    Ongoing

    NZNO members West Coast

    Details advertised throughout West Coast work sites.

    Application form available from:

    Christine Blair
    Regional Secretary/Treasurer
    Snodgrass RD 2
    Westport

    Education Grant

    September and October

    Midlands region - advertised in August/Septemer

    Application form available from:

    NZNO Hamilton Regional Office
    PO Box 1220
    Hamilton

    Phone: 07 834 2393

    Or contact the School of Health, Waikato Institute of Technology

    Education Grant

    Ongoing

    Bay of Plenty/Tairawhiti Region

    Application form available from:

    NZNO Hamilton Regional Office
    PO Box 1220
    Hamilton

    Phone: 07 834 2392

    Gastroenterology Nursing Education/Travel Fund

    1 March

    1 September

    * Applicant must be a qualified nurse and a member of the Gastroenterology Section

    * Travel must be undertaken within a year of award being made

    * Will complete a report and have it published in 'The Tube' once conference attended.

    Gastroenterology Nursing Education/Travel Fund application form (PDF document)

    Ngaio Fulton Nurses Trust Fund

     

    NZNO members who live within the old Otago Hospital Board area.

    Application form available from:

    NZNO
    PO Box 1084
    Dunedin 9054

    Phone: 0800283848

    Email: jennym@nzno.org.nz

    NNCA Professional Development Grant

    31 May

    31 August

    Up to $6,000 available

    Applicant must be a full member of NNCA for the past two years.

    NNCA Professional Development Grant Application form (PDF document)

    Nurses for Children and Young People of Aoteoroa Conference Scholarship

    Applications for scholarships will be considered and voted on at each committee meeting (3 meetings per year)

    * Applicants must be a member of the NCYPA national section

    * Applicants are required to present to the committee an outline of professional objectives for attending the conference.

    Nurses for Children and Young People of Aoteoroa Conference Scholarship Application form
    (PDF document)

    NZ Flight Nurses Scholarship Fund

    1 September

    Approximately $300 per application

    * Flight Nurses must have been NZFNA members for at least 12 months and must be actively involved in Flight Nursing

    * The scholarship will assist members with the costs of conferences, courses or post-graduate study

     

    Flight Nurse Education Scholarship Application Form (link)

    NZ Nurses Memorial Fund Inc.

    (Hardship Fund)

    Ongoing

    NZ nationwide

    * For the financial relief of nurses in distress occasioned by sickness, old age, accident or other misfortune

    * Not available for educational purposes.

    Application form available from:

    NZ Nurses Memorial Fund Inc.
    PO Box 5363
    Moray Place
    Dunedin 9054

    Pollard Fund

    30 Sep

    Greater Auckland region

    Application form available from:

    Regional Administrator
    NZNO Auckland Office
    PO Box 8921
    Symonds Street
    Auckland

    Phone 09 360 3794

    Email daisyg@nzno.org.nz

    Tai Tokerau Region Education Grant

    Applications will be considered at the next NZNO Regional Council meeting or upon application

    * Applicants must reside in the Tai Tokerau region

    * Applicant must be completing a recognised course of study through a polytechnic or university.

    Application form available from:

    Regional Administrator
    Whangarei NZNO Office
    PO Box 1387
    Whangarei

    Phone 09 470 2262

    Email debm@nzno.org.nz

    Tai Tokerau Study/Conference Grant

    2 February

    31 August

    * Applicants must reside in the Tai Tokerau region

    * Applicant must be completing a recognised course of study through a polytechnic or university.

    Application form available from:

    Regional Administrator
    Whangarei NZNO Office
    PO Box 1387
    Whangarei

    Phone 09 470 2262

    Email debm@nzno.org.nz

    Thomas Tippet Trust Awards

    31 March

    30 September

    NZNO members living in Canterbury

    Application form available from:

    Andy Lea, Office Manager
    NZNO
    PO Box 4102
    Christchurch

    Top of the South Education Fund  
    • Must be a member of NZNO and reside in the Top of the South Region.
    • Grants must be for nursing education or union education and development purposes.
    • All applicants receiving a grant must supply a written report or give a verbal report to the Regional Council meeting.
    • Applicants are expected to be active members.
    Top of the South Education Fund
    (Word, 4 Pages, 256KB)

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    Scholarships for Registered Nurses

    Name of scholarship

    Closing date(s)

    Available amount

    Available to;

