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The American Legion Auxiliary #165 awards this scholarship to a student nurse. The selection is made by the American Legion Auxiliary #165 on the basis of recommendations from the faculty of the School of Nursing. Any student may apply, but preference is given to a veteran, or a relative of a veteran. Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 and must provide a statement of need for financial assistance and professional goals. The recipient of this award will continue to receive the annual award until graduation with the maintenance of a 2.5 GPA.
One scholarship/award will be given annually to a senior nursing student. The student must plan either graduate study in community health or employment in a health department; must demonstrate by performance the understanding of the principles of community health nursing and the complexities of communities, system, and citizens; and must exhibit enthusiasm, good will, good sense in effecting better public and personal health. First consideration is given to student from the nine-county area of Public Health District III: Attala, Bolivar, Carroll, Holmes, Humphreys, Leflore, Montgomery, Sunflower, andWashington. Otherwise, student must reside in Mississippi and have 3.0 overall G.P.A.
This scholarship was established April 2000 for full time DSU School of Nursing undergraduate students. The student must exhibit good character, have an above average academic record and demonstrate involvement in activities that benefit the community – and/or the work setting. A brief resume that addresses the stated criteria and three (3) references are required. Applicants must write an essay on why they chose the profession of nursing and their motivation, commitment, and future goals. Additional information is available at the School of Nursing.
Bessie J. Taylor Nursing Scholarship – The King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two
The King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two Bessie J. Taylor Nursing Scholarship is awarded to a full-time nursing student who exhibits above-average academic record, demonstrates good character, and exhibits involvement in activity that benefits the community. Applicants must write an essay on why they chose the profession of nursing and their motivation, commitment, and future goals.
The Blake Surgical Endowed Nursing Scholarship is given to a student who demonstrates leadership qualities during the semesters prior to admittance to the Delta State University Robert E. Smith School of Nursing. The student must show financial need but must not receive funds from federal grants. Preference is given to a student who plans to work as a nurse in Bolivar County upon graduation.
Board of Trustees’ Nursing Education Scholarship for Study in Nursing Education
Provides funds to assist students in need who are in good standing with their nursing school. Eligibility requirements are state residency and full-time enrollment. The Nursing Education Loan/Scholarship Program benefits Mississippi residents pursuing a degree in Nursing who are already enrolled in a school of nursing. Award is based on cumulative grade point average of eligible applicants. Funds available for BSN students, RN/BSN students and MSN students. Additional information is available from the Mississippi Office of State Student Financial Aid, 3823 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, Mississippi 39211-6453. www.ihl.state.ms.us
One scholarship will be given annually to a senior nursing student. The scholarship is given by Mr. and Mrs. Jerome C. Hafter and their son, Bryan, in appreciation for the nursing care he received at the The University of Mississippi Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The scholarship is administered through the March of Dimes and is given annually to a senior student who has expressed a desire to enter the field of neonatal or pediatric nursing and has maintained a 3.0 GPA.
This scholarship is awarded to an RN-BSN student during their full-time second semester of study. This student must be from the Delta area; have at minimum a 3.0 GPA during initial full-time semester in program; and demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities. The selection process will be by the School ofNursing Student Affairs Committee and the RN-BSN Key Liaison Faculty.
This scholarship was initiated by Janet Clark (niece of Dr. Powell) and endowed by Walker Powell (husband of Dr. Powell) in memory of Dr. Barbara Powell who served as Dean of DSU School of Nursing fro 1990-1997. Candidates for the scholarship must be at least a second semester Junior nursing student and must possess an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
Dr. R.T. & Kathryn Hollingsworth Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. R. T. & Kathryn Hollingsworth of Shelby, MS. It is awarded to a junior or senior nursing student (School of Nursing) and a junior or senior pre-med student (College of Arts and Sciences) enrolled at Delta State University. The recipient will be selected based on the academic requirement of a 3.0 GPA or higher and preference is given to students in the Duncan-Shelby or larger area of Bolivar County.
This scholarship was established by Alice Clay Smith in memory of her parents, Dr. Thomas F. and Delia Fewell Clay, and to help promote the ideals of Dr. Clay, who practiced medicine in Tutwiler, MS for 69 years. Dr. Clay’s ideals were to use his medical skills in serving patients with love and compassion and to treat the person as a human not a number. The student selected for this scholarship must be enrolled as a full-time student in the School of Nursing, a resident of Mississippi, and in good academic standing. The scholarship may be awarded once in the fall semester and one in the spring semester.
This scholarship is a five semester scholarship for a Bolivar county resident enrolled in the School of Nursing. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA during each academic year. Additional information is available from the School of Nursing.
This scholarship was established by the King’s Daughters School of Nursing Alumni in 1988. This scholarship will be given to one student in the spring semester of the junior year who is nominated by the Delta State University Nursing faculty. The student must reside in Washington or Sunflower County, demonstrate above average abilities in nursing clinical practice and classroom theory, demonstrate ethical behavior in all courses in the nursing program, and have at least a 3.0 G.P.A. in nursing course work.
The Ellis Family Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Irby C. Ellis and Mrs. Bobbie Shaw Ellis. This scholarship is awarded to a senior nursing student with a 3.0 overall GPA or higher.
The scholarship(s) are presented annually in the Spring at the Mississippi Black Professional Convention. The amount of the scholarship(s) will be determined by the availability of funds. The recipient must be recommended by the School of Nursing. Selection of recipient(s) is made on a competitive basis with equal opportunity offered each applicant. The student must have a minumum overall 3.0 G.P.A.
Ferretti-Karnstedt School of Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established in November of 1999 by John and Jutta K. Ferretti of Shelby in memory of Lt. Josephine Ferretti Schmid, sister of John Ferretti. Lt. Schmid served a M.A.S.H. unit in the U. S. Army Nurse Corps in Europe during World War II. In addition, the scholarship is given in memory of Margaret Karnstedt, RN and Kathe Wahlstab Karnstedt, RN, MRs. Jutta Ferretti’s aunt and great-aunt respectfully. It was also established in honor of Mrs. Jutta Ferretti’s neice, Jill Winzen Skyles, RN, BSN, M.B.A. The scholarship is available alternately to a senior and a graduate student enrolled in the School of Nursing and has maintained a GPA of 3.5.
Eugene Kittle, Sr. Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship