James and Elizabeth Kraatz Undergraduate Burn Nursing Scholarship Fund

The James and Elizabeth Kraatz Undergraduate Burn Nursing Scholarship Fund was established at the University of Missouri’s Sinclair School of Nursing. The scholarship is available to undergraduate students in the School of Nursing who have expressed the intention to pursue burn and wound care as a nursing specialty.

The scholarship fund was set up to honor Dr. James Kraatz and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Kraatz. Dr. James Kraatz was the head of the Burn Unit at the University Hospital while his wife was a former Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing at the Missouri University Sinclair School of Nursing. The couple established two new undergraduate scholarships to aid nursing students, one in each of their passions: his in burn nursing and hers in cancer nursing.

The recipient of the scholarship grants will be given opportunities for independent study and for work with the Director of the Unit at the University Hospital and a mentor in the school of nursing. The scholarship award may be renewed on consecutive years if the student continues to show interest in this area.

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
1-800-437-4339 or

Deadline: varies
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