The Mildred West Reed Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship grant created by the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 1996. This scholarship program was established from the bequest of a 1930 graduate of the school, Mildred Reed. This grant is aimed at giving financial assistance to deserving nursing students who are qualified for the scholarship. Just like any scholarship, the Mildred West Reed Memorial Scholarship, to qualify for the scholarship, the student must be of outstanding academic performance and must meet the difficult requirements.
This scholarship requires good academic performance. For the award to be granted, the applicant’s GPA and GRE, GMAT, or other standardized test score are taken into consideration. Once accepted, the scholarship gives $1,000 to applicants to help with their academic finances. Aspiring applicants have until February 15 to submit their application forms.
These kinds of scholarships are beneficial to students who are having difficulties in finishing their college studies but are deserving of scholarship grants due to their exceptional skill and talent. This also gives students more motivation to study harder since the scholarship grant is given to students who can maintain a high GPA. This is also beneficial to the school since it encourages their students to study better. This, in turn, produces better graduates that will later on become the pride of the school. Also by encouraging students to take up a course in nursing, they are slowly addressing the nursing shortage by making sure that there will be a steady supply of graduates that can take the licensure exam.