Applications Open Sept. 1, 2019
CNF Scholarship Program
The Colorado Nurses Foundation is dedicated to supporting scholarships for Colorado nursing students.
Scholarships will be awarded for the first semester or quarter of 2020.
Please read the following requirements to make sure you are eligible to apply for a CNF scholarship:
Applicants must be:
A Colorado resident committed to practicing nursing in Colorado.
Accepted as a student in an approved Colorado Nursing Program or in an approved online program.
A minimum of one semester or quarter of study remaining prior to completing their degree. Students graduating in December 2019 are ineligible to apply for a CNF Scholarship.
Student in a BSN program or accepted as a student in a twelve month accelerated BSN program commencing in January 2020.
Undergraduate applicants must have a 3.25 grade point average minimum and graduate student applicants must have a 3.5 grade point average minimum, with one of the following student statuses:
Student in second year of nursing studies in an associate degree in nursing program, OR
Junior or Senior level BSN undergraduate student, OR
RN enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree nursing program in a school of nursing, OR
RN with master’s degree in nursing, currently practicing in Colorado and enrolled in a doctoral program, OR
Student enrolled in accelerated nursing program having completed one quarter or semester, OR
Student accepted into twelve month accelerated program with transcript from previous degree, OR
Student in second or third year of a Doctorate Nursing Practice (DNP) program or have completed the first year of a PhD program. All graduate degree students must have continuous minimum enrollment for 6 semester hours.
Scholarship Criteria for Awards
Your scholarship application must include and will be rated on the following:
Professional philosophy and goals
Dedication to the improvement of patient care in Colorado
Demonstrated commitment to nursing, and potential for leadership
Involvement in community and professional organizations
Grade point average (minimum 3.25 undergraduate, 3.5 graduate) per program transcript GPA from most recently completed semester/quarter from current program
Student accepted into a twelve month accelerated BSN program commencing in January 2020 must provide a copy of the letter of acceptance
Student accepted into a twelve month accelerated BSN program commencing in January 2020 must provide a copy of official transcript from earned (must be completed) baccalaureate or higher degree in a field other than nursing
Financial need statement and narrative explanation
Recommendation of one faculty member, and
Recommendation from employer/supervisor (if not employed, then from another individual).
The following scholarships are being offered for the 2020 spring/winter semester:
Roy Anderson Memorial Scholarship - 3 @ $1,500
Josephine Ballard Memorial Scholarship - 4 @ $1,500
H.M. Muffly Memorial Scholarship - 3 @ $1,500
CNA Virginia Paulson Memorial Scholarship - $1,200
Colorado Council on Nursing Education (CCNE): Nurse Educator Scholarship - $3,000
DNA 5 Scholarship (Graduate Student) - $1,333.33
DNA 5 Scholarship (Undergraduate Student) - $1,333.33
DNA 5 Scholarship (APN Student) - $1,333.33
DNA 16 Eleanor Bent Scholarship (males only) - $1,500
DNA 20 Scholarship - $1,500
SIG 30 Scholarship - $2,000
Platt College Joe Lee Memorial Scholarship - $5,000
Nightingale Scholarship: Centura Health - 2 @ $2,000
Nightingale Scholarship: University of Colorado - $1,000
Nightingale Scholarship: HCA HealthONE - $1,000
Colorado Nurses Foundation Nightingale Scholarships - 8 @ $1,500
Denver Regional Nightingale Association Scholarship - $1,500
Colorado Nurses Association Nurses Night at the Rockies Scholarship - $1,500
For questions, please contact the foundation at email@example.com or 720-457-1004.