    Eligibility

    Criteria

    Application forms

    Administered by

    Aoteoroa College of Diabetes Nurse Specialist Section Scholarship

    28 February

    30 July

    $6,000 per annum shared among successful applicants

    Diabetic Nurse Specialists who have been a Section member for at least two years

    Maximum allocation per person of $750 for post-graduate study, conferences and a maximum of $100 for an accreditation application

    Aoteoroa College of Diabetes Nurse Specialist Section Grant details and application form (Word document, 60KB)

    Aoteoroa College of Diabetes Nurses National Executive Committee

    Book Grants

    H211.03

    14 February 2017

    Up to $200

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN 
    • Student Nurses/Midwives from Year 1, 2nd semester onwards

    * Text books relevant to nursing/midwifery education or practice

    * Official proof of enrolment required

    * Copy of official book list (students) or letter from line manager (qualified staff) required.

    not currently available 

    NERF

    British Commonwealth Nurses' War Memorial Fund Scholarship

    H251.02

    30 June 2017

    $5,000

    All NZ Registered Nurses who are NZ residents

    * To enhance the professions of nursing and midwifery through scholarships or by such other charitable purposes for the benefit of nurses (NZ residents)

    * To enable the recipient to study outside of New Zealand

    * The recipient will be expected to share the knowledge gained with the wider nursing population upon completion of the scholarship.

    Application form

    British Commonwealth Nurses' War Memorial Fund Committee

    Catherine Logan Memorial Scholarship

    H821.16

    14 February 2017

    $350

    • RN

    * NZ RN undertaking postgraduate study related to Perioperative care

    * Qualified RN working/studying in the Perioperative area

    * Evidence of enrolment in the study programme you are undertaking

    not currently available

    NERF

    Conference Organisers and/or Speakers

    H212.05

    14 Febtuary 2017

    $1,000 - $5,000

    Conference for:

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Student Nurses/Midwives

    * Conference for nurses/midwives and/or student nurses/midwives

    * Held in New Zealand (preference given to NZNO affiliated groups)

    * Evidence of partnership with Maori in conference planning

    * May need to be repaid if conference makes profit

    * NERF/NZNO logos will need to be included in publicity

    not currently available

    NERF

    Debi Brook Fund

    H254

    30 July 2017

    30 Nov 2017

    Up to $500

    $1,945 divided among successful applicants for the 2016/17 year ending 31 March 2017

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN

    * Controlled by Trust Deed

    * Benefit of nurses and their families in times of stress from major illness or death where other methods of financial assistance are not available

    Debi Brook Fund application form 

    Applications reviewed by NZNO President, CEO and Corporate Services Manager

    Effie Redwood Endowment Fund

    H821.17

    14 February 2017

    $2,000 will be divided between suitable applicants

    • EN
    • Caregivers
    • Student Nurses

    * To provide financial assistance to individual enrolled nurses or student nurses or caregivers studying or employed in the Private Aged Care Sector

    * Applicants must reside within the boundaries of Warkworth in the North and Rotorua in the South

    * Evidence of enrolment in the study programme you are undertaking.

    not currently available

    NERF

    Emergency Grants

    H212.03

    Not currently available

    Up to $500

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Student Nurses/Midwives

    * Small amounts of money available quickly for specific one-off expenses arising from an exceptional and unexpected circumstance which affects your ability to study or practice. Examples include inability to work due to injury, unexpected vehicle breakdown etc.

    *Supporting letter required

    Application form not currently available

    NERF

    Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund

    H821.16

    31 March 2017

    Up to $800

    Category 1: RN, includes enrolled nurses and midwives seeking further qualifications

    Category 2: For students seeking first nursing or direct entry midwifery qualification

    Category 3: Unregulated Members

    * Funded by NZNO - $1 per financial member as at 31 December

    * Selection by the Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund Committee

    * Evidence of Enrolment required

    * Commenced course/conference by 31 March in the year you are applying

    * Financial member of the NZNO as at 31 Dember 2016.

    Application form

    Membership Committee and Te Poari Te Runanga

    Mary Lambie Memorial Scholarship

    H211.01

    Not currently available

    Up to $1,000 awarded to one applicant

    • RM
    • RN
    • EN

    * From the Helen M Todd Estate which is managed by Guardian Trust

    * Scholarship is for a person or persons, selected by NERF, obtaining a higher qualification in the field of nursing (would include midwifery).

