Scholarship 2017

Promoting the advancement of the nursing field while investing in the attainment of advanced nursing education, the Barbara Tunley Crenshaw Nursing Scholarship celebrates the extraordinary contributions of Barbara Crenshaw RN, BSN, MSN, CNS, Professor Emeritus Front Range Community College, to the field of nursing education, and is a testament to the invaluable asset that is the Black nurse.

The Eastern Colorado Council Black Nurses, Inc. has two $1000.00 Barbara Tunley Crenshaw Nursing Scholarships ($500 per semester while eligible) available to nursing students who meet the following criteria and complete the application process:

  • Enrolled in an ADN or BSN nursing program within the state of Colorado.
  • Have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.3 (verified by an official transcript).Be of Black/African American ethnicity or of African descent.
  • Willing to commit to 10 hrs per semester of reasonable community service activities geared toward the promotion of health and/or the nursing profession as a representative of ECCBN, Inc.
  • Willing to be a student ECCBN member in good standing, work with a mentor, and attend monthly ECCBN meetings.
  • Provide a MAXIMUM 500-word essay addressing the criteria under “Application Essay” below.
  • Complete and return the scholarship application form below by the deadline date.
  • Provide 2 Letters of recommendation (preferably from someone familiar with your nursing desire/ability),


personal character reference,


academic or professional reference that attests to academic or work ethic.

  • Be available to attend a selection interview between the dates of Sept. 16 - 24, 2016 (an exact date will be scheduled for those who pass the preliminary stage on a first received first scheduled basis).
  • Be available to attend the October 15, 2017, Scholarship Reception in Denver, Colorado (attendance is required for the award).

Completed application must be emailed or postmarked no later than 11:59 pm, October 5, 2017 to or:

Eastern Colorado Council of Black Nurses, Inc.
P.O. Box 7272
Denver, CO 80207

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