Scholarships

Free Money is a Fine Thing!

In addition to Federal and State Financial Aid, students are encouraged to explore all avenues of scholarships and educational assistance that does not need to be repaid. Free money is a fine thing! Apply, apply, apply! The more “free money” you get, the less debt (i.e. student loans) you have!

Explore all options EARLY! Most scholarship deadlines are between January and April and awards are made for the following academic year. Some scholarships require that you file for Federal and State aid as well, so you are strongly encouraged to file www.FAFSA.ed.gov by mid-November every year for best results!

  • Scholarship Resources

  • Private Scholarships (Undergraduate)

    • ALHF Healthcare Careers Scholarship
      Logan or East Mason County resident., commitment with Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, 2.5 GPA.
      Deadline: March 30.
      Applications available at http://www.almh.org/foundation/healthcare-Career-Scholarships.
    • Career Link/United Workforce Development Board
      Must show significant financial need.
      May pay education expenses, uniforms, childcare, and transportation.
      Residents of Mclean Cty call (309) 268-8794.
      Residents of Tazwell Cty call (309) 347-8492 x305.
      Residents of Fulton Cty call (309) 647-2946.
      Residents of Mason Cty call (309) 543-1035.
      Residents of Peoria or Woodford counties call (309) 999-4586.
      Residents of Marshal Cty call (309) 364-4120.
      Residents of Stark Cty call (309) 301-4043.
      Residents of Sangamon, Logan, and Macon counties call (217) 735-5441.
    • Carol Greening Memorial Nursing Scholarship
      Acceptance in a Nursing Program, resident of LaSalle, Bureau or Putnam County.
      Amount: $500.
      Deadline: May 1.
      For applications contact Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation: 925 West Street, Peru, IL 61354, or call 1-815-780-4642, or email jheri.emerling@ivch.org.
    • CSBG Scholarship
      Enrolled at an accredited Illinois institution or vocational training school, registered for a least six credit hours, resident of Tazewell or Woodford Counties, income eligible and provide proof of income for 3 months, maintain a 2.5 GPA.
      Amount: $375- $1000.
      Deadline: May 12.
      Applications available in the Student Finance Office.
    • cuLearn Scholarship Opportunities
      Eligible candidates will have opportunity to write blog posts for website. 4 best blog articles submissions receives scholarship.
      Amount: $2018
      Deadline: May 18, August 18, and November 18.
      Application available at https://resources.culearn.org/scholarships/
    • Dolores "Dee" Heflebower Memorial Nursing Scholarship
      First year of nursing program completed, resident of LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam or Marshall county.
      Amount: $3000.
      Deadline: May 1.
      For applications contact IVCH: Foundation, 925 West Street, Peru, IL 61354, or call 1-815-223-3300.
    • Foster Care to Success Scholarship
      Under age of 25 on 3/31, been in foster care or orphaned while living in the US.
      Deadline: March 31.
      For applications visit http://orphan.org/index.php?id=30.
    • Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program
      3.0 GPA, U.S. citizen, be Hispanic/Latino, demonstrate financial need, and be a legal permanent resident.
      Deadline: March 30.
      Application available at https://hsf.net/
    • HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program
      In exchange for a minimum 2-year service commitment at a critical shortage facility located in a HPSA.
      US citizen, legal permanent resident.