    Application form not currently available

    NERF

    Margaret May Blackwell Fellowship - Travel and Study

    H211.051

    Not currently available

    Up to $18,000

    RN working in child health (0-5 years)

    * Exemplar, CV + 2 referee letters* Nominated by employer

    * Need to indicate how knowledge gained will be publicised

    * Employing agency to be encouraged to grant leave on pay up to 3 months. Final decisions made by trustees of the Margaret May Blackwell Trust.

    Application Form not currently available

    NERF

    McCutchan Trust

    Not currently available

    Up to $80,000

    • RN

    Please see separate criteria and information sheeet

    Application form not currently available

    McCutchan Trust Criteria and Information

    NERF

    Member Relief Fund

    H255

    30 July 2017

    30 Nov 2017

    Up to $500

    $1,482 divided among successful applicants for the 2016/17 year ending 31 March 2017

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Caregivers

    * Funds amalgamated from relief fund, hardship fund and investment trusts

    * Unexpected financial hardship (does not cover strike action) not covered by support or welfare agencies.

    Application form
     

    Applications reviewed by NZNO President and CEO

    Postgraduate Study; Post-Registration Study, PG Cert, PG Dip, Masters, PhD

    H212.01

    14 February 2017

     

    Up to $500

    • RM
    • RN

    * Course approved by relevant professional body

    * Contributes to nursing/midwifery/healthcare in New Zealand

    * Evidence of enrolment/attendance receipt required* Level 700 Post-registration courses qualify for this grant.

    not currently available

    NERF

    Research Grant

    H211.02

    14 February 2017

     

    Up to $5,000

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Student Nurses/Midwives

    * Contributes to nursing/ midwifery/ healthcare in New Zealand

    * Recognition of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, with implications for Maori considered and demonstrated in planning

    * Robust design and methodology

    * Evidence of ethics approva

    l* Researcher time will only be paid if paid time for research is not in job description and applicant not in full time employment

    * Does not cover computer hardware/electronic equipment.

    not currently available

    NERF

    Short Course/Conference Attendance for Qualified Nurses

    H212.06

    14 February 2017

    $300

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN

    * Conference/short course will benefit nursing/ midwifery/ healthcare in New Zealand

    * Evidence of enrolment/attendance receipt required

    * Level 700 Post-registration courses qualify for this grant.

    not currently available

    NERF

    Special Projects

    H212.04

    14 February 2017

    Up to $5,000

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Student Nurses/Midwives

    * Will contribute to nursing/ midwifery/ healthcare in New Zealand

    * Recognition of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, with implications for Maori considered

    * Detailed timeline and budget required.

    not currently available

    NERF

    Travel

    H211.04

    14 February 2017

     

    Up to $300

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN

    * Travel nationally or internationally for the purpose of benefiting nursing/midwifery/healthcare in New Zealand

    * Itinerary including dates and location. Purpose of travel and costs must be provided

    * Does not include travel for purposes of undergraduate or post-graduate study.

    not currently available

    NERF

    Undergraduate Study e.g. Bachelor of Nursing, Enrolled Nurse Course

    H212.02

    1 March 2017

     

    Up to $1,500

    • Student of Bachelor of Nursing who has successfully completed year two of their programme
    • Student of a Bachelor of nursing/midwifery
    • Student in the first year of an enrolled nurse programme.

     

    * Course approved by Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ)/Midwifery Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)

    * Official proof of enrolment required

    * Applicants must demonstrate: 

    - Academic achievement

    - Contribution to nursing (for example support offered to fellow students, going the extra mile for patients) 

    - Contribution to the community (for example involvement in activities outside of nursing - may include family commitments, volunteerism, cultural commitments) 

    - Inclusion of up to two referees who will write a letter of support for the applicant and be available for contact via phone.

    Application form
     

    NERF

    Wellington Nurses Education Trust Scholarship

    H215

    Not currently available

    Up to $5,000

    • RN
    • EN
    • Student nurses

    * Registered Nurses or Nursing Students taking part in an educational course/s at any college, technical institute, hospital, university or other place of education

    * An NZNO current financial member

    * Provide evidence of enrolment in the study programme you are undertaking* Preference for the award will be given to Greater Wellington Region applicant.

     

    Not currently available

    NERF

    Women's Health Section Education Award

    Considered on an as needed basis (Meetings held quarterly)

    $1,000 or part of, per annum

    • RM
    • RN
    • EN/NA

    * Nurses must be members of the Women's Health Section to apply

    * Cannot receive grants two years in a row.

