Edith Cavell Trust Scholarship

Applications for the Edith Cavell Trust Scholarship open annually on 1 May. Only Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) are eligible to apply.

Applications close annually at 5pm, 31 July. Applications are for the following academic year, i.e. an application made in 2019 would be for studies in the 2020 academic year, an application made in 2020 would be for the 2021 academic year etc.

Please read the Edith Cavell Trust Scholarship Rules prior to applying. To fill in the application form online, please first download and save the application form to your computer and open with Adobe/Adobe Reader.

mail Contact details:
Matt West,
Coordinator, Edith Cavell Trust
Ph: 02 8595 1234; 1300 367 962
Fax: 02 9662 1414
Email: edithcavell@nswnma.asn.au

Edith Cavell Trust

The Edith Cavell Trust is a memorial to Edith Cavell, a British army nurse who was executed in Belgium in 1915 during the First World War. She remains an inspiration to nurses everywhere.

Born in England in 1865, Edith was an accomplished linguist, musician and artist. After a distinguished nursing career in England, she was invited by a surgeon to establish a nursing school in Brussels.

When World War 1 started, Edith stayed to nurse wounded soldiers, some of them German. Tragically, she was executed by the German authorities because of her efforts to help Belgian and other Allied refugees escape.

Australians raised money to perpetuate her memory by providing a rest home for nurses returning from World Wars I and II. When it became clear in the 1990s that retired nurses were no longer in need of a home, the NSW Nurses’ Association decided to find another enduring way to commemorate Edith Cavell.

In 1992 the Edith Cavell Trust became a reality, established to support nursing research and nurse education, today and for future generations of nurses, with a Committee of Trustees diligently managing all aspects of the Trust.

Past recipients tell their stories