Monetary Scholarships for MSN Nursing Education Students Available

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (Dec. 13, 2012) - For the 6th consecutive year, The Research Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from students pursuing their MSN in Nursing Education. Awarded up to ten students annually, the Nursing Education Scholarship provides a maximum amount of $2,500 per year for a total amount of $5,000 to be applied for tuition payment. The period of one year is defined as beginning in the fall, continuing through spring and summer.

The scholarship was created in part due to the current shortage of faculty at nursing schools. In a recent report by the American Associations of Colleges of Nursing released in October 2012, 1,181 faculty vacancies were found among 662 nursing schools across the country.

“This scholarship is essential in encouraging members of the nursing community who wish to return to school but need financial assistance,” The Research Foundation president Cynthia Randazzo said. “Currently, nursing schools across the nation are suffering from a shortage of teaching faculty members. This scholarship, which has assisted many individuals receive their advanced degree in Nursing Education, will help address this crisis as it provides the financial means for nurses to return to the classroom in order to obtain their advanced degree in Nursing Education.”

Scholarship applicants must hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) and/or meet admission requirements for graduate study in a nationally accredited nursing program as well as possess a minimum undergraduate grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher.

To apply, please return the MSN in Nursing Education Scholarship form, personal essay, letter of recommendation, Family Educational Rights and Privacy (FERPA) release, curriculum vitae, and official undergraduate academic transcript to The Research Foundation at 2316 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64132. For more information on the MSN in Nursing Education Scholarship, please call (816) 276-4218.

About The Research Foundation: The Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organization in Kansas City, Mo. dedicated to strengthening the community and empowering people to live healthier, productive lives through its health education and scholarship programs. The Harmon Diabetes Center teaches self-management diabetes education to help patients control their diabetes and reduce the chance for life-threatening complications. The award-winning ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City injury prevention program educates area youth through free school-based assemblies aimed at helping young people prevent traumatic injuries and deaths. The Foundation also awards scholarships to students pursuing a nursing career. For more information, visit