Newfoundland & Labrador Registered Nurses' Education & Research Trust

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020-2021 funding competition. This year the Trust awarded $43,000 in scholarships, bursaries and research awards. We were unable to hold our annual awards ceremony due to the pandemic.  View a Message from the Trust President to award recipients.

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners, through their contributions to the Trust, ease the financial burden of nursing students enrolled in basic education, and their nursing colleagues who are pursuing professional development and continuing education. Thanks to the continued support of RNs, NPs and some generous donors, the Trust is able to provide funding opportunities that foster nursing knowledge.

Important Notices:

  • Call for Volunteers

    • We are seeking CRNNL members to join the Awards Committee and Research Awards Committee. Members of these committees are primarily responsible to review applications and make funding decisions. For more information about the committees, or to volunteer please contact Julie Wells at

  • Spring Funding Competition

    • The Trust is holding their annual Spring funding competition for continuing education programs/events (e.g., conferences, post-basic courses, certification). Details of the awards are available on the continuing education bursaries page. Applications will be opened on January 3, 2022.  The deadline to apply is April 15, 2022.
  • Special Funding Competition

    • The Trust is holding a Special Competition for scholarships and bursaries that were not awarded during the 2021 funding competitions. Details of the awards that are available can be found on the Special Competition 2022 page.  Applications will be opened on January 3, 2022.  The deadline to apply is February 15, 2022.

  • COVID-19 

    • The Trust is aware that attendance at continuing education events may be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as events are cancelled and travel is restricted. We will closely monitor the impact on our continuing education competitions and will look at alternate options to allocate the funding.

      Please note that if the number of applications received in the Spring is not sufficient to hold a review meeting, funding decisions for the Spring competition may be deferred until the Fall.  In this situation, applicants will not have to re-submit their application.

      If you have questions about your application, please contact the Coordinator at

  • The Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) has a variety of scholarships available for nurses and nursing students in various levels of practice including baccalaureate programs, masters, nurse practitioner, doctoral, and awards dedicated to internationally educated nurses, and indigenous nurses. Applications will be open January-March 2022. Click Here for more information or to apply.

  • The 2021 Annual General Meeting was held on June 3, 2021. Visit the Annual General Meeting page for more information

  • Notice: the Constitution of the Trust was updated at the Annual General Meeting on June 3rd. Click here to view the updated document.

  • For more information about the Scholarship Fund Decision, please see the About the Trust page.