Alumni Association Scholarship of the Former Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing Scholarship

General Information

The NFP’s Abington Alumni Association Scholarship Fund provides scholarships in support of students pursuing their nursing careers at the baccalaureate level.

Assuming qualified applicants, the NFP’s scholarship committee will attempt to select at least one scholarship recipient annually who is graduating high school or entering an RN-BSN college program.  However, should a strong candidate stand out in a degree level, the committee reserves the right to select from that group in lieu of selecting from each degree level.

Complete information regarding NFP scholarships can be found at under the “Scholarships” tab.

Questions may be directed to Paula Lasecki (, 717-827-4369) or Cheryl Bradford (, 717-904-4201) 

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

Applicant Eligibility Criteria

1. Scholarship funds must be applied to an accredited baccalaureate nursing program or an RN-BSN program in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

  • Current high school students must be a matriculated undergraduate nursing student in the fall of the year in which the award is given.
  • Current baccalaureate students must be in the first, second or third year of a nursing program when the application is made. Those students in their final year of study or who will graduate in May of the year in which the award is given are not eligible to apply.
  • Current RN-to-BSN-completion students must have already been accepted into a degree-completion program at the time of application submission.
  • Applicants who are not already an RN – including BS-to-BSN students/fast-track students – must have already been accepted into a basic RN program at the time of scholarship application.

2. Membership in the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) and/or the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) is highly recommended for those applicants who are currently enrolled in nursing prelicensure programs. Member in the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) is required for applicants who are currently RNs.

3. Applicants should have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

4. Applicants are required to attest to their financial need by providing information about all federal and state grant(s) and loan(s), as well as any formal documentation which demonstrates need (for example, letter from financial aid officer regarding work study).

5. Previous recipients of this scholarship are not eligible to apply.

6. Applicants may only apply to one NFP scholarship per calendar year, excluding the Jack E. Barger, Sr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship.

7. Applicants who can provide proof of their direct relationship to a former graduate of the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing will receive additional consideration. Confirmation of that individual’s graduation status is the responsibility of the applicant and can be obtained by contacting: Thomas Jefferson School of Nursing Registrar, 901 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the required application form in its entirety.
  2. Provide all required accompanying documentation:
    • Official transcript of most recent grades
    • Two letters of reference on official letterhead. At least one letter must be an academic contact. All letters should describe the applicant’s scholastic abilities, leadership qualities, and community service.
    • Completed essays
    • A high-resolution (minimum 300 dpi – JPG format) headshot of the applicant in professional attire for publicity use by PSNA/NFP. (NOTE: Selfies and low-resolution cell phone photos are not acceptable)

Submit the complete application through the NFP website no later than the deadline of March 31, 2023. (NOTE: Applications can only be submitted via the website.)

Scholarship Recipient Requirements

The NFP requests that individuals selected to receive a scholarship uphold the following requirements.

1. Send a thank you note or video to the NFP board of trustees (c/o NFP for NFP promotional purposes) within one month after the award.

2. “Pay it forward” through a commitment to the nursing profession in the form of volunteerism and/or a financial gift to the NFP to ensure the perpetuity of the scholarship program.

3. Upon graduation, provide NFP with updated contact information.

4. On an ongoing basis, provide NFP with information about the applicant’s future accomplishments, including published articles and professional updates for use in PSNA/NFP publications and publicity.

Apply For Scholarship

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

Applications are now closed.