UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
COLLEGE OF NURSING
ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP/FINANCIAL AWARD PROGRAMS
FOR UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE OF NURSING STUDENTS
Application Deadline: April 1
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
COLLEGE OF NURSING UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP/FINANCIAL AWARDS INFORMATION
In addition to the many University scholarships available to students enrolled in all colleges, the College of
Nursing has several scholarships available to students indicating an interest in nursing as a major. Scholarships
awarded to nursing students illustrate the support extended by alumni and friends, professional, and community
institutions associated with the College. The amount of the award is dependent upon funds available from the
contributing donors. Several undergraduate scholarships/financial awards are awarded each year by the
College of Nursing to students at different levels. Funds for awards vary according to the support and
specifications of each scholarship/financial award. Awards are for one year and students must reapply each
year to receive a scholarship.
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Student Services, Room 315, College of Nursing Bldg.,
Lexington, KY 40536-0232. Telephone: 859-323-5108.
Generally, applicants must meet the minimum requirements for admission to the College of Nursing. In
addition to the academic record, other factors which weigh heavily in the evaluation of scholarship applicants
include extracurricular activities, work experience, awards and recognition, community involvement,
recommendations and a personal essay. Interviews may be requested by the Scholarship/Financial Awards
Scholarship/Financial Awards committees will review applications for the appropriate scholarship based on
the individual applicant’s qualifications and the specifications of the scholarship/financial award. The amount of
scholarship awards, when added to other sources of financial aid, may not exceed the total annual cost
of attendance as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
COLLEGE OF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP/FINANCIAL AWARDS OPPORTUNITIES
**Phyllis Antrim Briscoe Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by John Briscoe in 1972, in memory of his mother, Phyllis Antrim Briscoe this renewable
scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate potential for success and describe a desire for a
profession in nursing by submission of an essay of no more than 250 words. First preference will be given to
Kentucky residents. **Essay required
Marcia Boyd Donaldson Scholarship
The Marcia Boyd Donaldson Scholarship fund was established by Dr. Elvis S. Donaldson, Jr., in memory of his
wife, a 1968 Alumna of the College of Nursing. This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to a nursing
student who is a Kentucky resident and who is deemed financially needy.
Major Troy T. Gibson and Lt. Colonel Sally G. Siebert Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 1993 by Sally Siebert, a 1985 alumna, in memory of Troy Gibson, a 1981
alumnus of the College shortly after Mr. Gibson's death. This award is given to a sophomore nursing student for
purchasing equipment, supplies, and other necessary nursing tools.
Katherine Tenore Girone Scholarship
Established July 15, 2006 by Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Lewis, executors of Katherine Tenore Girone’s estate. Mrs.
Girone was a public health nurse for many years and it is in her memory. The Scholarship is for College of
Nursing students in the BSN, MSN, DNP or PhD programs in public health nursing with a grade point average of
3.0 or better.
Good Samaritan Volunteers Scholarship
Established October 1997 by the Good Samaritan Volunteers Association of Lexington, KY. This renewable
scholarship shall be given to academically talented, second or third year students who show financial need.
Recipients must be U.S. citizens and Kentucky residents. Samaritan Gift Shop volunteers often send an
additional donation for scholarships in the summer and, as a result, many other students have benefited from
their generous support.
Gorman Merit Scholarship
Established April 23, 1990 by Sheila Gorman Steinberg, BSN 1979 and given to students who demonstrate
potential for academic excellence with preference given to Notre Dame Academy High School graduates of
Covington, KY, or residents of Boone, Campbell, or Kenton counties.
Lindsey Marie Harp Memorial Scholarship
Established December 20, 2006 by Rickey and Cheryl Harp. This endowment was established by Lindsey’
parents in memory of their daughter and has continued to grow through additional gifts from family and friends
to benefit undergraduate nursing students. Preferences given to juniors or seniors who are from Franklin
County, Kentucky, Georgetown College or the state of Kentucky. Lindsey was an outstanding student with
passion for her chosen profession of nursing. The University of Kentucky Athletics Department provides a 1:1
match to the recipient of this scholarship because Lindsey was a member of the University of Kentucky varsity
women’s golf team.
Doris Hatchell Memorial Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1993 with the largest single donation to the College of Nursing to date. The
gift came from the will of Mr. Ernest Hatchell in memory of his daughter, Doris Hatchell. Ms. Hatchell worked all
of her professional life as a nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital where she also died of cancer in 1978 at the age
of 53. Her desire was to give her estate to the University of Kentucky College of Nursing to be used for
scholarships for nursing students. The recipient of the Hatchell Memorial Nursing Scholarship shall be a
deserving student in the College of Nursing. see both descriptions.