    Education Fund Application Form (Word document 359 KB)

    Education Fund Criteria (PDF, 178KB)

    Women's Health National Executive Committee

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    Scholarships for Student Nurses

    Name of scholarship

    Closing date(s)

    Available amount

    Available to;

    Eligibility

    Criteria

    Application forms

    Administered by

    Book Grants

    H211.03

    14 February 2017

    Up to $200

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Student Nurses/Midwives from Year 1, 2nd semester onwards

    * Text books relevant to nursing/midwifery education or practice

    * Official proof of enrolment required

    * Copy of official book list (students) or letter from line manager (qualified staff) required.

    not currently available

    NERF

    Conference Organisers and/or Speakers

    H212.05

    14 February 2017

    $1,000 - $5,000

    Conference for:

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Student Nurses/Midwives

    * Conference for nurses/midwives and/or student nurses/midwives

    * Held in New Zealand (preference given to NZNO affiliated groups)

    * Evidence of partnership with Maori in conference planning

    * May need to be repaid if conference makes profit

    * NERF/NZNO logos will need to be included in publicity

    not currently available 

    NERF

    Effie Redwood Endowment Fund

    H821.17

    14 February 2017

    $2,000 will be divided between suitable applicants

    • EN
    • Caregivers
    • Student Nurses

    * To provide financial assistance to individual enrolled nurses or student nurses or caregivers studying or employed in the Private Aged Care Sector

    * Applicants must reside within the boundaries of Warkworth in the North and Rotorua in the South

    * Evidence of enrolment in the study programme you are undertaking.

    not currently available

    NERF

    Emergency Grants

    H212.03

    Currently unavailable

    Up to $500

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Student Nurses/Midwives

    * Small amounts of money available quickly for specific one-off expenses arising from an exceptional and unexpected circumstance which affects your ability to study or practice. Examples include inability to work due to injury, unexpected vehicle breakdown etc.

    *Supporting letter required.

    Application form not currently available

    NERF

    Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund

    H821.16

    31 March 2017

    Up to $800

    Category 1: RN, includes enrolled nurses and midwives seeking further qualifications

    Category 2: For students seeking first nursing or direct entry midwifery qualification

    Category 3: Unregulated Members

    * Funded by NZNO - $1 per financial member as at 31 December

    * Selection by the Membership Committee

    * Evidence of Enrolment required

    * Commenced course/conference by 31 March in the year you are applying

    * Financial member of the NZNO as at 31 March in the year you are applying.

    Application form

    Membership Committee and Te Poari Te Runanga

    Research Grant

    H211.02

    14 February 2017

    Up to $5,000

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Student Nurses/Midwives

    * Contributes to nursing/midwifery/healthcare in New Zealand

    * Recognition of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, with implications for Maori considered and demonstrated in planning

    * Robust design and methodology

    * Evidence of ethics approval

    * Researcher time will only be paid if paid time for research is not in job description and applicant not in full time employment

    * Does not cover computer hardware/electronic equipment.

     not currently available

    NERF

    Special Projects

    H212.04

    14 February 2017

    Up to $5,000

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Student Nurses/Midwives

    * Will contribute to nursing/midwifery/healthcare in New Zealand

    * Recognition of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, with implications for Maori considered

    * Detailed timeline and budget required.

    not currently available

    NERF

    Undergraduate Study e.g. Bachelor of Nursing, Enrolled Nurse Course

    H212.02

    1 March 2017

    Up to $1,500

    • Student of Bachelor of Nursing who has successfully completed year two of their programme
    • Student of a Bachelor of nursing/midwifery
    • Student in the first year of an enrolled nurse programme.

    * Course approved by Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ)/Midwifery Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)

    * Offical proof of enrolment required

    * Applicants must demonstrate:

    - Academic achievement

    - Contribution to nursing (for example support offered to fellow students, going the extra mile for patients)

    - Contribution to the community (for example involvement in activities outside of nursing - may include family commitments, volunteerism, cultural commitments) 

    - Inclusion of up to two referees who will write a letter of support for the applicant and be available for contact via phone.

