Scholarships for School of Nursing Students

AIR FORCE NURSE CORPS FOUNDATION ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships with 1st consideration to students with an Associate Degree in Nursing, then students in the undergraduate degree program, and finally graduate students.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

The Air Force Nurse Corps was recognized as a branch of the U.S. Air Force in 1949.  Many Air Force nurses including clinical nurses, operating room nurses and nurse anesthetists, practice in field hospitals near front lines.  Air Force flight nurses provide comprehensive care during airlift flights and air evacuations.

The Air Force Nurse Corps Foundation was established as a means for donors to provide financial support to nursing education.  In 2006, this Foundation dissolved and it was the desire of the trustees that the remaining funds be designated to establish this endowment.  The Foundation selected the Health Science Center’s School of Nursing for the scholarship distribution in part to honor the school’s longtime commitment to military nursing.  The scholarships send the message that military students’ service to their country is highly valued and rewarded.    The Air Force Nurse Corp Foundation Endowed Scholarship acknowledges the military nurses’ potential for even greater contributions to the care of service members past, present and future.

ANNE FISHBURNE BRISCOE, MS, RN, BSN, BS, ADN, AA, CCRN/ANNE PICKENS FISHBURNE, R.N. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

To support a non-traditional 2nd degree student who is returning to school to pursue a Nursing Degree.  This scholarship is not merit based or financial need based award.  Students selected should encompass passion, ability and dedication to the nursing profession.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Established in 2011, the Anne Fishburne Briscoe Endowed Scholarship in Nursing supports non-traditional, 2nd degree students who are returning to school to pursue a nursing degree.  Anne F. Briscoe is an alumna of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing, class of 1987, and her grandmother, Anne P. Fishburne, was a 1918 graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

BAPTIST HEALTH FOUNDATION OF SAN ANTONIO SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship support based on financial need and good academic standing.

Additional criteria:

  • Must be full time students for both fall and spring semester
  • Must reside and attend classes in the Foundation’s eight-county service area (Atascosa, Bexar, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson)
  • Must provide a one-page essay describing why pursuing a health care career

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Scholarships provided by the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio enable the Foundation to fulfill its mission of improving the health of the community by fostering and funding clinical, educational, spiritual and scientific initiatives while honoring God and its Baptist heritage. Scholarships help to underwrite the tuition and fees of full time students and are awarded to students whose primary residence is in the eight county service area and whose intent, following graduation, is to remain and seek employment in the Foundation’s eight county service area: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson. You can visit their web site at http://www.bhfsa.org/

BARBARA WARREN CRAMBLET MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships to undergraduate or graduate nursing students who are current residents, alumni, or who currently work in the healthcare professions field in Guadalupe County.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

The Barbara Warren Cramblet Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 by family and friends of Barbara Warren Cramblet.  Barbara’s earliest ambition was to be a nurse.  She attended Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Dallas from 1963 to 1966. She received a Diploma and subsequently passed the State Boards of Nursing examination to become an RN.  While a student at MHSN, she admired and was influenced by her instructors, ultimately deciding to pursue a career as a nursing educator.  Barbara went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston in 1968 and a Master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University in 1978.

Barbara’s teaching career spanned 38 years including serving as a hospital in-service educator, high school HOSA instructor, associate nursing degree program instructor, diploma program instructor, American Heart Association trainer, and instructor in baccalaureate nursing programs.

Barbara ended her career at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, teaching until she became physically incapacitated.  She was dedicated to her students, the profession of nursing, and believed nursing education was a journey on which she traveled with her students.

BENNIE W. SCHRECK CHARITABLE TRUST

Provide scholarship support to students demonstrating financial need, while maintaining a GPA of at least a 3.00.

BLOCK-DREEBEN ENDOWED NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Support undergraduate and graduate nursing student(s) demonstrating the highest of academic excellence, a commitment to patient centered care, a desire to focus on the business administration aspects of health care, and an overall passion for the field of nursing.  In addition, to academic excellence, Block-Dreeben Scholars should possess natural leadership traits and an inherent ability to take initiative.  Scholarships will be awarded at a minimum of $1,000 per student.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Established by Edward & Donna Block and Alan & Barbara Dreeben in 2010, this endowment supports undergraduate and graduate nursing students.  The scholarship was established to celebrate the dedication of Mrs. Donna Block to the nursing profession.  The encouragement and practical aid this endowment provides to student nurses stands as a tribute to her life-long commitment to the noble calling of nursing and nursing education.

Mrs. Block was a leader in her field, directing the first cardiac rehab clinic in San Antonio and eventually opening her own business as a medical consultant.  It is the donors’ wish that students receiving the Block-Dreeben scholarship embody the same passion as Mrs. Block.

