BSN Scholarships

Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship supports a second year BSN student in the College of Nursing demonstrating financial need who makes a commitment to become a nurse educator.

Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association Scholarship
This $2,000 annual scholarship supports a second year BSN student in the College of Nursing demonstrating financial need who makes a commitment to become a nurse educator.

Barbara Pearson Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship supports students in the BSN program. It is a memorial to Barbara Pearson, a longtime faculty member and friend of the College of Nursing.

Barton Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to top students in the BSN program. The scholarships are awarded for academic excellence and are based on a cumulative GPA of 3.5.

Benni Ogden Fambrough Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the College of Nursing, family, and friends in honor of Benni Ogden Fambrough, retired College of Nursing faculty member and former Director of Advancement and Community Relations. It supports BSN students who demonstrate leadership potential and financial need.

Blue Jeans for Books
A book stipend is awarded to a rising senior BSN student who has an interest in becoming a nurse educator.

Cammy Giffin Haynes BSN Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded each academic year to two BSN students who have academic promise and financial need. It was established by Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Giffin in memory of their daughter, Cammy Giffin Haynes. Preference is given to Joe T. Robinson High School graduates or registered nurses who graduated from Eastern Arkansas Community College in Forrest City, Arkansas, and are returning to college to obtain their BSN degree.

Carolyn Purtle Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Ned Ray Purtle, lifelong residents of Southwest Arkansas. It is awarded to baccalaureate students in Hope who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to excellence in nursing practice. Preference is to be given to students from Hempstead or Nevada counties.

Class of 1996 Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to BSN students demonstrating financial need.

Class of 1997 Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to BSN students demonstrating financial need.

Class of 1998 Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is to be awarded to BSN students demonstrating financial need.

Class of 1999 Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is  to be awarded to BSN students demonstrating financial need.

Crystal Webster Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Crystal Webster by her family and the College of Nursing Senior Class of 2010. It supports BSN students demonstrating financial need.

David L. Johnston Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in David Johnston’s memory by the Johnston family in honor of the nursing care he received at the VA hospital. It is awarded to nursing students demonstrating financial need.

Dr. and Mrs. W.B.H. Pool Endowed Scholarship for Hope BSN
This scholarship was established by Marion Pool in memory of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. W.B.H. Pool. It goes to a nursing student in the Hope campus program who demonstrates financial need, has a grade point average above 2.5, has leadership potential and resides in Nevada or Hempstead county.

Dean’s Excellence Award for Future Nurse Educators Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to top academic students selected for the Honors Program who have made a commitment to eventually pursue a doctoral degree and teach in an Arkansas school of nursing. This scholarship provides full tuition support for the last semester of each recipient’s baccalaureate education. Scholarship recipients must be accepted into the Honors Program and have at least a 3.5 GPA to hold this scholarship.

Dr. Elizabeth O’Connell Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Elizabeth O’Connell was a professor of maternal and child health at the College of Nursing from 1957-1961. This scholarship was created by her former students and is awarded to BSN students demonstrating leadership and financial need. Priority is given to students interested in a career in maternal and/or child nursing.

Dr. Janet E. Lord Nursing Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Janet Lord was on the UAMS College of Nursing faculty from 1982-2003. During her tenure, she served as Interim Associate Dean for the Doctoral Program. This scholarship supports a BSN student who demonstrates financial need and academic ability.

Dr. Lee and Mrs. Maria Nauss Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Lee and Mrs. Maria Nauss and supports BSN students with academic promise and financial need.

Flora Mae Griffey Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Nancy Ann Griffey Jordan and Carla Marie Griffey Hazlewood in memory of their mother, Flora Mae Griffey, to honor her love and compassion for the nursing profession. It supports BSN students demonstrating financial need.

Florence C. Zook RN Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. Harold Zook to honor his wife Florence’s desire to help nursing students achieve their personal goals. This scholarship is awarded to BSN students with academic promise and financial need who are committed to practicing oncology nursing.

Florence Grabiel Ellis RN Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship supports BSN students with financial need. It was established through the bequest of Mary Ellis, in memory of her mother, Florence.

