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Endowed Scholarships

  • The Rita Willner Atlas Endowed Presidential Scholarship provides support for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • The Jerry N. Blaylock, RN, EdD, FAAN, Endowed Scholarship in Nursing provides support to an upper division undergraduate student with a GPA of at least 3.5, who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Donor's strong preference is that the recipient be a graduate of a Texas high school or has resided in Texas.
  • The Betty J. Bomar Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Nursing provides scholarship support to an outstanding student pursuing a degree in nursing and a career in providing quality health care. Financial need is a priority in selecting the recipient.
  • The Boudreaux Endowed Scholarship in Nursing provides support for undergraduate students with financial need.
  • The Dr. Louis Edward and Virginia Steele Brenz Scholarship provides support to graduate and undergraduate students.
  • The Edith Blanche Jennings Burns, RN, Endowed Scholarship in Nursing provides support to a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student. The recipient must show excellent promise for a career in nursing and must have a grade point average of at least 2.5 if he or she has been a college or university student. Preference is given first to graduates of Moran High School, Shackelford County, Texas, and then to South Carolina residents, with preference to residents of Lancaster County. If such a recipient cannot be found, a resident of Travis County, Texas, who also graduated from a Travis County high school, is preferred. Financial need is considered.
  • The Carol Diane Cave Memorial Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Nursing is awarded annually to an undergraduate student pursuing a career in nursing. The student must be a Texas resident in the professional nursing sequence and must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.3.
  • The Hilda B. Cavell Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Nursing provides support for undergraduate and graduate nursing students who commit to the service of public health and who demonstrate financial need.
  • The Barbara Hall Chamberlain Endowed Graduate Scholarship provides support to graduate students at the School of Nursing.
  • The Joe and Tana Christie Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Nursing is awarded annually to an outstanding upper-division or graduate student pursuing a degree in nursing and a career in providing quality health care outside a hospital setting for people with AIDS or other terminal illnesses. The recipient must have a grade point average of at least 3.5.
  • The Steven and Alexandra Cocavessis Endowed Scholarship in Nursing provides support for undergraduate students in the School of Nursing. Preference is given to students who exhibit financial need and demonstrate academic merit.
  • The Marianne Mitchell Conner Endowed Presidential Scholarship provides scholarships to undergraduate nursing students who are upperclassmen under the guidelines of the Endowed Presidential Scholarship Program. Preference is given to students who have expressed interest in pursing an advance nursing degree in nurse anesthesia.
  • The Fred J. and Jann Curry Endowed Scholarship provides awards to deserving nursing students.
  • The Christy and David Dauphin Graduate Fellowship in Nursing provides award fellowships to deserving graduate students enrolled in the School of Nursing with a preference for a student who is a graduate of a Texas high school, is focusing their studies on pediatrics, and who exhibits need.
  • The Mitzi I. Nuhn Dreher Endowed Presidential Scholarship provides an award to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Preference is given to students who participate in a broad range of extracurricular activities or professional nursing organizations.
  • The Endowed Fellowship in Nursing Systems awards fellowships to deserving graduate students enrolled in the nursing systems concentration.
  • The Endowment for Excellence provides scholarship support to graduate nursing students, with preference given to those planning to pursue a career in cardiovascular study and research.
  • The Eugene R. Fant Endowed Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to nursing and pre-nursing students with financial need.
  • The Girling Health Care Undergraduate Scholarship in Nursing is awarded to undergraduate students in the RN-BSN program with an interest in home health nursing.
  • The Martha C. Gooding Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Nursing is available to senior level undergraduate students under the guidelines of the Endowed Presidential Scholarship program, in memory of alum Martha Gooding.
  • The Kathryn Gurley Scholarship Endowment provides scholarships for students at all levels. There is no grade point average requirement.