CAROL ANN SWARTZ PRESIDENT’S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Support scholarships for nursing student(s) selected in consultation with the Dean of School of Nursing.  Swartz scholars will demonstrate the highest of academic excellence, a commitment to humanism, community service, and a passion for the field of nursing.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND 

The Carol Ann Swartz President’s Endowed Scholarship for Nursing Excellence was established in 2009 by her husband,  Barry Swartz, MD.  As Executive Director for Development for the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Carol Swartz has been instrumental in helping many other individuals and institutions establish much needed student scholarship endowments. She knows that many of our future care givers are struggling to better their lives and through their own betterment, the lives of future patients.  Carol knows that there are many more deserving students of nursing who could benefit from financial aid.   She has seen first-hand the impact that an economic boost can have on a young person’s education.

When Carol began her nursing education, her educational opportunities were limited by family resources.  In suburban Houston, she attended a local three year program at the San Jacinto College.  Her reward for hard classroom and clinical study was a Registered Nurse’s Associate Diploma.  After working a number of years as an operating room nurse at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, she married and successfully raised a husband and a son.  Always searching for new challenges and intellectual pursuits, she earned advanced academic degrees from the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  This was accomplished through its intense and difficult combined three year Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Program.  She graduated summa cum laude and was admitted to the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.  Because of her recognized achievements, Carol was asked to join the Nursing School faculty.  In this role, she interacted daily with students and her awareness of their needs in and out of the classroom grew.

Her talents were once again acknowledged and she was asked to become an Assistant Dean of the Nursing School.  Carol accepted the appointment and excelled in this new position.  When a need for her talent arose at the Health Science Center level, its president, Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, approached Carol with a new role in mind.  She was set the task of joining the development team for the entire Health Science Center.  Her accomplishments in her current position have been praised by members of both the University and San Antonio communities.

Carol has seen how donor giving furthers the education of student nurses.  She knows firsthand the long term consequences and wide spread benefits of such philanthropy.  The encouragement and practical aid which this endowment provides to student nurses stands as a tribute to her lifelong commitment to the noble calling of Nursing and nursing education.

DAVID P. GREEN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

Provide need based scholarships to students pursing the health professions at the UTHSCSA and UTSA with particular emphasis on students who work part-time to help finance their education.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Established in 1999, the David P. Green Family Scholarship Endowment provides need based scholarships to students pursuing health professions at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, with particular emphasis on students who work part-time to help finance their education.

DOROTHY BANKS CHARITABLE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Students enrolling at the UT Health Science Center must be majoring in a medical field other than doctors (ie. nursing, allied health, etc.) and demonstrate financial need.

DR. BARBARA L. LUST, R.N., PH.D., COLONEL, (RET) U.S. ARMY NURSE CORPS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Support scholarships as deemed appropriate by the School of Nursing Scholarship Committee. No other award criteria.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

The Dr. Barbara L. Lust Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 by friends and family in memory of Dr. Lust.  She joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing faculty in the fall of 1978 and retired in 2001.  She began as a classroom and clinical teacher in medical and surgical nursing and management, but she was most remembered as the Associate Dean for Students and Associate Dean for Curriculum.  Her primary responsibilities for the school involved students and she devoted all of her efforts to that huge duty.

Dr. Lust was a mentor to numerous students throughout the years and was always there to give them the kind word or push that they needed to realize their true potential, no matter the road blocks that were ahead.  Her influence on faculty and students alike remains a positive and a lasting memory for those who knew her.  Many of the alumni credit their accomplishments in not only their nursing careers, but also their personal life, to Dr. Lust and her guidance during their education.  When asked what she saw as highlights of her career, she readily noted “problem solving with students.”  Regardless of whether the problem involved school finances, language skills, counseling, or family crisis, Dr. Lust was always available.

Not only was she heavily involved in her students’ work, she also served in the United States Army Reserve where she reached the rank of Colonel and retired in 1992 as the Chief Nurse of the 94th General Hospital in San Antonio.  During her time in the Reserve, she deployed in 1991 to the 5th General Hospital, Bad Cannstatt, Germany in support of Operation Desert Storm and upon return, received the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service.

EVELYN REVELS ENDOWED

Underwrite educational costs of UTHSCSA Nurse Practitioners Program.  Funds will be distributed at the discretion of the Dean of School of Nursing to outstanding Nurse Practitioners for education on a yearly basis.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Established in 2008, Ms. Revels left it in her will to create a scholarship fund to the School of Nursing for a permanent endowment.  Evelyn Revels Endowed Nursing Scholarship awards scholarships to outstanding students in the nurse practitioner program.

Evelyn Revels was born in Florida, December 11, 1922.  During WWII she joined the Army Nurse Corps and rose to the rank of Captain.  She was a Nursing School Inspector in Texas for a time and worked for many years as an Education Specialist at the Academy of Health Sciences at Ft. Sam Houston until her retirement.  Ms. Revels passed away on April 16, 2007.