      Awards tuition, fees, books, monthly living stipend.
      Deadline: May 8.
      More information at https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps/scholarship.
    • IL Department of Public Health Nursing Education Scholarship
      Early FAFSA date needed. EFC <1000.
      Amount: tuition/living stipend.
      Deadline: May 31.
      Application available at https://idph.illinois.gov/nespmis/ or call 1- 217-782-1624.
    • IL Masonic Healthcare Scholarship Fund
      GPA 3.0, IL residence, full time student.
      Pays: tuition, fees, books & supplies.
      Amount: varies.
      Deadline: April 1.
      Contact Eric Johnson, Scottish Rite Peoria, (309) 676-4472.
      More information at http://www.valleyofbloomington.org/WP/scholarships-given/ .
    • IL Nurse Association Sonne Scholarship
      IL Student Nurse Association member and min. 2.5 GPA.
      Amount: educational expenses
      Amount: varies $500 -$1500.
      Deadline: March 15.
      Visit http://www.illinoisnurses.foundation/programs/scholarships/.
    • IL Sheriff's Association
      IL resident and full-time student.
      Amount: tuition, books and fees.
      Amount: $500.
      Deadline: March.
      Applications at http://www.ilsheriff.org/.
    • IVCH Auxilary Scholarship
      Must be an employee or son or daughter of an employee enrolled in a medical related field at any college.
      Amount: $1000.
      Deadline: May 1.
      For applications contact Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation: 925 West Street, Peru, IL 61354, or call 1-815-780-4642, or email jheri.emerling@ivch.org.
    • Jean Brown Nursing Scholarship
      Resident within 50 miles of Peoria, full-time or part-time, 3.0 GPA and have financial need.
      Pays: charges on college account.
      Amount: $2,500.
      Deadline: June 1.
      Applications available at https://communityfoundationci.org/scholarships/.
    • Joyce & Thomas H. Stanisic Memorial Scholarship
      Awarded every 2 years. Recipients awarded for up to 4 years, based on financial need. 
      Deadline: June 1. 
      For applications visit https://communityfoundationci.org/scholarships/.
    • Loraine Lambert Memorial Nursing Scholarship
      Full-time enrollment, financial need, graduate of Kewanee High School, resident of Kewanee or Henry Counties. 
      Award: $1500. 
      Deadline: April. 
      For applications contact Kewanee High School Foundation Office at (309) 856-8702, 1211 E. Third St. Kewanee, IL 61443.
    • McFarland Charitable Foundation Scholarship
      Contract to work in Havana, IL area. 
      Amount: education/living expense, $1,000-7,000. 
      Deadline: May 15.
      Contact: Havana National Bank Trustee, (309) 543-3361.
    • Minority Nurse Scholarship Program
      Minority, 3.0 GPA, Junior or Senior in BSN program, US citizen, permanent resident.
      Award: $1000-$3000.
      Deadline: February 1.
      http://www.minoritynurse.com/scholarship/minority-nurse-magazine-scholarship-program#sthash.zfYizw8b.dpuf.
    • Nurse Corps – Navy, AirForce or Army
      Up to $34,000.
      http://www.navy.com/careers/healthcare/nurse.html or www.airforce.comor www.goarmy.com.
    • National Image Latino Scholarship
      Latino background, IL Resident, 2.5 GPA. 
      Pays: educational expenses. 
      Amount: $1000. 
      Deadline: June. Postmarked by June 25. 
      Contact National Image Latino Scholarship Fund, 6101 Willow Springs Rd., Springfield, IL 62712.
    • National Student Nurses Association Inc.
      Academic achievement, financial need, nursing student organizations & community activities. 
      Amount: $1000-$5000. 
      Deadline: January 11. 
      Applications available at http://www.nsna.org/
    • NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com
      RN-BSN registered nurse pursing a baccalaureate education through an RN-BSN program.
      Amount: $2500
      Deadline: December 31, 2018
      Application available at https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/career-resources/
    • Oncology Nursing Society
      RN to BSN. 
      Amount: $2000. 
      Deadline: March. 
      Applications available at http://www.ons.org/.
    • PCCEO Scholarship
      Applicant must be income eligible under DCEO/CSBG income eligibility guidelines, a resident of Peoria County, fund must be used to secure formal or occupational training at an educational institution accredited in the State of Illinois, applicant must have demonstrated positive community/school involvement, and student must complete one year of college education or training with a 2.5 GPA with transcript.
      Deadline: June 9.
      Amount: $1500-$3500.
      Contact: Applications available in the Student Finance Office: 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday.
    • P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (local chapter)
      Early FAFSA date needed. Female with a 24 month break in education and have financial need. 
      Pays: educational expenses. 
      Amount: up to $3000. 
      Deadline: March (other times if funds available).
      Contact: Student Finance Office or call (309)655-3450.
    • P.E.O. Education Loan Fund (local chapter)
      Women in need. Two co-signers required. 2% interest rate. Max $12,000.
      Contact: Student Finance Office or call (309)655-3450.
    • Peoria Medical Society and Alliance Foundation, Inc.
      Residents of Peoria, Tazewell or Woodford Counties, 3.0 GPA, financial need and leadership. 
      Amount: up to $3000. 
      Deadline: February. 
      Visit http://www.peomedsoc.org/ or email megw@peomedsoc.org
      For Application contact carlene.j.murali@osfhealthcare.org
    • RehabCenter.net
      Scholarships awarded to students registered fulltime in postsecondary institution in the U.S.  
      Amount: $1000 - $6000
      Deadline: NA    
      Application available at http://www.rehabcenter.net/addiction-awareness-scholarship/  
    • Ruth Daniels Scholarship
      Must be an employee or son or daughter of an employee enrolled in a nursing program at any college, Completion of the 2nd year of a nursing program or college
      Amount: $1000.
      Deadline: May 1.
      For applications contact Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation: 925 West Street, Peru, IL 61354, or call 1-815-780-4642, or email jheri.emerling@ivch.org.
    • Sallie Mae Fund
      Financial need and full-time student. 
      Pays: educational expenses. 
      Visit https://www.salliemae.com/plan-for-college/scholarships/scholarship-search/
    • Tazewood Community Services, Inc. 
      The scholarship program is designed to assist low-income persons who reside in Tazewell and Woodford Counties who wish to obtain post-secondary vocational-orients education or training.
      Amount: $375 to $1000
      Deadline: November 20, 2018
      Contact http://www.tazwoodcs.org/
    • U.S. Bank Scholarship Program 
      40 $1000 scholarships awarded in random drawing.
      Deadline: March 30.
      Applications online at http://www.usbank.com/scholarship
    • ZipRecruiter Scholarship
      Single page submission describing experience as a student on college campus or hometown. Overview of job market unique to your city. 
      Amount: $3000
      Deadline: December 31, 2018
      Application available at https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship/
  • Private Scholarships (Graduate)

