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General Leadership Scholarships

Applications for Leadership Scholarships 2017-18 are now CLOSED.

General Leadership Scholarships

These General Leadership Scholarships are generously supported by Bupa, Edna Marian Reed, Garfield Weston Foundation, Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex and Health Education England North Central and East London and Department of Health Northern Ireland.

Leadership Scholarships of up to £15,000 are available to nurses and midwives, and in some cases, other health professionals who want to become leaders with the skills and self-confidence to make a significant contribution to the rapidly changing world of health and social care. These scholarships are also open to Deans and Deputy Deans of Schools of Nursing / Faculties of Health in Universities.

Scholars on our General Leadership Scholarship undertake a bespoke programme of development geared to their individual needs.  The scholarships have three broad aims:

Scholars will also be required to undertake a visit to services elsewhere in the UK or overseas to further enrich their patient care improvement project. 

Applications are welcomed from those who aspire to a Board position or who may already be a Director or Deputy Director of Nursing, Head of Midwifery, a Nurse or Midwife Consultant, or a Modern Matron. Your organisation is expected to support your application and be of the view that you are capable of being fast-tracked to more senior leadership positions.

Criteria for selection

These scholarships are available to Nurses, Midwives, and in some cases, other health professionals who have current registration with their professional regulator in the United Kingdom. Applicants may currently be employed as any of the following:

Applicants need to demonstrate:

Applicants require a supporting letter from the Chairman or Chief Executive of their organisation agreeing study leave for 2017 - 18 and stating the organisation’s commitment to fund 10% of the award made by The Foundation.

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