Resources / Scholarships and Grants

UNA Nursing Education Scholarship

This year marks 40 years since the founding of United Nurses of Alberta and in recognition of this milestone, the union is funding 40 nursing education scholarships in 2017. The 40 scholarships of $1,000 will be divided into groups of 10 to be awarded to nursing students in their first, second, third and fourth years of studies at approved post-secondary institutions in Alberta.

Applicants must be related to a UNA member or associate member, complete an application form and write a short essay answering the question, “In the last 40 years how has United Nurses of Alberta advocated for its members?

Preference will be given to applicants who have not received a UNA scholarship before. Applications for UNA’s Nursing Education Scholarship can be found on the UNA website and will be accepted until Oct. 15, 2017.

The awards will be announced in late January or early February of the following year.

UNA Grants

International Solidarity Fund

Twice each year, UNA provides a maximum of 10 grants of up to $1,000 to UNA members for the purpose of engaging in missions abroad that provide humanitarian assistance of capacity-building to a host community.

Members must apply through UNA's DMS and selected applicants will be contacted through their First Class email. Successful applicants must confirm receipt of that email by replying within 30 days of its receipt.

Applications must be received prior to travel and can be submitted through UNA's DMS system.

Funds will be disbursed following the submission of a written report to UNA's second vice-president. The report must be submitted within 60 days of completion of the humanitarian work. Selection criteria includes the strength of the application with preference given to first-time recipients.

Important deadlines:

  • Applications are due on December 31 and May 15 of each calendar year.
  • For travel between January 1 and June 30, applications must be received prior to December 31 of the preceding year.
  • For travel July 1 and December 31, applications must be received prior to May 15 of the year in which travel occurs. 

Applications are reviewed by UNA's Membership Committee at the first Executive Board Meeting following each deadline.

Nursing Abstract Grants

UNA will provide grants for up to six UNA members annually to prepare and present nursing abstracts. Up to three grants will be awarded with each intake of applications. The amount of the grants willbe determined based on annual Fund income.

Members are required to submit a written application to the UNA Second Vice-President giving an overview of the abstract.

Applications must be received prior to the presentation of the abstract. Intake of applications will occur twice a year with deadlines of December 31 and May 15. 

Only successful applicants will be notified.

The grant recipients are required to submit a written report to the Executive Board after the presentation of the abstract.

Apply for a UNA Grant

Applications for UNA Grants should be emailed to and addressed to the attention of the 'Second Vice-President.' Hard copies of applications can be mailed to 700-11150 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0C7.