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School of Nursing Scholarships & Traineeships


The School of Nursing annually awards a limited number of scholarships to students admitted to the Upper Division and Graduate Nursing programs. The scholarships are awarded for the academic year, and the deadline to apply is the 4th Friday of May. Further information will be given to current Upper Division nursing students via blackboard at the beginning of the Spring semester. Students must also submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.

Applications are reviewed by a sub committee of  Academic Affairs. The committee then makes recommendations to the associate deans. Scholarship recipients at the end of July.

The following is a breakdown of the available scholarships:

  • Hettie A. and Richard B. Morgan Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is awarded to a School of Nursing student pursuing a degree who has participated to a significant extent in some type of community service on a volunteer basis.

  • Maria A. Parel Scholarship

This scholarship was created with the intention of creating a student body of individuals with diverse backgrounds. Priority will go to applicants of Filipino-American ethnic origin.

  • Emily Van Bever Turner & Evalyn Van Bever Perkins Nursing Scholarship

This is awarded to a nursing student from an Appalachian county and is based on financial need and the promise of excellence in the profession of nursing.

  • Elizabeth Pritchett Sasse Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established to encourage an individual who wants to be a nurse but lacks financial resources.

  • Patricia Thrasher Arnold Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established for needy and deserving non-traditional students.

  • School of Nursing Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to needy students with above average academic ability.


The School of Nursing annually awards a limited number of Professional Nurse Traineeships. The number and amount of each award depends on the success of the school in obtaining grant money from the Health Resources & Services Administration.

These traineeships are primarily offered to master's students, who must be enrolled full time. Post-master's students are not eligible. Only 10% of the funding may be given to doctoral students.

Those interested must apply by June 15th. There are no work requirements. Traineeship awards are made in the fall, for the entire school year.

Contact the Office of Student Services at the School of Nursing at (502) 852-1196 for more information.

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