Margaret Richardson Memorial Bursary in Nursing

created: Mar 14, 2019

The Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary is pleased to announce the establishment of the Margaret Richardson Memorial Bursary in Nursing. A natural caregiver, Margaret had commenced a nursing program at the Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto but put her career aside to raise her six children. She never lost her passion for nursing. Throughout her life Margaret volunteered, supporting Heart and Stroke, and Cancer Societies. She developed a successful swim program for children with disabilities in Mississauga, Ontario.

The Margaret Richardson Memorial Bursary in Nursing is for Indigenous women and men who want to achieve their dream of becoming a nurse.

Who can apply: 

  • Indigenous students working toward a Registered Nurse (RN) degree, or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Bursary criteria: 

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time nursing program either at Mount Royal University or the University of Calgary.
  • Applicants must include a one-page essay on why they want a career in nursing and why they are applying for the bursary.
  • Applicants must include one letter of support.

Please send proof of enrollment, the essay and letter of support as one document to Shane Gauthier at

The deadline to apply for the bursary is June 30, 2019.

Bursary awards are disbursed based on demonstrated need. Patrons of the Margaret Richardson Memorial Bursary in Nursing would like to support as many Indigenous nursing students as possible; however, funds are limited and not all applicants who demonstrate need will be awarded.

For more information contact:
Shane Gauthier
Phone: (403) 270-7379






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