GREEHEY SCHOLARS IN CHILDREN’S HEALTH

Greehey Scholars in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Science (SHP) will be students in financial need who exemplify academic excellence, high moral character, and the compassion to care for our most vulnerable children with cancer or other chronic disease. Support scholarships for at least seven students in need per year who have special interest in children’s health science, children’s cancer, or other complex diseases of childhood.  It is proposed that the Endowment will provide at least $41,000 annually for a total of seven (7) scholarships at approximately $6,000 a year awarded to students.

Scholarships are renewable for the duration of enrollment with continued financial need, sustained interest in children’s health, and on-going fulfillment of the academic, moral and compassionate qualities that define the Greehey Scholars. In any given year the first consideration goes to current recipients of the award. In order to receive a renewal the student must demonstrate their continued commitment to children’s health issues, high academic success*, as well as the moral and compassionate qualities that defines the Greehey Scholars. Remaining funds are awarded on a competitive basis and will come from funds released by graduating students as well as students who failed to maintain the high standards of the Greehey Scholars Program. In the event that there are not enough qualified applicants, the award amount can increase to the applicants selected to the extent that fund are available and the need for the increase is justified.

The Application Process / Criteria shall be as follows:

  1. Eligible students must complete the scholarship application applicable to the school’s scholarship process.
  2. Applications reviewed by the Scholarship Committee designated by the Dean
  3. Applicants MUST complete (FASFA) to determine the applicant(s) financial need.
  4. Office of Financial Aid must provide:
    1. Proof of applicant’s amount of financial aid
    2. Proof of applicant’s current cumulative grade point ratio
  5. In addition the applicant MUST submit:
    1. Current academic program and plan
    2. (2) page essay detailing the applicant’s interest with emphasis on:
      1. Children’s Health
      2. Children’s Cancer
      3. Or other areas of Children’s  health
      4. Especially for Children’s with complex diseases
    3. (2) Letters of reference:
      1. Faculty reference
      2. Clinical reference (if possible)
      3. 1styr. students may submit (1) faculty and (1) additional reference.
  6. Completed application must be reviewed by the Dean or the respective schools and/or designee as follow:
    1. Extent of Financial Need    1 – 20
    2. Cumulative grade point ratio   1 – 20
    3. Demonstrated interest in children’s health based on applicants academic program and plan  1- 20
    4. Essay evaluation 1 – 20
    5. Applicant references 1 – 20
      A point total of 100 is a perfect score.
  7. All proposed Greehey Scholars require the recommendation of the Chair of the Greehey Endowment Committee and must be approved by the President.

This is a competitive academic scholarship administered by the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and as such has no residential restriction.  Out-of-state students receiving this scholarship are considered In-state students for tuition purposes.

To apply for this and other scholarships, visit students.uthscsa.edu.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Established in 2007, and a shared scholarship between the School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, Greehey Endowed Scholarships support students who have a special interest in children’s health sciences, children’s cancer, or other complex diseases of childhood.  Greehey scholars will help address the severe shortage of nurses, especially nurse practitioners, and allied health professionals, such as respiratory therapists, physical therapists, hearing specialist and physician assistants.  These Scholars will also fill a critical need to better meet the urgent health care needs of families, especially those with children who have cancer or other chronic illnesses.

HARRY S. LYNCH, SR. ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship support for qualified students enrolled in the School of Nursing.  Selection of scholarship recipient(s) shall be made by the Dean of School of Nursing or his/her designate, based on financial need and academic excellence.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Harry S. Lynch, Sr. was born in San Antonio, Texas, August 1, 1924.  He is a graduate of Central Catholic High School in San Antonio.  He served in the United States Navy during WWII in the pacific theater and in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.  He was married to Gladys LaLanne Lynch for 57 years and they had four children – Steve, Tom, Rich, and Barbara, and two grandchildren, Heather and Holly.

Harry worked and retired from the United States Postal Service in San Antonio.  During his career, he served as Postmaster at Fort Sam Houston and as Superintendent at the San Antonio Main Post Office.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and reading.  He passed away on November 3, 2003.

Although World War II interrupted his opportunity to attend college, he was a strong advocate for the importance of higher education, particularly with his children and grandchildren.

Harry was always appreciative of the quality of care and attention he received from nursing professionals.  He often commented that “the nurses are the ones who take time with the patient, answer the questions, and are the ones who are most helpful.”  His life and his life’s end were enhanced by the quality of nursing care he received.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing is in a prominent position to make significant contributions to all areas of the nursing profession and to nursing education.  It is the hope of the Lynch family that the Harry S. Lynch, Sr. Endowed Memorial Scholarship is used to help deserving nursing students to reach their educational and career goals of becoming productive members of the nursing profession.