    • Carol Greening Memorial Nursing Scholarship
      Acceptance in a Nursing Program, resident of LaSalle, Bureau or Putnam County.
      Amount: $500.
      Deadline: May 1.
      For applications contact Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation: 925 West Street, Peru, IL 61354, or call 1-815-780-4642, or email jheri.emerling@ivch.org.
    • Casey Family Graduate Scholarship
      Under age of 25 by March  31.
      Deadline: March 31.
      For more information visit: http://orphan.org/index.php?id=30.
    • A Colville Wilson Scholarship
      Graduate Degree in Nursing, related to children, IL Resident, preference to full-time and 3.0 GPA.
      Amount: $200-$7500.
      Deadline: April 1.
      For applications, call the Scottish Rite Office (309) 676-4472 or visit http://www.valleyofbloomington.org/WP/scholarships-given/.
    • Davis Scholarship for Future Nurse Educators
      Must agree to become a nursing faculty in the state of Illinois for a minimum of one year after graduation.
      Deadline: March.
      Amount: $1,000.
      Visit http://www.illinoisnurses.foundation/programs/scholarships/
    • IL Department of Public Health Nursing Education Scholarship
      Early FAFSA date needed. EFC<1000.
      Pays: tuition/living stipend.
      Deadline: May.
      Application available at https://idph.illinois.gov/nespmis/.
    • Illinois Nurse Educator Loan Forgiveness Program
      Must be IL resident, taught as a nursing faculty for 12 consecutive months before applying.
      http://www.isac.org/students/after-college/forgiveness-programs/nurse-educator-loan-repayment-program.html.
    • IVCH Auxilary Scholarship
      Must be an employee or son or daughter of an employee enrolled in a medical related field at any college.
      Amount: $1000.
      Deadline: May 1.
      For applications contact Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation: 925 West Street, Peru, IL 61354, or call 1-815-780-4642, or email jheri.emerling@ivch.org.
    • Jean Brown Nursing Scholarship
      Resident within 50 miles of Peoria, full-time or part-time and have financial need. Preference to student pursuing Occupational Nursing.
      Pays: charges on college account.
      Amount: $2,500.
      Deadline: June.
      For applications visit http://www.communityfoundationci.org/.
    • March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship
      Registered nurse currently enrolled in a graduate program in maternal-child nursing. Have at least one academic term to complete after August, 2013. Member of ACNM, AWHONN, or NANN.
      Pays: $5,000.
      Deadline: January 15.
      Applications available at http://www.marchofdimes.com/scholarship.
    • Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
      Woman over age 25 from a developing country who plans to return to her home country within two years.
      Pays: $11,000.
      Deadline: February 28.
      1818 H Street, NW, Room H2-200, Washington, DC 20433.
    • Nurse Corps – Navy, AirForce or Army
      Sign on bonuses, loan repayment.
      http://www.navy.com/careers/healthcare/nurse.html or www.airforce.comor www.goarmy.com.
    • National Student Nurses Association Inc.
      Academic achievement, financial need, nursing student organizations & community activities.
      Amount: $1000-$2500.
      Deadline: January.
      Applications available at http://www.nsna.org/.
    • Oncology Nursing Society
      RN to MSN. Amount $2000. 
      Deadline: February.
      Applications available at http://www.ons.org/.
    • P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (local chapter)
      Early FAFSA date needed. Female with a 24 month break in education and have financial need.
      Pays: educational expenses. Amount: up to $3000.
      Deadline: March (other times if funds available).
      Contact: Student Finance Office or (309)655-3450.
    • PCCEO Scholarship
      Applicant must be income eligible under DCEO/CSBG income eligibility guidelines, a resident of Peoria County, fund must be used to secure formal or occupational training at an educational institution accredited in the State of Illinois, applicant must have demonstrated positive community/school involvement, and student must complete one year of college education or training with a 2.5 GPA with transcript.
      Deadline: June 9.
      Amount: $1500-$3500.
      Contact: Applications available in the Student Finance Office: 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday.
    • P.E.O. Education Loan Fund (local chapter)
      Women in need. Two co-signers required. 2% interest rate.
      Masters Max $12,000.
      Doctoral Max $20,000.
      Contact: Student Finance Office or (309)655-3450.
    • RehabCenter.net
      Scholarships awarded to students registered fulltime in postsecondary institution in the U.S.  
      Amount: $1000 - $6000
      Deadline: NA    
      Application available at http://www.rehabcenter.net/addiction-awareness-scholarship/
    • Ruth Daniels Scholarship
      Must be an employee or son or daughter of an employee enrolled in a nursing program at any college, Completion of the 2nd year of a nursing program or college
      Amount: $1000.
      Deadline: May 1.
      For applications contact Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation: 925 West Street, Peru, IL 61354, or call 1-815-780-4642, or email jheri.emerling@ivch.org.
  • College of Nursing Scholarships for New Students

