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Numerous scholarships in varying amounts are awarded to nursing
students annually. Through the State of Maryland's
Non-Resident Tuition Reduction for Nursing Students, for
example, out-of-state students pursuing a nursing degree can pay
in-state tuition at SU simply by agreeing to practice nursing in
Maryland. There are numerous other scholarships awarded by the
Department of Nursing each spring for which current students in
the upper division course work and incoming juniors accepted to
begin the upper division courses may apply for consideration.
There are also scholarships available to incoming freshmen
nursing majors awarded by Committee selection only, as well as,
opportunities outside the Department to which students currently
enrolled in the nursing major may apply.
Recent recipients of the Robert Wood
Johnson New Careers in Nursing Scholarship gathered for a
photograph before returning to class.
Salisbury University is one of 52 schools nationwide to receive
this scholarship grant. As a three-time award recipient, SU uses
these scholarships to increase diversity in its Second Degree BS
program. The RWJF New Careers in Nursing program was developed
to promote academic success, mentorship and leadership
development in groups under-represented in nursing and those
with economic disadvantage. For more information, visit
are summary listings and links to various
scholarships available through the Department, as well as, other opportunities
available. Please read each section carefully with regards
to eligibility requirements, application procedures and deadlines.
These are updated yearly.
For the following scholarships awarded by the Nursing Department, a
scholarship information packet is mailed to all eligible nursing majors
early in the spring semester. The packet contains
one application form
and a description of the various Departmental scholarships and materials
required for submission. Each scholarship requires a separate application
form and letter(s) of recommendation, along with any required essays, etc.
It is the student’s responsibility to submit these materials to the
Department/ Scholarship Coordinator by the deadline, usually in early-mid
March for scholarship monies applied to the subsequent academic year.
Applications are reviewed by the appropriate selection committee with
letters mailed to the winners by mid-end April.
- Application Form
(pdf) - for Undergraduate and Graduate Departmental Scholarships
||Avery W. Hall Scholarship - $500/year for the upcoming academic
year awarded to a full-time incoming 1st degree junior or senior nursing
major, current 2nd degree student or R.N. student with a minimum cumulative
college GPA of 2.5/4.0.
||Garland D. and Vivian J. Bull Scholarship - $200/year for the
upcoming academic year awarded to an incoming full-time 1st degree junior or
senior nursing major, current 2nd degree student or RN student with a
minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0/4.0 and demonstrated financial need.
||Marilyn Seidel Nursing Scholarship - $750/year for the upcoming
academic year awarded to a full-time incoming 1st degree junior or senior
student current 2nd degree student or RN student with a minimum cumulative
college GPA of 3.0/4.0.
Tau International Honor Society Undergraduate Scholarship
- This one-time award of $250 is awarded to a qualified current 1st degree
or 2nd degree nursing major. Students must have a minimum cumulative
GPA of 3.0/4.0 or greater, rank in the upper 35% of class, and have
completed ½ of the recognized nursing components of either the 1st degree or
second degree track to be eligible for consideration.
Gaspar & Rose T. DiGiovanna Memorial Geriatric Nursing
Scholarship- $500/year for the
upcoming academic year is awarded to a full-time current 1st
degree junior nursing major who has demonstrated a sincere interest in caring
for older adult population.
||Virginia Mills Edwards Scholarship- $1000/year for
the upcoming academic year is awarded to a full-time incoming 1st
degree junior or senior nursing major, current 2nd degree, or RN student.
Priority is given to applicants who are permanent residents of Dorchester
County, followed by those from Somerset County, Wicomico,
then LPNs or medical
technicians desiring to become a registered nurse. While
included in the spring
scholarship mailing to eligible students, this scholarship is
selected by a
committee outside the Department.
Lois Brunkhorst Nursing Scholarship - $500/year for the
upcoming academic year is awarded to a junior
level nursing major who is academically gifted and demonstrates
an outstanding potential for a career in nursing. Minimum
qualifications are junior standing, a permanent resident of the
Eastern Shore of Maryland, a minimum college GPA of 3.0,
financial need as verified by the Office of Admissions and
Financial Aid, a completed application form, and two letters of
recommendation, one of which must be from a nursing faculty
Departmental Scholarships Exempt from
the Application Process:
For the following scholarships, there is NO application
process required of the student. The Department’s Scholarship
Committee reviews eligible candidates and notifies recipients accordingly.
