Financial Support

Entrance Scholarship for Full-Time Students

There are a limited number of entrance scholarships for full time students with a GPA of A or higher. Preference will be given to thesis students.

Nursing Education Initiative

Students are encouraged to apply for funding from the Nursing Education Initiative through the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. To apply, visit

For further information about educational grants, bursaries, and scholarships available to nurses in Ontario, please see the Pathways Education Guide (free to RNAO members).

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)

Applicants who achieved an “A” in the last two years of their undergraduate program are eligible to apply for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Those who are eligible must apply for the OGS prior to admission. The application is available at The School of Nursing’s internal deadline for OGS applications is December 1.

MScN Program Awards and Prizes

  • Marcia Byrne Practicum Nursing Award
    This financial award is intended to support MScN students enrolled in NURS 5400 3.0 — Advanced Nursing Practicum. Recipients will be students whose practicum proposal best demonstrates high potential for advancing the School of Nursing’s focus on patient–centred care. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, an Ontario resident, and demonstrate financial need.
  • Nursing Student Financial Profile
  • Thesis Award
    Awarded to a graduate student in the School of Nursing for an outstanding thesis in the graduating class.
  • Academic Excellence Award
    Awarded to a graduate student in the School of Nursing for outstanding academic achievement for the highest cumulative grade point average in the graduating class.

Faculty of Graduate Studies Financial Support