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Nursing Scholarships

NFP will be accepting applications January 1 through March 30.
Questions may be directed at any time to Paula Lasecki (plasecki@theNFP.org), 717-827-4369.

 

The Cost of Getting a Nursing Degree

Higher education is expensive. Tuition costs have risen 225% over the past 30 years and show little sign of slowing down. The cost of education shouldn’t be a barrier to your future success.

The Florence (Madden) Grady-Fasick Scholarship

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. Membership of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is required to the post requirements.

AMOUNT: Up to $2,000 | Up to 5 Students

Application Only Submitted Via Website
Opening: Annually January 1 | Closing: Annually March 30

The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania Nurse Leader Scholarship

The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania Nurse Leader Scholarship provides scholarships to students demonstrating leadership skills in their pursuit of a nursing degree.

Funds are for full-time nursing students in an accredited BSN, MSN, or doctoral program in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Please see criteria for Applicant Submission Checklist for all requirements.

AMOUNT: Up to $1,000 | Up to 2 Students

Application Only Submitted Via Website
Opening: Annually January 1 | Closing: Annually March 30

The Alumni Association Scholarship Fund of the Former Albert Einstein Medical Center – Nursing School of Philadelphia

The scholarship fund, created by Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing, Philadelphia’s Alumni Association, in an effort to continue providing qualified, devoted, and caring individuals to the nursing profession.

Assuming qualified applicants, the standard will attempt to select at least one scholarship recipient annually in each of the degree levels. However, should multiple strong candidates stand out in a particular degree level, NFP’s scholarship committee reserves the right to select more from that group in lieu of selecting from each degree level.

Please see criteria for Applicant Submission Checklist for all requirements.

AMOUNT: Up to $2,000 |Up to 5 Students

Application Only Submitted Via Website
Opening: Annually January 1 | Closing: Annually March 30

 

Military Scholarship

The Jack E. Barger, Sr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship

This memorial nursing scholarship fund was established in 1989 at the VFW State Convention in honor of their Sr. Department Commander (1987-88), who passed away while still in office.

Reserved specifically at least one of the following:
1. Active duty service member
2. U.S. veteran;
3. The child or spouse of a veteran or active duty service member.

In addition, the recipient must be a resident of Pennsylvania, an undergraduate student, and is required to attend the local VFW district meeting to accept the scholarship award.

* Responsibility to document the veteran/active duty status of the candidate will rest with the student and is required if the student is selected as a scholarship recipient.

AMOUNT: $1,000 | 6 STUDENTS

Application Only Submitted Via Website
Opening: Annually January 1 | Closing: Annually March 30

All scholarship application forms, essays and letters of reference will be maintained in a confidential manner at all times. All copies of applications, essays and letters of reference will be returned by scholarship selection committee members to NFP headquarters following selection of the scholarship recipient/s.

Scholarships Coming In The Future

The Alumni Association of the Former Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund and Alyssa C. Rudy Scholarship are coming to our scholarship listings. The criterion and applications are to follow in the upcoming year.

Abington Dixon Hospital School of Nursing.

In 1907, a group of women, including a nurse, in northeastern Philadelphia met and determined that their community needed a hospital. In 1914, George Elkins created the Stella McIntyre Elkins Trust Fund. The efforts of these women and the trust fund resulted in the establishment of a hospital and a “training school for nurses”  with the first nurses graduating in 1916. The Abington Hospital School of Nursing has now graduated over 4000 nurses in its over 100 years of existence. The Abington Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association created to support nurses in the community has been unwavering in its commitment to community providing scholarships to deserving students in the nursing. While the school closed in 2017, Abington Hospital is now a second site, the Abington Dixon campus, for the Jefferson College of Nursing ensuring a nursing workforce for the community.  Therefore, the Abington Dixon School of Nursing Alumnae Association is continuing its legacy of awarding scholarships to deserving nursing students by transferring its funds to the Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania to create The Alumni Association of the Former Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing Scholarship Endowment Scholarship Fund.  We are especially grateful to the Former Alumnae Association board for their gift that continues the legacy of the Abington School of Nursing Alumnae Association.

Alyssa C. Rudy Scholarship

Kelli Beaverson Rudy, Alyssa’s beloved mother established the Alyssa C. Rudy’s endowment in honor of her daughter’s alma mater, York College of Pennsylvania. Alyssa’s love and understanding of her nursing career is best said in her own words.

Edited by her mother…may 23, 2018
R.I.P. sweet soul. We love you. 😘

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In reality, this specialty is SO much more. So, what do our days look like you ask?

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2015-2018 Scholarship Recipients

Take a look at the past recipients from 2015 to 2019.

Who will be on the list for 2020?