Scholarships and financial program awards enhance the student nursing experience

All students enrolled in the Ronald and Marvel Jones School of Nursing can be considered for financial scholarships and program awards. Below are a list of current scholarships and awards. Please take a few moments to review the awards and their requirements.


Traditional BSN students are nominated by program faculty and invited to submit an essay for the corresponding award. Each award has a specific set of criteria that nominees are required to address. Nominees’ essays are reviewed by the full time undergraduate faculty. A final vote by the faculty determines the Nightingale and Spirit of Nursing Award recipients.

  • Nightingale Award — Each year, the Nightingale Award is given to a senior in the traditional BSN program with a cumulative nursing GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Spirit of Nursing Award — Senior nursing students who have a GPA of at least 2.75 are nominated by undergraduate nursing faculty for this award.Awards are presented at the Senior Pinning Ceremony.

Additional scholarship information is available on the Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Information Page (TURNIP) on Blackboard.