A Scholarship Fund for Nursing Students at Cape Breton University

About the scholarship

Mrs Ethel (Grant) Eagles, a passionate Cape Bretoner, is always eager to help those in need. That’s why she created a Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia to help nursing students at Cape Breton University. Born and raised in Dominion, Nova Scotia, Mrs Eagles led the province in her RN exams when she graduated from Glace Bay General Hospital as a registered nurse in 1946. Mrs Eagles immediately went to work in the local area and three years later she became an industrial nurse at the Sydney Steel plant. Mrs Eagles loved working in an industrial setting because it was fast-paced and dynamic! “I loved to analyze situations and figure out the best treatment plans.” Mrs Eagles also loved to work in surgery and ensured that every dressing was neatly done. In 1952, she married her best friend and the love of her life, Donald Lee Eagles. They were married for over 56 years and together they raised four children in Kingston, NS – Robert, Munroe, Annalee, and Lorna. Mrs Eagles currently lives in the Valley and enjoys going for walks with her sister.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be enrolled full-time in the Cape Breton University Nursing Program.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be adjudicated upon the basis of their financial need and academic standing.

Award frequency

The scholarship award is granted annually and is renewable two times for a total of three academic years provided that the award recipient maintains the minimal level of academic standing required to continue in the program. The Donor reserves the right to award scholarships on a more or less frequent basis or to modify the amount of the award, as income levels and the Foundation permit.

Apply for the scholarship

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please click on the link below.

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The deadline for applications is April 30th.

Please note: this scholarship is not open to applications in 2022. This scholarship will be open for applications again in 2023.

If you would like to donate to this fund, donations of up to $500 can be made through the CanadaHelps donation form below.

For donations over $500, please contact the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia office at accounting@cfns-fcne.ca.