Nursing Scholarships at Michigan State University
Scholarships for nursing students at Michigan State University may help paying tuition much easier with a new grant the school has received from the Helene Fuld Health Trust. The University has received a $600,000 donation to provide scholarships for nursing students in its second-degree accelerated degree program bachelor's program.
The college offers many other nursing scholarships:
Nancy Ann Mulrenan Agents Nursing Endowed Scholarship
Long remembered for her dedication to the field of nursing, exemplified in an unyielding commitment to the pursuit of excellence, this scholarship was established in the memory of Nancy Ann Mulrenan Agents (CON BSN ’69) who died unexpectedly in 1994.
It provides financial assistance to deserving students in the College’s RN to BSN program who have maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
William and Margaret Albrets Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Bill and Margaret Albrets to encourage students who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress.
This scholarship provides financial assistance to undergraduate students in the MSU College of Nursing who demonstrate financial need and who have maintained a 3.0 or higher grade point average.
Carol Robinson Beals Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship has been established to honor Dr. Carol Robinson Beals (CON BSN ’72). President of the Beals Institute, Carol is a medical doctor whose practice specializes in rheumatology. Today, the Beals Institute is an important healthcare provider for the state of Michigan.
This scholarship provides financial assistance to students on a basis of academic achievement. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.3 grade point average. Preference is given to students who are permanent residents of a rural area in the state of Michigan. Residents from the greater Midwest are also eligible for consideration.
Harold C. and Helen E. Buckler Memorial Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the grandparents of Kristin B. and Gilbert D. Padula. It was Helen E. Buckler who inspired this scholarship through her long nursing career in Southeast Michigan. Kristin has fond memories of her grandmother who was at her mother’s side when she was born and was there throughout her life.
This scholarship provides financial assistance to a student from Southeast Michigan (Macomb, Oakland or Wayne County) who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
Helen Calder Endowed Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Ralph Calder, an architect who was involved in the design of 54 buildings on Michigan State University’s campus. He established this endowed scholarship in memory of his wife, Helen, with the intent of honoring the nursing care that she received while battling a long illness.
It provides financial assistance to students whose permanent residence is in the state of Michigan and who have maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
College of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
The Michigan State University College of Nursing Alumni Association provides opportunities for alumni to maintain lifelong engagement with the College. This scholarship was established to demonstrate the College of Nursing Alumni Association’s continuing commitment to the support and encouragement of future nurses in their pursuit of academic excellence.
It provides financial assistance to students who maintain sound academic achievements and who have demonstrated leadership involvement in external community activities.
College of Nursing Scholarship
The mission of the College of Nursing at Michigan State University is to enhance the health of the community by providing excellence in nursing education, research and practice that will advance the profession of nursing and serve as an advocate for optimal healthcare for all people. The College currently enrolls more than 500 undergraduate and graduate students. Its more than 80 faculty members represent a diverse blend of leading scholars and distinguished healthcare professionals who bring real world experience to the classroom.
This scholarship provides financial assistance to students pursuing a degree from the College of Nursing. Recipients must demonstrate sound academic achievement and leadership involvement in community service activities.
Helene Fuld Health Trust Endowed Scholarship for Baccalaureate Nursing Students
This award is intended to encourage students who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals, and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress.
Recipients shall be undergraduate students in the Michigan State University College of Nursing Accelerated Second Degree Option Baccalaureate Program.
Sergeant Leonard Bernard Graham III Nursing Scholarship
Established by his beloved parents, this scholarship honors USMC Sergeant Leonard Bernard Graham III whose goal was to attend Michigan State University College of Nursing. Leonard enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2008 to make a difference in the world. He served in Afghanistan and received many citations for his bravery. Leonard always cared about the needs of others before his own. His life ended tragically on September 20, 2013.
To help keep Leonard’s dream alive, this scholarship will provide financial assistance to a Michigan State University College of Nursing student. Priority will be given to a student who is an active Marine, reservist, or honorably discharged veteran of any armed branch.
