Scholarships

In order to qualify for the scholarships listed below, the applicant must be officially admitted to the School of Nursing.

General Scholarships

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Allen Blunk Scholarship

Established by Burley and Josephine Blunk in loving memory of their son, Allen Blunk

Criteria: 

  • Good academic standing.
  • Financial need

 Apply now. 

Arizona Hazlewood Memorial Scholarship

Established by a bequest of Arizona Hazlewood, a long time resident of Globe, Arizona and friend of Northern University alumna Marie Hachtel.

Criteria:

  • Must be a nursing major at Northern Arizona University.
  • Financial need

 Apply now. 

Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship Program

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Army ROTC Scholarship

Army ROTC offers a unique opportunity to gain practical experience while you receive financial assistance for college. If you are currently seeking a nursing degree—either already accepted or in a pre-nursing program—you may be eligible for a two to four year Army ROTC Nursing scholarship.

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Barbara Cline Nursing Fund

Established for Barbara Cline. A 1969 graduate of NAU's register nurse's program. She worked for over 20 years in Flagstaff's nursing community, at FMC and in a local doctor's office.

Criteria: Dedicated and deserving undergraduate or graduate Northern Arizona University student accepted by the School of Nursing who has done one or more of the following:

  • Acquired mature judgment
  • Held jobs after high school
  • Become divorced
  • Worked as nurses’ aide and wishes to continue education
  • High morals and ideals of service

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Flagstaff Medical Center Health Professions Scholarship

The Flagstaff Medical Center Health Professions Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time, Junior or Senior health professions or nursing graduate or undergraduate student in the College of Health & Human Services. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is required, must be a U.S. citizen, reside in northern Arizona, display evidence of commitment and service to health care and consider working at FMC following graduation.

Criteria:

  • Majoring in an academic discipline within the NAU School of Health Professions
  • Enrolled as a full-time student
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at time of selection
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be at the junior or senior level
  • Must be a resident of the Northern Arizona region
  • Following graduation from the NAU School of Health Professions the student is expected to consider working as Flagstaff Medical Center
  • Must display evidence of commitment to health care field by either volunteer work or community involvement or similar contributions.

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Betty Jean Laman Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Betty Jean Laman by her family and friends. Betty Jean Laman came to school for a nursing degree after raising her family. She graduated 2nd in the class and was known as a "class mother". Betty Jean was killed in an accident 2 years after her graduation

Criteria: 

  • Must be a deserving nursing student who has successfully completed the first year of the nursing program at the time this scholarship is received.
  • Financial need

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Eleanor Joan Kellis Memorial Scholarship

Established in loving memory of Eleanor Joan Kellis. Eleanor Kellis received her nursing degree from Good Samaritan School of Nursing in Phoenix, AZ. Eleanor enjoyed adventure and helping others. She worked in a variety of areas of nursing and as a volunteer for the American Red Cross and Children’s Hospital. She provided patient care at several hospitals and found her niche in Utilization Review. Joan’s father, brother, mother-in-law and brother-in-law all received degrees from NAU.

Criteria:

  • Deserving nursing student, to be decided by the School of Nursing scholarship committee in coordination with the NAU Financial Aid Office. No specific criteria.

 Apply now. 

Holly Hart and Josh Randall Vande Veegate Nursing Scholarship

Memorial established for Holly Hart-Vande Veegaete who was a nursing student and her son who died in an automobile accident.

 

Criteria:

  • Must have completed their first year of the nursing program
  • Financial need

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Marge Maston Scholarship

Established by Marge Maston, a 1989 graduate of NAU, to express her gratitude for the excellent care delivered by nurses and to encourage others to follow the example of the nurses who work so selflessly and tirelessly to help others in times of great need.

Criteria:

  • For a full-time nursing student (12 credit hours or more) in good standing.

 Apply now.  

Minimum 3.0 GPA

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Compassion in Nursing

Established by Dr. Lindquist, Medical Oncologist and Avatar Master, to encourage nursing students to explore the area of Oncology as a career choice, and to remind that as we give compassion to others, we must also remember to simultaneously give it to ourselves as caregivers.

Criteria:

  • Full-time undergraduate junior or senior in the BSN program at NAU
  • Maintains a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Financial need
  • Preference given to a student with an interest in oncology

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Lisa Sechrist Lipke Nursing Scholarship

Established by Jean and Gilbert Sechrist, M.D., in honor of their daughter Lisa Sechrist Lipke. The Sechrist family has a long history in the Flagstaff Medical community. Charles Sechrist (grandfather to Lisa), came to Flagstaff and co-founded the Flagstaff Hospital and was a physician-surgeon. Gilbert Sechrist, son of Charles, was a prominent pediatrician in Flagstaff until his retirement. Lisa followed in the families foot steps earning her Nursing degree from NAU in 1995. She has been a nurse in telemetry, medical/surgical and pediatric sub-acute oncology. This scholarship is to honor this tradition and support the health of our communities.

Criteria:

  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate junior or senior in the BSN program
  • Maintains a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Arizona resident
  • Financial need

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Martha V. Chapman Scholarship

Established in honor of Martha Chapman. Martha was born and raised in Morenci, AZ. She received a degree in nursing from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. A former surgical nurse, she came to NAU when it was Arizona State College (ASC) in Flagstaff, where she was employed as the college nurse at ASC Health Center with Dr. Martin Fronske. She left the University and was employed as a school nurse in the Flagstaff Public schools from where she retired.

