The scholarship will re-open on 1 May 2021. Applications will only be accepted from 1 May 2021.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 made between 1 May 2021 and 31 July 2021 will be for studies being undertaken in the academic year 2022.
Please read the Edith Cavell Trust Scholarship Rules prior to applying – the Scholarship Rules will assist you to understand the requirements for 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.
Coordinator, Edith Cavell Trust
Ph: 02 8595 1234; 1300 367 962
Fax: 02 9662 1414
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.
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