2017 NBNA Scholarships as of Febuary 2017
DR. LAURANNE SAMS SCHOLARSHIP $5000
The Dr. Lauranne Sams Scholarship is awarded to a qualified NBNA member based on scholastic achievement, financial need and community service and who is in pursuit of a baccalaureate or other advanced nursing degree. The scholarship, which is named for the Founder and First President of the NBNA, has a proud and distinguished legacy. The recipient must be an individual who truly represents the leadership, the commitment to service and the scholarship of Dr. Sams.
NBNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS SCHOLARSHIP - $2000
To support a qualified NBNA member in pursuit of a baccalaureate or advanced nursing degree.
LYNNE EDWARDS RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP - $3500 - $15,000
The scholarship is sponsored by Dr. Linda Burnes-Bolton, NBNA Past President. Dr. Burnes-Bolton is a trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Foundation contributes to the scholarship as part of the matching gift program. The scholarship is in honor of the mother of Dr. Burnes-Bolton, Mrs. Lynne Edwards. The scholarship is for a nurse pursuing a PhD.
DR. HILDA RICHARDS SCHOLARSHIP - $3000
To support a nurse transitioning from an Associate’s degree to a BSN degree.
MARGARET PEMBERTON SCHOLARSHIP - $3000
The Scholarship is provided by Margaret Pemberton, Member, Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, DC Area, to a nursing student from the chapter in the conference’s host city. This is an endowed scholarship.
RITA E. MILLER SCHOLARSHIP - $2500
The scholarship is sponsored by Barbara Julian, Member, Council of Black Nurses, Los Angeles, in memory of Rita E. Miller, Department Chair, School of Nursing, Dillard University.
VITAS HEALTHCARE/ESTHER COLLIFLOWER SCHOLARSHIP - $1000
The scholarship is sponsored by VITAS Healthcare to a nurse or student nurse who is interested in pursuing a career in end of life care.
CHILDREN'S MERCY KANSAS CITY - $1000
The scholarship is sponsored by Children's Mercy Kansas City to a nurse or student nurse who is interested in pursuing a career in pediatric nursing.
GEORGE E. MCGUIRE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $5000
The George McGuire Memorial Scholarship for a nursing student whose focus is social justice. The candidate must be a nursing doctoral student or a nursing student in a master's program of study. The candidate must be a NBNA member for at least two years; must have completed at least one full semester/quarter in a graduate program; and, must have at least one full semester/quarter to go to complete the program of study.
Social Justice is not charity. Social justice is a virtue in which there is an organized, collaborative and interprofessional relationship among professionals that facilitates access to that which is good for all of society. It embodies all those factors which influence social determinants of health for all members of society.
When referencing to nursing...the profession of nursing and those entrusted as professional nurses...have a responsibility to continually work with others so that healthcare access and positive health outcomes are achieved for all of society. An evidence based strategy is to include service learning as a means of introducing components of social justice through student engagement in services projects.
This is an endowed scholarship.
IONA PRINCESS PIERRE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship is sponsored by Joan Pierre, President, NBNA: Northern Virginia Chapter
in memory of her daughter Iona Princess Pierre.
DR. C. ALICIA GEORGES SCHOLARSHIP - $1000
This scholarship is sponsored by Dr. Millicent Gorham, NBNA Executive Director.
DR. MARTHA DAWSON GENESIS GRANT - $1000
The Scholarship is provided by Dr. Martha A. Dawson, Member, Birmingham Black Nurses Association. The Law of Legacy states, “True success is measured by succession.” This scholarship is to support nurse leaders to continue their growth and development through formal education at the master’s and/or doctorate levels. Candidate may be an RN seeking master’s, DNP, PhD in leadership or EdD.
DR. DORIS ASHWORTH WILSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $3000
The scholarship is provided by Edwina Divins, the daughter of Dr. Doris Ashworth Wilson, who was the first NBNA Treasurer. The scholarship is for a candidate seeking a BSN or higher degree.
MARIA DUDLEY ADVANCE PRACTICE NURSE SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship is funded by Maria Dudley, Member, Council of Black Nurses, Los Angeles, for a registered nurse pursuing an advanced practice degree.
YALE-NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL SCHOLARSHIP - $1000
NURSETIM SCHOLARSHIP - $1000