There is currently a shortage of nurses in the US, and the median student debt for nurses completing graduate school is $40,000-$55,000.
Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, our nurses are on the frontlines, fighting on a daily basis to stop the spread of coronavirus that is crippling our nation.
Despite this, as some hospitals reduce or halt elective procedures, some nurses have seen their incomes drop during a period in which they have never been more essential.
As part of the initiative to provide more nursing scholarship opportunities for prospective nurses, this grant will go to an aspiring or current nurse to aid with the cost of their tuition or student loans. All levels of nursing education are eligible for this award, including current nursing students, recent nursing graduates, and aspiring nursing students.