WeRPN regularly provides information on funding opportunities for RPNs to pursue different educational opportunities. Check back regularly for updates on current funding opportunities.
Funding & Scholarships
Nursing Education Initiative
The Nursing Education Initiative (NEI) is an education grants program that supports nurses in continuing education to improve their nursing knowledge and skills. Apply Now.
Bridging Educational Grant in Nursing (BEGIN) program
The Bridging Educational Grant in Nursing (BEGIN) program assists PSWs and RPNs in investing in their futures. BEGIN provides tuition grants to students enrolled in PSW-RPN and RPN-RN programs, eliminating the financial barriers for them to expand their nursing careers.
Education Trust Fund
Each year, WeRPN offers a number of educational bursaries valued at $1,000 each to practical nursing students in first or second year across Ontario. The application deadline is October 31st. Learn More
RNFOO offers a number of awards and scholarships annually for Ontario Nurses. To find out what you may be eligible for click here
In addition, RPNs may apply for the Nurse Innovator Award – Nurses with new and original ideas and methods can find financial support and mentorship to create the changes they imagine.
Canadian Nurses Foundation
The Canadian Nurses Foundation provides scholarships for nursing students across Canada. These scholarships are awarded based on merit and range from $750 to $10,000. The Canadian Nurses Foundation also provides full reimbursements for CNA nursing specialty certification and renewal exams. Successful completion of the exam must be completed within the year of application. Click here to learn more.
Student Awards Webinar
Are you a Practical Nursing Student looking for scholarship or award funding for your education?
Recently, WeRPN held an informational webinar to outline some of the scholarships and awards available to RPN students. We highlighted the opportunities offered by both RNFOO and CNF. Click here to watch the video of our webinar for more details and how to apply.