Smith Scholarship - Up to $2,500/year is awarded to a full-time
incoming freshman nursing major with a minimum high school GPA of 3.25/4.0
and combined SATs of 1000 higher. All freshmen meeting the minimum GPA
and combined SAT requirements are considered for this scholarship. The
winner is notified in writing in the spring semester prior to entering SU as
a full-time freshman nursing major.
||Margaret Johnson Elmore Scholarship - Up to $2,000/year for up to
four years is awarded to an incoming freshman nursing major who is a
resident of Accomack or Northampton counties of Virginia with a high school
GPA of 3.0/4.0 and SAT scores of 900 or greater. All incoming freshmen
meeting the residency, minimum GPA and SAT requirements are automatically
considered for this scholarship.
Second priority is given to incoming freshmen who are residents of
Somerset or Wicomico counties.
||Fondes Scholar Award – A one-time award of $250
is presented to a full-time incoming junior 1st degree nursing major with a
minimum college GPA of 3.5/4.0.
Non-Departmental (Outside) Scholarships:
The following are scholarships from organizations
OUTSIDE the University or Department. Please read them carefully as they list
the contact person and the mailing address to which to send the application
Peninsula Regional Medical Center Junior Auxiliary Board Scholarship
Purpose: To provide financial assistance to deserving
students from the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and Sussex County,
Delaware who are training in the fields of nursing (RN & LPN), radiology
technology, and respiratory therapy.
Minimum Applicant Qualifications:
- Must be a resident of Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, or
Dorchester counties in Maryland or Sussex county in Delaware
- Must be accepted into an accredited nursing program
(R.N. or L.P.N.) or allied health field (radiological technology or
- Verified financial need
- Letter of application to the Junior Board Scholarship
- One letter of recommendation from an instructor in the
field of study
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Attn: Faye Holloway
Junior Auxiliary Board
100 E. Carroll Street
Salisbury, MD 21801
Scholarship Amount: $1,000 each, six awards available; can be used
for tuition, uniforms, books, liability insurance, etc.
*Must agree to work for at least six (6) months at Peninsula Regional
Medical Center upon graduation
Deadline for Application: March 15th of each calendar year
||Peninsula Regional Medical Center Nursing Scholarship Program
qualify as a candidate for financial assistance, the student must:
- Be either a junior or senior-level nursing student at
Salisbury University, pursuing initial RN licensure
- Apply in writing for the funds and provide:
- PRMC Application
form and Program Acceptance Letter from SU
- Three letters of
reference from educators, community members, etc. These letters must come
directly to PRMC from the originator.
transcripts from high school and any post-secondary schools attended
- An essay entitled,
“Why I Chose Nursing as a Profession”
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
100 E. Carroll Street
Salisbury, MD 21801
- Complete an interview by PRMC
- Must agree to work full-time at PRMC for
a predetermined amount of time based on financial assistance. Payback
time to be stipulated in contract.
Maximum amount of $5,000 is awarded per student to complete the program; to
be used for tuition, fees, books, and uniforms. It can be paid
directly to the school, bookstore, or uniform stores as needed.
*Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of
2.0 to continue to receive financial support. Students who drop out of
the program will be required to repay sums advanced. Students who
complete the program and elect to work at another facility before satisfying
their commitment to PRMC will be expected to repay the scholarship fund.
For more information, contact the Director of Education at PRMC @
||Maryland State Nursing Scholarship
Students must have a minimum 3.0
GPA on a 4.0 scale while enrolled as a nursing major, reside in the state of
Maryland, attend a Maryland college or university, and be enrolled for at
least six hours to qualify for part-time. Awards are for cost of
tuition and fees up to $3,000 per academic year for full- or part-time
study. Each award is renewable on an annual basis as long as student
maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0, satisfactory academic
progress in the major, and remains eligible for financial aid.
Recipients must agree to serve one year on a full-time basis in a
Maryland-based facility for every year or portion therein for which they
For more information and applicable deadlines, contact:
The Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
TTY 800 735-2258
Maryland State Nursing Scholarship
Living Expenses Grant
These monies are associated with the Maryland State Nursing Scholarship.
To be eligible for the Living Expenses Grant in the subsequent academic
year, the FAFSA form must be filed by a specified deadline. For
more information on the requirements and deadline...
contact the Maryland Higher Education Commission
as noted above.
For more detailed information regarding financial aid
visit the SU Financial Aid site:
OR you may contact a representative of the Financial Aid
Office at 410-543-6165.
For more information regarding Department-based
scholarships, please contact the Department Secretary @ 410-543-6401or