Awards and Scholarships

There are many awards and scholarships that can help further develop your nursing skills and practice.

Read the various articles in this section to see how other nurses benefited from entering awards and scholarships.

Outstanding beginnings
Frances Pickersgill meets two recent recipients of the Cavell Nurses’ Trust student scholarships.
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Going the extra mile
In May this year, oncology sister at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Susan Lovett was announced as Patients’ Choice at the Nursing Standard Nurse Awards. She speaks to Clare Lomas about winning the award and her inspiring work in cancer nursing.
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A year of growth
Being awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation scholarship allowed Anne Cooper to refocus her career and develop her leadership skills.
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Learning opportunity of a lifetime
The Cavell Nurses’ Trust student scholarship awards support nursing students who are keen to undertake research to further their studies. Tony Collins explains.
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‘I see myself an ambassador for my profession and patients’
Winning a Mary Seacole award boosted Pam Shaw's career.
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A taste of practice
Isobel Chisholm reports on a pre-nursing scholarship pilot programme in Scotland.
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Award gives me authority
Donna Barleycorn and Susan Tokley outline the personal and professional benefits they gained from a Florence Nightingale Foundation scholarship.
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Climb the ladder to the highest level
Among newly qualified nurses and midwives, there are always individuals who display outstanding leadership qualities, influencing and motivating others to improve patient care.
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Working to improve outcomes
Established in 1994, the Mary Seacole Awards are given every year to encourage nurses and midwives to undertake projects that improve health outcomes in black and minority ethnic (BME) communities.
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Journey of discovery
A Florence Nightingale scholarship sent Anne-Maria Olphert around the world to enhance her practice. Here she encourages others to follow in her footsteps.
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