Nursing Student Scholarships, Opportunities and Resources

Nursing Student Scholarships, Opportunities and Resources


Nurse Challenge

BU nursing students and advisees who participated in the 2013 Geoffrey Allen Walp Memorial Annual Student Nurse Challenge, based on the College Bowl program.

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Nursing Achievement Award

AACN Nursing Scholarship Fund — The nursing faculty annually selects a senior student to receive the Nursing Achievement Award as formal recognition for outstanding achievement at the undergraduate level. The student is presented with a certificate of recognition and a monetary gift from the department faculty. Selection Criteria:

  • Nursing QPA of 3.50 or above
  • Leadership as recognized by the faculty
    • » Autonomy, advocacy, influencing change, assertiveness in clinical practice » Enhancement of the image of nursing/nurses » Extracurricular involvement

CampusRN Scholarship Program

CampusRN has launched a new scholarship program in conjunction with CampusRN’s state edition network. This nationwide scholarship program is the most comprehensive of its kind for nursing programs and nursing students, because it features scholarship winners from six regions across the country where state edition sites have been launched. CampusRN will award six $2,500 scholarships to a needy and deserving nursing students in each region. Apply here! Deadline to apply is April 1.

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Scholarship Nursing

Scholarship Nursing CampusRN has $15,000 in Scholarships Available to Nursing and Allied Health Students.

BrainTrack Nursing Scholarship

BrainTrack Nursing Scholarship — To help nursing students currently studying to become a nurse, such as an LPN or RN, or to advance their education as a nurse via associate, bachelor, master, or doctoral degree programs, BrainTrack's Nursing Schools Scholarship offers a winning and second place award every semester. The scholarship essays submitted by entrants are designed to help others consider becoming a nurse or advancing their nursing education and career options.

Barbara Oldt Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time baccalaureate nursing student from Union, Snyder, or Northumberland counties in Pennsylvania. Applications are available in the financial aid office.

Jean Kalat Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Award

Developed by the family of Jean Kalat and the Department of Nursing in memory of a former faculty member, this award of $100 is given annually to a senior student who exemplifies the qualities as found in the American Psychiatric Nursing Association Standards of Practice. Selection committee for this award is the Psychiatric-Mental Health course faculty.

APNA - Student Scholarship for Conference Attendance

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association, through the generous sponsorships, provides the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Student Scholarship to attend the annual convention. This scholarship is offered to outstanding nursing students who are interested in developing a career in psychiatric-mental health nursing, and provides an opportunity to learn about nursing leadership in the specialty.

Students who are members of the National Student Nurses Association, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), and are respected as a student leader are nominated by faculty who are members of APNA from each nursing school. Thirty students are selected by a committee of distinguished psychiatric-mental health nursing leaders. Each year the conference is held in a different location in the United States with travel, lodging, registration fees and a meal stipend included in the scholarship.

Helene Robertson Memorial Scholarship

The Helene Robertson Memorial Scholarship is awarded in memory of Helene Robertson, a member of the Department of Nursing faculty from 1981 to 1985. The amount of the scholarship as well as the number available each year are dependent upon the funds in the scholarship trust. This scholarship is awarded to baccalaureate nursing students who are entering the junior/senior year of the BU nursing curriculum and who will remain on full-time status. The scholarships are renewable for one additional year provided that the required academic achievement level is maintained. To be eligible for consideration, a candidate for the scholarship must be a current full-time nursing student and must complete the application in February for the following academic year; demonstrate a financial need as evidenced on the Pennsylvania State Grant/Federal Student Aid Application; obtain an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.00; and complete an interview with the Nursing Department's Scholarship Committee if requested. Names of scholarship recipients are engraved on the plaque outside the Nursing Department Office. Applications are available in the financial aid office.

Eloise Hippensteel Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a current, full-time baccalaureate nursing student, enrolled in the second semester sophomore year of the nursing curriculum. Candidates must have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average in nursing courses; demonstrated a commitment to community service as manifested by on-going contributions in the form of leadership, planning and organization, and/or participation in community service organizations; and possess notable potential for future contributions to the nursing profession. The scholarship selection committee will comprised of the permanent faculty whose primary teaching responsibilities take place in the sophomore-level nursing courses. Applications are available in the financial aid office.

Earl W. and Susan Joy Lewis Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in memory of Phyllis and Earl Lewis and in honor of Ronald Lewis. This scholarship is awarded to an incoming, full-time freshman nursing student. To be eligible for consideration of this scholarship, the student needs 1000 or above SAT score, provide three letters of recommendation, and demonstrate financial need as evidenced on the Pennsylvania State Grant/Federal Student Aid Application. The scholarship is renewable with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, and continued financial need. The selection committee for this scholarship is the admissions office and the nursing department chairperson in collaboration with the Student Admission, Progression and Retention Committee of the Department of Nursing.

Barbara M. Dilworth Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an incoming, full-time freshman nursing student. To be eligible for consideration of this scholarship, the student needs 1100 or above SAT score and provide three letters of recommendation. Financial need as evidenced on the Pennsylvania State Grant/Federal Student Aid Application may be considered. This scholarship is renewable with a 3.5 GPA for the year under review (not cumulative). Selection committee for this scholarship is the admissions office and the nursing chairperson in collaboration with the Student Admission, Progression and Retention Committee of the Department of Nursing. Applications are available in the Department of Nursing.

Joseph and Catherine Missigman Memorial Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore or junior nursing student. To be considered for this scholarship, the student needs to have a 2.5 grade point average for nursing courses and have financial need. Applicants for this scholarship must complete the university financial aid form and complete a one-page letter on why receiving this scholarship is important and why nursing is of interest to them. Applications are available in the financial aid office.

Other Awards

From time to time, other awards, information from health agencies, community service agencies, etc. are received in the Department of Nursing. This information is posted on the bulletin boards outside the Simulated Learning Laboratory in the McCormick Center. Increasingly, hospitals are granting scholarships and loans to students in BSN programs. Students who are interested in such tuition assistance should contact their local hospitals to inquire individually.