    • AwardSpring Online Scholarship Program

      Visit https://sfmccon.awardspring.com/  for more information.
    • The President's Scholarship

      This Scholarship is awarded to new students who maintain a high honors level pre-nursing GPA (minimum 3.55). A FAFSA must be filed.
    • College of Nursing (CON) Scholarship

      This Scholarship is based on Socio-economic factors. Students with financial need are encouraged to apply. A FAFSA must be filed.
  • College of Nursing Scholarships for Currently Enrolled Students

  • Due to the generosity of individuals and businesses, Institutional and Private College of Nursing Scholarships/Loans are available to undergraduate and graduate students at Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing. Many are listed below. Additional Scholarship/Loan Funds may also be considered. These Scholarships are available only to students currently enrolled at Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing. Current students will be notified when applications are available online. Current Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Students only need to complete one application to be considered for all eligible scholarships. Deadline is April each year.

    • AwardSpring Online Scholarship Program

      Visit https://sfmccon.awardspring.com/ for more information.
    • Ada Oetgen Memorial Scholarship

      Established to honor Ada Oetgen, a 1945 graduate, a valued faculty member who played an integral part in Saint Francis diploma program transition to a bachelor's degree program in the 1980's, and a strong student advocate until her retirement in 1994.

      Criteria: Enrolled full time, good academic standing, financial need.
    • Angela E. (Mattingly) Hank Endowed Scholarship

      As a 1944 Cum Laude graduate from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, Angela (Mattingly) Hank worked at St. Francis Hospital, private duty nursing and geriatric nursing until her retirement in 1985. She ministered to her ailing husband until his death in 1997. She continued to volunteer her nursing services in the community until she passed away in 2006. This scholarship was created in loving memory by her eight children. It is intended to help recipients reach their goal of becoming a Registered Nurse, so that they too can have the opportunities of a life long career in nursing and helping others.

      Criteria: Enrolled full or part time in undergraduate BSN program, Preference given to min 3.0 GPA, Financial Need (the following criteria will be considered if there are multiple equally qualified applicants - Graduate of Henry Senachwine High School, Resident of Marshall or Putnam county, working single parent).
    • Barbara L. Adams, Barbara G. Tanner-Handley & Robbie L Tanner-Haugens Endowed Scholarship

      The Barbara G. Tanner-Handley (Class of 1940) and Robbie L. Tanner-Haugens (Class of 1944) Endowed Scholarship was started by Barbara Adams, a member of the Class of 1975. This scholarship is in honor of her mother and aunt who were also alumni of the School of Nursing.

      Criteria: Enrolled full or part time in undergraduate BSN program, Preference given to min 2.0 GPA
    • Chuck Tolly Memorial Scholarship

      Established by his family, in loving memory to Chuck. Chuck was hospitalized for four months battling cancer. The majority of that time was spent in critical care units. The family was very grateful for the consistently excellent and compassionate nursing care her received. It truly made a difference to all of us! This scholarship was established to enable nursing students to peruse a critical care nursing career.

      Criteria: Full-time enrolled BSN students, Preference given to min 3.0 GPA, must be interested in pursuing a career in critical care.
    • Dewitt Community of Caregivers Endowed Scholarship

      Established by Dr. Phillis Dewitt. The Dewitt family cared for over 100 foster children since 1985 and have provided permanent homes for 10. Having lived in foster care, Phillis knows first-hand the obstacles often faced by those who have gone through the foster care system and understands that it takes a community of caregivers to help the vulnerable. Many friends and family members helped ease the challenges of raising a large evolving family. This scholarship is established to help ease the burden and raise awareness of the value of becoming part of a community of caregivers responsible for helping others in times of crises.

      Criteria: Full time BSN student, Financial Need, good academic standing, must show a commitment to being part of a community of caregiver and to help those in need, Priority to student touched in some way by Foster Care.
    • Philip L. Graves & Carol Kenney Graves Endowed Scholarship

      This endowed scholarship was established to honor wife, Carol Kenney Graves and in recognition of her spirit of giving and compassions particularly for those who experienced the difficult struggle to carry on as a single parent.

      Criteria: Single parent with custody of children, enrolled minimum of 6 semester hours or more, min 2.0 GPA, preference to those with financial need
    • Dr. Rita Endowed Scholarship

      Established by Peter Fischbach and family in honor of Dr. Rita Fischbach. Dr. Fischbach served on the College Board from 1995 – 2004. She served as President in her final term. Dr. Fischbach was a long-time faculty and administrator at Illinois Central College. Dr. Fischbach’s daughter, Anne, was a 1992 graduate of the College of Nursing.

      Criteria: Full-time enrolled BSN students, Preference given to min 3.0 GPA, must complete pre-nursing courses at ICC.
    • Earl and Miriam Swords Endowment

      This endowment was created out of the generosity of Earl and Miriam Swords to financially assist students to meet their goal of becoming a Registered Nurse.

      Criteria: Full-time enrollment, minimum 3.0 GPA, preference may be given to those with financial need.
    • Heart of Illinois United Way Power of the Purse Endowed Scholarship

      Established by the Heart of Illinois United Way through their program, Power of the Purse. This scholarship is set up to assist low-income women within the Heart of Illinois United Way region.

