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Scholarships

The North Carolina Foundation for Nursing is proud to sponsor a number of scholarship opportunities for nurses and nursing students.

Scholarship applications are open now. Go to each scholarship below for the application link.

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 (MLW).

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.

Go to MLW Application Here - Deadline for submission is May 31, 2020 at 4:00 PM.


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.

Go to EMS Application Here - Deadline for submission is May 31, 2020 at 4:00 PM.


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. The scholarship is intended to enhance the practice of nursing by encouraging registered nurses to pursue additional education. The scholarship is designed to assist registered nurses seeking their BSN on a full or part time basis (preference will be given to full time students).

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

Go to Judy Knox Application Here - Deadline for submission is May 31, 2020 at 4:00 PM.


TeleHealth Services Nursing Scholarship

In 2018, the North Carolina Foundation for Nursing and TeleHealth Services partnered to create the TeleHealth Services Nursing Scholarship. The TeleHealth Nursing Scholarship was established as a scholarship program to support registered nurses who are pursuing a BSN in North Carolina.

The Telehealth scholarships are available to registered nurses who have chosen a career in nursing and are pursuing a BSN at an accredited North Carolina nursing program.

The Telehealth scholarship awards up to $2,000 per year.

Go to Telehealth Application Here - Deadline for submission is May 31, 2020 at 4:00 PM.


Other Scholarship Opportunities

 

NCNA Triad Region Scholarship

The NCNA Triad 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 Triad Region who have chosen to further their professional career by pursuing education at the baccalaureate, masters or doctoral level.

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

Go to Triad Application Here - Deadline for submission is May 31, 2020 at 4:00 PM.


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 or graduate level.

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

Go to Southwest Application Here - Deadline for submission is May 31, 2020 at 4:00 PM.