James F. Hile Nursing Scholarship Fund
Established through his estate in 1999, Mr. Hile established this scholarship fund to be used for training worthy
candidates for the specification as registered nurses in the various areas of medical assistance, independently
or under the directions of physicians. Mr. Hile worked in a family drug store in Ohio and served as a medical
representative for Cutter Laboratory and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in addition to owning a sporting goods and
variety store called Jim’s in Nicholasville, Kentucky.
**Barbara Hobbie Memorial Fund
Established March 9, 2007 by Roy L. Hobbie, Jr. in memory of Barbara Hobbie. This fund provides support to
students enrolled in the College of Nursing; who have maintained an outstanding academic record; have a
financial need and have a letter of reference that emphasizes a history of caring and a compassionate nature.
First preference is given to students from rural Kentucky or West Virginia. **Essay required
Betsy M. Holliday and Eunice S. Milton Scholarship
Established April 6, 1992 by Lieutenant Colonel David C. Holliday in memory of his wife, Betsy M. Holliday, and
her mother, Eunice S. Milton. This scholarship provides support for students who are native Kentuckians or are
the offspring of a member of the armed forces who was serving on active duty when recipient was born; and is a
RN who has returned to school for additional training with preference given to those interested in the treatment
of cancer victims.
**Pamela Stinson Kidd Memorial Scholarship
This memorial scholarship was established by Dr. Kidd’s friends and colleagues following her sudden death in
2002. It is awarded to a College of Nursing student who shows potential for leadership in the area of injury
prevention, emergency, primary, acute or critical care nursing. The first scholarship was awarded in 2006.
La Sertoma Scholarship
This scholarship was established in April 2004 by Dr. Marcia Stanhope in honor of the ladies of the La Sertoma
Club from 1959 to 1963 as these women and this organization provided financial support to her when she was a
student. This scholarship will support a student in the DNP program, the Graduate Public Health Nursing
Program, the Undergraduate Scholars Program or an undergraduate with an interest in Public Health Nursing.
Dorothy Luther Fellowship
Established June 26, 2003 through her estate, Dottie Luther established this fellowship to support students.
The recipient will be a graduate student in the College of Nursing in the area of adult nursing. The first award
was in 2006. Dottie was an emeritae faculty member with the College of Nursing and her friends and
colleagues have made additional contributions to this fund in her memory.
Sima Rinku Maiti Memorial Scholarship
Established June 29, 2007 by the Maiti Family in memory of Sima Rinku Maiti. Her brother, Richard, along with
her parents, Indu and Swapna Maiti, established this scholarship to create a legacy of Sima’s life. The
scholarship shall be open to all qualified students who have demonstrated high academic excellence; are
involved in service to the community; show potential for leadership; and are enrolled in one of the graduate
programs of the College of Nursing. As individuals of Indian origin are underrepresented in the nursing
profession, consideration will be given to students of Indian origin.
Peggy S. McClintock Scholarship Fund
Established on September 6, 1988 by donors who wished to endow a scholarship fund in memory of Peggy
McClintock and to honor her professional expertise and enthusiasm, and her great desire to support young
people in their career endeavors. Peggy McClintock served as the Medical Center Personnel Director until her
death at age 47 in 1988. The award shall be given to a third year CON student who is a Kentucky resident and
who has financially need. Special consideration may be given to non-traditional students who are over 25 years
Metropolitan Woman's Club Scholarship
Established in 1989 as a special scholarship for nursing students, the Metropolitan Woman's Club Scholarship
will be designated for non-traditional (25 years or older) Kentucky women showing need for financial assistance.
It will award subsequent funds until degree completion as long as the recipient shows progress and maintains a
2.5 cumulative grade point average.
Pamela Riggs Peters Endowment Fund
Established on October 22, 1996 by George Peters, III in memory of his wife, Pamela Riggs Peters. This
scholarship shall be awarded to incoming freshmen students and is renewable. Recipients must show financial
need as determined by the UK Office of Student financial Aid and be a resident of the state of Kentucky.
The Sample Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1994 by Mrs. Ann Sample in memory of her husband, Harry and her son,
Marc. In 1999, Mrs. Sample amended the endowment agreement to include her daughter Kim who had died of
breast cancer. The scholarship will be given to a CON student in good standing who needs assistance
purchasing books and supplies required for clinical course work and laboratory studies.
Casiana R. Schmidt Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship
Awarded for the first time in 2008, this scholarship was established by Casiana R. Schmidt to provide support
for traditional and second-degree students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. This renewable
scholarship is provided for a student with preference given for students from a region of Kentucky that is
economically disadvantaged, with financial need, and who is involved in the community and shows promise in
the field of nursing.
