January 31, 2018 Update:

Please see below for the list of 2017 ETF Bursary Awardees.



Education Trust Fund Bursary Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following students who received the 2017 Education Trust Fund Bursary Award:

  • Angela Selkirk – Georgian College
  • Bronte Willie – Confederation College
  • Diane Maiato – Durham College
  • Emily Bushell – Fanshawe College
  • Julie Madore-Gravelle – La Cité Collégiale
  • Kamryn Giannandrea – Loyalist College
  • Katelynn Smith – Niagara College
  • Michelle White – Loyalist College
  • Sandy Willett – Conestoga College
  • Stephanie Dilworth – Seneca College
  • Toby Bowers – Humber College


Education Trust Fund Application Guidelines

The Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario administers an Education Trust Fund bursary program annually. The program will provide bursaries in the amount of $1,000.00 per recipient.

Student members from both 1st and 2nd year are welcome to apply. The deadline is October 31st of each year.*

The following attachments must accompany the application:

1. Applicant’s Essay of 750 to 1000 words on one of the following topics, scholarly format using APA:

• Client Centred Care
• Patient Advocacy
• Scope of Practice
• Leadership

2. Letter from Nursing Faculty on Educational Institution Letterhead stating professionalism and performance of the student.

Applicants will be notified by November 30th, each year of the Trust Fund's decision.*

For additional information, please contact the RPNAO Education Trust Fund Chair,Linda Keirl, by e-mail at lkeirl@rpnao.org with the subject 'RPNAO Education Trust Fund Bursary Program' or contact the RPNAO office at 905-602-4664 or 1-877-602-4664 ext. 234.

Education Trust Fund Bursary Application Form

Letter to Heads of Nursing

Letter to Students



*Deadline / Announcement dates for 2017  have been moved due to the college strike. Please check your emails and this page for updates.

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