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Scholarship Committee
ExceptionalNurse.com
13019 Coastal Circle Palm Beach Gardens, Fl 33410

http://exceptionalnurse.com/scholarship.html

Mission: ExceptionalNurse.com began as a grassroots effort to address the needs of nursing students and nurses with disabilities. ExceptionalNurse.com is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 resource network committed to inclusion of more people with disabilities in the nursing profession. By sharing information and resources, ExceptionalNurse.com hopes to facilitate inclusion of students with disabilities in nursing education programs and foster resilience and continued practice for nurses who are, or become, disabled.

Scholarships: There are a variety of scholarships ranging from $250 - $500 offered through this website. A single application works to apply for all of these. They include:

ExceptionalNurse.com College Scholarship Award 2008

ExceptionalNurse.com awards a scholarship of $250.00 to a qualified student with a disability to continue their education in a nursing education program. Preference is given to undergraduate students. Applicants must demonstrate a serious commitment to the academic study of nursing and career excellence. This scholarship is not renewable and will only be awarded once.

Peter Gili Scholarship Award 2008: A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a nursing student with a disability. This scholarship has been donated by family members and friends in memory of Peter Gili.

Caroline Simpson Maheady Scholarship Award 2008: A $250.00 scholarship will be awarded to a nursing student with a disability. Preference will be given to an undergraduate student, of Scottish descent, who has demonstrated a commitment to working with people with disabilities.

Jill Laura Creedon Scholarship Award 2008:  A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a nursing student with a disability or medical challenge. This scholarship is funded by the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future in honor of Jill Laura Creedon. Read an inspirational essay written by Jill Creedon. This essay was included with her application to the College of Nursing at Villanova University.

Anna May Rolando Scholarship Award 2008: A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a nursing student with a disability. Preference will be given to a graduate student who has demonstrated a commitment to working with people with disabilities.

Bruno Rolando Scholarship Award 2008: A $250.00 scholarship will be awarded to a nursing student with a disability. Preference will be given to a nursing student who is employed at a Veteran’s Hospital.

Mary Serra Gili Scholarship Award 2008: A $250.00 scholarship will be awarded to a nursing student with a disability. This scholarship has been donated by Thomas Gili.

Genevieve Saran Richmond Award 2008: A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a nursing student with a disability. This scholarship has been donated by Leslie and Virginia Fiur.

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants must be students with a documented disability who have applied to, or already been admitted to, a college or university program on a full-time basis.

To apply: http://www.exceptionalnurse.com/scholarship-appl.pdf

Checklist:

  • Completed and signed application form.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can personally attest to your academic abilities and personal character (these cannot be your relatives).
  • Essay (approximately 1-2 pages).
  • Official transcripts of high school/and or college courses completed.
  • Medical Verification of Disability Form.

Applications must be received by June 1, 2008. Late, unsigned or incomplete applications will not be considered.