Financial Assistance

Each student has unique financial and personal circumstances. Locating financial resources to support your studies will involve investigation of options that you are eligible for.

Some areas to investigate include:

Support from Employers and Unions

Many employers and unions recognize the value of advanced education and provide financial or other supports to enable professionals to pursue relevant educational opportunities.

Student Financial Aid (Student Loans)

Financing your education may prove to be a challenge and may appear to be a hurdle on your road to an education. Financial assistance is available through the Canadian ( and Provincial ( government student loan programs for eligible full-time students who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.

Most financial institutions offer student lines of credit as well as other banking options. Amounts vary at each institution.

Brandon University Scholarships / Awards / Bursaries

Brandon University scholarships are listed online and in the Brandon University Graduate Calendar. Some of the awards that may be of interest to MPN students include:

  • Brandon University Students’ Union Endowed Entrance Bursary.
  • BUAA & Mrs. Kay Gardiner Graduate Scholarship at Brandon University.

See the Brandon University Graduate Calendar for more information.

Provincial Awards

Manitoba Graduate Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students completing research-based graduate programs. Students in the MPN program are eligible to apply, regardless of province of residence. Details are available through the Brandon University Research Office.

National Awards

Canadian Institute for Health Research: Canada Graduate Scholarships: Master’s Awards provide support to students pursuing a Master’s degree in a health related field in Canada.  Details are available through Brandon University Research Office.

Organizations Supporting Particular Groups

For example:

Canadian Nurses Foundation

Registered Psychiatric Nurses’ Foundation:

  • Alf Barnett Scholarship ($1,000) – awarded to a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in Manitoba who is pursuing graduate studies related to psychiatric nursing.
  • John Alex Crawford Scholarship ($1,000) – awarded to any Registered Psychiatric Nurse in Canada who wishes to pursue masters or doctoral studies that are directly related to any of the four domains of psychiatric nursing practice.

Organizations Supporting Work in Particular Areas

For example:

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Northern Scientific Training Program – Provides funding to support research in the north. Details are available through Brandon University Research Office.