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Canadian Nurses Foundation announces first 24 recipients of TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund
OTTAWA, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - The Canadian Nurses Foundation is marking the start of the 2009-2010 academic year by awarding 24 Aboriginal nursing students from colleges and universities across Canada with academic scholarships.
The Canadian Nurses Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the new TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund:
<< Baccalaureate - $3,000 awarded to each recipient Daphne Belleau - Sault Ste Marie, Ontario Lisa Francis - Craven, Saskatchewan Betty Jararuse - Makkovic, Newfoundland Tara Littlechief - Carlyle, Saskatchewan Christina MacDonald - Forth Smith, Nunavut Dayna McCrae - Regina, Saskatchewan Heather Pastulovic - Kelowna, British Columbia Julie Poulette - Eskasoni, Nova Scotia Charlotte Powalinsky - Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Charlene Teddy - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Ashley Watcheston - Woodbridge, Ontario Jesse Woodward - Edmonton, Alberta Rochelle Johnson - Lethbridge, Alberta Neepekan Hunt - Winnipeg, Manitoba Jocelyn Belzevick - Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Jade Bye - Quesnel, British Columbia Master - $5,000 awarded to each recipient Cheyenne Mary - Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia Joanne McGee - Northwest River, Newfoundland Lisa Perley-Dutcher - Fredericton, New Brunswick Nurse Practitioner - $5,000 awarded to each recipient Tania Dick - Vancouver, British Columbia Chantelle Evans - Sault Ste Marie, Ontario Laurianne Lukan - Leoville, Saskatchewan PhD- $6,000 awarded to each recipient Raymonde Lisa Bourque-Bearskin - Beaumont, Alberta Nicole Helmer - Toronto, Ontario >>
"In this inaugural year of the TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund, we would like to acknowledge the many students who submitted applications. These scholarships are a direct response to the demand for more Aboriginal nurses across Canada," said Hélène Sabourin, Executive Director of the Canadian Nurses Foundation.
Rosella Kinoshameg, President of the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada, noted that "This has been a great opportunity for Aboriginal nursing students to apply for scholarships that will assist them in their contributions towards improving the health of the people. This opportunity reached students at the various levels of education across Canada as indicated by the list of recipients."
"TD couldn't be more pleased to start the back to school season by recognizing 24 talented students with the financial support to help them further their education," says Kerry Peacock, EVP Branch Banking, TD Canada Trust. "We believe we can make a positive contribution to Canadian healthcare by investing in the education of our future healthcare practitioners, one scholarship at a time."
The Canadian Nurses Foundation and the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada offer sincere thanks to TD Bank Financial Group for its support of Aboriginal nursing education.
The Canadian Nurses Foundation supports world-class Canadian healthcare by raising funds to advance nursing scholarship and research, and recognizing professional excellence in Canada's nurses. The Foundation recently launched Nursing 4.0, a fundraising campaign to raise $4 million over four years for the next generation of nursing and healthcare.
For further information: Media contacts: Jonelle Istead, Canadian Nurses
Foundation, (613) 237-2159 ext. 204, firstname.lastname@example.org; Gregory Harrison, TD
Bank Financial Group, (416) 308-8597, email@example.com
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