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Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships

Unless otherwise indicated, the following scholarships are awarded through Nursing after admission to the nursing program. Contact Nursing with questions.

Charlene Dopson Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to junior or senior level nursing students meeting the following criteria:  Established financial need and achievement of a 2.5 GPA.

Grants/Loans with Work Pay Back - Physicians Manpower Training Commission

Application may be made to several area hospitals which will grant up to $1500.00 per semester of matching or non-matching funds for the junior or senior years.  These grants/loans are repaid through work obligation, with full benefits, following graduation.

National Student Nurses Association Scholarships

Applicants must be NSNA members.  The sponsors may set other eligibility requirements.  Applications are available from the National Student Nurses Association, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY  10019.

Nursing School Alumni of the Clinton Hospital Scholarship

Two $250.00 scholarships are awarded annually.  Students must be full time regularly enrolled students in good standing, perform satisfactory work toward their degree, must be a junior or senior nursing major, a U.S. citizen with home residence in Oklahoma and demonstrate financial need.

Evelyn Huebert Shephard Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a junior or senior nursing student regularly enrolled at Southwestern Oklahoma State, must be a U.S. citizen with a home residence in Oklahoma.

SOSUNSA Scholarship

The recipient must be a member of SOSUNSA and posses a GPA of 2.5.  The student must demonstrate financial need.

SWODA

Reimbursement is available for tuition, books, and supplies necessary to complete the nursing program. Applicant must be economically disadvantaged or displaced. Call 580.323.2261.

SWOSU Foundation Scholarships

Applications are available in the Institutional Advancement Foundation & Alumni Office located in Administration 201.

U.S. Armed Forces   

All three branches of the armed forces offer scholarships for students who pre-list.

US Department of Health and Human Services Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program for Registered Nurses

Registered nurses interested should contact the Student Affairs Committee for more information.

Veterans Administration Scholarships

Selected Ready Reserves interested in careers in nursing are eligible for $400/month for full-time study.  Repaid by 2-year work commitment in a VA medical center.

Winona Madison Nursing Scholarship 

The scholarship program was established by Dr. and Mrs. Robert O. Raulston in recognition of the distinguished forty-one year nursing career of Winona Madison.  Their perpetual fund will provide scholarship assistance for junior and senior nursing students.

Awards

Golden Stethoscope Award

An award for a senior student is good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better in clinical courses. Student may be nominated by self, faculty, or peer and must provide a peer or faculty witness to provide anecdotes relating caring behaviors exhibited by the candidate. Caring examples must be provided by the voters for the award. Nominees will be voted on by faculty and seniors by secret ballot and confirmed by Student Affairs faculty.

Outstanding Junior Nursing Student

An annual award given to a nursing student who has completed 2 semesters with a GPA of 3.0 or better in both theory and clinical performance; is an active member of SOSUNSA; exhibits a caring concerned attitude dealing with clients; and participates in community service.

Outstanding Senior Nursing Student

An annual award given to a nursing student who has completed 4 semesters with a GPA of 3.0 or better in both theory and clinical performance; is an active member of SOSUNSA; exhibits a caring concerned attitude dealing with clients; and participates in community service.

Personal Evolution Award

This is awarded to a senior and a junior who may be peer or faculty nominated.  These students must be participants in SOSUNSA and show a significant improvement in one of the two areas: GPA and grades over a minimum of one year and or social skills demonstrated by anecdotal reports of improved communication or assertiveness.  Nominees must be voted on by secret ballot by faculty and the appropriate class.

Fee Waiver

Students desiring fee waiver information should contact Student Financial Services.

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