The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) was organized in 1972 under the leadership of Dr. Lauranne Sams, former Dean and Professor of nursing at the Tuskegee University School of Nursing at Tuskegee, Alabama. With great nursing leaders, the association is involved in programs and activities that draw African American nurses to its fold. The NBNA programs help members grow stronger as they seek to provide culturally competent health care service in the community.
As part of the National Black Nurses Association’s commitment to the advancement of the nursing profession, it offers the LeGrande Trottman Scholarship to provide funding for continuing education.
The scholarship fund was established in honor of longtime St. Louis resident LeGrande Trottman, a Registered Nurse and advocate of health care in underserved communities.
Ms. Trottman was born LeGrande Thomas on September 6, 1937 in East Chicago, Indiana. She was the eldest of 10 children, three of whom preceded her in death. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in East Chicago. She finished high school at East Chicago Roosevelt High School and took her nursing degree at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Chicago. She married Dr. Alphonso Trottman.
When the Trottman couple moved to St. Louis, LeGrande dedicated her life to the passion of community health nursing. She would set up a table on street corners to check blood pressures of passersby and would encourage them to visit the local health clinic for further screening.
The LeGrande Trottman Scholarship awards up to $2,000 in financial assistance. Applicants to the scholarship must be currently enrolled in a nursing program (BSN, AD, or LPN/LVN) and in good scholastic standing at the time of the application. Applicant must also be a member of the NBNA and of a local chapter, and have at least one full year of school remaining. Deadline for scholarship application is the 15th of April of each year.
Information about the scholarship program may be obtained from:
NATIONAL BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION
Scholarship Committee/Estella A. Lazenby
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 330
Silver Spring, MD 20910
|Amount:||up to $2000|