UAB School of Nursing Scholarships

The School of Nursing at UAB has an excellent scholarship program that provides financial support to Alabama’s best and brightest nursing students.  Currently, the School’s scholarship portfolio consists of 67 endowed scholarships and 7 sponsored scholarships.  Of these scholarships, 29 have been established by or contributed to by the School’s Board of Visitors, made up of community leaders and volunteers, that provide support and advocacy to enhance the School’s visibility, reputation and financial success. The school currently has an $8.1 million endowed fund that supports nursing scholarships annually. During the 2013-2014 academic school year, 169 UAB School of Nursing students received over $378,000 in endowed scholarships and 67 students received sponsored scholarships totaling $211,940. 

Scholarships are awarded twice a year – spring and fall semesters. The scholarship application process is simple. One application is needed to be considered for all undergraduate or graduate scholarships. See Scholarship Applications for details on how to apply.  Also, visit Traineeship, Fellowship and Loan Programs to learn about additional opportunities.

The following is a listing of scholarships at the University of Alabama School of Nursing at UAB.

 
Alice L. McCallum Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by family and friends of Dr. Charles A. McCallum, Jr., and the late Alice L. McCallum. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in the School of Nursing, a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid. Preference will be given to first year students enrolled in the undergraduate or graduate pre-licensure programs.

Barbara and Emmet O’Neal Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with gifts from friends of Barbara O’Neal and the late Emmet O’Neal. Mr. O’Neal left a legacy as a generous benefactor and supporter of the people of Birmingham, and Mrs. O’Neal is a member of the School of Nursing’s Board of Visitors. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree at the School of Nursing, a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid. Preference will be given to students who have a desire to pursue a career in community-based nursing.   

Benjamin and Roberta Russell Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds received from the Benjamin and Roberta Russell Foundation. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree in nursing at the University of Alabama School of Nursing at UAB, cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid. Preference will be given to those who are residents of Alabama or who express a desire to live and work in an underserved area of the state following graduation.

Board of Visitors Endowed Veterans Nursing Care Scholarship: Established by the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors with proceeds from the 2009 MASH fundraising event. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree in the School of Nursing at UAB, a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid. First preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to providing nursing care for veterans and their families.

Board of Visitors Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds raised by the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree in the School of Nursing at UAB, and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to those who are residents of Alabama, and who express a desire to live and work in Alabama following graduation.

Board of Visitors Endowed Scholarship in Doctoral Nursing: Established with funds raised by the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors to support deserving doctoral nursing students. Criteria: Must be currently enrolled in or admitted to a doctoral degree-granting program in the School of Nursing and have earned at least an overall 3.0 grade point average in coursework completed prior to the time of application.

Brock Family Endowed Nursing Scholarship: The Harry B. and Jane H. Brock Foundation has made generous gifts to create an endowed scholarship at the School of Nursing, in recognition of the nursing career of their daughter, Barrett Brock MacKay (MSN 1979), who is a member of the School’s Board of Visitors. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the School of Nursing. Applicants must have at least an overall 2.8 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at the time of the scholarship application. Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

Carolyn Farrior Boone Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Mr. and Mrs. James B. Boone, Jr., of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Mr. Boone serves as Chairman of the Board and Director of Boone Newspapers, Inc. His wife, Carolyn, is a retired nurse and a member of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in the School of Nursing. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

Catherine S. and Lee J. Styslinger, Jr., Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Catherine and Lee Styslinger, Jr., well known residents of Birmingham and throughout the state of Alabama for their leadership and generous philanthropic support. Catherine is member of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree at the School of Nursing, and a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the undergraduate and/or graduate pre-licensure programs.

Delia and John Robert Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds from the Delia and John Robert Trust to support students seeking a professional nursing career. Criteria: current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree in nursing at the UAB School of Nursing and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. Preference will be given to those for whom the decision to return to school is a second life choice; or who may have pursued a degree in nursing earlier in life and been forced by circumstances to stop that education; or who are returning to school in order to seek an advanced degree in nursing.