  • The Jewel R. Hagan Endowed Scholarship in Nursing provides undergraduate scholarships for students in the School of Nursing, with priority given to those students enrolled in the ADN to BSN program with high academic achievement. It is the donor's preference that the recipients be U.S. military veterans who are parents of dependent children.
  • The Alda R. Hilliard, RN, Memorial Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Nursing is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in nursing and a career in providing quality health care.
  • The Jens Jacobsen Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Nursing provides support for nursing students. Financial need and merit are strong considerations in the selection of recipients; preference is given to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • The Lee Hage and Joseph D. Jamail Endowed Scholarship in Nursing provides support to students of average academic merit who show promise of success in their chosen field and who demonstrate evidence of financial need.
  • The Mary Gibbs Jones Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Nursing provides awards to full-time nursing students. Financial need is emphasized in the selection of recipients.
  • The Clair B. Jordan, MSN, RN Endowed Presidential Fellowship in Nursing provides fellowship support to graduate students in Nursing who possess a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in their graduate work. It is strongly preferred that recipients demonstrate a commitment to becoming a nursing leader with a dedication to providing leadership in the profession and practice of nursing.
  • The Kristi Kana Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Nursing is awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate nursing student in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students involved in community activities for the good of others.
  • The Dorothy C. Luther Scholarship in Nursing provides support to deserving graduate students in the School of Nursing.
  • The Lillie S. Matthews Endowed Scholarship provides scholarships for students in the School of Nursing.
  • The Lucy May Maxey Scholarship Fund in Nursing provides scholarships to nursing students with an interest in the treatment of cancer.
  • The Nancy Francis and William Arnold McMinn Endowed Presidential Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in nursing and a career in providing quality health care. The student must be a Texas resident in the professional nursing sequence and must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.3.
  • The McPeake-Shuler Family Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Nursing provides scholarships to undergraduate students in the School of Nursing. Recipients must have a minimum grade point average of 3.8 and be in their junior year.
  • The Jodie and Julie Fincher Moore Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Nursing is available to those classified as junior or senior undergraduate students in the School of Nursing, under the guidelines of the University's Endowed Presidential Scholarship Program.
  • The Rose M. Morris Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Nursing provides scholarships to undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral students in the School of Nursing.
  • The Ruth Adelia Nicholson, MSN, RN Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Nursing provides scholarships to junior and senior level undergraduate nursing students with financial need. The scholarship award amounts are meaningful and, whenever possible, at least commensurate to 50% of tuition for the academic year in which the award is made.
  • The Florence Nightingale Memorial Scholarship provides support to deserving undergraduate students in the School of Nursing.
  • The Elizabeth E. Norwood Graduate Fellowship in Nursing provides scholarships for students in Nursing. Awards are determined by: A) financial need criteria as determined by the Dean of the College or selection committee of the Dean’s choice. B) Participation in scholastic and/or extracurricular activities related to the University. C) Academic motivation without restriction to the attainment of a prescribed grade point average.
  • The PCA Health Plans Endowed Presidential Scholarship provides awards to incoming freshmen on the basis of academic merit. Preference is given to students who are graduates of the Austin Independent School District and then to students from the counties served by PCA Health Plans. Extracurricular activities and interests are also considered.
  • The S. Allison Starr Pendergras Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Nursing is awarded to an undergraduate and a graduate student with a grade point average of at least 2.50. Financial need is a priority in selecting the recipients.
  • The Ella Kate and Wallace Ralston Nursing Students Scholarship Fund provides assistance for a number of students each year.
  • The Louis W. Rase and Sophie Braun Rase Nursing Scholarship Fund provides an award annually to a nursing student who demonstrates outstanding scholarship. The recipient is chosen on the basis of grade point average and must rank in the top 10 percent of his or her class.
  • The Alice R. Redland Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Nursing is awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student planning to pursue a career in gerontological nursing.
  • The Rew Family Graduate Research Endowment in Nursing provides support to a graduate student working on a doctoral dissertation in Nursing that specifically addresses adolescent or child health. Priority is given to students focusing on adolescent health, but consideration may be extended to those focusing on child health, as well.
