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 Scholarship - please see the specific criteria for this scholarship).

Important Information for applicants!

  • The scholarships and grants available for the next round are available below. PLEASE NOTE: Only applications lodged on the latest forms will be accepted by the assessment panel - old forms will not be considered.
  • Application forms for NERF should be emailed to in any format, but they must be emailed by 4.00pm on the closing date
  • 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. 


Contact details

Scholarships & Grants, NZNO, 57 Willis Street, PO Box 2128, Wellington 6140

Phone: 0800 28 38 48


Details of Scholarships and Grants

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Aotearoa College of Diabetes Nurses Professional Development Grant

Auckland Nurses Education & Research Trust

Bernadette Hart Award

Cancer Nurses College Education Grant

Canterbury Region 'The Pop Black Memorial Scholarship' Fund

Canterbury Regional Council Education & Development Fund

Catherine Logan Memorial Scholarship - H821.16

Central Regional Council Scholarship Fund

College of Air and Surface Transport Nursing Nurses Scholarship Fund

College of Child and Youth Nurses Conference Scholarship

College of Respiratory Nurses Education Grants

Conference Organisers and/or Speakers - H212.05

Debi Brook Fund - H254

Education Fund - West Coast

Education Grant - Bay of Plenty/Tairawhiti

Education Grant - Midlands

Effie Redwood Endowment Fund - H821.17

Emergency Grants - H212.03

Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund - H271.01/H271.02

Gastroenterology Nursing Education/Travel Fund

Industrial Action Hardship Fund

Innovation Fund - H212.04 (formerly Special Projects)

Margaret May Blackwell Fellowship - Travel and Study - H211.051

Margaret Nicholls Grant - H211.07

McCutchan Trust Scholarship - H214

Ngaio Fulton Nurses Trust Fund

NNCA Professional Development Grant

Nursing Research Section Grant

NZ Nurses Memorial Fund Inc. (Hardship Fund)

NZNO Member Relief Fund - H255

NZNO Nurse Managers (NZ) Section Education Grant

Pollard Fund

Postgraduate Study: PG Certificate, PG Diploma, Masters, PhD - H212.01

Research Grant - H211.02

Short Course/Conference Attendance for Qualified Nurses (includes graduate/level 700 courses) - H212.06

Tai Tokerau Region Conference/Hui Grant

Tai Tokerau Region Study/Education Grant

Thomas Tippet Trust Awards

Top of the South Education Fund

Travel - H211.04

Undergraduate Study e.g. Bachelor of Nursing, Enrolled Nurse Course H212.02

Wellington Nurses Education Trust Scholarship - H215

Women's Health College Education Award