Criteria:

  • Accepted to nursing program
  • Full-time student
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Preference is a high school graduate from Northern AZ

 Apply now.

The Peaks Senior Living Community RN to BSN

As our senior population grows the Peaks Senior Living Community wants to support registered RN’s to complete their BSN degrees.

Criteria:

  • Must be a registered nurse and returning to NAU for their BS in nursing.
  • Enrolled full-time at NAU
  • Maintains a 3.0 GPA or above

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Ruth E. Nicolls Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Established by the Nicolls family to honor the character of Ruth and her life practices of demonstration of integrity and ethical life choices, while incorporating the ideals of community, commitment and care within the health care profession. Ruth Nicolls taught in the NAU nursing program from 1979 to 2002.

Criteria: 

  • Undergraduate BSN student at the Sophomore level or above
  • Completed the freshman year courses with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Registered for a minimum of six semester hours
  • Financial need
  • Preference for students who reflect characteristics of ethic and integrity, people skills, volunteer work, community commitment and care, and are bilingual.

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Sigma Theta Tau Nursing International Scholarship

Established by Lambda Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International

Criteria: 

  • Undergraduate or Graduate student enrolled in the Nursing program part time or full time
  • Financial need 
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5

 Apply now.

Minimum 2.5 GPA

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Warnock-Morrow Scholarship

Established by Dorothy Morrow Warnock to support student in their pursuit of their nursing degrees.

Criteria:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate Nursing Student
  • Enrolled Full-time
  • Maintains a GPA of 2.5 or above
  • U.S. citizen
  • Financial need

 Apply now.

Ellen Rasmussen Memorial Scholarship

Memorial established for Ellen Rasmussen, a nurse at Flagstaff Medical Center and a member of NAU Lambda Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.

Criteria:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate student
  • Enrolled Full-time
  • Maintains a GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Financial need
  • U.S. citizen
  • Preference given to mature women seeking a second career, retraining, or advanced training

 Apply now. 

Arizona Residents Only

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Jory Dorman Memorial Scholarship

Established by Brenda Dorman in memory of her son, Jory Dorman, a NAU Student and Flagstaff High school graduate who died tragically.

Criteria:

  • Must be admitted into the Nursing program at Northern Arizona University 
  • A Flagstaff are high school graduate 
  • Maintains a GPA of 3.0 or above 
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Yuma Nursing Students Only

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Turner-Davis Scholarship

 

Established by friends and family in loving memory of Corine Turner and Linda Davis that were killed by a hit & run driver. During Corine career she was a school nurse for Gila Bend High School for 30 years and implemented the Diabetes Prevention Program on the San Lucy Reservation. Linda, with her steadfastness, helped to build a successful family business and was a beacon of hope with her commitment to serve wherever she was needed. Together they volunteered their time at school and community functions. An annual walk is held in memory of the two best friends. Proceeds are donated to the scholarship to embrace the women’s ""Pay it Forward"" Philosophy.
Criteria:
  • Yuma Enrolled Full-time Nursing Program undergraduate
  • Maintains a 3.0 GPA or above
  • Financial need

Harold L. and Marion L. Elliott Scholarship

 

Established by Harold and Marion Elliott as a tangible demonstration of their lifelong support and involvement in the education of the young people of Yuma, AZ. Both have their BA and Masters from NAU. Their devotion to education an loyalty to NAU translated into a number of volunteer leadership rolls for NAU. Each of them served as president of a major support organization of the University. Harold as president of the NAU Alumni Association and Marion as president of the NAU Foundation.
Criteria:
  • Yuma Enrolled senior undergraduate student or a graduate student enrolled in the nursing program
  • Maintains a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must show promise in their academic field

Pacesetter Scholarship

This fund was established to provide support to Yuma County residents pursuing a degree in nursing in the NAU/AWC educational partnership in Yuma.

Criteria:

  • Resident of Yuma County
  • Enrolled in NAU/Yuma partnership program
  • Majoring in Nursing
  • Maintains a GPA of 3.0 or above

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Private Donor Scholarships

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Campus RN-Arizona Nursing Scholarship

Criteria: Must be an Arizona nursing student.

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Giva Nursing Student Scholarship

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Arizona Nurses Association  The Arizona Nurses Association along with the Foundation of National Student Nurses' Association Offer Scholarships for Pre-Licensure and RN to Nurse Educator Roles.

One Step Rehab - scholarship awards were established to provide financial assistance to college and graduate students pursuing careers in behavioral health and addiction-related studies. Students eligible for scholarships are those enrolled or will be enrolled in Nursing, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, or other programs focusing on treating mental health and substance abuse issues.

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Giva Nursing Student Scholarship 

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Behavioral and Health Scholarship 

Senior Care Scholarship 

Belltown Spine & Wellness Scholarship 

Best Price Nutrition & Health Scholarship 

The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship 

F.A. Davis Nursing Scholarships 

Healthcare Scholarships 

Healthcare Worker Scholarships 

Helen Wolfe Scholarship 

Dr. Larry A. Mullins Endowed Scholarship 

Medical Assistant Scholarships 

Navajo Nation Scholarships 

Nurses of Tomorrow 

Single Parent Scholarship 

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