NBNA National Scholarships

DR. LAURANNE SAMS SCHOLARSHIP - $5000 The Dr. Lauranne Sams Scholarship is awarded to a qualified NBNA member based on scholastic achievement, financial need and community service and who is in pursuit of a baccalaureate or other advanced nursing degree. The scholarship, which is named for the Founder and First President of the NBNA, has a proud and distinguished legacy. The recipient must be an individual who truly represents the leadership, the commitment to service and the scholarship of Dr. Sams.

NBNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS SCHOLARSHIP - $1500 To support a qualified NBNA member in pursuit of a baccalaureate or advanced nursing degree.

LYNNE EDWARDS RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP - $5000 The scholarship is sponsored by Dr. Linda Burnes-Bolton, NBNA Past President. Dr. Burnes-Bolton is a trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Foundation contributes to the scholarship as part of the matching gift program. The scholarship is in honor of the mother of Dr. Burnes-Bolton, Mrs. Lynne Edwards. The scholarship is for a nurse pursuing a PhD.

MARGARET PEMBERTON SCHOLARSHIP - $3000 The Scholarship is provided by Margaret Pemberton, Member, Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, DC Area, to a nursing student from the chapter in the conference’s host city. This is an endowed scholarship.

RITA E. MILLER SCHOLARSHIP - $2500 The scholarship is sponsored by Barbara Julian, Member, Council of Black Nurses, Los Angeles, in memory of Rita E. Miller, Department Chair, School of Nursing, Dillard University. The scholarship is for a BSN student attending a HBCU.

VITAS HEALTHCARE/ESTHER COLLIFLOWER SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 The scholarship is sponsored by VITAS Healthcare to a nurse or student nurse who is interested in pursuing a career in end of life care.

CHILDREN'S MERCY KANSAS CITY - $1000 The scholarship is sponsored by Children's Mercy Kansas City to a nurse or student nurse who is interested in pursuing a career in pediatric nursing.

GEORGE E. MCGUIRE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $5000 The George McGuire Memorial Scholarship for a nursing student whose focus is social justice. The candidate must be a nursing doctoral student or a nursing student in a master's program of study. The candidate must be a NBNA member for at least two years; must have completed at least one full semester/quarter in a graduate program; and, must have at least one full semester/quarter to go to complete the program of study. This is an endowed scholarship.

IONA PRINCESS PIERRE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 The scholarship is sponsored by Joan Pierre, President, NBNA: Northern Virginia Chapter in memory of her daughter Iona Princess Pierre.

DR. MARTHA DAWSON GENESIS SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 The Scholarship is provided by Dr. Martha A. Dawson, Member, Birmingham Black Nurses Association. The Law of Legacy states, “True success is measured by succession.” This scholarship is to support nurse leaders to continue their growth and development through formal education at the master’s and/or doctorate levels. Candidate may be an RN seeking master’s, DNP, PhD in leadership or EdD.

MARIA DUDLEY ADVANCE PRACTICE NURSE SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 The scholarship is funded by Maria Dudley, Member, Council of Black Nurses, Los Angeles, for a LPN/LVN pursuing an RN or higher degree.

DR. BIRTHALE ARCHIE- SON, JERRY ALLYN MOORE SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 The scholarship is awarded to a qualified NBNA member based on scholastic achievement who is in pursuit of a baccalaureate, master’s or doctorate degree who is attending a Historically Black College or University. The scholarship comes with mentorship by the donor as necessary.

LOLA DENISE JEFFERSON SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 The scholarship is funded by Lola Denise Jefferson in her honor and is to support a generic BSN student who is pursuing a nursing degree out of high school.

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