Dorothy G. Sterne Nursing Scholarship Fund: Established with funds received from the Dorothy Sterne estate through the provisions of her will. Preference will be given to Calhoun County, Alabama, residents enrolled full-time in study leading to the BSN degree at the UAB School of Nursing.

Dr. Charles E. Flowers, Jr. Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Dr. Flowers’ widow, Dr. Juanzetta S. Flowers, and family, colleagues and friends of Dr. Charles E. Flowers, this scholarship was created to assist deserving students who are enrolled in the UAB School of Nursing. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the School of Nursing. Applicants should demonstrate solid academic promise and have earned a cumulative 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average in coursework prior to the time of application.

Dr. Margaret Millsap Memorial Endowed Award in Nursing: Established by alumni of the UAB School of Nursing and members of the Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and colleagues of Dr. Margaret Israel Millsap to provide financial support for deserving advanced practice nursing students. Criteria: must be enrolled in, or admitted to, a degree-granting program in the School of Nursing. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible and should have earned at least an overall 3.0 grade point average in foundational and overall coursework completed prior to the time of application.  

Dr. Paul W. Scokel III and Mary Lou Scokel and William A. Honeycutt and Christine R. Honeycutt Endowed Scholarship: Established by Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Scokel in honor and memory of their parents Dr. Paul W. Scokel III and Mary Lou Scokel and William A. Honeycutt and Christine R. Honeycutt. Criteria: must demonstrate financial need as defined by the UAB Financial Aid Office, earned at least an overall 3.0 grade point average, and be currently enrolled in, or admitted to a degree-granting program at UAB School of Nursing.

Eileen Marie Mahan Endowed Scholarship in Nursing Scholarship: Established in memory of Eileen Marie Mahan (MSN 1980), who died in an automobile accident. This memorial scholarship is to enable deserving graduate students in the School of Nursing. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking graduate program at the UAB School of Nursing, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

Eileen S. Meyer Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Dr. Bruce Burns in honor of his wife, Eileen S. Meyer, CRNP as a surprise for her 40th birthday. Criteria: Must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, a degree-granting program in the School of Nursing and should demonstrate solid academic promise in foundational and overall coursework completed prior to the time of application. Applicants must demonstrate excellent skills in physical diagnosis, as attested to by letters of recommendation from faculty. Applicants must demonstrate excellent skills in communication and interpersonal relationships as attested to by letters of recommendation from faculty and I or employers. Students do not have to qualify for federal assistance to be considered for this award.

Elizabeth Jane Harper Memorial Scholarship: Established by family members as a memorial to Elizabeth Jane Harper, who was a student at the UAB School of Nursing. Criteria: must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in study leading to the BSN degree at the UAB School of Nursing, be in good standing, and show financial need as defined by the UAB Financial Aid Office.

Elizabeth Stullenbarger Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by UAB School of Nursing Professor Emerita, Dr. Elizabeth Stullenbarger together with other friends of the School of Nursing to provide financial support to deserving nursing students. Criteria: Must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, a degree-granting program in the School of Nursing, with first preference given to full-time students in the undergraduate and graduate pre-licensure programs. Applicants should have earned at least an overall 3.0 grade point average in foundational and overall coursework completed prior to the time of application.  

Dr. Elwynn “Chick” Hale Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by family and friends of the late Dr. Elwynn “Chick” Hale in her memory to assist deserving nursing students at the UAB School of Nursing. An alumna of the School, Dr. Hale was also a beloved faculty member from 1974 to 1990, and served as a member of the School’s Board of Visitors until her death. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the School of Nursing, and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Preference given to students who are citizens of Alabama or who express a desire to work in Alabama following graduation.

Emmet and Mary Anne O’Neal Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with gifts from family and friends of the late Mary Anne and Emmet O’Neal, who, during their lifetime, set an example of grace and benevolence for their family and for the Birmingham community. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree in nursing at the UAB School of Nursing, cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and a demonstrated financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.

