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College of Nursing Scholarship Application

NOTE: 
You must be or plan to be matriculated for academic year 2015-2016 to receive a scholarship. 
Your scholarship will be posted on SPIRE in September 2015 and will be split for fall '15 and spring '16 semesters.
A scholarship reception will be held in March 2015 for 2015-2016 scholarship recipients. All recipients will be expected to attend. Further information will be provided in January regarding this event.
 
DEADLINE DATE: Friday, November 21, 2014
Any scholarships received after this date WILL NOT be considered.
 
DIRECTIONS:
  • Please check ALL scholarships for which you wish to apply--You will only be allowed to submit this application once 
  • Be sure to attach all attachments that the scholarship you are applying to requires 
  • Please create one .pdf file with all supporting documents for your application
  • Please type essays in directly to the corresponding text box of the scholarship you are applying for (for safety, type in Word and copy and paste in to application)
  • Be sure to carefully read the eligibilty requirements of each scholarship

 

Email conscholar@nursing.umass.edu with any questions. 

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Eligibility Requirement: A PhD student who must remain a full-time student and maintain a minimum grade
point average of 3.5. Selection is based on the following:
• Official transcripts from colleges/universities attended
• Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with a GPA of 3.2 or better
• Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken in the past five years
• Two letters of recommendation
• Two examples of scholarly writing
• A research focus congruent with that of a potential faculty research advisor
• Participation in an admission interview and the student’s expressed commitment to assuming a faculty role as a career goal.

Eligibility Requirement: Students enrolled in the PhD Program. Selection is based on financial need as well
as leadership potential within the profession. Selection is based on the following:
• Current Resume
• Unofficial Transcript

Eligibility Requirement: Students pursuing a doctoral degree in Nursing. Selection is based on academic standing – the individual considered will have completed the equivalent of one full year of doctoral course work and will have interest in one of the following areas: behavioral/mental health, public health or health policy. Selection is based on the following:
• Current Resume
• Unofficial Transcript
• Essay: In 250-500 words explain why you are a good candidate for this scholarship based on: (1) your area of interest (behavioral/mental health, public health or health policy; (2) the personal qualities and strengths you would bring to this area of practice; (3) your academic performance;(4) why you would benefit from the scholarship

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Eligibility Requirement: A current graduate student in good standing. Only DNP and PhD students should apply. Selection is based on the following:
• An unofficial UMass Amherst transcript
• Current curriculum vitae
• A 500-word essay which includes a statement that explores coaching as a teaching tool and as a method to help practitioners gain more compliance. In addition, the essay must describe past and current experiences in the area of mentoring nurses and future plans after graduation for continued mentoring of new professionals.

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Eligibility Requirement: Junior nursing students, Senior nursing students and Graduate nursing students currently matriculated in the Nursing program. Selection is based on a strong GPA average, financial need and information provided by Financial Aid Services as well as an essay. Selection is based on the following:
• Current Resume
• Unofficial Transcript
• In 500 words or less, please describe your personal goals and aspirations as they relate to your career objectives and long-term goals as a nurse. How would this scholarship help you attain these objectives and goals?

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Eligibility Requirement: A student must be accepted into or currently matriculated in an undergraduate
or graduate degree program in the School of Nursing. Selection is based on academic merit.
Attachments to be included with this application:
• Current Resume
• Unofficial Transcript
• Acceptance Letter, if applicable

Eligibility Requirement: Students pursuing either undergraduate or graduate degrees in the College of Nursing. If a graduate student, the recipient must have at least five years of nursing practice experience prior to entry into the graduate program. Eligible students need to be currently enrolled in the University. Selection is based on an essay, financial need and information provided by Financial Aid Services.
Selection is based on the following:
• Current Resume
• Essay: In 500 words or less, describe your personal goals and aspirations as they relate to your career objectives and long-term goals as a nurse.

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Eligibility Requirement: Students pursuing undergraduate nursing education. Selection is based on financial need and priority will be given to students who will broaden the race and ethnic diversity of the College of Nursing. Selection is based on the following:
• Current Resume
• Unofficial Transcript
• Essay: In 500 words or less, describe your perspective on Nursing including the following points: (1) Your reasons for choosing Nursing as a career, (2) the personal qualities and strengths that you bring to Nursing, and (3) your outside activities and interests that influence your approach to Nursing.

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Eligibility Requirement: Junior or Senior Students in the Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Program.
Selection is based on a high grade point average (3.5 or over) and/or membership of Commonwealth Honors College. In addition, the student must have outstanding clinical skills as assessed by their Clinical Faculty. Selection is based on the following:
• Current Resume (to include previous experiences in the care of children)
• Unofficial Transcript
• Reference from the applicants’ Pediatric Nursing Instructor which speaks to their clinical skills and their level of proficiency.
• Essay (500 words or fewer) reflecting interest, experience and aspirations for a future role in Pediatric Nursing. The question for reflection in this essay is: “How would an undergraduate student in the Nursing Major prepare for a career of excellence and leadership in the field of Pediatric Nursing?”