JANE CHEEVER POWELL AND THOMAS LEVIN POWELL, JR. NURSING SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT IN HONOR OF CAROL ANN SWARTZ, M.S.N., R.N. AND BARRY SWARTZ, M.D.

Support scholarships for deserving nursing students who intend to practice in San Antonio, Texas and have demonstrated academic excellence.  Known as Powell Nursing Scholars, selected at the discretion of the Dean of School of Nursing.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Established in 2009, the Jane Cheever Powell and Thomas Levin Powell, Jr. Nursing Scholarship Endowment in Honor of Carol Ann Swartz, RN supports scholarships for deserving nursing students who plan to practice in San Antonio.

JANE CHEEVER POWELL AND THOMAS LEVIN POWELL, JR. NURSING SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT IN HONOR OF VICTORIA BOLLING, R.N.

Support scholarships for deserving nursing students who plan to practice in San Antonio, Texas. Known as the Powell Nursing Scholars, candidates are selected at the discretion of the Dean of the School of Nursing.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Established in 2009, the Jane Cheever Powell and Thomas Levin Powell, Jr. Nursing Scholarship Endowment in Honor of Victoria Bolling, RN supports scholarships for deserving nursing students who plan to practice in San Antonio.

JANEY BRISCOE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Provide scholarship support to students in the school of nursing with demonstrated financial need.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

The Janey Briscoe Memorial Scholarship was established in 2001 by Governor Dolph Briscoe.  This endowment was established in memory of his wife for dedication to health care of all Texans.

JEAN MIGLIORINO PICCIONE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship support to students in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program; recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident, based on need and merit, with preference given to Texas residents and who intend to practice in the State.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

This scholarship was established in 1997 by Colonel Jean Migliorino to promote excellence in pediatric nursing.  Jean Piccione received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Columbia University and her Master of Science degree from the University of North Carolina. She and her husband, Phillip Piccione, have also established an endowed faculty award for excellence in nursing research.

JENNIFER HERIN SELVESTER ENDOWED NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Support nursing graduate students with a special interest in maternal/newborn nursing and/or nursing education.  Awards will be given to graduate nursing students that have a passion and desire to be confident nursing leaders and passionate educators.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

The Jennifer Herin Selvester Endowed Nursing Scholarship was established in 2010 by friends and family.  Jennifer embodied the profession of nursing in all that she did.  She loved her profession and was committed to educating nurses to be strong leaders within the hospital and the community.  In celebration of Jennifer’s dedication to nursing, the family has determined that the scholarship supports graduate students with a special interest in maternal/newborn nursing and/or nursing education.

JILL EARLE WADDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship support for deserving undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need enrolled in the School of Nursing.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

The Jill Earle Waddy Memorial Scholarship fund was established in 2000 by friends and family in memory of Jill Earle Waddy, BSN, RN.  Jill graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing in 1993 with her BSN.  The scholarship is awarded to commemorate young Jill’s love for life, community volunteer services and leadership.

On December 28, 1998, just as she was starting her shift at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Jill Earle Waddy’s heart failed.  The passing of anyone 28 years old is tragic – but especially when it is someone like Jill, so full of life, love and promise.  Her death was a loss not only to her immediate family and friends, but also to the wider community.  Jill was a model of compassionate caring, a skilled and diligent nurse who had a kind word for everyone.  To honor Jill’s life, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing raised money to endow a permanent scholarship fund in her name.

JUDITH AND MARVEN ROSENBLUM ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The criteria for awarding this scholarship shall be as an undergraduate or graduate student in the School of Nursing, a GPA of 3.0 or above, and status as a single parent. Applicants will be required to provide a personal written statement outlining their interest and motivation to pursue nursing.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Married for 37 years, Judith and Marven Rosenblum lived as most of us do—working, raising a family, and managing the ebb and flow of their lives with as much grace as they could muster. The Rosenblums were born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, moved to Queens, New York at young ages, and married at the ages of 18 and 22, respectively. After doing a stint in the United States Army, Marven made his living in the men’s clothing business. They had one child, Ricky, on whom they showered their love and attention. The Rosenblums moved to Dallas, Texas, in 1977, where they opened a men’s clothing store. That business successfully grew into 15 stores around the state. In 1997, Judith and Marven retired to south Florida, where they lived out their lives among family, friends, and not-frequent-enough visits from their son and beloved grandchildren.

As their health issues grew, so did their interaction with medical professionals, whose kindness and care comforted them during difficult times. Therefore, in honor of the remarkable spirit of their Parents, and in further honor of the care given by many nurses who came in contact with Judith and Marven, the Rosenblum children endow this scholarship with the earnest hope that its recipients will steadfastly deliver to all in their charge care with skill, patience, and tenderness.

JUANITA RUTH KIRKPATRICK SMITH, BSN, RN, MSHPED ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

To qualify, students must be enrolled at the master’s level, majoring in a nurse practitioner program,demonstrate financial need, and possess a GPA of 3.5 or above. Applicants will be required to provide a personal written statement outlining their interest and motivation to pursue nursing.