Ethel M. and Jesse D. Smith Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship: Established by Dr. Bettye Jane Smith as a memorial to her parents, Ethel McCarty Smith and Jesse Doswell Smith. Criteria: must demonstrate financial need as defined by the UAB Financial Aid Office, reside in the state of Alabama, have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and be admitted to or enrolled in full-time study leading to the BSN degree at the UAB School of Nursing.

Fay B. Ireland Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Mrs. William R. Ireland, Sr., to support native Alabama students pursuing a degree at the UAB School of Nursing. Criteria: applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

Florence A. Hixson Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Florence Alberta Hixson, the first Dean of the UAB School of Nursing. Criteria: current full-time enrollment in study leading to an advanced degree at the UAB School of Nursing and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Francis S. Falkenburg Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by the family of Francis S. Falkenburg, former member of the State Legislature of Alabama and lobbyist for UAB and the Alabama State Nurses Association. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in the undergraduate program in the School of Nursing and demonstrate financial need as determine by the family of Gladys Farmer Colvin, who was a nurse for many years at the Jefferson County Department of Public Health. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in the PhD program in the UAB School of Nursing and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.

Governors Lurleen B. and George C. Wallace Memorial Fund: Established by James T. Parsons and his late wife, Bobbie Parsons, to honor her parents, Governor Lurleen Burns Wallace and Governor George Corley Wallace. Bobbie served as a member of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors for 18 years. Gov. Lurleen Wallace respected and admired the work of nurses, and Gov. George Wallace was a strong supporter of UAB and provided significant support through funding and legislation. This fund is used for scholarships and many other worthy purposes within the UAB School of Nursing.

The Hill Crest Foundation Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by the Hill Crest Foundation to provide financial assistance to deserving students who are admitted to the UAB School of Nursing.  Criteria: Students must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, a degree-granting program in the School of Nursing. First preference will be given to students seeking a second degree in the Accelerated Masters in Nursing Pathway (AMNP). Applicants must have at least an overall 3.0 grade point average in foundational and overall coursework completed prior to the time of application.  

James Coleman Lee, Sr., Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by the late James. C. Lee, Jr. and his wife Rose, through the Buffalo Rock Company to honor the memory of Mr. Lee’s father, James Coleman Lee, Sr., this scholarship was created to encourage students to enter the nursing profession and to make it possible for many future nurses to focus on their studies without the burden of financial pressure. Criteria: admission to the UAB School of Nursing. Applicants should demonstrate solid academic promise and have earned at least a cumulative 2.8 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in coursework prior to the time of application. Preference will be given to applicants who are deserving of financial assistance as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

Jarman F. Lowder Endowed Scholarship: Established by Mr. Thomas H. Lowder and his late wife, Jarman, to encourage students to enter the nursing profession and to make it possible for many future students in the School of Nursing to focus on their studies without the burden of financial pressures. Mrs. Lowder (BSN 1973) served on the Board of Visitors for the School of Nursing until her untimely passing. Criteria: must be admitted to or enrolled in a full-time degree-seeking program at the School of Nursing, have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in coursework at the time of application. Applicants will demonstrate high moral character and preference will be given to applicants who are deserving of financial assistance as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

Jean Riley Tomlinson Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Mrs. Jean Riley Tomlinson, longtime member and former chair of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors. This scholarship pays tribute to the nurses and physicians specializing in cardiovascular illnesses that provided excellent care to her late husband, Jack O. Tomlinson, Sr.  It is the intent of Mr. and Mrs. Tomlinson that this scholarship make a significant difference for students in need of financial assistance for higher education. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree at the School of Nursing, a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated an interest in cardiovascular nursing.

Jernigan Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by the late Thomas E. Jernigan, Sr. and his wife Donna. Mrs. Jernigan is a member of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors. Criteria: must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and be eligible to enroll full-time in a junior level clinical nursing course at the University of Alabama School of Nursing at UAB. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate leadership potential or ability through participation in extracurricular activities or similar experiences.