Gloria Rauch Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by UAMS faculty, staff, students, and friends of Gloria Rauch to honor her 34 years of educating students in the College of Nursing. This scholarship is awarded to BSN students who demonstrate scholastic achievement and excellence in practice with infants, children, and their families.

Helen F. Lang RN Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Nicholas and Helen Lang established this scholarship in honor of Helen for a lifetime devoted to the care of her patients and to the education of surgical house staff. It supports senior BSN students committed to a career in surgical nursing, who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

Helene Fuld Foundation Health Trust Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship, established by the Helene Fuld Health Trust, is awarded to academically outstanding BSN students for the five semesters of their undergraduate education. Scholarship recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA while holding this scholarship.

Jane and Bob Wilson Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This award was established by Jane and Bob Wilson and supports BSN students who demonstrate financial need.

Joanna Marie Patterson Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Joanna Patterson in memory of her parents, Patricia Ann and Joseph Calvin Patterson. It will be awarded to a BSN student from Saline county or Central Arkansas who demonstrates financial need.

Kathryn Crandall Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to BSN students demonstrating academic promise and financial need. Ms. Crandall, who had a love for nursing, left funds in her will to establish this scholarship.

Little Rock Departmental Club Foundation Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Little Rock Departmental Club to support BSN students.

M. B. Knighten Memorial Surgical Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Knighten family in memory of M.B. Knighten. It supports BSN students committed to careers in surgical nursing, who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

Marie Stephens Endowed Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to BSN students demonstrating academic ability and financial need. Dr. Norma Long, a graduate of the College’s 1958 BSN class, established this scholarship as a tribute to her mother, Marie.

Marion E. Pool Endowed Scholarship
Marion Pool served as Professor and Chairman of UAMS Public Health Nursing from 1957-1960. This scholarship is awarded to a baccalaureate student demonstrating financial need.

Martha Harding Gann Endowed Scholarship
The Arkansas Medical Society Alliance established this scholarship in memory of Martha Harding Gann who was very active in the Medical Society. The scholarship is awarded to a senior nursing student.

Mary Katherine Mourot Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Wanda Weise, a longtime employee at UAMS, in memory of her sister, Mary Katherine Mourot, who was a registered nurse. It is awarded to a senior nursing student who has one of the three highest GPAs in the class.

Mike W. Spades Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Mike W. Spades by his family. This scholarship supports BSN students and is open to all students, with preference to students from Van Buren county.

Mr. and Mrs. John G. Ragsdale Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by John G. and DeDe Ragsdale through the Arkansas Community Foundation to benefit BSN students.

Mr. and Mrs. Jon Huntsman Endowed Scholarship
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Jon Huntsman, longtime friends of the College, this scholarship is awarded to BSN students demonstrating financial need.

N. Ray Woods Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship supports BSN students with financial need. It was established by Rita M. Woods in loving memory of her husband.

Neil and Clara Spain Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the estate of Neil and Clara Spain and supports students in the BSN program.

Paul O. Canaday Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Paul O. Canaday. It is awarded to BSN students demonstrating scholastic achievement and financial need. Preference is given to registered nursing students from the UALR associate degree nursing program.

Richard Monroe and JoAnn Hennessy Smith Endowed Scholarship
Richard and JoAnn Smith, longtime faculty of the College of Nursing and members of its Advisory Board, established this scholarship. It supports junior, senior, or registered nursing students seeking a BSN, who demonstrate academic excellence with a GPA of 3.3 or higher and who are either United States military veterans or who are seeking an opportunity in the military.

Rita M. Woods Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Rita M. Woods, longtime friend of the College of Nursing. It supports BSN students with financial need.

Sharon Knighten Oncology Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Knighten family in honor of Sharon Knighten. It supports BSN students committed to a career in oncology, who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

Veronica McNeirney Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Veronica McNeirney, a longtime faculty member and friend of the College of Nursing. It supports BSN students demonstrating leadership potential and financial need.

Virginia L. Goosen Nursing Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Kenneth Goosen and Ms. Kimberly Morton in honor of his wife and her mother, Virginia Goosen. It supports BSN students who have volunteer experience with the Red Cross or who desire to pursue a career in oncology nursing.