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The Florence (Madden) Grady-Fasick Scholarship Fund

Information And Application

NFP will begin accepting applications on January 1st every year.
Questions may be directed at any time to Paula Lasecki at 717-827-4369 or email plasecki@thenfp.org.

NFP’s The Florence (Madden) Grady-Fasick Scholarship Fund exists to provide 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.

 

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

Applications must be accompanied by:

  • An official transcript of 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)

The application can only be submitted via the website (application form below).

The application deadline is March 30th every year.

If you need to mail or email any transcripts or reference letters please send to:

Paula Lasecki 
plasecki@thenfp.org
ATTN: NFP Scholarships,
3605 Vartan Way,
Suite 204,
Harrisburg, PA 17110

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
    1. Volunteering service to NFP
    2. Contributing to the mission of NFP
    3. Making an unrestricted financial gift to NFP
    4. Otherwise ensuring the perpetuity of NFP

Apply For Scholarship

  • Applicant Information

  • Current School of Nursing Enrollment

    School listed below is where your official transcript should be mailed from if already in program.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • 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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    Accepted file types: jpg, png.
  • 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.
    Drop files here or
  • 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.
  • 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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  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
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