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). Letter of recommendation is only required for first-time applicants.

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. Official transcripts are only required for first-time applicants.


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