Scholarships

The NATIONAL BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION

Wishes to Congratulate the

2016 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES


DR. LAURANNE SAMS SCHOLARSHIP
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.
 
Abiola Abu-Bakr, RN, BSN, PHN
University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Black Nurses Association
 
Lynn Hines, MSN, RNBC
Drexel University
College of Nursing and Health Professions
Philadelphia, PA
Youngstown Warren Ohio Black Nurses Association
 
Fallon Flowers, RN
Loyola University Chicago
Marcella Neihoff School of Nursing
Chicago, IL
Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses Association
 
Nadia Willy
Miami Dade College
Benjamin Leon School of Nursing
Miami, FL
Black Nurses Association, Miami
 
Candace Williams
Charles Stewart Mott Community College
Flint, MI
Greater Flint Black Nurses Association
 
NBNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS SCHOLARSHIP
To support a qualified NBNA member in pursuit of a baccalaureate or advanced nursing degree.
 
Ora D. Williams, RN, BC, BSN, MS HCA
Capella University
Nursing & Health Sciences Program
Minneapolis, MN
Atlanta Black Nurses Association, Inc.
 
 
LYNNE EDWARDS RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP
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.
 
Linda D. Gregory, MSN, BSN, RN
University of California San Francisco
School of Nursing Community Health systems
San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Black Nurses
 
Evelyn Houston Bell, MSN, RN
University of Phoenix
School of Nursing
Phoenix, AZ
Atlanta Black Nurses Association, Inc.
 
Marcia Lowe, MSN, RN-BC
University of Alabama at Birmingham
School of Nursing
Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Black Nurses Association
 
Monique C. White
University of North Florida
Brooks College of Health
School of Nursing
Jacksonville, FL
Central Florida Black Nurses Association
 
DR. HILDA RICHARDS SCHOLARSHIP
To support a nurse transitioning from an Associate’s degree to a BSN degree.
 
Monique A. Shaw
University of Texas Arlington
School of Nursing
Arlington, TX
San Diego Black Nurses Association
 
MARGARET PEMBERTON SCHOLARSHIP
The Scholarship is provided by Ms. Margaret Pemberton, member of 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.
 
Ashley Nicole Hudson
Arkansas State University
College of Nursing and Health Professions
Jonesboro, AR
Memphis-Riverbluff Black Nurses Association
 
Rita E. Miller Scholarship
 
Ganiyah Thurston
Prairie View A&M University
College of Nursing
Houston, TX
Black Nurses Association of Greater Houston
 
VITAS SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship is sponsored by VITAS Innovative Hospice Care to a nurse or student nurse who is interested in pursuing a career in end of life care.
 
Yolanda McMillan, DNPc, MSN, RNP, RN
Grand Canyon University
School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Phoenix, AZ
Council of Black Nurses, Los Angeles
 
George E. Freeman Memorial Scholarship
 
Chris L. Bryant, MSN-PH, BSN
Grand Canyon University
School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Phoenix, AZ
Eastern Colorado Council of Black Nurses
 
 
IONA PRINCESS PIERRE SCHOLARSHIP
 
Brittany Brown
University of Louisville
School of Nursing
Louisville, KY
Kyanna Black Nurses Association of (Louisville)
 
 
DR. LINDA BURNES BOLTON SCHOLARSHIP
 
Jannae White, BHS, BSN, RN
University of Florida
College of Nursing
Gainesville, FL
Central Florida Black Nurses Association
 
DR. MARTHA DAWSON GENESIS GRANT
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.
 
Lodz Joseph, MPH, CBC, CD
Columbia University
School of Nursing
New York, NY
New York Black Nurses Association
 
DR. DORIS ASHWORTH WILSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
 
Porsche Janay Lacewell
Lasalle University
School of Nursing & Health Sciences
Philadelphia, PA
South Jersey Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association
 
Kiana Renee Cooper
Winston-Salem State University
Division of Nursing
Winston-Salem, NC
Central Carolina Black Nurses Council, Inc.
 
 
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.
 
Paulette Rounds-Stanley, MSN, Ed, RN
University of South Alabama
School of Nursing
Mobile, AL
Black Nurses Association, Miami

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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