KATHERINE ERDMANN SHELBY ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship support for qualified students in the School of Nursing Early Master’s Program who demonstrate financial need and/or have an interest in practicing maternal & child nursing.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

The Katherine Erdmann Shelby Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 in honor of Katherine Shelby for her love and dedication to family, friends and the nursing profession and to support her alma mater, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing and its quest for excellence in education.

Katherine Erdmann Shelby, MSN, WHNP (1949-2003) received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude, and her Master of Science in Nursing, with Highest Honors, from the UTHSCSA School of Nursing in December 1994.  During her years at UTHSCSA, Katherine worked full time as a Nurse Manager for the Maternal Child Unit at Northeast Baptist Hospital.  From May 1993 until March 1994, she traveled frequently to Illinois to provide loving care to her ailing parents who died December 25, 1993 and March 6, 2994.  In January 1994, Katherine was awarded the Marilyn D. Willman Award for Excellence by the School of Nursing.  Katherine was also selected for membership and inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in May 1994.

After completing the certification requirements, Katherine was awarded the Women’ s Health Nurse Practitioner designation in 1995 and began working part-time for Northeast OB GYN Associates.  During 1995, Katherine saw patients in the evening while continuing to work at Northeast Baptist during the day.  In January 1996, Katherine resigned from Northeast Baptist to begin her new career as a fulltime Nurse Practitioner with Northeast OB GYN Associates where she continued working until she passed away unexpectedly, November 1, 2003.  On May 15, 2004, Katherine was elected posthumously to the Lakeview School of Nursing’s Hall of Fame in Danville, Illinois where she received her Diploma in nursing degree in June 1970.

LEONARD AND SHIRLEY STERLING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNDERGRADUATE NURSING

Scholarships to undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Nursing.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

The Leonard and Shirley Sterling Endowed Scholarship, established in 2008, will provide scholarships to support undergraduate nursing students.

MARY FAYE MONTGOMERY ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships for students with financial need, high achievement and enrolled in the Early Master’s Program.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

The Mary Faye Montgomery Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005 by William G. Montgomery and various donors.  Mary Faye Hicks Montgomery was a beloved wife, mother, gran, sister and friend.  Faye received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Sacred Heart Dominican College, St. Joseph’s Department of Nursing, in Houston, Texas and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.

She was dedicated to teaching future nurses at the UTHSCSA School of Nursing where she was a nursing instructor in the Clinical Skills Lab from 1991 to 2002.  Faye was a talented artist and an advocate of health and nutrition.  Her artwork of the Nurse’s Creed, written by the first Dean of the UTHSCSA School of Nursing, Dr. Margretta Styles, is displayed at the school.  Faye died January 10, 2005 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

MARY J. FORD ENDOWED NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Support undergraduate and graduate nursing students with financial need.  Scholarships will be awarded at a minimum of $1,000 per student.  If possible awarded annually to both undergraduate and graduate students.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Mary J. Ford, Army MAJ (Ret) was born on October 18, 1912 in Ambia, IN.  She was part of the American Legion Post 612 and in the Army Retired Nurse Corps.  Mary served in Africa and Italy, where she traveled widely in her jeep on her days off.  After multiple assignments, she retired out of Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

Not content to sit around, Mary went back to work as a civilian Operating Room nurse and eventually ran Combined Material System at BAMC.  She was even busier after retirement with golf, entertainment, bridge and world travel.  In 2010, she established the Mary J. Ford Endowed Nursing Scholarship to assist nursing students.  Mary passed away on April 20, 2013 at 100 years of age.

MARY MARGARET MORAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Support to two nursing students who are academically outstanding with financial need, and possess a philosophy in nursing which is compatible with high professional standards.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Established in 1976, William E. Crawford established the Mary Margaret Moran endowment in memory of his daughter.   Mary Margaret “Peggy” Moran worked at a San Antonio hospital and was tragically killed in 1975.  She was 27 years old.

NANCY SMITH HURD ENDOWED NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Support full scholarship(s) for qualified undergraduate students at the School of Nursing. Criteria shall be:  U.S. citizen or permanent resident; demonstrated financial need; a continuous full-time student; a declared major in Nursing; maintenance of 3.0 GPA; maintenance of a 90% attendance record.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Nancy Smith Hurd was a descendant of early Texas Settlers and a lifelong resident on San Antonio.  In December 2006, Mrs. Hurd became one of the strongest benefactors in the history of the School of Nursing, establishing the Nancy Smith Hurd Endowed Nursing Scholarship with her landmark gift of $500,000.  She had a deep respect for the nurses who care for and tend the sick and wounded.