Jane Badham Tudor Scholarship
Given to students enrolled in the College of Nursing who demonstrate potential for academic excellence. This
fund was established by Mr. Tudor after his wife of 41 years died in 1986. She had been a UK Housemother in
one of the dorms and dearly loved by all her “girls.” After her death the students in her dorm sponsored a swim
meet and gave all the proceeds for a scholarship in Jane Tudor’s name. Mr. Tudor made this gift to the College
of Nursing because of the wonderful nursing care she received while in the UK Hospital.
Mary P Winternitz Scholarship
Established by Dr. William W. Winternitz in 1965 to pay tribute to the outstanding qualities of his wife, a nurse
and good Samaritan. This award is granted annually to an entering sophomore who through past performance
demonstrates potential for nursing success, has need for financial assistance and who demonstrates
cheerfulness and a responsiveness to needs of others.
Hazel M Young Scholarship
Awarded for the first time in 2008, this scholarship was given by Jennifer Molner and Donald Young to honor
their mother by annually supporting a nursing student from rural Northern Kentucky (excluding Jefferson,
Kenton, Campbell or Boone counties).
** Shows that the Scholarships include criteria that require that the student submit an essay. Please
attach a single page, brief two or three paragraph, double spaced and typed essay, that describes your
interest, commitment, and involvement as indicated in the scholarship criteria. Please do not use names of
patients referenced in this essay.
MEDICAL CENTER SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO UK COLLEGE OF NURSING STUDENTS
Academic Excellence Scholarships (Separate application required)
These UK competitive scholarships are made available to currently enrolled full-time students in the College of
Nursing. Scholarship applicants must have completed at least 12 semester hours at UK with a cumulative GPA
of 3.50 to be eligible. Students applying for admission to the College of Nursing are not eligible for these
awards. Students who will receive any scholarship from the University’s Merit Scholarship Office are not eligible
to be considered for these awards. The Office of Student Services will notify enrolled students of the
application availability and deadline of this scholarship.
Medical Center Enhancement Scholarships
This renewable scholarship endowment award is established for the purpose of recruiting outstanding African-
American students to the University of Kentucky who are interested in the health professions. The award is
granted to undergraduate students admitted to Nursing and who show evidence of outstanding commitment to a
career in nursing.
Medical Center Wright Recruitment Scholarships
This renewable scholarship endowment award is established for the purpose of recruiting outstanding students
to the University of Kentucky who are interested in the health professions. The award is granted annually to
undergraduate students admitted to Nursing who qualify as a University Merit Scholar (ACT composite score 27
and a high school grade point average of 3.0).
OUTSIDE AGENCY SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO UK COLLEGE OF NURSING STUDENTS
Applications for these agency awards are sent to the College of Nursing and distributed through the Office of
Student Services. The Office of Student Services will notify enrolled students of the application
deadlines. Please do not contact these agencies for information regarding the awards.
Central Baptist Hospital SAHA Foundation Award for Cardiovascular Research and Education Scholarship
Established by Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, this scholarship is awarded to a currently enrolled
BSN professional nursing student (pre-nursing students not eligible) with an interest in cardiovascular nursing. A
separate scholarship application and two letters of recommendation are required. An interview with the
scholarship committee may also be required.
Rosellen Dee Pearsall Nurse Scholarship Fund
Established in 2001 this scholarship commemorates the life of Dee Pearsall, a 1967 UK College of Nursing
graduate. Dee’s exceptionally successful career in nursing and groundbreaking leadership in the rehabilitation
field helps fund education and training in the profession she loved. This renewable scholarship is open to U.S.
citizens admitted to the College of Nursing (pre-nursing students not eligible). Preference is given to Armed
Forces personnel and/or their dependents. A separate scholarship application and letters of recommendation
are required in addition to a one page essay about an individual who stands as a role model for the applicant’s
The Margaret T. Stoeckinger Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. M. John Stoeckinger in memory of his mother. It is administered by the
Newman Foundation at UK Newman Center. To be eligible a student must have served a worshiping community
and/or plan to work in Health Ministries and be in an accredited baccalaureate or graduate nursing program in
the Catholic Diocese of Lexington.
For Other UK Scholarship Programs, please contact;
Office of Academic Scholarships
100-H Funkhouser Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0054
Phone: (859) 257-4198
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
COLLEGE OF NURSING
BSN SCHOLARSHIP/FINANCIAL AWARD APPLICATION
Return the completed application and all required attachments by April 1 to: Office of Student Services, Room
315, College of Nursing Bldg., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536-0232
Name E-Mail:________________ _
Last first middle
street/route apt. # city
state zip county
Student ID #: Phone Number ( )
name city state
Current Age State of Birth County of Birth ________
Are you currently enrolled in the College of Nursing? Yes: _______ No: ________
If yes, check your Nursing student status beginning in the fall semester of this year:
____Pre-nursing ___Sophomore ____Junior _____Senior ____RN-BSN ____Second Degree
If you are not currently enrolled, have you applied for admission
to the University of Kentucky? Yes: ________ No: _______
Are you/your parents currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces? Yes: ________ No: _______
If yes, indicate branch and base location: __________________________________________
Do you plan to file for financial aid*? Yes No (*Financial Aid applications must be filed prior to April 1)
Please list your income source(s) by giving the total gross income in each applicable category. Attach
additional sheets if necessary.
