National Scholarships

Applications are open between October 1 and January 15.

There are three national scholarships. 

John Alex Crawford Scholarship

John Crawford was a national leader in psychiatric nursing who was dedicated to high professional and educational standards. He helped establish the first standards of psychiatric nursing practice in Canada.

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate psychiatric nurse, registered in Canada who is pursuing relevant studies at a masters or doctoral level. Minimum value $1000.00.

Annette Thorimbert Osted Scholarship

Annette Osted was the longest serving Executive Director of a psychiatric nursing association/college in Canada, As executive director in Manitoba and as a board member of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada she was a powerful advocate for psychiatric nursing education and practice at the national and international levels.

This scholarship is awarded to a 3rd or 4th year student enrolled in a baccalaureate psychiatric nursing education program in Canada. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Minimum amount of $500.00.

The McCormick / Henry Scholarship

Darlene Henry’s whole psychiatric nursing career was dedicated to caring for seniors with mental health challenges/illnesses. She and her family are supporting this scholarship to assist RPNs to further their education in this area of practice.

The McCormick/Henry Scholarship will be awarded to a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in Canada who is taking further studies in seniors’ mental health at the graduate level (MA or PhD) or through an accredited certificate program.