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The Florence (Madden)
Grady-Fasick Scholarship Fund

NFP’s The Florence (Madden) Grady-Fasick Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students demonstrating financial need in the pursuit of a nursing degree. Funds are for nursing students in their second semester or more of nursing school. 

General Information

NFP’s The Florence (Madden) Grady-Fasick Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students demonstrating financial need in the pursuit of a nursing degree. Funds are for Pennsylvania nursing students in their second semester or more of a Pennsylvania nursing school.

All info regarding NFP scholarships can be found at www.theNFP.org under the “Scholarships” tab.

Questions may be directed to Paula Lasecki (plasecki@thenfp.org), 717-827-4369.

All scholarship application forms, essays and letters of reference will be maintained in a private and confidential manner.

Criteria

  1. The applicant must attend an accredited Pennsylvania program.
  2. Funds are for Pennsylvania students in their second semester or more of nursing school.
  3. Students should have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
  4. Students are required to demonstrate financial need and commitment to the nursing profession.
  5. Previous recipients of the Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania scholarships are not eligible to apply.
  6. May only apply to one NFP scholarship per calendar year, excluding the Jack Barger scholarship.

How to Apply

1. Applications must be accompanied by:

  • An official transcriptof most recent grades (Fall Semester); to Include current course of enrollment
  • Two letters of reference on official letterhead, with at least one being an academic contact (letters should describe the applicant’s scholastic abilities, leadership qualities and community service)
  • Completed essays
  • Submit a high-resolution (minimum 300 dpi – JPEG format) professional headshot for publicity use by PSNA/NFP (NOTE: selfies or phone camera photos are not acceptable)

2. Application can only be submitted via website

3. Application deadline is March 30, 2022

Post Award Requirements

  1. Within one year, recipients must agree to send a note detailing their academic milestones to NFP’s board of trustees (c/o NFP) for NFP promotional purposes.
  2. Within one year, recipients must agree to send a thank you note or video to NFP’s board of trustees (c/o NFP) for NFP promotional purposes
  3. As able, scholarship recipients are asked to consider “paying their gratitude forward” through one or more of the following means to advance the nursing profession
    • Volunteering service to NFP
    • Contributing to the mission of NFP
    • Making an unrestricted financial gift to NFP
    • Otherwise ensuring the perpetuity of NFP

Apply For Scholarship

All scholarship application forms, essays, and letters of reference will be maintained in a private and confidential manner.

  • Applicant Information

  • Current School of Nursing Enrollment

    School listed below is where your official transcript should be mailed from if already in program.
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  • Academic Qualifications

  • Have you received any grants and/or scholarships for the year for which you are applying? If so, please indicate the amount.
  • Application File Submissions

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    • If you need to mail or email please send to: Paula Lasecki at plasecki@thenfp.org or ATTN: NFP Scholarships, 3605 Vartan Way, Suite 204, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
      These materials must be postmarked by no later than March 30th for application consideration.
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      Max. file size: 2 GB.
      • If you need to mail or email please send to: Paula Lasecki at plasecki@thenfp.org or ATTN: NFP Scholarships, 3605 Vartan Way, Suite 204, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
        These materials must be postmarked by no later than March 30th for application consideration.
        Max. file size: 2 GB.
      • Essay Topics

        The applicant shall submit answers to two of the three essay questions in 600 words or less, double-spaced, 12 font type the essay question being answered at the top of the page then answer below.:

        Suggestion: Have a professional review your final essays for content, grammar, punctuation, and spelling prior to submission.

        1. Explain how or why you came to choose nursing in your life.
        2. Name a professional person (not related to you) of influence you admire and why.
        3. Describe a failed experience and what you did to overcome it.
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