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Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowship

Mary Lewis Wyche was the founder of the North Carolina Nurses Association in 1902 and was the nurse who spearheaded the creation of the first nursing practice act in the country which was passed on March 3, 1903. In 2003, the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation to create the ‘First in Nursing’ license plate. A portion of the fees paid to utilize the license plate fund the Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowships.

The Fellowships are awarded to registered nurses seeking their masters or doctorate in nursing practice or administration on a full-time basis.

Each MLW fellowship is funded for $5,000 for one year.

Scholarship Application Cycle: Open Now through 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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Eunice M. Smith Scholarship

In 1995, the NC Foundation for Nursing, Inc. received a bequest from the estate of Kate Lerch in honor of her sister, Eunice M. Smith, to be used for scholarships and grants related to study in the field of nursing. The Foundation established a scholarship program to support registered nurses who pursue additional education on a part-time basis.

The EMS Scholarships are available to registered nurses by pursuing additional education at the baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral level on a part-time basis.

Each EMS Scholarship awards up to $1,000 per year for undergraduate students and up to $2,000 per year for graduate students.

Scholarship Application Cycle: Open Now through 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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Judy Knox Scholarship

In 2009, the North Carolina Foundation for Nursing received a request from the North Carolina Board of Nursing for a scholarship in the name of Judy Knox (deceased), a former member of the NCBON staff. This scholarship will be offered to graduates from diploma nursing programs that are pursuing additional education in nursing.

Each Judy Knox Scholarship awards up to $1,000 per year.

Scholarship Application Cycle: Open Now through 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship

In 2008, the Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship Fund was created at Triangle Community Foundation as a tribute to Carol and to her dedication, passion, and commitment to nursing by the Beerstecher family. Triangle Community Foundation has partnered with the North Carolina Foundation for Nursing to house a scholarship program to support students who pursue pre-licensure nursing education and have resided in one of the following NC counties for at least one year prior to applying: Chatham, Durham, Orange, Wake, or Person.

Each Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship awards up to $5,000 per year for two years.

Scholarship Application Cycle: Open Now through 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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Other Scholarship Opportunities

 

NCNA Southwest Region Scholarship

The NCNA Southwest Regional Advisory Committee has partnered with the North Carolina Foundation for Nursing to establish a scholarship program to promote professional nursing practice by encouraging registered nurses to pursue additional education. Scholarships are available to NCNA members who live or work in the Southwest Region who have chosen to further their professional career by pursuing education at the baccalaureate level.

Each NCNA Southwest Region Scholarship awards up to $1,000 per year.

Scholarship Application Cycle: Open Now through 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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Rural RIBN Student Award

The RURAL RIBN Student Award was established in 2015 and sponsored by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. In keeping with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trusts’s mission to improve the quality of life and quality of health for the financially needy of North Carolina, the Rural RIBN Student Award is designed to recognize an outstanding RIBN student from a Tier 1 and/or Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and support the economic burden of completing year 4 of the RIBN pathway.

The award is valued at $2500 and will be awarded to four students.

Scholarship Application Cycle: Open Now through 4:00 PM on Friday, March 31, 2017

Description & Criteria

Faculty Nomination Form

Student Application