President Cigarroa recognized her extraordinary leadership by naming the Nancy Smith Hurd Auditorium in her honor so that future nursing students may be inspired by her Texas pioneer spirit.  Mrs. Smith passed away July 15, 2010.

NURSING ADVISORY COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP

Provide scholarship support to nursing students with demonstrated financial need.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Established in 2002, the Nursing Advisory Council Scholarship supports nursing students with demonstrated financial need. The Nursing Advisory Council serves as the School of Nursing’s bridge to the community to generate financial resources, influence awareness, and develop partnerships that enhance and support the School of Nursing.

PATRICIA E. MILLER REED, LOIS ANN MILLER COLE, JANE JUNE MILLER, WARREN “BUTCH” MILLER, AND WANDA E. REED ENDOWED NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Support students enrolled in the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Program who have the desire to practice as a nurse practitioner upon graduation.  Scholarships shall be awarded at a minimum of $1,000 per student.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

By establishing this endowment in 2011, Mr. Reed honors the memory of his wife, Patricia “Patti”, who last worked as a research nurse, working hand in hand with researchers at the University of Texas Medical Center Houston in the hope of finding treatments/cures for cancer.  Patti first earned a diploma at St. John’s School of Nursing in Tulsa and a Bachelors of Science from Texas Woman’s University.  She was a loving mother, sister, wife and friend who always made you laugh and feel at ease in her presence.  At various times, Patti worked in pediatrics, schools of nursing and community nursing sites where she raised hundreds of gallons of blood by organizing volunteers.

Through this endowment, Mr. Reed also honors the entire family of dedicated nurses who he has the pleasure to be associated with.  His mother, Wanda E. Reed, Patricia’s mother, Jane June Miller, and Patricia’s brother and sister, Warren “Butch” Miller and Lois A. Miller Cole.  All of these nurses were the epitome of nursing.  This endowment will celebrate their passion for the field of nursing and honor their commitment to education.

Wanda Oliver Reed was born and raised in Kansas, Attended the Wichita Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1941.  She immediately married and did not return to nursing until 1958 when she eventually became a Public Health Nurse for the Model City Program.  She loved the work because she was able to educate people in the areas of child care, feeding and rearing, education, family  planning, health issues, family dynamics and economics.  She felt that her daily touch with both the African American and Hispanic community was a vital service to her country.  Her clients loved her and offered many degrees of thanks.  Her husband, Jess Reed, was trained as a medic for the Army during 1942 but served in Leavenworth, KS as a barber.

Jane June Miller was educated at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Tarentum, PA.  She secretly married while in school and was kicked out before completion because married women could “obviously not be good students.”  Now a mother with a three year old, she was divorced by her returning WWII pilot captain.  She met the love of her life (Warren Miller) in 1944 on a troop train after her rejection.  In 1945, after her sailor boy returned from the Pacific, he eventually took her to West Texas where she raised Patti, Lois Ann and Butch.  She completed a LVN diploma program and became the night nursing supervisor for the Stamford hospital where she was called on for any and all duties including baby delivery and immediate care of accident victims.

W.E. “Butch” Miller started his collegiate education at the University of Texas but soon decided that his path lay in a different route.  A 6’-4” bear of a guy, he was an instant hit with kids.  Affectionate, jovial and almost carefree, the kids swarmed him as he took care of mentally disturbed children at the Austin State Hospital.  As Director of Recreational Therapy, he started a summer program and would take loads of these children to offsite areas where they could learn to play and just be kids like he was.  Butch died in 1978 after a two year bout with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  A monument to him stands on the hospital grounds.

Lois Ann Miller Cole attended Hendrick Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Abilene, Texas until she married in 1967 and was required to drop out of school, as students were “still” not allowed to marry while in school.  For the next three years, while her husband completed college, Lois worked in OB, Medical-Surgical and Psychiatric nursing in the capacity of an undergraduate RN.  Lois returned to nursing school in Houston, Texas and graduated in 1972 with a diploma of nursing from Hermann Hospital School of Nursing and worked in Medical ICU in the Texas Medical Center until 1979 when she moved to San Antonio.  In 1990, Lois learned that the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio  School of Nursing offered an Early Master’s program and by 1995 she attained a life goal; her BSN and MSN.  For the next 15 years, Lois’ nursing career was focused in nursing education and encompassed teaching community health nursing, nursing research, and the role of Coordinator of Community Partnerships (Community Liaison) for the School of Nursing.

Through Lois’ role as an educator, a community health advocate, and the clinical liaison, she was a vital piece of the UTHSCSA infrastructure.  As the only Community Liaison for the School of Nursing, many undergraduate students never worked directly with Lois, but each day she ensured the education experience they received in the community was effective, meaningful, and seamless.   In addition to coordinating undergraduate clinical rotations, Lois spent much of her time working with graduate students to identify placements that met their specific learning needs.  She worked across the state in matching our students with clinical sites and took pride in the experiences they received.  Lois retired from the School of Nursing in March 2010 to spend time with her family and friends, but the legacy she provided us is immeasurable.

