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The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania Nurse Leader Scholarship

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.

The 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 their 3rd or 4th year of an accredited BSN, MSN, or doctoral program in Pennsylvania.

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 BSN, MSN, or doctoral program in Pennsylvania. 
  2. Applicants must be full-time nursing students in 3rdor 4th year of an accredited BSN, MSN, or doctoral program in Pennsylvania.
  3. Students must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
  4. Students are required to submit the completed online application.
  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); Include current course of enrollment on official letterhead
  • 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 thank you note or video to NFP’s board of trustees (c/o NFP) for NFP promotional purposes
  2. 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
  3. On a regular ongoing basis, provide voluntary submission of published articles and other professional works for use in PSNA/NFP publications and publicity

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Essay Topics

    Applicant shall submit answers to these two essay questions (no more than one single-spaced typed page each).

    1. Explain a situation where you served as a leader during: a group project, an organized work project, or a community service project. Explain your role and how individuals responded to your leadership.
    2. Having identified your leadership example, identify one area of potential growth. What experiences will you seek to strengthen this area?
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