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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. Click on the links below to learn more about each opportunity.


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.

The 2019 scholarship application period is now open.
Deadline for applications is May 31, 2019 at 4:00 PM.
Go here for the Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowship Application.


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.

The 2019 scholarship application period is now open.
Deadline for applications is May 31, 2019 at 4:00 PM.
Go here for the Judy Knox Scholarship Application.


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.

The 2019 scholarship application period is now open.
Deadline for applications is May 31, 2019 at 4:00 PM.
Go here for the Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship Application.


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.

The 2019 scholarship application period is now open.
Deadline for applications is May 31, 2019 at 4:00 PM.
Go here for the TeleHealth Services Nursing Scholarship Application.


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.

The 2019 scholarship application period is now open.
Deadline for applications is May 31, 2019 at 4:00 PM.
Go here for the NCNA Triad Region Scholarship Application.


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.

The 2019 scholarship application period is now open.
Deadline for applications is May 31, 2019 at 4:00 PM.
Go here for the NCNA Southwest Region Scholarship Application.