Both Patti and Ronald wanted to provide the educational institution that brought Lois so many wonderful memories and opportunities with the gift of education to the future nurse practitioner graduates that will make a lasting impact on the lives of many; just as Lois did.

PEGGY MARSHALL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING STUDIES

Provide scholarships for undergraduate nursing students with demonstrated financial need, and as a first preference student(s) with a desire to support psychiatric and mental health services.  This preference is not a restriction.  The most important objective is to provide students with a means to obtain their dream of being a nurse.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Established in 2007, the Peggy Marshall Endowed Scholarship recognizes her 16 years of service to the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing.  Before working at the School of Nursing, Peggy successfully retired from the Air Force attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Once she joined the School of Nursing, she served the school as an Associate Faculty and preceptor in both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs and volunteered service on numerous committees within both the School of Nursing and the University.

Peggy is an outstanding role model for the nursing profession within the San Antonio community.  She served as President for a local Nurses Association and conducted many continuing education programs for nurses.  Throughout her tenure, Peggy’s enthusiasm, spirit, and commitment to the psychiatric nursing profession have inspired both her peers and students.  It is preferred that scholarships are provided to undergraduate students with a desire to support psychiatric and mental health services.

RUTH ANN BALDWIN ENDOWED NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Support undergraduate and graduate nursing students who possess the same passion of nursing as Ruth Ann Baldwin.  Recipients must be enrolled full-time and committed to leadership roles within their programs.  Scholarships shall be awarded at a minimum of $1,000 per student and will be based on merit and commitment to the profession.  If possible it is the request of the donors that both undergraduate and graduate students be awarded annually.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Ruth Ann Baldwin was extremely committed to nursing and received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing.  Ruth Ann was the embodiment of dedication and commitment, and she instilled this passion in her family.

The work ethic and passion that Ruth Ann possessed is one that the family would like to see carried out through the Baldwin scholars.  Established in 2011, the Ruth Ann Baldwin Endowed Nursing Scholarship supports undergraduate and graduate nursing students who possess the same passion for nursing that Ruth Ann exemplified.

SAM BARSHOP SCHOLARSHIP FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE

Scholarships to nursing school students.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

The Sam Barshop Scholarship for Clinical Excellence was established in 1995.  Sam Barshop is the founder of La Quinta Inns as well as the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Barshop & Oles Company, a privately-owned Texas-based full service commercial real estate development and management company.  Mr. Barshop is also an emeritus member of the UT Health Science Center Development Board and former trustee of the San Antonio Medical Foundation.  He and his wife, Ann, provided the foundational philanthropic support to establish and name the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.

SAN ANTONIO LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION (SALE) SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship support based on following criteria:

  • Committed to attending both fall/spring semesters full-time
  • Intent to practice in rural communities or small towns in Central and South Texas
  • Texas resident
  • US Citizen
  • High school graduate of a Texas public, private, or home-school, on or after May 2006
  • Financial need as determined by the FAFSA

Notice – SALE usually includes an additional essay request that is published in early July. Currently this essay must be submitted separately from our UTHSCSA application but plans are in development to allow a student to access their original application for submitting the extra essay.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

The San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (S.A.L.E.) continues to fulfill its mission as “a volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas.” Through the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and with the support of over 5,500 volunteers, S.A.L.E. commits funding to education in the form of scholarships, grants, endowments, auction, a calf scramble program and show premiums paid to youth. Scholarships are limited to students demonstrating the intent to practice in rural communities and/or small towns in central and south Texas. You can visit their website at http://www.sarodeo.com/gallery/sale-scholarships-livestock

SANTA ROSA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN MEMORY OF TAYLOR ANDREW MARCEAU

Scholarship support to nursing students based on need, moral character, good academic standing, and strong preference to those intending to practice in the field of pediatric nursing.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

The Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital Scholarship was established in 1995 in memory of Taylor Andrew Marceau by his parents Stephen and Eva Marceau.  Their son Taylor was a hemophiliac who was treated by members of the faculty of the Health Science Center at the South Texas Comprehensive Hemophilia Center at Santa Rosa since he was a baby.  He later developed AIDS from the blood products he received.  He was also treated by members of the Neurology and Infectious Disease departments and the Pain Management clinic.  He died on Thanksgiving Day in 1994.  His family was very thankful to the faculty for the extraordinary level of care that was given to Taylor during his lengthy illness.

TEXAS GRADUATE NURSES ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP AND LOAN FUND

Used for loan funds and scholarships to graduate nurses studying at the University.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

The Texas Graduate Nursing Education Scholarships are designed to support the preparation of nurse educators and scholars for faculty roles.  On February 22, in Fort Worth, a group of 19 Texas nurses met to organize a state association of graduate nurses.  It was named Texas Graduate Nurses’ Association. http://www.texasnurses.org/

THE BATES MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN THE SCHOOL OF NURSING.

