SCHOLARSHIPS

The Research Foundation provides financial assistance to nursing and allied health students. Read more about our scholarships to find out if you are eligible to apply.


UNDERGRADUATE NURSING

Supporting the future of health care through the funding of undergraduate nursing student scholarships.

Application deadline is March 1. 

  • Eligibility and application requirements

    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.

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
    1. 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 name.
    2. Letter of recommendation from a faculty member (must be signed on letterhead). Letter of recommendation is only required for first-time applicants.
    3. 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. Download the FERPA form (PDF).
    4. Official transcripts sent by the college or university are only required for first-time applicants.

    DEADLINE
    The deadline to apply is 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 and spring terms.


DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

Promoting physical therapy careers through scholarships for doctor of physical therapy students.

Application deadline is April 1. 

  • Eligibility and application requirements

    ELIGIBILITY
    Individuals must be in their first year of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Rockhurst University, the University of Kansas, or University of Missouri-Columbia. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible to apply. Scholarships may only be applied to tuition.

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
    1. An essay that communicates what factors/experiences influenced your decision to choose physical therapy as a career. Explain how your leadership experience and/or community activities will have an influence on you as a physical therapist. 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.
    2. Complete Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Release Form. Download the FERPA form (PDF).
    3. Copy of recent grades with cumulative GPA.

    DEADLINE
    The deadline to apply is April 1. Notification of awards will be made and scholarship funds will be distributed to the university by June 1.


RADIOLOGIC AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGY

Encouraging allied health students through the funding of radiologic and nuclear medicine technology student scholarships.

Application deadline is April 1. 

  • Eligibility and application requirements

    ELIGIBILITY
    Individuals must be enrolled in their first year at the radiologic or nuclear medicine technology program at Penn Valley Community College, Research Medical Center School of Radiology, Research Medical Center School of Nuclear Medicine Technology or the University of Kansas Medical Center Nuclear Medicine Certificate Program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible to apply.

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
    1. An essay answering the following questions. Please include your career goals. Scholarship selection is based primarily on the essay component of the application. Your essay should not exceed one typed page.

    • What factors influenced you to choose radiology technology or nuclear medicine technology as a career?
    • How would you see your role as a radiologic technologist/nuclear medicine technologist influence patient outcomes in a positive manner?

    2. Complete Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Release Form. Download the FERPA form (PDF).

    DEADLINE
    The deadline to apply is April 1. Notification of awards will be made by June 1 and funds will be distributed to the radiology or nuclear medicine technology school by August 1.


SUMMER NURSING EXPERIENCE

Offering a unique experience for high school students interested in nursing.

Application deadline is June 1.

  • Eligibility and application requirements

    ELIGIBILITY
    Students preparing to enter their senior year of high school are eligible to receive $250 toward the cost to attend the Research College of Nursing/Rockhurst University Summer Nursing Experience. The student must meet the minimum application requirements to be admitted to camp. Applications for the Summer High School Nursing Experience are accepted through the Rockhurst University Office of Admissions.

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
    An essay answering the following questions. Scholarship selection is based primarily on the essay component of the application. Your essay should not exceed one typed page.

    • What factors influenced your interest in a nursing career?
    • Why do you wish to attend the Summer Nursing Experience?
    • Why are you in need of a scholarship?
    • Why do you believe you should be selected?

    DEADLINE
    The deadline to apply is June 1.