Jo Ann Barnett Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds from friends, colleagues and family of the late Jo Ann Barnett (BSN 1987, MSN 1990), this scholarship was created to honor Ms. Barnett’s memory and to benefit students in the School of Nursing. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in the UAB School of Nursing MSN program, with preference given to those students pursuing a career in neonatal nursing or oncology nursing. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

John Wilson Rodgers Endowed Memorial Scholarship: Established by Dr. Marguerite Rodgers Kinney (DIPL 1961), a former faculty member at the UAB School of Nursing, as a memorial to her father. Criteria: good academic standing, current full-time enrollment in study leading to the MSN degree. Preference will be given to applicants who are pursuing, or their program of study shows that they plan to pursue, advanced study in cardiovascular nursing and demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.

Junior Board of Visitors Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by the UAB School of Nursing Junior Board of Visitors with proceeds from the No-Show Ball fundraisers. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the School of Nursing, have earned a cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale , and deserving of financial assistance as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid. First preference will be given to students demonstrating an interest and commitment to providing pediatric nursing care.

Lois and Barry Luther National Alumni Society Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by UAB School of Nursing alumna and former faculty member, Lois Luther and her husband, Barry Luther to provide financial assistance to undergraduate nursing students. Criteria: Must be admitted to a degree-granting program at the School of Nursing and have earned at least a 2.5 in coursework completed prior to the time of application. Students do not have to qualify for federal assistance to be considered for this award.

Lois Drolet Luckie Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established in memory of Mrs. Lois Luckie by her loving husband, Robert Luckie, Jr. This scholarship is awarded in honor of Holli Kemper (BSN 1985), one of Mrs. Luckie’s oncology nurses. According to the late, Mr. Luckie, Ms. Kemper constantly “went the extra mile” during his wife’s terminal illness, carrying out her duties with great professionalism, cheerfulness and sympathetic skill. Criteria: must be admitted to or enrolled full-time in the School of Nursing, a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to applicants who express an interest in oncology nursing.

Mable E. Lamb Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds from a planned gift to honor Dr. Lamb’s commitment to educating the nurses of the future. Criteria: must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

Margaret and Bradford Kidd Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Margaret and the late, William Bradford Kidd. Mrs. Kidd is a member of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the School of Nursing, must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

Margaret Parks Kendrick Nursing Scholarship: Established by Dr. Marvin Hayne Kendrick as a memorial to his mother, Margaret Parks Kendrick. Criteria: must show financial need as defined by the UAB Financial Aid Office, be admitted to or enrolled in full-time study leading to the BSN degree at the University of Alabama School of Nursing at UAB, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to residents of Crenshaw County, Alabama.

Marie Carter Bonner Memorial Scholarship: established by friends and associates as a memorial to Mrs. Bonner, who worked as a nurse at UAB Hospital for more than 20 years and served as Director of Psychiatric Nursing. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree in the School of Nursing at UAB, and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. Preference will be given to applicants who express an interest in psychiatric-mental health nursing.

Marie L. O’Koren School of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship: Established with funds received from the late, Dr. Marie L. O’Koren and members of the alumni association of the UAB School of Nursing, in honor of Dr. O’Koren’s many years of service as dean of the School. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree in nursing at the UAB School of Nursing, cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and a demonstrated financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.

Marie S. Ingalls Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by funds from the estate of Marie S. Ingalls, a noted civic leader and philanthropist, who was a member of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the School of Nursing. Applicants must have at least an overall 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at the time of the scholarship application.

Martha F. Tilt Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Mrs. Tilt’s three sons, family, and friends - with the intent that nursing students be given a helping hand into a profession through this scholarship, and in memory of one inspirational role model who lived and defined the profession - a lady who gained her rewards in life through befriending, comforting and caring for others. Mrs. Tilt had the heart of a nurse and shared it freely with everyone she met. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment at the School of Nursing, and a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. First preference will be given to mature, non-traditional, first-year nursing undergraduate students, as defined by the University, and to those applicants who plan to practice nursing either in a clinical or a hospital setting upon graduation. Preference will be given to applicants who are deserving of financial assistance as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.