Provide scholarship support to students who will “specialize” as Registered Nurses (RNs).

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

The Bates Medical Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 at the bequest of LeRoy E. Bates, III, in order to honor his mother, father and grandfather.  The Bates Scholarship Fund stands as a tribute to these three outstanding medical professionals, whom Mr. Bates, III, called “three of the finest medical professionals I have ever known.”

Dr. LeRoy Bates, Sr. was a general practice doctor who served our state for decades.  Because of his compassion for and devotion to patients, he was held in high esteem by both his patients and his colleagues.

Dr. LeRoy Bates, Jr. learned the importance of service to others from his father, and eventually followed him into the medical profession.  He not only served his community for a number of years as a general surgeon, but he also served our country in a MASH Unit in Korea.  Mrs. Norma Bates, his wife, also served as a dedicated medical professional, a Registered Nurse.  Dr. and Mrs. Bates were tragically killed in a plane crash, but their devotion and service is remembered by many.

These three outstanding medical professionals were driven by a desire to provide medical care with a personal touch to their patients.  This scholarship fund serves to encourage and inspire young medical professionals to take the time to provide this same quality care that was so characteristic of the Bates family.

THE JOE R. AND TERESA L. LONG SCHOLARSHIP RESEARCH AND TEACHING FUND

Requirements include:

  1. All applicants must meet the following requirements:
    i) Resident of Texas.
    ii) Demonstrated financial need.
    iii) Enrollment in the School of Nursing.
  2.  Applicants should have an understanding of the importance of serving as mentor to others in the So. Texas /Border Region
  3. Applicants must submit a single spaced 12pt. font, two page essay describing how you meet the criteria and describe personal, academic and family experiences that brought you to a career in medicine
  4. Applicants must be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  5. Applicants are approved by the Loan and Scholarship committee of the SON

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

In the winter of 2007 Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long generously established an endowed scholarship that will benefit Medical, Nursing, M.D. /Ph.D. and Physician Assistant Students.

As a former teacher, Dr. Teresa Long has experienced first-hand that education is at the very heart of a society’s success. Entering teaching at a time when Caucasian and Mexican-American children were being taught together for the first time, her experience and hard work attracted the attention of state and federal government, leading her to serve in the U.S. Office of Education on Migrant Education and the Head Start Program, implementing education policies nationwide.

Beginning his career in United States Army, Mr. Joe Long served in the Korean War earning the rank of First Lieutenant. After being honorably discharged, Mr. Long took his leadership skills to the Office of the Attorney General and eventually into the banking industry. As the Founder and Executive of First State and Community National Banks, Mr. Long built an empire of customer-service driven banks which not only survived the recession of the 1980’s, but flourished. In 1998, Mr. Long sold his banks to Norwest Corporation.

Together, Dr. and Mr. Long, bring their passion and talents to philanthropy Dr. Teresa Lozano Long and Joe Long are among South Texas’ most admired civic leaders. Through the Long Foundation and their unwavering commitment to the arts, higher education, and medical advancement, they have enriched the social well-being of South Texas and have endowed generations to come with a brighter, more prosperous future.

THE KELLEY AND PAT FROST ENDOWED NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Support graduate nursing students as they pursue a career in nursing.  It is the desire of the donors to provide funds to nursing students who have aspirations of returning to academia to educate our future nurses

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

Established in 2010, the Kelley and Pat Frost Endowed Nursing Scholarship supports nursing students who have aspirations of returning to academia to educate our future nurses.

THE LORETTA JAMES MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Support undergraduate and graduate nursing student(s) demonstrating academic excellence with a GPA of 3.5 or above.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

This endowment was established in memory of Loretta James for her dedication to The School of Nursing. Loretta was a dedicated and loyal employee whose impeccable integrity and passion for excellence guided not only her work in everything she did but also guided her moral compass never to sway from always doing the right thing no matter the consequences. She acknowledged what it took to graduate from such a rigorous program.

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN ETHEL WEINER BLOOM/ANN GORSCH ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Support scholarships to assist with the educational cost of the SHP Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Programs and School of Nursing students who demonstrate financial need.  Recipients must be attending UTHSCSA a minimum of half-time during the semester in which they receive a scholarship.  The number and amount of scholarships will be based on the amount of funds available for distribution from the endowment.

UTHSCSA NURSING ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Scholarship support for qualified students it the School of Nursing to be awarded at the discretion of the School of Nursing Dean.

BENEFACTOR BACKGROUND

The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Nursing Alumni Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 by the School of Nursing Alumni Association and the newly formed Alumni Council.  This scholarship fund was established in order to help current students and alumni achieve their goals of education, patient care, research and service to the community.