Beasiswa Margaret Parkinson Scholarships, UK

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MARGARET PARKINSON SCHOLARSHIPS in association with the THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF NURSING CHARITABLE TRUST

Margaret Parkinson SRN SCM (1906-1993) spent her entire working life in the nursing profession. She did her training at the Middlesex Hospital in London, qualifying as a State Registered Nurse in 1928. She was then in attendance to the late Lord Savile at his country residence, Rufford Abbey in Nottinghamshire, until his death in 1931. When she returned to London she worked for a time at the Royal Heart Hospital and then spent the time during the war years as a district nurse in the Walthamstow area of the East End. She qualified as a State Certified Midwife in 1944. In 1946 she opened her own nursing home in Wimbledon which she successfully ran until its closure in 1966. She then worked for a period at the Wimbledon Hospital and subsequently took on private nursing work before finally retiring in 1972.

The sculptor Frederick Mancini, as a token of his thanks and appreciation for her care in nursing his wife, gave to her the prototype of the life-sized figure of Florence Nightingale which he sculptured for St Thomas’ Hospital in London and which stands there today. In 1987 she presented this prototype to St Margaret’s Church, East Wellow, Hampshire, where Miss Nightingale is buried and it may be seen there today. A friend of Miss Parkinson (who wished to remain anonymous) left funds for the maintenance and repair of that church and the establishment of these Scholarships.

Categories of Awards

As well as these Margaret Parkinson Scholarships to encourage university graduates to take up nursing, there are also Margaret Parkinson Bursaries administered by the Royal School for Deaf Children Margate to help post-registration nurses to learn sign language. For details of the bursaries for sign language, please contact the Royal School for Deaf Children Margate direct on 01843 227561.

Scholarships for Pre-Registration Graduates

To encourage graduates with a non-nursing degree to qualify as a Registered Nurse by studying for a diploma, or a degree, in nursing, by providing scholarships:

* normally between £500 and £1000 per annum for up to 3 years*

* Successful applicants will need to demonstrate satisfactory achievements in their course of study for the award to be renewed each year.

Timescale

The closing date for applications for the year 2010 is: Monday 1 February 2010

Applicants shortlisted for interview will be notified in early March 2010. Interviews will take place on 17 March 2010 and all applicants will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible after that date.

Further Scholarship Information and Application (doc)

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