Institute for Nursing 2022 Scholarship Awardees
Trenton, NJ – May 2022 – This year the Institute for Nursing (IFN), the foundation of the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA), awarded $15,000 in scholarships to 14 New Jersey nurses and nursing students. The 2022 educational scholarships were presented to the awardees at the NJSNA Annual Meeting on May 7, 2022. Through its fundraising efforts one of the IFN’s goals comes to fruition awarding educational scholarships. The IFN’s ability to award scholarships to the nurses across NJ is ultimately a powerful catalyst to improve the health and wellness of the NJ consumers as well as to enrich the recipient’s body of knowledge.
Since 1989, the IFN has awarded more than a half of a million dollars in scholarships to nursing students who are aspiring to become a Registered Nurse (RN) or RNs who desire to continue their education in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. The IFN welcomes donations for our scholarship program IFN Donation.
The 2023 scholarship applications will be accepted in early 2023, so consider encouraging a nursing student to apply for a scholarship or if you are continuing your education consider applying for a scholarship.
Congratulations to all awardees!
Brenna Ruoff will be attending The University of Hartford in the fall pursuing her Bachelor of Science Nursing degree, She received the Valerie E. Yahn Endowment Scholarship.
Elouse E. Desir is pursuing her BSN degree from Saint Elizabeth University. She received a Sylvia C. Edge Endowment Scholarship.
Gianna M. Glover will be graduating from the College of New Jersey (TCNJ) with her BSN degree. She has received a Sylvia C. Edge Endowment Scholarship.
Victoriia Dmytruk currently attends Montclair State University where she will be graduating with her BSN degree was presented with the Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency Scholarship.
Gabriella Giannetta is a student at Stockton University pursing her BSN degree was presented with the IFN General Scholarship.
Flora Ajyi is a NJSNA Region 3 member who is currently pursuing her Doctoral Degree at the University of Cincinnati. She had received the Lucille Joel Scholarship.
Sanjana Patal is completing her BSN degree at Seton Hall university College of Nursing who has received the Mary Germain Scholarship.
Keisha Cogdell is a NJSNA Region 4 member and has been recently elected VP of Membership for the region. She is currently enrolled in the Post-Doctoral System Executive Leadership Fellow Program at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and was awarded the Meridian Health Care Systems Jean Marshal Scholar Award.
Maria Flores is a NJSNA Region 2 member, currently pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration at Rutgers University. She is the recipient of the NJSNA Region 2 Memorial scholarship.
Kelly LoPresti is a NJSNA Region 2 member. She is currently enrolled in the Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program at William Paterson University. Kelly has been awarded the NJSNA Region 2 Memorial scholarship.
Sierra Smith is a first year BSN student at Bloomfield College. She is a member of the Nursing Students Organization and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Sierra has received the Newark City Hospital School of Nursing Scholarship.
Sheri Boone is a Region 5 NJSNA member and is currently enrolled in an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at Rowan University. Sheri is the recipient of the Barbara Chamberlain Scholarship.
Marshal Oyama is a second year BSN student at Caldwell University. Marshal is the recipient of the Barbara Chamberlain Scholarship
Taylor Rossi is currently enrolled in an Adult Geriatric Nurse practitioner program at The College of New Jersey. Taylor has received the Dr. Dely Po Go Scholarship. She is a Region 6 NJSNA member, serving as VP to Congress on Policy and Practice for the region.
INSTITUTE FOR NURSING SCHOLARSHIP/GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
All applicants must be New Jersey residents and must be enrolled (not waiting to hear) in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or masters nursing program located in the State of New Jersey or in a nursing doctoral program or a related field, preferably located in the State of New Jersey. RN’s must be members of the New Jersey State Nurses Association (please provide your member number).
Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, grade point average, and leadership potential. The Institute awards scholarships ranging $500-$3000 annually. Scholarships may be applied toward tuition, books and academic fees only.
GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP: Open to all high school graduates or adult students who meet the above eligibility requirements.
LUCILLE JOEL: Open to RN’s pursuing a master’s degree in nursing having an interest in health policy or psychiatric/mental health nursing. Applicants must document this interest in Section VI of the application and meet the above eligibility requirements.
ARTHUR L. DAVIS PUBLISHING AGENCY, INC.: Open to all high school graduates or adult students who are enrolled in or applying to an associate degree, baccalaureate, or diploma nursing program in New Jersey and to all RNs pursuing a higher degree in nursing and who meet the above eligibility requirements.
THE NEWARK CITY HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP: Open to New Jersey residents enrolled as a sophomore or above in a Registered Nurse program or upper division degree in nursing and who meet the eligibility requirements above.
MARY GERMAIN: Open to students who currently reside in Monmouth or Middlesex counties who are pursuing a generic or upper division baccalaureate degree in nursing and meet the above Eligibility requirements.
MERIDIAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS JEAN MARSHALL SCHOLAR AWARD: Open to RN’s pursuing a master’s degree or higher in nursing who meet the above eligibility requirements.
REGION 2 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Open to any registered nurse in Region 2 that have been a member for a year pursuing a RN to BSN or a higher degree in nursing and who meet the above eligibility requirements. (Region 2 is Bergen and Hudson Counties)
THE DR. BENJAMIN EVANS GRANT: A $500 Grant for a Registered Nurse enrolled in a DNP Program to support their DNP Project.
DR. BARBARA CHAMBERLAIN SCHOLARSHIP: Open to RN’s pursuing a BSN degree or higher in nursing who meet the above eligibility requirements.
DR. DELY PO GO SCHOLARSHIP: Any Registered Nurse who is pursuing a BSN degree or higher in nursing who meeting the above eligibility requirements.
SYLVIA C. EDGE ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP: Open to all student nurses of African descent with documented financial need. All applicants must be New Jersey residents currently enrolled in diploma, associate, or baccalaureate nursing programs located in New Jersey.
THE VALERIE E. YAHN ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP: Available to High school students from Region 5 (Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem counties)