Undergraduate Nursing Scholarships

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and support nursing students through the funding of undergraduate nursing students with awards ranging from $1,500 to $34,000. View a list of available scholarships.

Eligibility: Individuals must be enrolled in the traditional nursing program at Avila University, Research College of Nursing/Rockhurst University Nursing Program, or William Jewell College. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible to apply and must be a current sophomore or junior nursing student. Nursing Accelerated Option and Nursing Accelerate Track students are not eligible to apply. Scholarships may only be applied to tuition.

Deadline: March 1. Notification of awards will be made by June 1 and scholarship funds will be distributed to the College or University by August 1 for the fall term.

Application Requirements:

  • An essay that communicates what factors/experiences influenced your decision to choose nursing as a career. Explain how your leadership experience and/or community activities will have an influence on you as a professional nurse. If you have had clinical experience, please share a story of how it reinforced your decision to become a nurse. Include a statement that expresses why you should be considered for a scholarship award from The Research Foundation. Your essay should not exceed one typed page and must include your name.
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member (must be signed on letterhead).
  • Complete Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Release Form. Provide a signed copy to the person you select to provide your letter of recommendation.
  • Copy of official transcript with current GPA sent by the university or college to The Research Foundation