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Alumni Award & Scholarship Applications

Alumni Award Applications

Nomination deadline: Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022

Since 1985 the Alumni Association has presented an award to honor exceptional nursing alumni. The Rutgers School of Nursing Outstanding Alumnus Award honors alumni who have epitomized the Rutgers Nursing tradition of excellence in action. The honor is conferred on a graduate of the undergraduate or graduate program who has demonstrated achievements in the area of leadership, creativity, innovation and has contributed to the advancement of the profession and/or to our school. This is achieved through a graduate’s personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service.

Outstanding Alumni Award Application
Nomination deadline: Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022

The Rutgers School of Nursing Rising Star Award is conferred on a graduate of the undergraduate or graduate program who graduated from the SON within the past 10 years and continues to exemplify nursing excellence in their career:

» Excellence in Clinical Practice
» Nursing Education
» Nursing Management
» Nursing Administration
» Advancement of the profession and/or the School of Nursing

Rising Star Alumni Award Application

Student Scholarship Applications

To apply for the following student scholarship awards, please complete the online alumni scholarship application where you can also attach your supporting documents.

The Aspire to Inspire Scholarship Program was established in 2016 by Dr. Bola Fadipe (DNP, FNP-C) in devoted efforts to empower students and provide financial assistance towards education. ATI recognizes and honor students who demonstrate academic excellence and exceptional commitment to community service and inspiring others.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
» Undergraduate student or Graduate student
» Must have a current minimum GPA of 3.0
» Financial need or merit-based
» Scholarship awards of $1,000 will be awarded to one undergraduate and one graduate student

Scholarship recipients will demonstrate the essence of aspiring to inspire others both inside and outside the Rutgers Community despite life’s adversities.

Upon receipt of award, student agrees to be a panelist for an ATI Workshop, which serves to empower high school youth.
The Caruso Family Scholarship was established in 2015 and is open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students and part-time graduate students based on academic merit and financial need. The student recipient is to maintain a 3.2 GPA. To be eligible, a student must have successfully completed 50% of the nursing program. Based on availability of funds, scholarship awards may be renewed for up to three years (or four if in a five-year program), provided that the student maintains eligibility. The award amount will be $1,000 per year and only one student recipient will be chosen each year.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
» Full-time matriculated undergraduate or graduate student
» Part-time graduate students
» Must have a current minimum GPA of 3.2
» Academic merit and financial need
» Must have successfully completed 50% of the nursing program

Scholarship renewable annually for up to three years.
This scholarship is presented to a student who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the field of nursing while maintaining a strong academic record. The Committee will give special attention to evidence that supports the applicant’s commitment to graduate education in nursing; evidence of motivation, discipline and purpose required for success in graduate school.

The scholarship is awarded for the academic year and is disbursed accordingly.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
• Full-time matriculated graduate student
• Minimum 3.4 GPA in senior year coursework at Rutgers School of Nursing or Minimum 3.4 cumulative undergraduate GPA
The Nancy M. Valentine Endowed Scholarship was established by Nancy Valentine, an alumna from Rutgers College of Nursing, to provide financial assistance to exceptional students studying to be Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) and demonstrate promise for advancing innovation within their field.
Their specific interest will be in working in the psychiatric-mental health/substance abuse field upon graduation from the Rutgers School of Nursing. Awardees will also receive a one-year membership to the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA).
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
• Part-time or Full-time matriculated graduate student
• Academic merit
• Must have a current minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for this scholarship
• Financial need
The Class of ‘70 Endowed Scholarship was established in 2020 in recognition of the 50th anniversary of graduation. It is open to full-time undergraduate students based on academic merit and financial need. Preference will be given to students enrolled at the Newark campus. The student recipient is to maintain a 3.2 GPA. To be eligible, a student must have successfully completed 50% of the nursing program. Based on availability of funds, scholarship awards may be renewed for up to two years provided that the student maintains eligibility. The award amount will be $1,000 per year and only one student recipient will be chosen each year.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
» Full-time matriculated undergraduate student, preferably enrolled at the Newark campus
» Must have a current minimum GPA of 3.2
» Academic merit and financial need
» Must have successfully completed 50% of the nursing program
» Demonstrated sensitivity and responsiveness to needs of all segments of the community including at-risk, vulnerable populations.

Scholarship renewable annually for up to two years.
The Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship is a competitive scholarship awarded to students who are dedicated to their education and pursuit of nursing excellence. Students must be a currently admitted/enrolled student at Rutgers School of Nursing in the BS, MSN, Post-Masters, DNP, or PhD program. These scholarships will be awarded to students who have expressed excellence and leadership both inside and outside of the classroom.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
» Full-time matriculated undergraduate or graduate student
» Academic merit
» Must have a current minimum GPA of 3.0
» Financial need
The Scarpa Family Memorial scholarship was founded in 2010 and is open to all Rutgers School of Nursing students currently admitted/enrolled in the BS, MSN, Post-Masters, DNP, or PhD program.
This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has completed at least 50% of the program and maintains a 3.4 GPA. The applicant should reflect a desire toward patient advocacy and leadership especially in the area of palliative care. The award amount will be $1,000 per year and one student recipient will be chosen each year.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
» Full-time matriculated undergraduate or graduate student
» Must have a current minimum GPA of 3.4
» Financial need