RCN Foundation bursary schemes

Scholarships, bursaries, learning and development opportunities available for Nurses, midwives and Health Care Assistants. 

Our scholarships, bursaries and grants fund a wide variety of learning, development and research opportunities, providing the support individuals need to make a difference to quality patient care. 

The RCN Foundation believes that patients deserve the best possible experience and care, delivered by well trained and high performing professionals. 

For nurses to be able to keep up to date with new developments and use their knowledge and skills to transform the care their patients receive, it is important they engage in development opportunities and shared learning.

Below is a list of all RCN Foundation scholarships, bursaries and Grants available now and throughout the year. Please click on a bursary scheme you are interested in to learn more.

We also have the following pages available: 

  • Tips for applying - helpful advice on applying for our bursaries or schemes
  • Making a difference – learn more about the education, training and projects some of our bursaries have funded.

Anticipated Opening Date

Bursary Schemes

 Scheme Focus 

Application Closing Date

Currently closed 

Monica Baly Bursary

Studies in the History of Nursing



Professional Bursary Scheme 

  • primary care nursing
  • long term/chronic conditions
  • blood cancer

11 November 2016


RCN Foundation and Florence Nightingale Foundation Travel Scholarship

UK registered nurses and midwives wishing to demonstrate the role of clinical leadership in the management of long term conditions



Margaret Parkinson Scholarship

Graduates commencing pre-registration nursing courses


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