Owens & Minor Nursing Scholarship

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The Virginia Nurses Foundation awards Owens & Minor Nursing Scholarships to three junior and/or senior nursing students. 

Purpose
The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to students completing requirements for a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing at a state-approved and nationally-accredited school of nursing. 

Eligibility Criteria
All applicants must:
  • Be a full-time junior or senior student currently enrolled in a nursing major leading to bachelor of science in nursing degree from a nationally-approved program accredited in Virginia.
  • Be a Virginia resident. 
  • Have a college/university cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale. 
Application Requirements
All applications must be submitted online and should include:
  • A transcript from the college or university that provides evidence of academic standing and past or current enrollment in nursing courses required for the nursing degree. A copy of a transcript is fine. VNF reserves the right to verify enrollment.
  • A one page personal statement written by the applicant that describes why the individual chose a career in nursing. Narratives longer than one page are discouraged.
  • A two-page (maximum) resume including extracurricular activities, leadership roles, honors, and community service 
  • A letter of reference providing support for the applicant and describing why the applicant should receive a VNF scholarship. The letter should be written b a nursing faculty member who knows the student well from a didactic and/or clinical perspective.
Application Procedure
The application form with appropriate information must be completed and submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on August 18, 2017.  

Award
One award of $1,500 each will be made to three qualified applicants. The award is a one-time gift paid directly to the school to be credited to the student's account.

Evaluation
A committee composed of no fewer than three members will evaluate each application. The identities of the applicants will be deleted from the forms for a blind review of the materials. A point-value system will be used to evaluate each candidate, and the applicant(s) with the highest total points will receive the award(s).  In the event of a tie, the scholarship recipients will be chosen by lot.

Notification
Recipients of these scholarships will receive official notification of their awards from the Virginia Nurses Foundation.

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