Named Bursaries

Elizabeth Bassendowski Award

This bursary was established in memory of Elizabeth Bassendowski (1918-2012) from Shamrock, Saskatchewan.  Throughout her life, she valued reading, lifelong learning, and formal education.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (double major in history) from Athabasca University at 84 years of age.  Elizabeth wanted to be a registered nurse but had no way to pay for the tuition due to the depression of the 1930s. She encouraged both of her daughters, Gloria and Sandra, to become registered nurses. This bursary is open to an active member of the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association who is pursuing education related to nursing education.  All levels of education funding will be eligible; preference will be given to programs at the Masters or PhD level. 

Jean Mahoney Bursary

In 1995, the Jean Mahoney Bursary was established by the Saskatchewan Nurses Foundation (SNF) in recognition of Jean's years of dedicated service and support to SNF. The bursary is awarded annually to a registered nurse, who must be a member of SNF, who is enrolled in a baccalaureate, masters, or doctoral program.

Kernen-Miner Bursary

This bursary was originally established by the Saskatchewan Nurses Foundation in 1987 to recognize the vision of both Hester Kernen and Louise Miner in urging donations to be made to the Saskatchewan Nurses Foundation in lieu of gifts for their respective retirements in 1980.  Hester Kernen was the Dean of the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan.  Louise Miner was the Director of Public Health Nursing for Saskatchewan.  Ms Miner received the Jeanne Mance award, the highest recognition of nursing achievement that the Canadian Nurses Assocaiton (CNA) offers,in 1994. Both women were granted SRNA life memberships in 1982.  This bursary is awarded to a registered nurse who is enrolled in a masters or PhD program with a focus in public health or a related public health field.  The recipient must be a member of SNF.

Regina Grey Nuns Hospital Nurses Alumnae Bursary

This bursary was initially established by a grant from the Regina Grey Nuns Hospital Nurses Alumae and continues to be supported by donations from Alumnae and others. It is awarded to a registered nurse enrolled in a recognized nursing degree program. Preference is given to a graduate of the Regina Grey Nuns Hospital School of Nursing.

Saskatoon City Hospital Nurses Alumnae Bursary

This bursary was initially established by a grant from the Saskatoon City Hospital Nurses Alumnae and continues to be supported by donations from Alumnae and others. It was given for the first time in 1999. Preference is given to a graduate of the Saskatoon City Hospital School of Nursing.

SRNA Registered Nurse (Nurse Practitioner) Award

This bursary is awarded to any Saskatchewan registered nurse who is pursuing approved/recognized education related to advanced practice, primarily nurse practitioner. Recipients must be a member of SNF and have been active in Association activities