The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections 2012-2022 placed Registered Nursing as among the top occupations in terms of growth in the U.S. The Registered Nurses workforce is expected to grow from 2.71 million in 2012 to 3.24 million, a nineteen percent increase. In addition to this projected growth, it is also estimated that there shall be a need for around 525,000 replacement nurses in the workforce. This brings the total number of nurse’s job opening to 1.05 million by the year 2022.
Government and professional organizations are together in the goal of bringing in more students to enroll in approved nursing programs in the different colleges and universities throughout the country. One way of encouraging more enrollees in the nursing program is the awarding of scholarships to students who are already enrolled or planning to enroll in the nursing baccalaureate programs.
The Irene and Charles Keller Endowment Scholarship in Nursing was established at the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri to provide scholarship to full-time students taking up nursing courses. The endowment awards scholarship to one or more full students only in the School of Nursing. It was set up by Charles and Irene Keller. Mrs. Irene Keller was a friend of the University of Missouri School Of Nursing.
Applying for the scholarship is very easy. There is no need to apply for individual internal scholarships. Applicants need to submit the scholarship application for his or her degree program to the Sinclair School of Nursing Office of Student Affairs. Once the application is received, the applicant will be eligible for any scholarship to which he or she meets the eligibility criteria. All Sinclair School of Nursing students need to have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid on their files.
For questions or additional information, students may contact:
Office of Student Affairs
S235 School of Nursing
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-0277 or