Manitoba Scholarships

There are four Manitoba Scholarships.

Alf Barnett Scholarship

Alf Barnett was a visionary who led the psychiatric nurses to gain their first legislation in Manitoba in 1960 and he was the first president of Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Manitoba, precursor to the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba.

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

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John Kellie Scholarship

John Kellie was a psychiatric nursing educator at the School of Psychiatric Nursing in Portage. He was a strong advocate for psychiatric nursing education and contributed to the development of standards for psychiatric nursing education and practice.

This scholarship is awarded to a 3rd year student in the baccalaureate program at Brandon University with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Minimum value $500.00.

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Kay Armstrong Scholarship

Kay Armstrong was a long time psychiatric nursing educator at Brandon Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Education. She was a strong advocate of higher education for psychiatric nurses.

This scholarship is awarded to a 4th year student in the baccalaureate program at Brandon University, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Minimum value $500.00.

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Marlene Fitzsimmons Scholarship

Marlene Fitzsimmons was a long time leader in clinical practice at the Brandon Mental Health Centre and in the community psycho-social rehabilitation program. She was the founder and first president of the RPNF. She was the first registered psychiatric nurse to receive an honorary degree from a Canadian University (Brandon University).

his scholarship is awarded to a RPN registered in Manitoba who is enrolled in a relevant certificate course or, who is presenting a paper at a local, national or international conference. Minimum value $500.00. This scholarship may be applied for at any time during the year.

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