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MNF Scholarship

One goal of the MNF is to promote and enhance the professional development of registered nurses.  To meet this goal, each biennium the MNF awards a scholarship(s) to junior or senior nursing students.  The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to students completing requirements for a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing at a state approved and nationally accredited school of nursing.  Students complete an application which includes a personal statement describing why they have chosen a career in nursing.

The MNF scholarship is awarded biennially in odd numbered years.  The 2015 Scholarship Packet is now available. The deadline for submission was March 20, 2015.

2015 MNF Scholarship Winners

  • Hannah Scott - University of Missouri Columbia
  • Kimberly Sorden - University of Missouri St. Louis
  • Mihiri De Silva Udawatta - University of Missouri Columbia

The purpose of the Scholarship Award is to assist qualified students to complete requirements for graduation from a state approved and nationally accredited school of nursing leading to a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing.


  1. The applicant must be a full-time junior or senior student currently enrolled in a nursing major leading to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in a program located in the state of Missouri.
  2. The applicant must be a Missouri resident.
  3. An official transcript from the college or university must be submitted with the application that provides evidence of academic standing and past or current enrollment in nursing courses required for the nursing degree.
  4. The applicant must have a college/university cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale.
  5. A letter of reference from a nursing faculty member who knows the student from a didactic or clinical perspective is required.  The letter should provide support for the applicant and describe why the applicant should receive a MNF scholarship.
  6. The application must include a one page personal statement written by the applicant that describes why the individual chose a career in nursing.  Narratives longer than one-page are discouraged.
  7. A two-page (maximum) resume including extracurricular activities, leadership roles, honors, and community service should be included in the application.

The application form with appropriate information must be received in the Missouri Nurses Foundation office by March 20, 2015.

The award of $500 will be made to three qualified applicants.  The award is a one time gift paid directly to the school to be credited to the student's account.

A committee composed of three members will evaluate each application.  The identities of the applicants will be deleted from the forms for a blind review of the materials.  Codes will be assigned to the applications.  A point-value system will be used to evaluate each candidate.  The applicant(s) with the highest total points will receive the award(s).  In the event of a tie, the award winners will be chosen by lot.

Recipients of these scholarships will receive official notification of their awards from the Missouri Nurses Foundation. 

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