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Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund Grants

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What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $800

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 March 2023

The deadline for the receipt of applications at NZNO National office is 31 March each year.

Length of award

1 year.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The purpose of this award is to give study assistance to Student Nurses, Student Midwives, RN, RM, or EN/NA.

Selection criteria

Available to:
Category 1: Enrolled Nurses
Category 2: Registered Nurses/Midwives/Nurse Practitioners
Category 3: Student Nurses/Midwives
Category 4: Unregulated Members
Funded by NZNO - $1.00 per financial member as at 31 December
Selection by the Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund Committee
Evidence of Enrolment required
Current financial member of NZNO as at 31 December 2019.
Funding is for the 2020 year

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The following are not eligible for consideration for a grant from the Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund:
those who are not current financial members of NZNO on 1 January. (fund is levied from membership as of 31 December each year).

How do students apply?

Application forms for NERF should be emailed to in any format, but they must be emailed by 4.00pm on the closing date
Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

All applicants successful or unsuccessful will be notified of the results by the end of May.

Decision makers

The Nursing & Midwifery Advisory Committee will make a decision based entirely on the information on the application form. Failure to complete the form will jeopardise your chances of success.

History or background of award

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) offers several sources of funding in the form of scholarships and grants.

Additional information

Factors taken into account for all applicants include but are not limited to:
Contribution to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation e.g. involvement in Regional Councils, Te Poari O Te Runanga, Colleges & Sections, workplace delegate
Goals on completion of course/Conference will enhance contribution to your practice.
The financial importance of the award to you.


For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

Scholarships & Grants
NZ Nurses Organisation (Inc) National Office
PO Box 2128, Wellington 6140
(04) 499 9533


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in March 2022.