Mary G. Nash Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by colleagues and friends to pay tribute to Dr. Mary G. Nash and her service to the School of Nursing, University Hospital, and UAB. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree at the School of Nursing Preference will be given to applicants who plan to work in Alabama upon graduation. The School of Nursing Office of Development and Alumni Affairs announces application deadlines and procedures.

Mary Josephine Harwell Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds received from the estate of Mary Josephine Harwell through the provisions of her will. Criteria: must be admitted to or currently enrolled full-time in study leading to the BSN degree at the UAB School of Nursing, and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Preference will be given to residents of Elmore County, Alabama, and neighboring counties, and those who show financial need as defined by the UAB Financial Aid Office.

Nancy Eastman Harp Oncology Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established Dr. J. Patrick Daugherty and her family and friend, as a memorial to Mrs. Harp (BSN 1972) - an oncology nurse and a graduate of the UAB School of Nursing who was killed in a tragic automobile accident. Criteria: current full-time enrollment in the oncology concentration of the MSN degree, a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, and evidence of marked achievement or potential for marked achievement in oncology nursing.

Peggy Spain McDonald Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by the late, Peggy Spain McDonald, a longtime community leader in Birmingham. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree at the School of Nursing, a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated an interest in geriatric nursing.

Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors with proceeds from the 2005 “MASH: Make Another Scholarship Happen” fundraising event. Dr. Booth served as the School of Nursing’s third dean from 1987-2005. Criteria: students must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, a doctoral program in the UAB School of Nursing, a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, and applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

The Reese Phifer, Jr. Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by the Reese Phifer, Jr., Memorial Foundation to support Alabama students pursuing degrees in nursing and to honor the late Mr. Phifer. The scholarship assists Alabama residents who are currently enrolled in, or have been admitted to, the baccalaureate, masters or doctoral degree-seeking program within the UAB School of Nursing. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree in the School of Nursing, a grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and must be a resident of the state of Alabama.

Rylee/Casper Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by a charitable gift from Mrs. Gladys Muriel Rylee Casper who was a 1947 diplomat of the School of Nursing  and served for more than two decades as a nurse in the armed forces. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program at the UAB School of Nursing, demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid, and applicants must be residents of the State of Alabama. Preference will be given to applicants from Bibb, Chilton, or Perry Counties.

Seth Houston McCoin, Jr. and Elizabeth Morgan McCoin Endowed Scholarship in Pediatric Nursing -  Established by the Junior Board of Visitors in memory of twin babies for whom the scholarship is named, to provide financial assistance to deserving nursing students specializing in pediatric care. Criteria: Must be admitted to or currently enrolled in the graduate program in the UAB School of Nursing. First preference will be given to applicants wishing to pursue a career in neonatal nursing. Applicants should have earned at least an overall 3.0 grade point average in coursework completed prior to the time of application. 

SOS Foundation Scholarship: Established with funds received from the Sabin Oral Sunday (SOS) Foundation of Jefferson County. Preference will be given to a Jefferson County, Alabama, resident enrolled full-time in study leading to the BSN degree at the UAB School of Nursing.

The Robert Luckie Family Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Robert E. Luckie, Jr., to enable deserving nursing students attending the UAB School of Nursing realize their dream of receiving a quality education. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the UAB School of Nursing, a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to students who are citizens of Alabama or who express a desire to work in Alabama following graduation and demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Financial Aid.

The School of Nursing Dean’s Merit Endowed Scholarship:  Four scholarships are available per year to undergraduate students. Three of these scholarships are two-year renewable scholarships and one is for one year only. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 per year. Criteria: a “B” (3.0) average on all collegiate pre-nursing work attempted. For renewal of a two-year scholarship, a student must maintain a 2.5 grade point average on nursing courses. All applicants for admission to study leading to the BSN degree at the School of Nursing are automatically considered for the Dean’s Scholarship.

The School of Nursing Faculty and Staff Endowed Scholarship: Established with funds from School of Nursing Faculty and Staff, this scholarship was established to benefit the training and education of deserving nursing students. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the University of Alabama School of Nursing at UAB and an overall 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average in coursework completed prior to time of application.

