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Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships

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

Charlene Dopson Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to junior nursing student 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 $1,500 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. http://pmtc.ok.gov/nurses

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. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarships/national-student-nurses-association-scholarship

Nursing School Alumni of the Clinton Hospital Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the alumni of the Clinton Hospital nursing school. The student must be a U.S. citizen and live in Oklahoma. Students must be full-time, regularly enrolled in good standing, perform satisfactory work toward their degree, must be a junior nursing major. 

Evelyn Huebert Shephard Nursing Scholarship

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

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 and Alumni Office located in Administration 201.

U.S. Armed Forces   

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

U.S. 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 per month for full-time study. Repaid by two-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 41-year nursing career of Winona Madison. Their perpetual fund will provide scholarship assistance for a junior nursing student planning to work in western Oklahoma.

Awards

Golden Stethoscope Award

In Nursing School, it is easy to be distracted by the task at hand and forget about the small things that show that you care for others. One individual was recognized by both peers and faculty as demonstrating caring by taking time to help others and consistently demonstrate the “Spirit of Nursing."

This is 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 Award

The students and faculty of the School of Nursing, in acknowledgement of student excellence annually present this award to the junior nursing student who is recognized for:

  • Completing the first and second semester of the nursing program with above average grades and excellence in clinical performance
  • Having the respect of their peers
  • Exhibiting a caring, concerned attitude in dealing with clients
  • Demonstrating leadership qualities among peers and in the community

An annual award given to a nursing student who has completed two semesters with a GPA of 3.0 or better in both theory and clinical performance; is an active member in one of SWOSU’s nursing associations; and participates in community service. 

Outstanding Senior Nursing Student Award

The students and faculty of the School of Nursing, in acknowledgement of student excellence, annually present this award to the senior nursing student who is recognized for:

  • Having completed the nursing program with above average grades and clinical performance
  • Is an active participant in one of SWOSU’s nursing associations 
  • Exhibits a caring, concerned attitude in working with clients
  • Participates in community service

An annual award is given to a nursing student who has completed four semesters with a GPA of 3.0 or better in both theory and clinical performance. 

Personal Evolution Award (Junior & Senior)

The students and faculty of the School of Nursing give this award to the junior and senior nursing student who is a member in one of SWOSU’s nursing associations and shows the most significant positive improvement both personally and professionally.

This is awarded to a junior and senior who may be peer or faculty nominated. These students must be a participant in one of SWOSU’s nursing associations and show a significant improvement in one of 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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