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Judith Shoop Award 

Nursing Excellence Award

Nursing Research Grant

Zeta Lambda Undergraduate Scholarship Award

Nursing Excellence Award

Criteria:

  • Membership in STT is not required
  • Registered Nurse
  • Demonstrated significant leadership ability
  • Evidence of excellence in clinical nursing practice, nursing education, or nursing administration
  • Extraordinary contribution to community or public service
  • Scholarship in nursing through activities such as research, publication, organizational leadership, or professional development
  • Recipient must meet all criteria

Award Cycle:

  • Annually in the spring

Procedure:

  • Awards committee will make a call for nominations in early February. Committee will set the deadline for nominations and make a recommendation to the executive board at the same business meeting as the slate of candidates for nomination. The executive board will approve the final award recipient.

Amount:

  • $300 gift per year

Nursing Research Grant

Criteria:

  • Membership in Zeta Lambda is required
  • Research must support the goals of STT
  • The award will fund either a nursing research project or a creative project that advances the utilization of nursing research.
  • Format of submission: a 1-3 page description of the project, single-spaced. The description should include a brief background of the project, methods, and the significance of the project (including risks and benefits if applicable). A brief budget proposal including an explanation of the line items in the budget should also be included but are not counted in the page total.
  • A final report should be submitted to the executive committee describing the outcome of the project and details of the budget expenses.
  • Recipient must meet with a representative of the Zeta Lambda executive committee to plan a presentation on the funded project at a Zeta Lambda Chapter meeting within one year of the date of distribution of the award.

Award Cycle:

  • Annually in October

Procedure:

  • Awards committee will make a call for papers in the summer chapter newsletter. Deadline for submission will be October 1 with a committee decision by October 30. Recipient will be notified in writing and the recipient will be announced at the next fall chapter meeting.

Amount:

  • $1000

Judith Shoop Award

Criteria:

  • Undergraduate nursing major in the graduating class with the highest QPA

Award Cycle:

  • Annually at the department commencement ceremony

Procedure:

  • The chair of the awards committee shall secure from the counselor the student with the highest QPA. The chair will secure a check from the Zeta Lambda treasurer to be presented along with a certificate to the recipient at commencement.
  • The awards committee will send a letter to the Shoop family following commencement informing them of the recipient's name and thanking them for their support of this award.

Amount:

  • $500

Zeta Lambda Undergraduate Scholarship Award

Criteria:

  • Recipient is an undergraduate nursing student
  • Recipient is a student who achieves academic success as well as demonstrates leadership potential and contributes to the university and the community through service.
  • Student will submit an essay describing their leadership skills as a baccalaureate-nursing student. The essay should include a summary of community, university, and departmental service. Paper should be one page in length, typed, and single-spaced. Students should indicate which activities were part of a service learning requirement or project completed as part of the course requirement.
  • QPA of 3.2 or higher

Award Cycle:

  • Annually in the spring

Procedure:

  • A call for this award will go out in the spring through the counselor and will be awarded at commencement. The awards committee shall review all submissions and make a final decision.
  • The awards committee will secure a check from the Zeta Lambda treasurer to be presented along with a certificate to the recipient at commencement.

Amount:

  • $500
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