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Nursing Scholarships

The Foundation awards scholarships from five nursing funds each year. One application may be used to apply for all five programs, as long as an applicant qualifies for at least one of the programs described below.

Note: Award amounts vary from $500 to $5000. All renewals must reapply. To be eligible you must be either a Rhode Island resident or attending a nursing program in Rhode Island.

Albert E. and Florence W. Newton Nursing Scholarship

  • Rhode Island residents studying nursing in or out of state
  • Non-Rhode Island residents studying nursing in Rhode Island
  • Renewable

John J. O'Connor Jr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund

  • RI resident attending a RI school
  • Must be in pursuit of a CNA, Associates, or Bachelors Nursing Degree
  • Academic excellence
  • Financial need
  • Renewable

Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship

  • Licensed RNs seeking baccalaureate or graduate nursing degree in Rhode Island
  • Students enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program in Rhode Island
  • Financial need
  • Renewable

Willard and Marjorie Scheibe Nursing Scholarship

  • Rhode Island residents
  • Pursuing LPN, RN or advanced nursing degree
  • Financial need
  • Renewable

Alan Edgar Wurdeman Scholarship Fund

  • Rhode Island residents
  • Pursuing LPN or RN nursing degrees
  • Attending a school in Rhode Island or Northeastern University School of Nursing
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Preference given to students committed to staying in Rhode Island after graduation
  • Renewable

To apply:

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The application deadline is 5 p.m. (EST) on May 9, 2022.
Applicants should submit only one application.