    Application form

    NERF

    Wellington Nurses Education Trust Scholarship

    H215

    Not currently available

    Up to $5,000

    • RN
    • EN
    • Student nurses

    * Registered Nurses or Nursing Students taking part in an educational course/s at any college, technical institute, hospital, university or other place of education

    * An NZNO current financial member

    * Provide evidence of enrolment in the study programme you are undertaking

    * Preference for the award will be given to Greater Wellington Region applicants.

    Not currently available

    NERF

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    Scholarships for Enrolled Nurses

    Name of scholarship

    Closing date(s)

    Available amount

    Available to;

    Eligibility

    Criteria

    Application forms

    Administered by

    Book Grants

    H211.03

    14 Feb 2017

    Up to $200

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Student Nurses/Midwives from Year 1, 2nd semester onwards

    * Text books relevant to nursing/midwifery education or practice

    * Official proof of enrolment required

    * Copy of official book list (students) or letter from line manager (qualified staff) required.

    not currently available

    NERF

    Conference Organisers and/or Speakers

    H212.05

    14 February 2017

    $1,000 - $5,000

    Conference for:

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Student Nurses/Midwives

    * Conference for nurses/midwives and/or student nurses/midwives

    * Held in New Zealand (preference given to NZNO affiliated groups)

    * Evidence of partnership with Maori in conference planning

    * May need to be repaid if conference makes profit

    * NERF/NZNO logos will need to be included in publicity

    No currently available

    NERF

    Debi Brook Fund

    H254

    30 July 2017

    30 Nov 2017

    Up to $500

    $1,945 divided among successful applicants for the 2016/17 year ending 31 March 2017

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN

    * Controlled by Trust Deed

    * Benefit of nurses and their families in times of stress from major illness or death where other methods of financial assistance are not available

    Debi Brook Fund application form 
     

    Applications reviewed by NZNO President, CEO and Corporate Services Manager

    Effie Redwood Endowment Fund

    H821.17

    14 February 2017

    $2,000 will be divided between suitable applicants

    • EN
    • Caregivers
    • Student Nurses

    * To provide financial assistance to individual enrolled nurses or student nurses or caregivers studying or employed in the Private Aged Care Sector

    * Applicants must reside within the boundaries of Warkworth in the North and Rotorua in the South

    * Evidence of enrolment in the study programme you are undertaking.

    No currently available

    NERF

    Emergency Grants

    H212.03

    Currently unavailable

    Up to $500

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Student Nurses/Midwives

    * Small amounts of money available quickly for specific one-off expenses arising from an exceptional and unexpected circumstance which affects your ability to study or practice. Examples include inability to work due to injury, unexpected vehicle breakdown etc.

    *Supporting letter required.

    Application form not currently available
     

    NERF

    Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund

    H271.01/H271.02

    31 March 2017

    Up to $800

    Category 1: RN, includes enrolled nurses and midwives seeking further qualifications

    Category 2: For students seeking first nursing or direct entry midwifery qualification

    Category 3: Unregulated Members

    * Funded by NZNO - $1 per financial member as at 31 December

    * Selection by the Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund Committee

    * Evidence of Enrolment required

    * Commenced course/conference by 31 March in the year you are applying

    * Financial member of the NZNO as at 31 Dember 2016.

    Application form

    Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund Committee 

    Mary Lambie Memorial Scholarship

    H211.01

    Not currently available

    Up to $1,000 awarded to one applicant

    • RM
    • RN
    • EN

    * From the Helen M Todd Estate which is managed by Guardian Trust

    * Scholarship is for a person or persons, selected by NERF, obtaining a higher qualification in the field of nursing (would include midwifery).

    Application form  not currently available

    NERF

    Margaret  May Blackwell Fellowship - Travel and Study

    H211.051

     

    Up to $18,000

    RN working in child health (0-5 years)

    * Exemplar, CV + 2 referee letters

    * Nominated by employer

    * Need to indicate how knowledge gained will be publicised

    * Employing agency to be encouraged to grant leave on pay up to 3 months

    * Final decisions made by trustees of the Margaret May Blackwell Trust.

     Application form not currently available

    NERF

    Member Relief Fund

    H255

    30 July 2016

    30 Nov 2016

    Up to $500

    $1,482 divided among successful applicants for the 2016/17 year ending 31 March 2017

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Caregivers

    * Funds amalgamated from relief fund, hardship fund and investment trusts

    * Unexpected financial hardship (does not cover strike action) not covered by support or welfare agencies.

