Tuition fees and other school things like books and uniforms can be very expensive. This can hinder the education of a promising student. For those needing financial assistance, scholarship programs are the solution. There are many scholarships available – some are open to students taking up any degree program and some are designed for specific degree program. Some are offered through the college unit itself or internally and some from external source. Whatever the case, financial problems should not be the hindrance because there are various scholarship programs being offered and available.
The Sinclair School of Nursing of the University of Missouri offers its students with various nursing-specific scholarships. These programs are designed for the undergraduate students of the clinical nursing degree program as well as the graduate students. One of them is the Ellen Burge Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Scholarship. The amount of scholarship varies, usually from $500 up to $1,000 every year. Candidate should be aware that the schedule for applications as well as the announcement of the scholarship awards is made every year on the spring semester of the next academic year. Financial need and academic achievement are the main criteria, but hometown and high school among others are also factored on the selection process.
The Ellen Burge Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Scholarship is open for full-time students who are completing their senior year in the degree program of nursing. It is also necessary for the applicants to be working in the neonatal intensive care setting at UM Health Care.