*Due to the timing of the scholarship cycle this year, we will be accepting strong applications from Juniors who have not yet taken Pediatric Nursing. Application still must show strong evidence of interest and experience in pediatric nursing.*

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Eligibility Requirement: First and second semester Junior nursing students in the Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Program. The selection process includes the completion of an essay, an interview with members of the Anton family. Selection is based on the following:
• Grades received in: N315 and N398E
• Current Resume (Should include, but not be limited to: Nursing or Caring Experiences [Summer jobs, internships, child care, etc.]; Honors and Awards; Outside Activities and Interests)
• Unofficial Transcript
• Essay: In 500 words or less, Describe your personal goals and aspirations as they relate to your career objectives and long-term goals as a nurse.

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Eligibility Requirement: First and second semester Junior nursing students in the Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Program. Selection is based on a completed essay, academic merit and financial need. Selection is based on the following:
• Grades received in: N315 and N398E
• Current Resume. (Should include, but not limited to: Nursing or Caring Experiences [Summer jobs, internships, child care, etc.]; Honors and Awards; Outside Activities and Interests; Do you work to support your Education? If so, please list current jobs.
• Unofficial Transcript
• Essay: In 750 words or less, please write an essay explaining why you are a good candidate for this award based on: (1) your academic performance; (2) the personal qualities and the strengths that you bring to Nursing; (3) your perspectives on Nursing; (4) why you would benefit from the scholarship. The recipient will be selected based on academic merit and financial need; first preference will be given to students from Middlesex and Essex counties of Massachusetts.

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Eligibility Requirement: First and second semester Junior nursing students in the Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Program. Selection is based on an essay, financial need and information provided by Financial Aid Services. Selection is based on the following:
• Current Resume
• Essay: In 500 words or less, describe your future nursing goals and how you plan to achieve them. Include a discussion of your leadership and interpersonal skills as well as evidence of any committee or volunteer experiences you have had which have helped you develop these skills.

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Eligibility Requirement: First and second semester Junior nursing students in the Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Program. Selection is based on financial need and information provided by Financial Aid Services. Selection is based on the following:
• Current Resume

Eligibility Requirement: First and second semester Senior students from the Traditional Undergraduate track, the RN to BS track and the 2nd Baccalaureate Degree track. Selection is based on class standing (upper 1/3 of their class) and eligible recipients must be committed to remaining and working in Hampshire County after graduation. Selection is based on the following:
• Current Resume
• Unofficial Transcript
• Letter outlining interest and experience in providing quality nursing care in Hampshire County.
• Essay: 250 word essay stating why you should receive this award

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This scholarship was established in 2013 by Dr. Jacqueline S. Dowling. Her areas of research have focused on nursing student recruitment and retention to enhance diversity in the healthcare industry. The purpose of this Fund is to support Diversity in the College of Nursing, consistent with the University’s mission, and admission and hiring policies. Students applying for scholarship funds must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
Selection is based on the following:
- Essay: 150 words or less describing how you contribute to diversity within the College of Nursing

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Eligibility Requirement: Currently a freshman nursing student in the traditional undergraduate program. Eligible students must be full matriculated during Fall 2015.
Selection is based on the following:
- Current Resume
- Unofficial Transcript
- Essay (500 words or fewer): Respond to the following question--What incident and/or event(s) in your life helped you to make the decision to pursue a career in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst?

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Eligibility requirement: First and second semester Junior nursing students from the Traditional track, newly entering RN-BS track students, and Junior 2nd Bachelor's track students.
Selection is based on a completed essay and academic merit.
Attachments to be included with this application:
- Current resume (Should include, but not be limited to: Current employment, nursing or caring experiences [summer jobs, internships, childcare, etc.], honors and awards, outside activities and interests)
- Unofficial transcript
- Essay: In 250-500 words, describe how you have consistently demonstrated a holistic approach of caring in a healthcare, volunteer, or home setting. Include a personal narrative as it pertains to your holistic approach in a healthcare, volunteer, or home setting.

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Certification: By typing my name in the field above, I hereby certify that all of the information I have provided is true to the best of my knowledge, and give my permission for the Scholarship Committee to review my academic transcript and financial need information.
I also acknowledge that I will be expected to attend a mandatory scholarship reception to receive this award (date TBD, March 2015) and if I am not able to attend I must send regrets directly to the Dean.