Laura Jean Armstrong Scholarship

Business, community, and professional organizations have joined the government’s efforts in improving the health care environment in the United States which has long suffered from the shortage of health care professionals, especially nurses. These organizations are united in providing bigger opportunities for high school graduates to pursue college degrees by offering grants and scholarships. One organization that has made a name in providing charitable services to members of the community is the Hawaii Community Foundation. It is a public, statewide, charitable services and grant-making organization by donor contributions for the benefit of the residents of the State of Hawaii. The foundation has awarded more than 2,300 scholarships to students, totaling more than $4.7 million.

One of the scholarship programs sponsored by the Hawaii Community Foundation is the Laura Jean Armstrong Scholarship that provides scholarship to graduate students pursuing a degree in nursing. This scholarship is available for Hawaii graduate students who are majoring in nursing. Student must have a grade point average of 2.7 or higher.

The scholarship fund was created in memory of Dr. Laura Jean Armstrong, a nurse extraordinaire. Dr. Armstrong started her career as registered nurse in private practice. She later joined the Hawaii State Department of Health in 1968. As a public servant, Dr. Armstrong passionately worked to improve the health and welfare of the underserved until her untimely death.

The Laura Jean Armstrong Scholarship awards from one to five scholarships, with funding of a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $5,000. Application deadline for the scholarship is February 20th of each year.

Applicants for the scholarship award must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a currently enrolled graduate student at the time of application
  • Must be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Must be U.S. citizen
  • Must be majoring in nursing
  • Must demonstrate academic achievement with a GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Must plan to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student (9 credits per semester)
  • Must demonstrate good moral character and financial need.

Contact Information
Scholarship Administrator
Hawaii Community Foundation
827 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
Phone: (808) 537-6333
Fax: (808) 521-6286
http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org

Amount: varies
Length: varies
Deadline: 1-Mar
Other Req: RESIDES IN HI state, ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS: BSN degree
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