The Foundation's New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program was designed to address the nursing shortage by funding scholarships in accelerated bachelor's degree programs at nursing schools, with preference given to schools that increase the number of students in these programs or increase enrollment and retention of disadvantaged or minority students.This grant supports one of up to 75 nursing schools selected for funding through a competitive application process. The nursing school will use all grant funds for between 5 and 30 scholarships for students from underrepresented groups in nursing or disadvantaged backgrounds. Students may use their scholarship funds to pay tuition, academic fees and living expenses. The school will report on the progress of scholarship recipients during the academic year. As a result of this grant, the nursing school is expected to increase: (1) student enrollment capacity in its accelerated bachelor's and/or master's program; and (2) the number of students from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds that enroll and graduate from the program. This institution will receive 20 scholarships.
Amount Awarded $200,000.00
Awarded on: 8/7/2008
Time frame: 9/1/2008 - 8/31/2009
Grant Number: 64962