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Educational Gratuity Program
The Pennsylvania Bureau for Veterans Affairs offers the Educational Gratuity Program to provide financial assistance to children of honorably discharged veterans who have 100% permanent disabilities that are related to military service or children of veterans who died in service.

The eligible candidate must be between the ages of 16 and 23, have lived in Pennsylvania five years prior to application.  The candidate must also be enrolled in a college or university in Pennsylvania and demonstrate financial need.

Award:   $500; renewable
Deadline:  Not specified

Contact:  Michelle Zimmerman, Pennsylvania Bureau for Veterans Affairs, Ft. Indiantown Gap, Annville PA, 17003-5002; (717) 861-8910; [email protected]

 

Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is available through the Rhode Island Foundation.  Funds of $500 to $3,000 may be awarded to a registered nurse enrolled in a nursing baccalaureate program within the state of Rhode Island. This is a renewable scholarship.  To apply on-line, go to the Rhode Island Foundation web site and look under graduate-level scholarships.

Eligibility includes proof of financial need

Deadline: May 4

Contact: Rhode Island Foundation, One Union Station, Providence RI 02903

Telephone: 401 274-4564

 

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available through the Maryland Higher Education Commission.  Awards of up to $9,000 will be given to students attending a 2 or 4 year college or university degree program.  If you are seeking a nursing education, and are related to United States Forces veteran, killedor disabled in the line of duty, you may qualify for this scholarship.

Deadline: July 15

Contact: Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 N. Liberty Street, Baltimore MD 21201

Telephone: 410 767-3301 or 800 974-0203

 

Edward T. Goldstein Scholarship Fund

This is one of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing internal scholarships. It was set up by Mr. Goldstein’s wife, as a memorial to him. It is considered a partial scholarship.

Eligibility includes enrolled in the university’s nursing program as a full time student, and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  This scholarship may also be dependent on financial need.

Contact: Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Admissions, Godchaux Hall 207, 461 21st Avenue South, Nashville TN 37240

Telephone: 615 322-3800 or 888 333-9192

 

Edwina Foye Award for Outstanding Graduate

Offered through the Foundation for Seacoast Health this award is given to a a graduate or undergraduate student studying in the health care field, such as for a nursing degree, who is also a resident of the Seacoast area of New Hampshire. Edwina Foye herself was a nurse who worked 25 years at the Portsmouth Hospital.

Eligibility includes being a resident of one of several select communities in the area. Academic standings and a higher GPA will count toward the applicants eligibility.

Deadline: March 1

Contact: Foundation for Seacoast Health, Offices at the Community Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Suite 1 Portsmouth NH 03801

Telephone: 603 422-8200

Email: [email protected]


E. Eugene Waide, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available through the Amarillo Area Foundation.  Dr Waide’s family has set up this fund to help interested students pursue a career in nursing or medicine.

Eligibility includes a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.  The applicant must also have attended high school in the counties of Ochiltree, Hansford, Hutchinson, Roberts or Hemphill.

Deadline: February 1

Contact: Amarillo Area Foundation, 801 S. Fillmore Street, Suite 700, Amarillo TX 79101

Telephone: 806 376-4521

 

The Eight and Forty Lung and Respiratory Disease Nursing Scholarship Fund

The American Legion also offers funds for a current Registered Nurse seeking advanced education. This is awarded to a Registered Nurse seeking advanced education in Pediatric ling and respiratory control. Upon completion they must have a full-time position in an area of nursing that has a direct relationship to this cause. The amount awarded is $3,000

Deadline: May 15

Contact: The American Legion, Attn: Eight and Forty Scholarships, P.O. Box 1055, Indianapolis IN 46206

 

The Eight and Forty Lung and Respiratory Disease Nursing Scholarship Fund

This is a $3,000 scholarship offered through the American Legion to help nurses advance their training in areas of supervision, administration and teaching.  Upon completion of training their work must be in the area of pediatric lung and respiratory disease control.

Eligibility includes being a current and licensed registered nurse.

Deadline: May 15

Contact: The American Legion, Americanism and Children & Youth Division, Attn: Eight & Forty Nursing Scholarship, P.O. Box 1055, Indianapolis IN 46206

Telephone: 317 630-1323

 

Eitzen Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available through the Sinclair School of Nursing.  The funds are given to undergraduate nursing students who are presently in, or have completed their first clinical course.

