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McMaster Site Awards

The table below provides a brief overview of the awards available to McMaster Site nursing students.  Some awards require applications, some require nominations and others are awarded based on academic achievement. The process to nominate / apply for the award is listed under the award description and a link provided. While a call for nominations will occur at the end of each term, faculty and students are able to nominate students at any time during the academic year. The awards have been grouped by level of student but please refer to the award description. Most awards are open to students in all streams.

Faculty and students may submit nominations for McMaster Site Awards

Name of Award Value Award Description
Recognition Awards Certificate Recognition awards are used to recognize students in any level for outstanding contributions within the BScN program that may not fit into the established nursing awards.
[Nominate a student for a Recognition Award]
Level 1
Margaret Elizabeth Burke Memorial Academic Grant $2,900 Awarded to the student with the highest grade in Level I Anatomy/Physiology courses and demonstrated financial need
(No nomination required)
Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara Scholarship (awarded every 3 years) $800 (each year)
$2,400
Awarded to a student with outstanding achievement in health sciences and behavioural science courses.
(No nomination required)
Henrietta Alderson Scholarship $3,500
(2 scholarships awarded)
Awarded to 2 students with exceptional achievement in the required science courses.
Entering Level II (A Stream) or Level IV (B & C Stream)
(No nomination required)
Eleanor Morris Academic Grant $800 Awarded to a student who has completed Level I with a high sessional average & demonstrates financial need
(No nomination required)
Niemeier Scholarship $1,100 Awarded to a student who has completed Level I and has the highest sessional average and has 31 -55 units
(No nomination required)
Clarence L. Starr Prize $150 Awarded to a student who has completed Nursing I and attains the highest sessional average
(No nomination required)
McCusker Nursing Scholarship $2,000 Awarded to a student who has completed at least Level 1 and who has demonstrated academic excellence.
(No nomination required)
Level 2
Clara I. Elman Scholarship $2,500

Awarded to a student who demonstrates academic excellence and a commitment to the patient / nurse relationship

[Nominate a student for the Clara I. Elman Scholarship ]

Medical-Surgical Excellence in Clinical Nursing Award $250 Awarded to a student completing level  II – who demonstrates academic excellence in medical-surgical nursing.
[Nominate a student for the Medical-Surgical Excellence in Clinical Nursing Award]
Levels 3 & 4
Lillian And Manuel Zack Scholarship $1,800 Awarded to a student who has Completed Level I & 70 – 80 units in Nursing Program & is committed to Gerontological Nursing.
[Nominate a student for the Lillian And Manuel Zack Scholarship]
Charu Late Bhaduri Scholarship in Nursing $1,000 Awarded to a student who demonstrates academic excellence and a commitment to the patient-nurse relationship. Preference will be given to students who have registered for, or completed, an overseas clinical placement in a developing country.
[Nominate a student for the Charu LateBhaduri Scholarship in Nursing]
Clara I. Elman Travel Scholarship $2,000

Awarded to students registered in Level III & who will be completing a Level IV Clinical Course in a Canadian outpost placement. (Application details will be posted on AvenuetoLearn Communication Hub in late January. Completed application package is due on Feb 25, 2017 to the BScN office).

Grace Senra-Fontes Memorial Prize $250 Awarded to a student in Level III or IV who demonstrates excellence in scholarship and leadership. Preference given to Level IV students. (Students will be asked to submit an application package in early March)
Janet McKnight Award $600 Awarded to a student entering level IV who has demonstrated academic achievement and leadership in clinical and educational aspects of gerontology or PBL or SDL in nursing education.
[Nominate a student for the Janet McKnight Award]
McMaster Nursing Alumni Memorial Prize $300 Awarded to a student who has demonstrated leadership while participating  in undergraduate activities. (Students will be asked to submit an application package in early March)
Pioneer Group Inc. Prizes In Nursing $250

Awarded to graduating students who achieved notable standings & demonstrated practical aptitude for the elderly
(2 awards)

[Nominate a student for a Pioneer Group Inc. Prize In Nursing]

Lynne Beaumont Scholarship $1,000 Awarded to a student entering their final year of study who demonstrates notable academic achievement, qualities of leadership and cross-cultural competence and will be completing a level IV clinical course in an international or outpost placement. (No nomination required)
Alternate Streams
Donald Lavigne Memorial Scholarship $800 Awarded to students in their first year of study who have demonstrated academic excellence in a Post RPN program.
(No nomination required)
Elizabeth Petra Cooke Memorial Scholarship $1,000 Awarded to a student in a Post RN or Post RPN program who has demonstrated a commitment to the nursing profession as a frontline healthcare provider and/or to mentoring nurses as they further their education.
[Nominate a student for the Elizabeth Petra Cooke Memorial Scholarship]
Corelene Helen Tostevin Scholarship $250 To be granted to students registered in an accelerated BScN program and who have demonstrated notable academic achievement.
(No nomination required)
Henrietta Alderson Scholarship $3,500
(2 scholarships awarded)
Awarded to 2 students with exceptional achievement in the required science courses.
Entering Level II (A Stream) or Level IV (B & C Stream)
(No nomination required)
Any Level
Class of 1966 Nursing Scholarship $1000

Awarded to a student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement in any level.

(No nomination required)

Awards originating at Conestoga open to McMaster Site Students

Name of Award Value Award Description
R.N.A.O. Wellington Chapter Award $500 Awarded to a graduating student who demonstrates professional development through participation in professional Nursing Student Association Activities. The student is a student member of R.N.A.O. and participates in community based activities.
[Nominate a student for the R.N.A.O. Wellington Chapter Award ]
Guelph General Hospital Auxilliary Award $300 Awarded to a full time, graduating student who is a resident of Waterloo-Wellington region and achieves the highest academic standing.
(No nomination required)

Awards originating at Mohawk open to McMaster Site Students

Only faculty may submit nominations for Mohawk Site Awards

Name of Award Value Award Description
Elizabeth Maus Scholarship $500 (x4) Awarded to 4 students in Basic Stream and any level who have demonstrated excellence in both theory and nursing practice. The recipients must also have demonstrated exceptional achievements.
[Nominate a student for the Elizabeth Maus Scholarship]
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