The Student/Alumni Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds raised from current and former students, this scholarship was developed by former students who wanted to make a difference in the lives of future students. Every year, former students contribute through the School of Nursing’s Annual Fund. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree at the School of Nursing, and a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Thelma Walker Mitchell Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds from the estate of Thelma Walker Mitchell, who was a 1941 graduate of the Hillman Hospital School of Nursing at what is now UAB. She made maternal and child health nursing her life’s work, including many years as a nursing consultant to the Alabama State Department of Public Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health in Montgomery.

Terri J. Broach Nursing Scholarship Endowment: Established by friends and family members as a memorial to the late Terri J. Broach, who was a student at the UAB School of Nursing. Criteria: must be a resident of the State of Alabama, be admitted to or enrolled in full-time study leading to the BSN degree in nursing at UAB, and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above. Preference will be given to those who have an active relationship with a church, synagogue, or other religious institution or order, and those who show financial need as defined by the UAB Financial Aid Office

Thor-Louck Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds from Isobel H. Thorp and Phyllis M. Loucks, beloved former faculty members of the School of Nursing. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree at the School of Nursing, and a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

The UAB Hospital Auxiliary Endowed Nursing Scholarship - Established by the UAB Hospital Auxiliary to assist nursing students currently working at UAB Hospital or in the UAB Health System and with an intention of practicing at UAB Hospital with the completion of their studies. Criteria: must be undergraduate students currently enrolled or admitted to the School of Nursing, with first preference given to applicants planning to work at UAB Hospital after graduation. Applicants should have earned at least an overall 3.0 grade point average. Applicants must work at UAB Hospital in a part-time or full-time capacity, have completed one full year of employment and be in good standing. A reference letter from the applicant’s immediate supervisor is required as part of the scholarship application and will be used to determine good standing.

Virginia Bonds Black Endowed Nursing Scholarship – Established by Virginia Bonds Black to provide financial assistance to deserving nursing students. Ms. Black, a 1950 diploma graduate of Jefferson Hillman School of Nursing, spent her entire career as a dedicated servant to others. Criteria: must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to the School of Nursing at UAB and have earned at least an overall 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average.

William Groce Campbell Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Myrtle Campbell Bell in memory of her brother, William Groce Campbell, this scholarship was created to benefit students in the UAB School of Nursing Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program in the School of Nursing, and a minimum grade point average of a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.

William C. Howton Endowed Nursing Scholarship – Established by the late, William C. Howton in honor of his two daughters who are registered nurses. Criteria: must be admitted to or enrolled in the undergraduate program at the UAB School of Nursing and have earned at least an overall 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to applicants who are deserving of financial assistance as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.

Worthington-Cargo Family Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established by Nancy and Allan Worthington to support students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program who plan to pursue an Advanced Clinical Specialization in Adult Gerontology. Criteria:  currently enrolled in, or admitted to, the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program in the UAB School of Nursing and have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.  Preference will be given to applicants who are deserving of financial assistance as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.  Additionally, first preference will be given to residents of Alabama who plan to continue to work in Alabama as a doctoraly-prepared clinical nurse.

Comer Nursing Scholarship: Established with funds received from the Comer Foundation. The Comer Foundation Scholarship program serves as a tribute to the tradition and future commitment in support of higher education. Criteria: must show financial need as defined by the UAB Financial Aid Office, be a resident of the State of Alabama, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above, intend to practice nursing in the State of Alabama, and be enrolled full-time in study leading to the BSN degree at the University of Alabama School of Nursing at UAB.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship: TheLettiePateWhiteheadFoundationwasestablishedin1946byConkey PateWhitehead. Mr.WhiteheadestablishedtheFoundationasamemorial to hismother. Criteria: Exclusively for the purpose of providing need-based scholarships to deserving Christian women who are residents of one of the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Violet Terrell Clark Nursing Scholarship: Established by Mr. and Mrs. Steve M. Bates in memory of Jean Clark Bates’ mother, Violet Terrell Clark. Criteria: admission to or current full-time enrollment in study leading to a degree at the School of Nursing, and a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to work with underprivileged patient populations upon graduation.