      Criteria: Full-time enrollment BSN female student, minimum 3.0 GPA, preference may be given to those with financial need, must reside in one of these counties Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Stark, Tazwell or Woodford.
    • Jamie Hansen Memorial Scholarship

      Mary Ann Perona generously donated funds for an ongoing scholarship in memory of her daughter, Jamie Hansen. Jamie’s aunt, Elizabeth Klieber, was a 1976 graduate of the School of Nursing.

      Criteria: Full-time enrolled BSN student
    • Kay Kaylor Foss Endowed Scholarship

      The Kay Kaylor Foss Endowed Scholarship was started by an anonymous donor in memory of Kay Kaylor, a 1965 graduate of the School of Nursing. Kay was tragically killed shortly after her graduation and marriage.

      Criteria: Full-time enrolled BSN student
    • "Living the Dream" Brian Alexander Endowed Scholarship

      As a 1993 graduate of Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Brian Alexander was a critical care nurse in Medical ICU until his tragic death at age 44. He had previously worked in Dietary, Admitting & Bed Control before achieving his goal of graduating from the College of Nursing. When asked how he was doing, his inevitable reply would be "Living the dream!" This scholarship defines the very essence of Brian Alexander and how he would want to assist another potential Registered Nurse to "Live the Dream".

      Criteria: OSF employee, Enrolled minimum of 6 semester hours or more in BSN or RN-BSN program, Min 2.0 GPA, FAFSA Completion Required, priority to those with financial need.
    • Mary Ann C. Knell and Rose M. Crabill Endowed Memorial Scholarship

      Established initially by Mary Ann and Dennis Knell in honor of Rose M. Crabill, Mary Ann’s mother a 1934 graduate of the School of Nursing. Upon Mary Ann’s death, the scholarship was renamed in honor of Mary Ann Knell and Rose Crabill. Mary Ann was a member of the College Board from 2010 – 2014.

      Criteria: Full-time enrolled BSN student.
    • Paul Estes Endowed Scholarship

      Established by Paul Estes, attorney with Hinshaw and Culbertson in Peoria. Mr. Estes was a member of the College Board from 1998 – 2007, serving as Vice-Chairperson and then Chairperson of the Board in his second and third term.

      Criteria: Enrolled full or part time in undergraduate or graduate program.
    • Philip L. Graves & Carol Kenney Graves Endowed Scholarship

      This endowed scholarship was established to honor wife, Carol Kenney Graves and in recognition of her spirit of giving and compassions particularly for those who experienced the difficult struggle to carry on as a single parent.

      Criteria: Single parent with custody of children, enrolled minimum of 6 semester hours or more, min 2.0 GPA, preference to those with financial need
    • SFMC College of Nursing Scholarship Endowment in Honor of Ensign Anne Fischbach

      Established by Peter and Rita Fischbach to honor their daughter Ensign Anne Fischbach Buttoph. Anne was a 1992 graduate of the College of Nursing. Upon graduation, Anne served as a Navy Nurse for 6 years. She was stationed at the Naval Hospital in Bremerton, Washington and at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. While she was at Bethesda, she was a member of the Medical Evaluation and Treatment Unit designated to provide care to the President and Vice-President along with their families.

      Criteria: Full-time enrolled BSN student.
    • Tony Dewitt "Keep On Dancing" Endowed Scholarship

      Established by Dr. Phillis Dewitt in loving memory of her husband Tony Dewitt. He was a great example of positive living and often repeated the quote “I get up, I walk, I fall down, meanwhile I keep dancing.” He modeled that quote for the entire 12 years he suffered with cancer. He was always positive and encouraging to those around him. He was cared for by many wonderful nurses who shared his humor, listened to his stories and truly made a difference. He encouraged and uplifted his friends, his family, his co-workers and his community.

      Criteria: Fulltime BSN students, Financial Need, Priority to student who has overcome a challenging hardship.
    • Carmella (Knoblauch) Kapraun Scholarship (class of 1947)

      Established by her children, in loving memory and tribute to Carmella’s life of caring and giving to others.