Captain Sean Grimes Nursing Endowed Scholarship
Established by his beloved family, this scholarship honors Captain Sean Grimes (BSN ’97) who was an exceptional student that graduated with honors from the College of Nursing. He was the recipient of a Distinguished Military Graduate Award from the Reserve Officers Training Corps. Sean enlisted in the Army to make a positive impact in the world. His life tragically ended on March 4, 2005 when his armored Humvee was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat patrol in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Sean had been in Iraq for about six months when he was killed.
To help future students realize their dreams of becoming a nurse, this scholarship provides financial assistance to Michigan State University nursing students that are an Army Reservist, Army National Guard member, Active Army soldier or honorably discharged veteran of these branches.
Inez and Gladys Harmon Endowed Scholarship
Inspired by the attentive and caring nurses at the Michigan State University Oncology Center, this scholarship was established by Dr. Laurence Harmon, Professor Emeritus of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University. Dr. Harmon created this scholarship in loving memory of his wife, Inez, and his sister, Gladys.
This scholarship provides financial support to students who have completed at least two years of university academic credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 and who have the professional objective of becoming a registered nurse.
Rao and Joyce Kareti Nursing Endowed Scholarship
At the time that this scholarship was established, Joyce Kareti (CON BSN ’97) was a student in the College’s RN to BSN program. Dedicated to healing and care, Dr. Rao and Joyce Kareti are committed to healthcare and to helping students who, due to financial circumstances, may not be able to achieve their academic goals
This scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are pursuing their bachelor’s degree through the College’s RN to BSN option. Preference is given to students who are from ethnically underrepresented populations in the profession.
William and Angeline Keehner Scholarship
William and Angeline Keehner valued education and saw it as the key to a rewarding life even though they did not have the opportunity to pursue higher education. Bill worked for Ford Motor Company and Angie was a homemaker. They loved to travel, spend time with their family and friends, and they contributed to their church and community. Through their sacrifice, all three of their children received graduate degrees; two of them are nurses.
Their children established this award to honor their memory and thank them for their love and support. The scholarship is awarded to a nursing student who aspires to be an excellent clinician, leader, educator, or researcher.
Helen M. Kelley Endowed Scholarship
Helen M. Kelley was a practicing registered nurse for 45 years. She believed that nothing would ever replace good bedside judgment, care, and the support of a dedicated nurse.
This scholarship was created by Helen’s sons and daughter-in-law, all of whom are Michigan State University alumni, in her loving memory. It provides financial assistance to students enrolled in good standing in the College of Nursing.
Florence C. Kempf Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Florence C. Kempf, who was the first director of the Michigan State University School of Nursing when it opened in 1950. She remained in that role until her retirement in 1964. Florence was instrumental in developing the educational framework for what is now the College of Nursing.
Established by Michigan State University nursing alumni and friends, this scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are in good academic standing.
Susan Varbedian Lucken Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Susan Varbedian Lucken, a 1983 BSN graduate of the MSU College of Nursing, who enjoyed a successful and rewarding 30 year nursing career at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI.
Established to help deserving students realize their dreams, this $10,000 annual scholarship will be awarded to one upper level BSN student in their last two years of college, who is a Michigan resident and who has a minimum of a 3.4 grade point average. The scholarship can be renewed for one additional year as long as the student remains in the BSN program and meets the academic qualifications.
Elizabeth Blay Maison Endowed Scholarship
In 1962 Lorelei F. Rockwell graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Michigan State University. Lorelei and her husband Wayne established this scholarship to honor the memory of her mother, Elizabeth Blay Maison, who was a devoted nurse that dedicated herself to the profession before transitioning from this life at the age of 53.
This scholarship provides financial assistance to students of the College with preference to undergraduate students that have demonstrated financial need and are in good academic standing.
Judge Paula Manderfield Endowed Scholarship
Paula Manderfield (CON BSN ’79) worked as an RN part-time while attending Michigan State University to complete her bachelor’s degree in nursing. When she entered law school, she continued to support herself by working as a nurse. Although known today as Judge Manderfield, Paula remains connected and has always held the belief that nursing is a noble and honorable profession.
