MNSc Scholarships

Angie Faye Waldrum Endowed Scholarship
Angie Faye Waldrum was the first registered nurse to serve on the Arkansas State Board of Health. This scholarship was established by her son, Joe Waldrum, family and her colleague, Marion Pool. It supports Master’s level students in the Family Nurse Practitioner program.

Daphine Doster Nursing Endowed Scholarship
Daphine Doster served as the founding Dean of the College in 1952. She established this scholarship for Master’s students demonstrating financial need and who are Arkansas residents.

Dr. Ann King Cashion Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Ann Cashion by her family and friends. Dr. Cashion is an alumna of the UAMS College of Nursing Master’s program and was the first chairperson of the College’s Advisory Board. It is awarded to Master’s nursing students demonstrating financial need.

Ellen Sullivan, MNSc, APRN, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Ellen Sullivan, MNSc, APRN, ACNP-BC, a clinical instructor at the College of Nursing. This scholarship will be awarded to MNSc students enrolled in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program who have a career interest in either hematology or cardiology and who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.

Kathy Edgar-Hayden and Lauraetta Edgar Endowed Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship supports graduate students, who demonstrate financial need, in the Advanced Practice nursing program. It became endowed by the estate of Lauraetta M. Edgar. The scholarship honors Mrs. Edgar (deceased) and her daughter, Kathy Edgar-Hayden, a 1980 graduate of the UAMS College of Nursing.

Kim Knighten Oelke Family Nurse Practitioner Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Sharon Knighten in honor of her daughter, Kim Oelke. It supports Master’s nursing students in the Family Nurse Practitioner program who are active in community service and demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

Marty Bushmiaer Orthopaedic Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established by C. Lowry Barnes, MD, President of HipKneeArkansas Foundation to honor his nurse Marty Bushmiaer.  It supports nurses in the orthopaedic practice who have at least a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and are accepted and enrolled in the UAMS College of Nursing to obtain an advanced nursing degree.

Patrick J. McNeirney Endowed Scholarship
Veronica McNeirney established this scholarship in memory of her father, Patrick. Ms. McNeirney was faculty emeritus in the College of Nursing. This scholarship is given to Master’s degree nursing students who intend to pursue a career as Family Nurse Practitioners.

Sophronia R. Williams Endowed Scholarship
Sophronia Reacie Williams was a tenured Associate Professor at the College of Nursing whose professional career spanned more than 42 years. This scholarship was established by Ms. Williams and augmented by faculty, staff, and friends. This scholarship is given to minority Master’s nursing students with exceptional leadership abilities, and whose career goals include earning a Doctoral degree.

W. G. Cooper Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Cooper family. It supports Master’s students who have expressed an interest in oncology and have demonstrated financial need.

William Randolph Hearst Foundation Family Nurse Practitioner Scholarship
This scholarship, funded by the Hearst Foundation, supports students enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner program. Students must live in rural Arkansas communities with underserved health care areas and populations.