      Criteria: good academic standing, financial need.
    • Cooper Family Leadership Scholarship

      This scholarship was established by the Cooper family in honor of faculty member, Paulette Archer's Doctoral accomplishment and in memory of mother, father and sister who have passed away.

      Criteria: Must serve in a leadership role at the College as a Senator, member of the Senate Executive Board, Student Nurses Association, member of the Student Nurses Association Executive Board, Students Offering Support, Residence Assistant or representative of a faculty committee including the Graduate Committee. Must show consistent involvement in the leadership role. Must have at least one semester remaining in the nursing program. Must be registered for the Fall semester.
    • Tari L. Cruse Nursing Memorial Scholarship

      The Tari L. Cruse Nursing Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Tari Louise Cruse as a tribute to her dedication, hard work and perseverance. She struggled with being a single parent. And she struggled to complete her nursing degree. But she overcame her many struggles and she persevered. She will be remembered as a nurse who made a permanent impact on those for whom she cared. Tari was known by her patients as a devoted, loving caretaker who loved her role as a nurse.

      Criteria: Full-time enrollment, single parent.
    • Terri O'Hern Render/MaryJane O'Hern Scholarship

      Terri O'Hern Render was an enthusiastic life-long learner who adapted to a variety of roles and challenges. Despite adversity, she brought joy to others with her energy and humor. This scholarship is a tribute to Terri and the time she spent teaching at Saint Francis School of Nursing while her husband served in the Vietnam War as well as to her mother who wanted to help students with this scholarship in Terri's memory.

      Criteria: Full-time enrollment, FAFSA Completion Required.
    • William D. Martin Memorial Scholarship

      Established by Kimberly Martin Pearson (class of 1984) and family in loving memory of their father and with gratitude for the nurses who make a difference in the lives of the patients and families they touch.

      Criteria: BSN Student, Full-time, good academic standing, financial need.
    • Yvonne Shields Memorial Scholarship

      Criteria: BSN Student, Full-time, good academic standing.
    • Carolee Farris Scholarship
    • Christine Karpowicz Scholarship
    • Dr. and Mrs. Michael D. Cashman Scholarship
    • Dr. Janice Boundy Scholarship
    • Dr. Roswell Daniels Scholarship
    • Foundation Council Designated Scholarship
    • Loren and Margaret Swanson Scholarship
    • Mary Rose Kelly Scholarship
    • Matthew and Alexandra Shunick Scholarship
    • Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Kirsten Largent Scholarship
    • Mr. and Mrs. William Ganey Scholarship
    • Mrs. Carol Nigro Scholarship
    • Scott Kuntz Scholarship
    • SFMC-CON Alumni Scholarship
    • Susan Moore Kerr Scholarship
    • Suzanne M. Swietek Memorial Scholarship
    • Tau Omicron Honor Society Scholarship
    • Unrestricted Institutional Scholarships
      • College of Nursing Scholarship Fund
      • Beatrice S. Hight Fund (Scholarship or Loan)/ President's Scholarship Undergraduate

        This prestigious scholarship was developed by the College of Nursing to recognize superior high honors level academic performance.

        Criteria: Minimum 3.55 Pre-Nursing GPA New Incoming J1 and Currently enrolled students 4.0 CON GPA.
  • Private Scholarships Affiliated with the College of Nursing

  • Applications submitted will also be considered for the following organizations affiliated with the College of Nursing.

    • Alumni Scholarship

      This scholarship is provided through donations from SFMC College of Nursing Alumni Association. Criteria: BSN or Graduate student in good academic standing. Priority to student with family member who is an alumni. Graduate Student must be a SFMC College of Nursing Alumni Association member in good standing.
    • Tau Omicron Scholarship

      This Scholarship was established for members of Tau Omicron chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society at the College of Nursing.

      Currently enrolled as Full-time or part-time student in undergraduate or graduate program, Member in good standing of Tau Omicron – dues paid, Registered for upcoming semester.