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There is a scholarship out there for you! The Robert E. Smith School of Nursing offers many scholarships to students who qualify. Check out all the opportunities available.

American Legion Auxiliary Number #165 Scholarship

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.

 

Arlene Ward Bradshaw Community Health Nursing Award

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.

Bettybell T. Watzek Scholarship - The King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two

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.

Blake Surgical Endowed Nursing Scholarship

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

 

Bryan Hafter/March of Dimes Nursing Scholarship

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.

Dana Townes Lamar Nursing Scholarship

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.

Dr. Barbara Powell Memorial Endowed Scholarship

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.

Dr. Thomas F. & Delia Fewell Clay Memorial Endowed Scholarship

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. 

DSU Foundation Nursing Scholarship for Bolivar County

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.

Elaine Corder Memorial Scholarship

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.

Ellis Family Scholarship

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.

Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses’ State Association Scholarship

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

Kate Kittle Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Kate Smith Kittle Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Smith-Kittle Endowed Nursing Scholarship

The Eugene Kittle, Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by Mr. Teddy Kittle in memory of his father, Eugene Kittle, Sr.. The Kate Kittle Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in memory of Teddy Kittle’s sister, Kate Kittle, who was a nurse. The Kate Smith Kittle Memorial Scholarship was established by Mr Kittle in memory of his mother, who was also a nurse. The Smith-Kittle Endowed Nursing Scholarship was established by Mr. Kittle in memory of the Smith Family of Kate Smith Kittle, mother of Mr. Teddy Kittle, and the Kittle family of Eugene Kittle, Sr., father of Mr. Teddy Kittle.

Kennedy Joli Smith Memorial Nursing Scholarship

The Kennedy Joli Smith Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established in memory of Kennedy Joli Smith, daughter of Joe and Alice Smith. This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior nursing student enrolled at Delta State University. The recipient will be selected based on writing of an essay on an assigned topic, typically regarding their career goals in nursing.

Mississippi School of Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is given by Mississippi Nurses Foundation through monies raised from Nursing car tag sales.

North Sunflower Medical Center Futures Scholarship

The North Sunflower Medical Center Futures Scholarship was established by the administration of North Sunflower Medical Center to assist deserving nursing students achieve their goal of becoming registered nurses. Applicants for this scholarship must be a full time student in the School of Nursing and have appropriate need for the scholarship. Preference is given to students from Sunflower County.

Penny & Willard Samuels Nursing Scholarship

The Penny & Willard Samuels Nursing Scholarship is given by Willard Samuels (Cleveland, MS) to help a deserving student achieve their goal of becoming a registered nurse.

Robert E. Smith Nursing Scholarships

Robert E. Smith of Cleveland, Mississippi created these scholarships to assist worthy nursing students. These scholarships are awarded annually to pre-nursing or nursing students. The student must be enrolled full time, demonstrate good character, exhibit involvement in activity that benefits the community, and maintain a grade of “B” or higher.

Sherry Van Liew Bolivar Medical Center Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship

The Bolivar Medical Center Auxiliary awards each year a scholarship to a junior nursing student at DeltaState University. The scholarship is in honor of Sherry Van Liew. The Auxiliary prefers the student be a resident of Bolivar County. The student selected for this scholarship must: (1) have at least a 3.0 grade point average, (2) demonstrate a dedication to excellence in clinical practice, (3) provide a statement of need. This statement must be written in his/her own words, and (4) provide a statement of personal goals for his/her practice as a professional nurse.