Scholarships

The NATIONAL BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION

Wishes to Congratulate the

2015 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.
 
Patrice L. Brown, BSN, RN
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Downers Grove, IL
Atlanta Black Nurses Association, Inc.
 
Charles Edge, III, RN
Emory University
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
School of Health Sciences
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Black Nurses Association, Inc.
 
Teresa C. Mosley, RN, BSN, COHN-S, CHCM, CEAS, CHC 
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Downers Grove, Illinois
Southeastern Pennsylvania Area Black Nurses Association
 
Larider Ruffin, DNP(c) MSN, APN, RN, ANP-BC, GNP, CTTS
Wilmington University
Department of Health Professions
New Castle, DE
Northern New Jersey Black Nurses Association
 
Jannae White, BHS, BSN, RN
University of Florida
College of Nursing
Gainesville, FL
Greater Gainesville Black Nurses Association
 
 
NBNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS SCHOLARSHIP
To support a qualified NBNA member in pursuit of a baccalaureate or advanced nursing degree.
 
Patricia Fullilove Roberts
University of St. Francis
Leach School of Nursing
Joliet, IL
Greater Illinois Black Nurses Association
 
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.
 
Katheryne Tifuh Amba, ACNP-BC, CCRN, DNP/PhD(c)
Barnes Jewish College
Goldfarb School of Nursing
St Louis, MO
Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses Association
 
Colette Dieujuste, RN, MSN
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Graduate School of Nursing
Worchester, MA
New England Regional Black Nurses Association
 
Willie Gilchrist-Stanfield, MSN, RN
Hampton University
School of Nursing
Hampton, VA
Central Carolina Black Nurses Council
 
Melissa Joseph, MSN, RN
Walden University
School of Nursing
PhD In Nursing
Quincy, MA
New England Regional Black Nurses Association
 
Austin Nation, RN, PHN, MSN, PhD(c)
University of California, San Francisco
School of Nursing – Community Health Systems
San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Black Nurses Association
 
DR. HILDA RICHARDS SCHOLARSHIP
To support a nurse transitioning from an Associate’s degree to a BSN degree.
 
Heather Bryan
Fayetteville State University
School of Nursing
Fayetteville, NC
Sandhills North Carolina 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.
 
Ora D. Williams, RN, BC, BSN, MHCA,
Capella University
School of Public Service Leadership
Minneapolis, MN
Atlanta Black Nurses Association, Inc.
 
DR. SHEILA HALEY SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship is funded by Sheila Haley, Direct and Lifetime Member from Denton, Texas, to an Associate Degree nurse pursuing a BSN. Candidates can apply more than once and be awarded each year. 
 
Madalyn Kurtz
University of St. Thomas
Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing
Houston, TX
Black Nurses Association of Greater Houston
 
ESTER COLLIFLOWER/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.
 
Taneshia Danyelle Brown
Lawson State Community College
Department of Health Professions
Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Black Nurses Association
 
CHILDREN’S MERCY HOSPITALS AND CLINICS SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship is awarded to a nursing student or nurse with an interest in pediatric nursing.
 
Santana Moore 
Cardinal Stritch University
School of Nursing
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Chapter National Black Nurses Association
 
 
DELLA RANEY NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship is funded by the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation and named after Della H. Raney, the first chief nurse assigned to the Tuskegee Air Field.  The award is made to a BSN student.
 
Eric J. Hutto
University of South Florida
College of Nursing
Tampa, FL
Central Florida Black Nurses Association
 
LT. IRMA DRYDEN SCHOLARSHIP
Lt. Irma Dryden Scholarship is given by Joni Lovelace, member of the Atlanta Black Nurses Association, the Atlanta Black Nurses Association and friends and colleagues, to honor the last oldest living Tuskegee Airmen Nurses.  The scholarship will be given to a student nurse based on financial need. 
 
Ashley N. Hudson
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
School of Nursing
Greensboro, NC
Direct Member
 
LOLA NAPIER CHRISTMAS-PUGH SCHOLARSHIP
Lola Napier Christmas-Pugh Scholarship is given by Joni Lovelace, member of the Atlanta Black Nurses Association and family and friends to honor her mother who was a nurse for 50 years.  The scholarship will be given to a student nurse based on scholastic aptitude and/or financial need. 
 
Kiana Renée Cooper
Winston Salem State University
Division of Nursing
Winston Salem, NC
Central Carolina Black Nurses Council
 
RITA E. MILLER SCHOLARSHIP
The Scholarship is offered by Barbara Julian, Member, Council of Black Nurses, Los Angeles, in memory of Rita E. Miller, Dean of Nursing Dillard University, to a student nurse pursing a BSN from an HBCU.
 
Breona Yvonne Harlan
Dillard University
School of Nursing
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Black Nurses Association
 
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.
 
Karen K. Harris, MSN, RN, OCN
University of Alabama at Birmingham
School of Nursing
Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Black Nurses Association
 
MARTHA DUDLEY LVN SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship is sponsored by Maria Dudley, Member, Council of Black Nurses, Los Angeles, in honor of her mother Martha R. Dudley, to a Licensed Vocational Nurse pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in nursing.
 
Rojan Duncan
Contra Costa College
Division of Health Sciences
San Pablo, CA
Bay Area Black Nurses Association
 
DR. MARTHA DAWSON GENESIS NURSE LEADER SCHOLARSHIP
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.
 
Shaakira Abdul Razzaq, RN, BSN
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
School of Nursing
Newark, NJ
Northern New Jersey Black Nurses Association
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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