The Canadian Nurses Foundation is committed to working collaboratively with health care stakeholders, including the Canadian Nurses Association, other nursing organizations, and the health research and educational communities to ensure that we foster excellence in nursing and to benefit Canadians. We are accountable to our donors to use the funds entrusted to us responsibly and effectively and we are committed to fairness and transparency in the review process. The scholarship review panel is made up of nursing leaders who have been chosen for their expertise in the field of nursing education. The panel reviews applications and assigns a rating according to established criteria of academic aptitude, personal strengths and leadership potential. Awards are assigned based on the highest ranking score within a specific award category.