    Application form 
     

    Applications reviewed by NZNO President and CEO

    Research Grant

    H211.02

    14 February 2017

    Up to $5,000

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Student Nurses/Midwives

    * Contributes to nursing/midwifery/healthcare in New Zealand

    * Recognition of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, with implications for Maori considered and demonstrated in planning

    * Robust design and methodology

    * Evidence of ethics approval

    * Researcher time will only be paid if paid time for research is not in job description and applicant not in full time employment

    * Does not cover computer hardware/electronic equipment.

    No currently available

    Information for completing NERF Research application form

    NERF

    Short Course/Conference Attendance for Qualified Nurses

    H212.06

    14 February 2017

    Up to $300

    • RN
    • RM 
    • EN

    * Conference/short course will benefit nursing/midwifery/healthcare in New Zealand

    * Evidence of enrolment/attendance receipt required

    * Level 700 Post-registration courses qualify for this grant.

    No currently available

    NERF

    Special Projects

    H212.04

    14 February 2017

     

    Up to $5,000

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Student Nurses/Midwives

    * Will contribute to nursing/midwifery/healthcare in New Zealand

    * Recognition of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, with implications for Maori considered

    * Detailed timeline and budget required.

    No currently available

    NERF

    Travel

    H211.04

    14 February 2017

    Up to $300

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN

    * Travel nationally or internationally for the purpose of benefiting nursing/midwifery/healthcare in New Zealand

    * Itinerary including dates and location. Purpose of travel and costs must be provided

    * Does not include travel for purposes of undergraduate or post-graduate study.

    No currently available

    NERF

    Undergraduate Study e.g. Bachelor of Nursing, Enrolled Nurse Course

    H212.02

    14 February 2017

    Up to $1,500

    • Student of Bachelor of Nursing who has successfully completed year two of their programme
    • Student of a Bachelor of nursing/midwifery
    • Student in the first year of an enrolled nurse programme.

    * Course approved by Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ)/Midwifery Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)

    * Official proof of enrolment required

    * Applicants must demonstrate:

    - Academic achievement

    - Contribution to nursing (for example support offered to fellow students, going the extra mile for patients) 

    - Contribution to the community (for example involvement in activities outside of nursing - may include family commitments, volunteerism, cultural commitments) 

    - Inclusion of up to two referees who will write a letter of support for the applicant and be available for contact via phone.

     Application form

    NERF

    Wellington Nurses Education Trust Scholarship

    H215

    Not currently available

    Up to $5,000

    • RN
    • EN
    • Student nurses

    * Registered Nurses or Nursing Students taking part in an educational course/s at any college, technical institute, hospital, university or other place of education

    * An NZNO current financial member

    * Provide evidence of enrolment in the study programme you are undertaking

    * Preference for the award will be given to Greater Wellington Region applicant.

     

    NERF

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    Scholarships for Caregivers

    Name of scholarship

    Closing date(s)

    Available amount

    Available to;

    Eligibility

    Criteria

    Application forms

    Administered by

    Effie Redwood Endowment Fund

    H821.17

    14 February 2017

    $2,000 will be divided between suitable applicants

    • EN
    • Caregivers
    • Student Nurses

    * To provide financial assistance to individual enrolled nurses or student nurses or caregivers studying or employed in the Private Aged Care Sector

    * Applicants must reside within the boundaries of Warkworth in the North and Rotorua in the South

    * Evidence of enrolment in the study programme you are undertaking.

    No currently available

    NERF

    Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund 31 March 2017 Up to $800

    Category 1: RN, includes enrolled nurses and midwives seeking further qualifications

    Category 2: For students seeking first nursing or direct entry midwifery qualification

    Category 3: Unregulated Members

    * Funded by NZNO - $1 per financial member as at 31 December

    * Selection by the Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund Committee

    * Evidence of Enrolment required

    * Commenced course/conference by 31 March in the year you are applying

    * Financial member of the NZNO as at 31 Dember 2016.

    Application form Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund Committee

    Member Relief Fund

    H255

    30 July 2017

    30 Nov 2017

    Up $500

    $1,482 divided among successful applicants for the 2016/17 year ending 31 March 2017

    • RN
    • RM
    • EN
    • Caregivers

    * Funds amalgamated from relief fund, hardship fund and investment trusts

    * Unexpected financial hardship (does not cover strike action) not covered by support or welfare agencies.

    Member Relief Application form 

    Applications reviewed by NZNO President and CEO

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