Who Can Apply: The Nurses for Ferguson Scholarship encourages first-generation, low income minority students to enter nursing. One $5,000 award will be made to a student who will enroll in a nursing program, and demonstrates financial need at the nonprofit college or nursing school where the recipient will attend. Preference will be given to students currently underrepresented in the nursing field. Recipients may apply for renewal of the Nursing for Ferguson Scholarship for up to three additional years of undergraduate funding if they remain enrolled in a nursing program, continue to demonstrate financial need and apply by the application deadline.
- current high school student or recently graduated from high school or has received an equivalency diploma.
- resident of the St. Louis metropolitan area
- cumulative 2.8 grade point average (on a four point scale)
- will enroll in a nursing program leading to an RN or BSN degree
- financial need
Submission: Write an essay in which you describe your educational plans are related to your career goals, influences that led to your career choice, and any other information about yourself you think will help the selection committee better understand you as a person, student, and citizen.
Deadline: April 15, 2018