The Research Foundation provides scholarships and other financial assistance to traditional, transfer, and accelerated BSN students as well as nursing faculty members at Avila University, Research College of Nursing, or William Jewell College. Learn more about how we support nursing students and eudcators below.
We offer the following scholarships, funding, and assistance:
- TBSN Scholarships
- ABSN Scholarships
- White Coat Funding
- Nursing Student Emergency Fund
- Nursing Lab Kit Scholarships
- Nursing Faculty Development
The Research Foundation has funded undergraduate nursing student scholarships for decades. These students are awarded many of our named scholarships established by those who are invested in the future of health care. Friends of The Research Foundation also contribute to these scholarships by making gifts throughout the year.
Accelerated BSN students at Research College of Nursing are eligible to receive the Cheri Burchett Memorial Scholarship and Dr. Kay Sullivan Memorial Scholarship from The Research Foundation. The funds were established to honor former Research College of Nursing faculty members.
White Coat Funding
The Research Foundation funds white coats for nursing students at Research College of Nursing and William Jewell College and commitment coats for nursing students at Avila University. The White Coat and Commitment Ceremonies begin a new and exciting chapter of a student’s nursing journey and marks their entrance into the nursing profession.
Nursing Student Emergency Fund
The Research Foundation established a fund to assist nursing students in emergency situations like housing insecurity, lack of transportation, utilities, food insufficiency, and other needs. The fund is available for traditional BSN and accelerated BSN students at Avila University, Research College of Nursing, and William Jewell College.
Nursing Lab Kit Scholarships
The Research Foundation provides funding toward the purchase of lab kits for nursing students at Avila University and William Jewell College. Lab kits include items like stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, PPE, bandage scissors, IV fluids, catheters, and many other materials.
Nursing Faculty Development
The Research Foundation provides scholarships and awards to nurse educators on faculty at Avila University, Research College of Nursing, or William Jewell College.