The Auxiliary created the Nursing Scholarship Fund over 30 years ago. Since then, it has awarded nearly 200 nurses the opportunity to alleviate some of their education-related expenses through this scholarship.
The Nursing Scholarship is funded, primarily, through the annual Great Ladies and Great Gentleman’s Luncheon. Nurses who apply and qualify for the scholarship receive $1,000 a semester to be used toward tuition, books, supplies or living expenses.
In order to be considered eligible, applicants must be enrolled in nursing school and ready to begin the clinical portion of their schooling. The Auxiliary considers all eligible students regardless of whether they are striving toward their associates’ or bachelors’ degree in nursing.
Applications are located at the employment office of East Jefferson General Hospital; there is no fee to apply. After submitting an application, qualified students will participate in an interview process before a final award decision is made.
“This is a terrific alternative for anyone who needs help and would like a scholarship. Desire is the main requirement.”
— Auxiliary Member Beverly Watts