St. Elizabeth School of Nursing Scholarships

All applications must be turned into the financial aid office at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing. Applications will be sent to all students who meet minimum criteria in advance of deadline. For more information please contact the financial aid office at (765) 423-6340.

Franciscan Health Auxiliary Lafayette Scholarship

In 1968, the Franciscan Health Auxiliary Lafayette established a scholarship for St. Elizabeth School of Nursing students. The funds for the scholarship came from the Washburn Health Careers Fund, which was established in honor of Mary B. Washburn, a long-time volunteer of the Auxiliary, as well as other sources and activities.

Minimum Criteria for Consideration:

  • Must be an enrolled student at the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and within one calendar year of graduation;
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need

 

Betty J. McCay Schober Memorial Scholarship

The Betty J. McCay Schober Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of Mrs. Schober and provided in her memory by her family. Mrs. Schober was an alumnus of St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, having graduated in the class of 1947.  Mrs. Schober was raised in a small farming community in Indiana and it is the family’s wish that students benefiting from this scholarship have a similar background.

Minimum Criteria for Consideration:

  • Applicant must be either a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Must be admitted and enrolled at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing with a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.2 on 4.0 scale
  • Current high school senior to be awarded during Level One year at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing
  • Special consideration will be given to a student who lives on a farm or is from a small community
  • Additional consideration will be given to a student who has shown success in spite of difficult family situations such as a family member with a serious illness, long-term unemployment of a parent or other such hardships

 

Gertrude Loeb Rosen Scholarship

The Loeb Scholarship was established to provide a $1,000 merit scholarship for up to eight semesters of assistance to an outstanding applicant to the Registered Nursing Diploma-Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) of St. Elizabeth School of Nursing-University of Saint Francis Cooperative Nursing Program. The award is renewable for up to eight semesters (a total of $8,000) as long as the student is maintaining satisfactory academic progress as outlined in School of Nursing policies.

Minimum Criteria for Consideration:

  • Level One student at to St. Elizabeth School of Nursing
  • High school students with minimum 3.5 GPA and either SAT of 1100 or ACT 22 as well as minimum of proficient score on TEAS entrance exam (if required), or
  • Transfer students with at least 24 hours of transfer coursework completed and college GPA of at least 3.5, as well as minimum of proficient score on TEAS entrance exam (if required).

 

Mabel M. Knight Scholarship

Mabel M. Knight was born in Attica, IN in February 1916 and remained a lifelong resident of the area. During her life Mabel held may positions, she worked as a secretary for the Lux Agency for over fifty years before retiring in 1987; She also worked part time as a closing agent for Prairie Homes. She was a life member of the Women of the Moose; served as president of the Women’s Carpenter Auxiliary; was a charter life member of the American Motorcycle Association; was a life member of the Long Center Theatre Organ Society; and served as volunteer with the Franciscan Health Lafayette Auxiliary.

Minimum Criteria for Consideration:

  • Applicant must be either a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Must be admitted and enrolled at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing
  • Minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale

 

Sally Watlington Scholarship

The Captain Sally Watlington, USN (Ret.) St. Elizabeth School of Nursing Endowed Scholarship was established by Captain Watlington. She is a volunteer with Franciscan Health Western Indiana having served as board chair from 2014 through 2017, as well as chair of the Mission/HR and Medical Staff Affairs/Quality Improvement committees, and has been a member of the hospital board since 2008.

Minimum Criteria for Consideration:

  • Applicant must be either a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Must be admitted and enrolled at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing
  • Minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale
  • High school graduate
  • Additional consideration will be given to a student who has shown success in spite of difficult family situations such as a family member with a serious illness, long-term unemployment of a parent or other such hardships

 

St. Clare Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship

The St. Clare Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship was established through funds raised by the Auxiliary in recognition of more than 50 years of dedicated service given by volunteers supporting quality patient care in Montgomery County at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

Minimum Criteria for Consideration:

  • Applicant must be either a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States in Montgomery county, Indiana.
  • Must be admitted and enrolled at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing with a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale
  • Current high school graduate with award being awarded during their Level One year at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing
  • Additional consideration will be given to a student who has shown leadership qualities and/or success in spite of difficult family situations such as a family member with a serious illness, long-term unemployment of a parent or other such hardships  

 

Susan Oesterling Whitaker Nursing Scholarship

The Susan Oesterling Whitaker Nursing Scholarship is named in honor of Mrs. Oesterling Whitaker and was established by her family to honor her memory. Susan was an alumnus of St. Elizabeth School of Nursing class of 1989 and worked as a registered nurse at St. Elizabeth Regional Health for more than 20 years following graduation. She lived a wonderful life that was tragically shortened after a battle with cancer at the age of 42. She touched many lives including her family, friends and patients.

Minimum Criteria for Consideration:

  • Must be currently enrolled at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and beginning Level Two, or higher
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Not only a decent student in the classroom, but has a heart for service and compassion for others

 

WILLIAM AND MARTHA FANCHER NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

The William and Martha Fancher Nursing Scholarship was established by Mrs. Fancher in 2011 to help deserving students achieve their dream of becoming a nurse by offsetting the cost of tuition at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing. Mrs. Fancher is an alumnus of the St. Anthony Hospital’s School of Nursing in Terre Haute, Indiana, and worked for a family doctor in Lafayette for many years.

Minimum Criteria for Consideration:

  • Must be currently enrolled at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and beginning Level Two, or higher
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Not only a decent student in the classroom, but has a heart for service and compassion for others

 

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