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 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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. Download the FERPA form (PDF).
- Copy of official transcript with current GPA sent by the university or college to The Research Foundation.
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.