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Student Nurse Advocacy Bursary

The Student Nurse Advocacy Bursary is a new BCNU initiative to recognize the role of allyship in increasing awareness of human rights and equity issues.

The selection focus in 2021 will be on students who advance the interests, inclusion or rights of Indigenous people.

BCNU recognizes the financial challenges students face when in school. Providing funding for students who align with BCNU shared values and beliefs builds relationships and recognizes the contributions that students make to furthering social justice within a diversified membership.

The $500 Student Nurse Advocacy Bursary will be awarded to 32 students from around the province. This fund is open to student LPNs, RNs and RPNs, including employed student nurses.

Applications are now closed 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be currently enrolled in a school of nursing in British Columbia
  • Be a student member of BCNU – membership is free. Sign up now!
  • Cannot previously have been the recipient of this bursary

Application Process

  • Complete the online application and associated waiver
  • Include an example of how the 2021 advocacy focus has been met.

Award Disbursement

Applicants meeting the eligibility requirements stated above will be entered into a random draw:

  • One (1) from each of the 16 BCNU regions
  • The remainder of applications

Successful applicants will be notified with instructions by email.

In 2022, applications will open in January.

If you have any further questions about the Student Nurse Advocacy Bursary, please email

Updated: 9/16/2021 11:18 AM

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