Student’s Income Occupation
Parents Income Occupation
Spouse’s Income Occupation
Total Income For the Year From All Sources (exclude any scholarships) ___________________
Other Dependents on this Income (list ages): __________________________________________
Estimate of Financial Need for This School Year: (do not include tuition or books)
Travel School supplies
Special Expenses (please itemize)
Scholarships, Loans or Grants Being Received (and amounts)
Student Signature: Date
DEADLINE APRIL 1st
- AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED -
In addition to the many University scholarships Generally, applicants must meet the
available to students enrolled in all colleges, the College minimum requirements for admission to the
of Nursing has several scholarships/financial awards College of Nursing. In addition to the academic
available to students indicating an interest in nursing as a record, other factors which weigh heavily in the
major. evaluation of scholarship/financial award
The College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky applicants include extracurriculuar activities, work
awarded its first degree in 1964. Courses of instruction experience, awards and recognition, community
lead to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of involvement, recommendations and a personal
Science in Nursing, the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing essay. Interviews may be requested by the
and the Doctor of Nursing Practice. The B.S.N. and Scholarship Committee.
M.S.N. programs are accredited by the American Qualified students should complete the
Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the attached Nursing Scholarship/Financial Award
Kentucky Board for Nursing. Application and return it no later than April 1.
Scholarships/financial awards awarded to nursing Faculty committees will review applications
students illustrate the support extended by alumni and for the appropriate scholarship/ financial award
friends, professional, and the community organizations, based on the individual applicant’s qualifications
and institutions associated with the College. The amount and the specifications of the scholarship. The
of the award is dependent upon funds available from the amount of scholarship/financial awards, when
contributing donors. added to other sources of financial aid, may
not exceed the total annual cost of attendance
as determined by the UK Office of Student
If you are transferring into the College of Nursing from If you are currently enrolled as a College of
within UK or from another College Nursing student
1. On the application form be certain to complete the 1. On the application form be certain to complete
portion which summarizes your financial situation. the portion which summarizes your financial
2. On the application form, list extracurricular activities; situation.
honors received in school, civic, or other organizations; 2. On the application form, list college extra-
work experience, etc. Please limit your response to the curricular activities; honors received in school,
form provided. List only those activities/honors which you civic, or other organizations; work experience, etc.
feel are most important. You may wish to emphasize the Please limit your response to the form provided.
depth of your commitment to particular activities.
1. Deadline: APRIL 1. You will be notified of
award in June.
2. Return the completed application and all
required attachments to:
Office of Student Services
Room 315, College of Nursing Bldg.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40536-0232
3. For questions regarding scholarship/financial
award application, call (859) 323-5108.
EXTRCURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (Include school, WHEN? (List grade LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Community, and other similar organizations.) or school year) (Titles and Dates)
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION (Academic) WHEN?
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION (Nonacademic) WHEN?
WORK EXPERIENCE WHEN?
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
COLLEGE OF NURSING
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INFORMATION
Scholarship applicants must meet the minimum requirements for admission to the College of
Nursing. The student must be in good academic standing and factors such as extracurricular
activities, work experience, awards and recognition, community involvement, recommendations
and/or a personal essay are considered. Interviews may be requested.
Scholarship/Financial Award Committees will review applications for the appropriate scholarship
based on the applicant’s qualifications and specifications of the scholarship/financial award. The
amount of scholarship awards, when added to other sources of financial aid, may not exceed
the total annual cost of attendance as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
Application notification is sent to enrolled and applying students in early spring. Award recipients
will be notified in June - July before the new academic year begins.
For scholarships that require an essay
Please attach a single-page, double-spaced, typed essay of no more than two or three
paragraphs in length to the application form. The essay should describe your interest,
commitment and involvement as indicated in the scholarship criteria.
Please complete the following checklist to insure you have all the required application items. Your
application will not be considered if you do not submit all of the items checked.
____________ I have completed the scholarship portion which summarizes my
____________ I have completed the scholarship application portion which
summarizes my experience, honors, awards, etc.
____________ I have included a copy of my transcript(s) with the application.
(Students currently enrolled in UK’s College of Nursing do not need
to submit transcripts).
____________ I have included essay(s) required by the scholarship **
(Please list those Scholarship(s) below: