A scholarship program called The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association in Memory of Frances Tompkins was established to offer financial support to the students who are in need of financial aid in order to fund their education. This scholarship grant is open to the citizens of the United States as well as to those who has an Alien Registration number. For the applicant to be considered eligible for this scholarship program, he or she must be enrolled in a state recognized schools of nursing or pre nursing in either associate degree, diploma, baccalaureate, generic masters or generic doctorate programs.
This program is not intended for the high school seniors who are graduating, but is open for first degree in nursing. The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association in Memory of Frances Tompkins is able to provide a total of $345,000 worth of scholarship awards each year, and it allots the amount ranging between $1,000 and $5,000. This scholarship grant is supported by Johnson & Johnson’s fundraising events as well as some contributors in select regions.
The selection of recipient is based on certain criteria such as academic achievement and the student’s involvement in nursing, as well as the applicant’s organization and community participation that is related to health care. Those who are qualified to apply may access the application through its website. A $10 processing fee is also required for this scholarship program.
Apart from the completed application, the candidate is also required to submit his or her most recent nursing school and college transcript and proof of membership at the NSNA among others.