The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and support nursing through the funding of undergraduate nursing students with awards ranging from $1,500 to $25,000. View a list of available scholarships.
Individuals must be admitted to the traditional nursing program at Avila University, Research College of Nursing or William Jewell College. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible to apply. Nursing Accelerated Option and Nursing Accelerate Track students are not eligible to apply. Students accepting the HCA Forgiveness Loan are not eligible to apply. Scholarships may only be applied to tuition.
The first deadline to apply is January 8 with award notification by February 25. Applications received after 11:59 p.m. January 8 will receive award notification by May 27. The second deadline to apply is March 1 with award notification by May 27. Scholarship funds will be distributed to the College or University by August 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 must not exceed one typed page and must include name.
- Letter of recommendation from a faculty member (must be signed on letterhead).
- Complete Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Release Form. Download the FERPA form (PDF).
- Copy of official transcript with current GPA sent by the university or college to email@example.com.
Fill out the form below if you are a first-time applicant for an undergraduate nursing scholarship from The Research Foundation. If you have previously received a scholarship from The Research Foundation, please fill out the renewal scholarship application here.
Please note all applications must be completed online. The system requires that you submit all information at the same time. You will not be able to start your application and come back to it at a later time.