This scholarship was established by Paula and her husband, David M. Gilstrap, with preference that it will provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the College’s RN to BSN program.
Mary B. McCartney Endowed Scholarship for Study Abroad
This scholarship honors Mary Browder McCartney, MA, RN, Assistant Professor Emeritus for the College of Nursing. Mary has long held an interest in international student exchange activities. In 1991 she was appointed the College’s Director of International Activities and Programming and received the 1994 Ralph H. Smuckler Award for Advancing International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University.
Established by Mary and her husband, James, this scholarship is awarded to students who are enrolled in the College’s baccalaureate, baccalaureate completion for registered nurses, or master’s in nursing programs. Preference is given to students in the London study abroad program. Students in other study abroad programs are also eligible for consideration.
Mary Milner-Estes Endowed Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the late Mary J. Milner-Estes (CON BSN ’64) whose career in nursing spanned more than 30 years. She began her career as head nurse at Pontiac State Hospital. In 1969, she graduated from Wayne State with a master’s in teaching and went on to work at the Veterans Administration Hospital where she served in the capacities of Assistant Chief Nurse and Chief of the Nursing Services throughout the country. She also served on faculty at both Wayne State and Michigan State Universities. In retirement, Mary married her childhood friend, David Estes, loved to travel, remained active with the MSU Alumni Association, the College’s Alumni Association and her church.
This scholarship provides financial assistance to students enrolled in the College of Nursing, who are in good academic standings and have 3rd year status as an undergraduate student or entering into or matriculating through a graduate or accelerated nursing program.
George and Margaret Lorimer Parsons Nursing Endowed Scholarship
An educator for more than 40 years, the late Margaret F. Lorimer began her teaching career in elementary education in 1934. She also taught at secondary school, junior college and university levels in the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Texas and Michigan. Margaret earned her bachelor’s degree in English at Park University, her master’s degree in English-Education at Northwestern University and her doctorate degree in Education from Michigan State University. She and her late husband, George Parsons, were longtime supporters of Michigan State University and have established two other scholarships at the University in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College of Education.
Established through a charitable bequest, this scholarship provides financial assistance to eligible students enrolled in the College of Nursing who are in good academic standing and have a minimum of third year status as an undergraduate student or are matriculating through a graduate or accelerated degree option program.
Florence Nothstine Endowed Scholarship for Nursing
This scholarship was established by Leo Nothstine to honor his late wife, Florence Nothstine, and to encourage students who have demonstrated capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals, and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress.
It provides financial assistant to a student from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Kansas, who is working at least part-time while attending school, and who also has financial need.
Retired Faculty Endowed Scholarship
Originally named the Irene Lynch Scholarship, the Retired Faculty Endowed Scholarship was created in 1993 by Irene Lynch, Louise Brouillette, JoAnn Westrick and Gabriele Kende, all retired College of Nursing faculty. This scholarship was established to honor retired faculty who dedicated their lives to the education of nursing students. This award is intended to support students who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress.
Tammi Therese Strohmaier Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Tammi Therese Strohmaier was a junior in the College of Nursing who was killed in a car accident in 1998 at the young age of 21. Though her time here was tragically cut short, Tammi left an important legacy, which included: community involvement, excellence in sports and high academic achievements.
To honor her memory, friends and family of Tammi established this scholarship. Preference is given to undergraduate students who have achieved academic excellence and have contributed to their community through service.
William G. and Marion E. Stuckle Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the late William G. and Marion E. Stuckle in appreciation for the quality healthcare that nurses throughout the world provide. It offers financial assistance to students who are in good academic standing.
Terry Brennan Viau and Robert Viau Undergraduate Student Scholarship
Dr. Terry Viau is the Associate Dean for Support Services of the College. She is dedicated to eliminating the barriers that prevent students from participating in higher education and has established, with her husband, the Terry Brennan and Robert Viau Student Scholarship. This award is intended to encourage students who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress.
This scholarship provides financial assistance to deserving baccalaureate students who have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students admitted to the baccalaureate through the College of Nursing ACCESS program.