Departmental Scholarships

  • Various scholarships for Nursing and Allied Health students become available throughout the academic year. Updated information and applications can be accessed from this page.

    2014–15 Scholarships

    Alexa J. Boyer Emerick Nursing Scholarship

    Eligibility requirements:

    • Outstanding and deserving junior and/or senior student in the Nursing program
    • Maintenance of a 3.0 GPA in the Nursing program
    • Demonstrated participation in school and/or community activities

    Selection will be made in the fall semester by the Enrollment Enhancement Committee, and is subject to faculty approval. 

    Eleanor Bosnik Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility requirements:

    • Incoming freshman who graduated from Port Allegheny High School
    • Declared major in the health professions
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • Demonstrated good character, good citizenship, and has good moral standing

    Selection will be made in the spring semester.

    Ella Seanor Leadership Award

    Eligibility requirements:

    • A graduating senior in the Department of Nursing with high standards of professional nursing
    • Demonstrated leadership and service within the graduating class

    Selection will be made in the fall semester by the Enrollment Enhancement Committee, and is subject to faculty approval. 

    Gorman Scholarship

    Eligibility requirements:

    • Enrollment as a full-time student in either Nursing or Allied Health
    • Good academic standing in Nursing or Allied Health program
    • Demonstrated self-reliance, maturity, and flexibility
    • Preference for this scholarship will go to those with financial need

    Selection will be made in the fall semester by the Enrollment Enhancement Committee, and is subject to faculty approval. 

    Indiana Lions Club Humanitarian Award

    Eligibility requirements:

    • Senior standing
    • Community service
    • Demonstration of clinical caring attributes: skill, compassion, understanding, humanitarianism, accountability, and professionalism

    Selection will be made in the spring semester.

    Kay Staszkiewicz Memorial Scholarship

    Selection will be made in the fall semester by the Enrollment Enhancement Committee, and is subject to faculty approval. For more information, contact Julie Greenawalt.

    Kuzneski Family Scholarship

    Eligibility requirements:

    • Incoming freshman student, with preference to a graduate from Indiana County High School
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Declared major in nursing, art, or participation in intercollegiate football

    Selection will be made in the spring semester. For more information, contact Julie Greenawalt.

    Marian A. Murray Scholarship

    Eligibility requirements:

    • Graduate student
    • Be involved in activities beyond practice
    • Have active membership in professional organizations
    • Demonstrate involvement in research, presentations, and/or service
    • Have a good QPA
    • A written essay describing your goals as well as career and professional involvement

    Selection will be made in the spring semester.

    Mary Agnes Powers Scholarship

    Eligibility requirements:

    • Be enrolled in a nursing program
    • Reside in Allegheny, Washington, or Westmoreland counties
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
    • Complete application
    • Deadline: March 31, 2014

    Funding is for the final year of the students' nursing program (2014–15 academic year).

    Michelle A. Campbell Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility requirements:

    • 2.75 GPA or higher
    • Graduated from any Elk County, Pa., high school
    • Enrolled as a second year or higher nursing student
    • Past recipients are eligible for re-application

    All scholarship applications must be received no later than April 1, 2014. There are no exceptions. The Scholarship Selection Committee, appointed by the Board of trustees of the Elk County Community Foundation, will select the scholarship recipient. For more information, visit Elk County Community Foundation.

    PASSHE Momentum, Inc. Healthcare Scholarship

    Eligibility requirements:

    • Must be a full-time student
    • Junior or senior standing
    • Major in a healthcare related field
    • Maintenance of a 3.0 GPA
    • Student must reside in one of the following counties: Cumberland, Dauphin, York, Franklin, Juniata, Miflin, or Perry

    Selection will be made in the fall semester. For more information, contact Eilieen Showers.

    PHN Charitable Foundation Nursing Scholarship

    Eligibility requirements:

    • Enrollment in LPN-BSN or RN-BSN program
    • GPA of 3.0 if an incoming freshman, or good academic standing if upperclassman
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • Essay
    • Preference will be given to students from Indiana, Butler, Beaver, Lawrence, Cambria, Clarion, Crawford, or Mercer counties
    • Second preference will be given to students from any county within Western Pennsylvania

    For more information, contact Sharon Michny.

    Pocket Nurse Scholarship

    These scholarships are provided from Pocket Nurse, a nurse-owned and -operated company. The company has established a Scholarship Trust Fund whose monies are dedicated to assisting qualified applicants to pursue their education. Three (3) scholarships will be awarded annually. One (1) scholarship to be awarded to applicants in each of the following fields: allied health, nursing, and nursing faculty.

    Allied Health:

    • Currently enrolled in an accredited allied health program
    • Provide most recent high school or allied health transcripts, demonstrating a GPA of 3.0 or higher

    Nursing:

    • Currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program
    • Provide most recent high school or nursing program transcripts, demonstrating a GPA of 3.0 or higher

    Nursing Faculty:

    • Currently enrolled in nursing graduate program
    • Provide most recent undergraduate program transcripts, demonstrating a GPA of 3.0 or higher

    The deadline for applications is January 14, 2015.

    Susan Spurlin Peckman Scholarship

    Eligibility requirements:

    • Currently an incoming freshman
    • QPA of at least 3.0
    • Brief essay describing character and career goals
    • Preference will be given to students from Indiana, Marion Center or Woodland Hills
    • Select upperclassmen may be chosen from the above schools
    • If there are still no students, two scholarships may be given next year

    Recipient will be decided in the spring semester.

    To learn about other scholarships and job opportunities, go to:

    1. Elk County Community Foundation — Open to graduates of any Elk County, Pennsylvania, high school. Criteria and application can be found at the foundation’s website and on the bulletin board outside of 228 Johnson Hall.
    2. Graham Sefton Baskin and Anna Mae Sweeney Baskin Foundation — Open to those attending or who attended high school in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, with preference for those attending or who attended Marion Center High School. Specific criteria and application can be found on the bulletin board outside of 228 Johnson Hall and from your high school guidance counselor.
    3. AACN After College
    4. Navy — Information and application on bulletin board outside 228 Johnson Hall
    5. Loan Forgiveness
    6. Indiana Regional Medical Center Student Nurse Scholarship Program — application on bulletin board outside 228 Johnson Hall
    7. Army ROTC
    8. Armstrong County Community Foundation Scholarships
    9. Pauline Thompson Nursing Education Scholarship — This award is open to nursing students in an accredited baccalaureate, associate degree or RN-to-BSN completion program.
      and
      Pauline Thompson Clinical Nursing Research Award — This award is open to applicants who have a research interest focused on a clinical nursing topic, which directly affects patient/client care.

      Information about these scholarships is available at the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association: click on “Foundation.”
    10. PHEF Grants
    11. Washington Metropolitan Area Navy Nurse Corps Association (WMANNCA) scholarship