Many professional, community, and business organizations have joined the government sector in providing bigger opportunities for high school graduates to pursue college degrees by offering grants and scholarships. Among the many organizations that award scholarship to nursing students is the Jennie Wamsley Long Memorial Scholarship.
The Jennie Wamsley Long Memorial Scholarship was established in 1996 at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing by Sallie Wamsley, the school’s registrar, along with family, friends, and co-workers in order to honor the memory of her daughter. The scholarship is awarded to a worthy and needy psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner student. The applicant must demonstrate financial need.
The scholarship program offers full tuition scholarship every year. Full-time enrollment (12 hours per semester) is required to be considered for the scholarship although some specialty programs may require less than 12 hours. Part-time students and post-master’s students are not eligible for the scholarship.
In order for a student to maintain a scholarship each semester, they must continue to make satisfactory academic progress and their overall cumulative GPA cannot fall below a 3.0. If a student’s GPA falls below a 3.0, they will lose their scholarship and may have to petition to have their scholarship re-instated for another semester once their GPA returns to at least a 3.0. All awards are made through the School of Nursing Scholarship Committee according to the requirements of the funding source.
Information about the nursing scholarship program may be obtained from:
The Jeannie Wamsley Long Memorial Scholarship
461 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37240
Telephone Number – 615-322-3800
Fax Number – 888-322-3800
Online information may be obtained from:
Inquiries may be addressed to: VUSN-Admissions@vanderbilt.edu