Community Foundation of Nova Scotia


Business Number: 870389368RR0001

Ethel F.(Grant) Eagles Scholarship

A Scholarship Fund for Nursing Students at Cape Breton University

Mrs. Ethel (Grant) Eagles, a passionate Cape Bretoner, is always eager to help those in need. That’s why she created a Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia to help nursing students at Cape Breton University. Born and raised in Dominion, Nova Scotia, Mrs. Eagles led the province in her RN exams when she graduated from Glace Bay General Hospital as a registered nurse in 1946. Mrs. Eagles immediately went to work in the local area and three years later she became an industrial nurse at the Sydney Steel plant. Mrs. Eagles loved working in an industrial setting because it was fast-paced and dynamic! “I loved to analyse situations and figure out the best treatment plans.” Mrs. Eagles also loved to work in surgery and ensured that every dressing was neatly done. In 1952, she married her best friend and the love of her life, Donald Lee Eagles. They were married for over 56 years and together they raised four children in Kingston, NS – Robert, Munroe, Annalee and Lorna. Mrs. Eagles currently lives in the Valley and enjoys going for walks with her sister.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be enrolled full-time in the Cape Breton University Nursing Program.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be adjudicated upon the basis of their financial need and academic standing.

Award Frequency

The scholarship award is granted annually and is renewable three times for a total of four academic years provided that the award recipient maintains the minimal level of academic standing required to continue in the program. The Donor reserves the right to award scholarships on a more or less frequent basis, or to modify the amount of the award, as income levels and the Foundation permit.