Awards

  • 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