Eligibility includes preference for a female nursing student, as this was in Ms Eitzen’s last will and testament.  The school however is flexible on this point.

Deadline: Varies for internal scholarships. See web site

Contact: Office of Student Affairs, S235 School of Nursing, Columbia MO 65211

Telephone: 573 882-0277

 

Eleanor Duncan Nursing Scholarship

The Conway Regional Health Foundation sponsors several health field scholarships, including nursing studies. This scholarship is for $1,000 and may be used to help cover the cost of tuition and books, and room and board as necessary.

Eligibility includes being an employee, or family member of an employee, enrolled in full time nursing studies geared toward cancer nursing.  Grades will count toward eligibility.

Contact: Conway Regional Health Foundation, 2302 College Avenue, Conway Arkansas 72034

Telephone: 501 329-3831 or 800 245-3314

 

Eleanor Wilson Academic Scholarship
Mount Carmel College of Nursing offers the Eleanor Wilson Academic Scholarship to provide students with financial assistance to encourage them to continue their undergraduate nursing education.  The eligible student must be enrolled in the Mount Carmel College of Nursing and have completed one year of full-time study each semester.  The candidate must have maintained a GPA of at least 3.7 at the end of each year.  Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

Award:  $1000 – $1500
Deadline:  Not specified

Contact:   Mount Carmel College of Nursing, 127 South Davis Avenue, Columbus, OH 43222; (614) 234-5800; [email protected]

 

Eleanor Wilson Clinical Excellence Award
Mount Carmel College of Nursing offers the Eleanor Wilson Clinical Excellence Award to a student who excels in clinical practice at the Mount Carmel College of Nursing.  The eligible candidate must be a junior enrolled in Mount Carmel College of Nursing pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.  The candidate must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of the junior year.  Selection is based on academic achievement.

Award:  up to $1000
Deadline:  Not specified

Contact:   Mount Carmel College of Nursing, 127 South Davis Avenue, Columbus, OH 43222; (614) 234-5800; [email protected]

 

Eleanora  G. Wylie Scholarship

This scholarship is available through The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation for a student studying for an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing or gerontology.

Eligibility includes a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and proof of financial need.

Contact: The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, 1600 Huntington Square, 900 Lee Street East, 25301 or P.O. Box 3041, Charleston WV 25331

Telephone: 304 346-3620 or 800 467-5909

Email: [email protected]

 

Elenor M. Olson Scholarship
Rhode Island College offers the Elenor M. Olson Scholarship to honor Eleanor Olson who was a 1943 graduate of The Memorial School of Nursing. During her 40 years at Memorial Hospital, Elenor Olson served as the Alumni Association President, Head Nurse of the Emergency Unit and Employees’ Health Nurse.  The eligible candidate must be a resident of Rhode Island, have a GPA of at least 2.5 and must be entering the sophomore, junior or senior year at the Rhode Island College nursing program. Preference will be given to candidates who are descendants of graduates of the former Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.

Award:  Up to $300
Deadline:  May 31

Contact:   James T. Hanbury, Director of Financial Aid, Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908, (401) 456-8033

 

Elijah Nevins Kirkpatrick Scholarship

This is a partial nursing scholarship available through Vanderbilt University.  Eligibility is based on both merit and financial need.

Contact: Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Admissions, Godchaux Hall 207, 461 21st Avenue South, Nashville TN 37240

Telephone: 615 322-3800 or 888 333-9192

 

Elizabeth Garde National Scholarship

This scholarship in the amount of $850 is available from the Danish Sisterhood of America to a student pursuing a degree in nursing. The Sisterhood is a national organization which has 48 lodges, in 7 districts, across the United States and in Canada. Please note preference is given to first time recipients.

Eligibility includes membership with, or a family member of, the Danish Sisterhood. A grade point average of 3.0 or higher is also required for this particular scholarship.

Deadline: February

Contact: Donna Hansen, National Trustee Scholarship Chairman, 1605 S. 58th Street, Lincoln NE 68506

 

Elizabeth J. Davis Scholarship
The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation offers the Elizabeth J. Davis Scholarship to assist home care professionals with obtaining advanced degrees and to assist students seeking bachelors or associate degrees in a health profession. The eligible candidate must be a resident of Vermont who is studying for a degree in a health care profession and plans to work in home care in Vermont.  The candidate must be enrolled in a certified college and must be studying nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, or medical social work.