  • The Cynthia Lubocki Riley Memorial Scholarship in Nursing provides scholarships to deserving undergraduate students who demonstrate the greatest financial need.
  • The Dolores and Arthur Sands Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Nursing provides scholarship support for promising graduate students pursuing a degree in nursing and a career in providing quality health care. Financial need is a priority in the selection of the recipient.
  • The M. Elizabeth Sands, MD, and Arthur T. Sands, MD, PhD, Endowed Scholarship in Nursing provides an award to a graduate or undergraduate nursing student planning to pursue a career in oncology.
  • The Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital Scholarship Fund in Memory of Taylor Andrew Marceau provides an award to a nursing student who has demonstrated financial need, exemplary moral character, and good academic standing. Preference is given to students who intend to practice in the field of pediatric nursing.
  • The School of Nursing Faculty-Staff Endowed Presidential Scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Preference is given to residents of Texas. The award is made to a nursing student who has shown academic achievement by maintaining a 3.0 or better grade point average, who has shown interest in the community through a record of community involvement, and who has shown a special dedication to nursing by participating in nursing organizations.
  • The Shivers Cancer Foundation Endowed Excellence Fund in Oncology Nursing provides awards to students focused on the care of cancer patients.
  • The Susanne Spencer Skaggs Endowed Scholarship in Nursing provides support to graduate and undergraduate nursing students.
  • The Leila Tannous Memorial Endowed Scholarship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate or undergraduate students pursuing a degree in nursing and a career in providing quality health care.
  • The David and Nancy Lubke Temple Graduate Fellowship for Nursing provides support graduate students in the School of Nursing.
  • The Texas Graduate Nurses Association Scholarship provides awards to registered nurses, either undergraduates in public health nursing or graduate students.
  • The Travis County Medical Auxiliary and Society Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Nursing is awarded to a full-time junior or senior with a grade point average of at least 3.3 and with excellent promise for a career in nursing. Preference is given to Travis County high school graduates.
  • The Margaretta Turpin Endowed Scholarship in Nursing provides scholarship assistance to outstanding undergraduate students pursuing a degree in nursing and a career providing quality health care. Special consideration is given to students pursuing the study of geriatric care.
  • The Erette A. Vinson Endowed Nursing and Education Scholarship is awarded to a junior level undergraduate student. Preference given to those who intend to work in a financially or economically depressed area of Texas.
  • The Carlo and Angeline Visco Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a promising student pursuing a degree in nursing and a career in providing quality health care. The recipient must be a full-time student with a grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • The Mabel A. Wandelt Endowed Scholarship Fund provides support to students in the RN to BSN program who are in the last 35 hours of the program and have a grade point average of 3.0 or greater.
  • The Dusky Chionsini Waters Endowed Scholarship in Nursing provides support for junior-and-senior-level nursing students who do not already hold a professional licensure in nursing. Preference is given to students from educationally and financially disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • The Marlene H. Weitzel, PhD, RN, Endowed Student Scholarship in Nursing recognizes and supports promising students pursuing a degree in nursing and a career in providing quality health care. Financial need is a priority in the selection of the recipient.
  • The Norma White, RN, Endowed Scholarship provides support to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student who has a grade point average of at least 2.5. Financial need is a priority in selecting the recipient.
  • The Dr. Marilyn D. Willman Endowed Presidential Fellowship provides support to graduate students in the School of Nursing in accordance with the Endowed Presidential Fellowship Program.
  • The Lola B. Wright Foundation Centennial Scholarship enables the School of Nursing to assist several students each year with individual financial aid.
  • The Carolyn J. and John H. Young Endowed Presidential Fellowship in Nursing provides support to an outstanding graduate student identified by the School of Nursing as having outstanding potential to contribute to the field of nursing.