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Scholarships & Bursaries

The following scholarships are offered on a yearly basis:

  • NBNU Family Scholarships
    Three scholarships are awarded annually to students entering a baccalaureate nursing program in New Brunswick. Applicants must be a relative of a current or former NBNU member.
  • NBNU Nursing Scholarships (2nd and 3rd Year Students)
    On a provincial basis, NBNU offers one (1) $1,000 scholarship to a full-time second year student and one (1) $1,000 scholarship to a full-time third year student studying in the baccalaureate program and enrolled in either the Francophone or Anglophone program. Applicants must be a relative of a current or former NBNU member.
  • NBNU Post-Secondary Scholarships
    Each year, NBNU offers three (3) $1,000 scholarships to the children of NBNU members enrolled in a community college or university program.
  • CFNU Scholarship
    One $1000 scholarships will be awarded by the Canadian Federation of Nurses’ Union to a recipient selected by NBNU. Recipients must be a relative of a current or former NBNU member.
  • NBNU Bursaries
    On an annual basis, NBNU grants a total of fourteen $800 scholarships for nursing students in the BN program at all of the seven teaching institutions (U de M  and UNB – Moncton, Edmundston, Fredericton, Bathurst, Shippagan, Saint John).  The student body of each site will select the most deserving student from their group to receive the bursary.

NBFL AND CLC SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES

NBNU members and their children are also eligible for some scholarships and bursaries as an affiliate of the NBFL and CLC. Below is a list which can also be accessed on the NBNU website.

James A. Whitebone Memorial, NBFL
o Two $500 scholarships are for first year attendance at any university in the Atlantic province or first year attendance in a two-year program of the New Brunswick Community College, excepting where the desired academic program is not available in the region. Deadline is June 30th of each year.

Tim McCarthy, NBFL
o Two $500 bursaries open to any person regardless of union membership pursuing post secondary education full-time or enrolled in high school at the grade 12 level. Deadline is June 30th of each year.

NBFL Solidarity Bursaries, NBFL
o Two $500 bursaries open to any person regardless of union membership pursuing post secondary education full-time or enrolled in high school at the grade 12 level. Deadline is June 30th of each year.

J. Harold Stafford Humanitarian Award, NBFL
o Local union members and labour councils affiliated with the NBFL undertaking labour history projects, labour libraries, Day of Mourning monuments, etc., as well retraining programs due to plant downsizing or closures. Deadline is June 30th of each year.

Dermot Kingston Lifelong Learning Award, NBFL
o Eligible for consideration are NBFL affiliates, as well as provincial and community organizations undertaking or sponsoring, partially or fully, literacy projects and workplace related training activities including union developed programs. Deadline is June 30th of each year.

CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship, CLC
o $2,500 to support a young activist who is starting their first year of full-time post-secondary study in September 2017. Applicants must be 30 or under as of September 1, 2017 and enrolled for September 2017 to enter their first year of full-time study at a Canadian public post-secondary institution (leading to a degree) or college program (leading to a diploma or certificate); does not have any prior post-secondary studies and; currently enrolled or not more than two years out of secondary school.

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