Award:  $1000 – $3000
Deadline:  March 9

Contact:   Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, Scholarship Administrator, 10 East Allen St, P.O. Box 2000, Winooski, VT 05404; (888) 253-4819; [email protected]

 

Ella McKinney Scholarship
The Oregon Student Access Commission offers the Ella McKinney Scholarship to encourage Oregon students to pursue careers in nursing.  The eligible candidate must be a graduate of an Oregon high school, enrolled in an Oregon college accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).  Preference is given to undergraduate students entering the senior year of study or graduate students in the final year of study.

Award:  up to 2 awards of $1000 – $2000; renewable
Deadline:  March 1

Contact:   Cheryl Connolly, Scholarship Processing Coordinator, 1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100, Eugene, OR 97401;  (541) 687-7400; [email protected]

 

Ellen Burge Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Scholarship

Established by the University of Missouri’s Sinclair School of Nursing for its senior year full-time students who will do practical training in a neonatal intensive care.

 

Ellen Sheppard Scholarship Fund
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation offers the Ellen Sheppard Scholarship Fund to encourage students to pursue careers in nursing and art.  The Scholarship was established to honor Ellen Sheppard, an award-winning artist and community leader , who is devoted to teaching art to the elderly and to sick children.  The eligible candidate must be a Lee County high school senior or a graduate enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing a degree in nursing or art.

Award:  $2000
Deadline:  March 1

Contact:   Southwest Florida Community Foundation, 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201, Fort Myers FL, 33919; (239) 274-5900

 

(The) Emergency Nurses Association

The ENA offers several scholarships each year, both for continuing education and academic.  Available scholarships are posted on their web site each year beginning in February.

In 2011, ten continuing education scholarships were given out to help emergency nurses attend the ENA Leadership Conference in New Orleans In February.

Academic Scholarships available will be posted in February. There are a limited number usually available.  Each requires the recipients to hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  The applicants must also be enrolled in an approved nursing program, plus be an ENA member.

Deadline: June 1

Contact: Emergency Nurses Association, 915 Lee Street, Des Plaines IL 60016-6569

Telephone: 800 900-9659

Email: [email protected]

 

Endeavor Foundation

This foundation provides funding for many organizations, and many reasons, for people in northwest Arkansas.  The funds come from local business, state citizens and other contributors.

Certain scholarship dollars are provided to graduating high school seniors of particular schools in Arkansas. To find out if your school is funded, simply visit your guidance office, or visit the foundations web site for more information.

Many of the scholarships and funds are focused on health initiatives, including helping graduating high school seniors attend nursing school.

Bates Nursing Scholarship Fund

Supporting students attending the Northwest Community College

Carl McKinney Charitable Remainder Trust

These funds are provided to Bentonville Public School District which awards a scholarship to a graduating high school senior wishing to enter a vocational school.

Haas Hall Academy Fund

Funds are allocated to this school which helps support students attending college

Marjorie Rood Applegate Scholarship Fund

Given to a high school senior girl graduating from Rogers High School

Maurice Box Memorial Scholarship

Funds are given to Tahlequah Public Schools who in turn award scholarships to graduating High school seniors

Roscoe and Laura Cox Memorial Scholarship

The foundation gives funds to the Huntsville School district who in turn provide scholarships to graduation high school seniors

Single Parent Scholarship of Benton County

This organization assists single parents to attend college

Single Parent Scholarship of Northwest Arkansas Inc Fund

This organization assists single parents to attend college

Contact: Endeavor Foundation, 800 Founders Park Drive, Springdale AR 72762

Telephone: 479 361-4624

 

Estelle Massey Osborne Scholarship
The Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. offers the Estelle Massey Osborne Scholarship to provide financial support to African American students who wish to pursue a career in nursing.  The eligible candidate must be an African American registered nurse who is a member of a professional nursing association.  The candidate must be enrolled in or applying to a full-time master’s degree program in nursing approved by the National League for Nursing and CCNE.

