Origin: The Dorothy  Monteith Scholarship was established through Ms. Monteith's estate.  It will be awarded for the first time in 2013

Honoree Background: Dorothy Monteith was born in Saskatchewan, but moved to Ontario to pursue her RN in Guelph.  She practiced surgical nursing in Guelph, Chicago, and Sudbury before pursuing her BScN at the University of Western Ontario, and her Masters in Nursing at Columbia University in New York.  She continued her career in various leadership capacities with the Ontario Ministry of Health.

Award Description: The Dorothy Monteith Scholarships provide opportunities for registered nurses who are pursuing a graduate degree in nursing with a focus on health policy, and who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential. Preference will be given to post-RN graduates. The successful applicants can be in a full-time or part-time program.