University of Southern Indiana

Scholarships and Aid

The scholarships listed below are for those students who have been accepted & admitted to the nursing program.

Pre-nursing students are not eligible for these scholarships at this time.

The university admissions department may be able to assist pre-nursing students with other possible scholarships.

Contact theĀ program chairĀ for more information on applying for these scholarships:

Click here for a full list of College of Nursing and Health Professions Scholarships.

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Name
# of Awards
Amount
Cash Award
Barbara Jeanne Wertz Memorial Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in nursing (associate, baccalaureate, or master's) with demonstrated financial need. Automatically renewable with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Beverly June Frederking Scholarship
2
$750
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Students enrolled in Master of Science in Nursing classes. Planning careers as Nurse Practitioners. Financial Need. Merit recognition. Renewable as long as all criteria are still met. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Carolyn Stucki RN, BSN, MSN Scholarship
1
$1500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For a bright and deserving non-traditional female nursing student who meets the criteria of the Melissa Faye Lawrence Scholarship. The Stucki Scholarship will be awarded when more than one student meets the criteria for the Lawrence Scholarship. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year to receive this scholarship.
Charles E. Day & Nancy Day Farmer Memorial Scholarship
3
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For a nursing major (BSN) whose career goal is pain management or oncology nursing. May be used for tuition, fees and books. Automatically renewable with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Claude Wertz, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in nursing (baccalaureate or master's) with demonstrated financial need. Automatically renewable with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Connie G. Lockhart Hansert Memorial Nursing Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For nursing majors who are planning to pursue a career in pediatric nursing. Applicants must have financial need, a minimum 3.0 GPA and be classified as juniors to apply. Scholarship will be used during the senior year. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Deaconess Hospital Medical Staff Nursing Scholarship
6
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Full-time nursing student; cumulative GPA of 3.2; preference to student with financial need. Automatically renewable if qualified. One for each class level. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Donald & Ruth Whipple Memorial Scholarship
2
$1250
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To be awarded to junior or senior nursing student with financial need to be used in junior or senior year. Automatically renewable with 2.5 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Edward F. Harrison Scholarship
25
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: A student who is health professions career-oriented with demonstrated need and who shows real commitment. Preference to nursing. Automatically renewable with 3.2 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Elizabeth Ann Metzger Memorial Nursing Scholarship
1
$300
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To be awarded to an undergraduate nursing student who has completed at least one year of nursing classes. Financial need. Demonstrates clinical interest and ability in caring for elderly with kindness and sense of humor. May be renewed if criteria is still met. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Ethel Mae Jenney Payne Scholarship
16
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Nursing students in good standing with financial need seeking bachelor's or master's degrees. Preference to graduates desiring to further their education in professional nursing. Automatically renewable with minimum GPA. Must complete degree. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
F. Leo Peyronnin Memorial Scholarship
1
$600
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit and retain an incoming freshman in business, engineering, geology or nursing in the top 15 percent of high school class. Must demonstrate financial need. Automatically renewable if GPA of 2.5 is maintained as freshman, 2.75 as sophomore and 3.0 as a junior and senior. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Fred and Elise Moutoux Trautvetter Scholarship
2
$600
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Nursing major; full-time student; minimum GPA of 2.5; financial need; automatically renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Renewed if still meet criteria. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Helen & Thomas Miller and Jennifer & Mark Browning Nursing Scholarship
1
$850
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For students from Evansville, Indiana who demonstrate a commitment to nursing. Renewable if criteria is still met. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Hilda Higgs Nursing & Health Professions Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For a first year nursing major (first year accepted into the program) with preference to a student who has been a member of HOSA - Health Occupation Student Association. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Indiana Center for Nursing Scholarship
$
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Number and amount of awards varies. For an Indiana resident admitted to the USI nursing program as a full time undergraduate or full time/part time graduate student. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need is considered. Recipient must demonstrate a commitment to working in nursing in the state of Indiana upon graduation.
Judith Wertz Memorial Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in nursing (bachelor's or master's) with demonstrated financial need. Automatically renewable with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Judy Benedict Hightower Memorial Scholarship
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To a bright and deserving student majoring in nursing with an interest in specializing in hospice or home care work. Award to be used in senior year. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable, but recipient may be re-awarded.
Leona Paul Shafer Nursing Scholarship
1
$600
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For nursing majors seeking BSN. Must be employed by a health service field like a nursing home, home health, but can have a broader interpretation. Decision based on unmet need and GPA. Applied to tuition, fees or books. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable, but can be re-awarded. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Marjoria Springer Ogilvy & Charles Irvin Springer Endowed Nursing Scholarship
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: For a U.S. citizen who is a full time USI student majoring in nursing. Renewable with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Mary Weiss Barnhart Scholarship
10
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Recipients must be accepted to the Master of Science in Nursing program, enrolled in graduate level courses, in good standing and enrolled during the current academic year. Post master's certificates are eligible. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Melissa Faye Lawrence Endowed Memorial Nursing Scholarship
2
$5000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: The recipient must be a nontraditional, female nursing student with a B average. The student should be close to graduation and show true promise of becoming a nurse. A good candidate might be a single mother working hard to make ends meet as well as taking on the challenges of nursing courses. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. The scholarship is not automatically renewable, but the recipient may reapply.
Opti-Mrs. Nursing Scholarship
1
$700
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: A bright and deserving nursing student. Award to be used for tuition, fees or books and may be renewed with a minimum 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
R. Jack Griffis Memorial Nursing Scholarship
1
$300
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Registered nurse returning to complete BSN. Renewable if recipient continues to meet criteria. Nursing faculty selects recipient. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Renewable with 3.0 GPA.
Ralph & Harriet Carlson Nurse Practitioner Scholarship
1
$800
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to a nursing student studying for a master's degree to become a nurse practitioner. May be used for tuition or books. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Sigma Alpha Sorority Gamma Beta Chapter Scholarship
1
$600
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Woman majoring in nursing; automatically renewable with 2.5 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
St. Mary's Nursing Scholarship
5
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For USI students admitted to the USI nursing program as a full-time undergraduate. Minimum 3.0 GPA, and financial need based on FAFSA. Recipient must demonstrate professional attributes consistent with the values of St. Mary's Health: service to the poor, reverence, integrity, wisdom, creativity and dedication.
USI Nursing Alumni Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Students must be currently enrolled in the USI College of Nursing and Health Professions. Undergraduates must have completed 12 USI nursing credit hours and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership and service to the community and the nursing professions. Consideration will also be given to the number of hours the student is employed. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. May resubmit application, not automatically renewable.
West Side Kiwanis Nursing Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Full-time nursing student entering his/her junior or senior year. For students who plan to specialize in the care of children. Automatically renewable with minimum 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
William H. and Trudy Mitchell Nursing Scholarship
2
$700
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: First or second year nursing major with financial need. Automatically renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Winston & Marjoria Ogilvy Scholarship
1
$1200
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: 2.5 GPA, financial need, for tuition, fees or books. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.

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