Award:  $2500 – $10,000
Deadline:  March 1

Contact:   Nurses Educational Funds, Inc., Kristen Oikle, Scholarship Coordinator, 304 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010; 212 590-2443; [email protected]

 

Esther Brooks Moloney Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Clemson University offers the Esther Brooks Moloney Endowed Nursing Scholarship to honor Esther Brooks Moloney.  Esther Brooks Moloney received her nursing degree from Presbyterian Hospital  in Chicago in 1935 and subsequently had a distinguished career as a nurse for over 40 years.  The eligible candidate must be a nursing student at Clemson University with a GPA of at least 2.5 and who demonstrates financial need.

Award:  $800; renewable
Deadline:  March 1

Contact:   Clemson University, Marvin Carmichael, Director of Financial Aid, Office of Financial Aid, G-01 Sikes Hall, Box 345123, Clemson, SC 29634; (803) 656-2280

 

Ethnic Minority Master’s Scholarship
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation offers the Ethnic Minority Master’s Scholarshipto encourage more students to enter the field of oncology nursing by assisting registered nurses with financial support. The eligible candidate must be a registered nurse with a demonstrated commitment to oncology nursing and enrolled in a master of science in nursing degree program at an NLN or CCNE accredited School of Nursing.  The candidate must be from a minority racial/ethnic background.

Award:  $3000
Deadline:  February 1

Contact:   Bonny Revo, Executive Assistant, Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation, 125 Enterprise Drive, Pittsburgh PA, 15275, 412 921-7373, [email protected]

 

Eugene B. Casey Endowment for Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship, available through the Suburban Hospital Foundation, is permanently funded to assist individuals seeking a career in nursing.  The scholarship funds are also used to help educate nurses already working at Suburban Hospital.

Eligibility includes a GPA of 3.0 or higher and willingness to uphold a work commitment to the Suburban Hospital.  Recipients should also be in their last 2 years of nursing training.

Contact: Suburban Hospital, ATTN: Scholarship Committee/Foundation, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda Maryland 20814

Telephone: 301 896-3971

 

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

Through the generosity of the Good Samaritan Foundation this employer is able to assist their staff in attaining and updating their nursing education.

There are a number of scholarships available.  Interested persons are encouraged to contact Good Samaritan for further information.

Contact: The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, National Campus, 4800 W. 57th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Telephone: 1-866-382-1406

 

Evelyn Rutrough Memorial Scholarship
The River Valley Community Foundation offers the Evelyn Rutrough Memorial Scholarship to encourage students to pursue careers in nursing or teacher education by providing financial assistance.  The Scholarship was established by the family of Evelyn Rutrough in honor of her years of work and dedication to teaching and nursing.   The eligible student must be a graduate of a Floyd County high school, seeking to pursue studies in teacher education or nursing. The candidate must also have a GPA of at least 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.

Award:  $2000
Deadline:  February 6

Contact:   River Valley Community Foundation, P.O. Box 6009, Christiansburg, VA 24068, (540) 381-8999;  [email protected]

 

Evelyn Johnson Entrekin Scholarship

At the time of writing this report this scholarship is currently not available.  However, please visit the web site below for other scholarships available.

Contact: The South Carolina Nurses Foundation Inc, 1821 Gadsden Street, Columbia SC 29201

Telephone: 803 252-4781

Email: [email protected]

 

Exceptional Nurse Scholarships

Exceptionalnurse.com provides a number of scholarships to students seeking to obtain a nursing education.

Eligibility for each scholarship includes having a medically verified disability.  It is believed even those persons with some disability can become exceptional nurses.

Anna May Rolando Scholarship Award

This $500 scholarship is given to a graduate student who will be working with other disabled people.

Bruno Rolando Scholarship Award

This is a $250 scholarship given to a nursing student who will be employed at a Veterans hospital

Caroline Simpson Maheady Scholarship Award

This is a $250 scholarship awarded to an undergraduate nursing student of Scottish decent

ExceptionalNurse.com

The site awards $250 to an undergraduate student in a nursing program who shows serious commitment in their studies

Genevieve Saran Richmond Award

This is a $500 scholarship, donated by Leslie and Virginia Fiur, given to a nursing student

Jill Laura Creedon Scholarship Award

This is a $500 scholarship funded by the Johnson & Johnson Nursing Campaign

Mary Serra Gili Scholarship Award

This is a $250 scholarship donated by Thomas Gili

Peter Gili Scholarship Award

This $500 is donated by family and friends of Mr. Peter Gili

Deadline: June 1

Contact: Scholarship Committee Exceptional Committee.com, 13019 Coastal Circle, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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