For DonorsFor Applicants

Eric Maurice Brandon Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
2 winners, $1,000 each
Application Deadline
Jul 14, 2024
Winners Announced
Aug 14, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate sophomore-senior or undergraduate student
Field of Study:
Underrepresented minority

Eric Maurice Brandon was a devoted father, brother and friend who passed away too soon on New Year’s Day 2023. He was returning home from an overnight shift as a Licensed Practical Nurse providing in-home care for his young patient when he was involved in a terrible car accident that flipped his truck into a nearby creek. 

Eric began his healthcare career as a Respiratory Therapy Technician before becoming a Nurse. He served in the Army Reserve and subsequently joined the Army where he provided nursing care during Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, the Persian Gulf War, and the Iraqi Campaign. 

One of Eric’s most rewarding, yet challenging, positions was caring for our nation’s heros in the Burn Intensive Care Unit at the Army’s flagship medical institution, Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Eric retired from the military in 2009 but continued to care for children and youth who required tracheostomy care.

This scholarship seeks to honor the memory of Eric by financially supporting nursing students so they can graduate and make a powerful impact to the field.

Any underrepresented minority pursuing a career in nursing may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us why you are interested in pursuing nursing.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published January 26, 2024
Essay Topic

Tell us why you are interested in pursuing nursing.

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 14, 2024. Winners will be announced on Aug 14, 2024.