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About KCNA Scholarships

King County Nurses Association (KCNA) is proud to help ensure the future of nursing in our community by offering scholarships to qualified nursing students.

Applications for 2016 are closed. If you are interested in applying for a 2017 scholarship for the 2017-18, information and applications will be on the website late December 2016.

KCNA has provided scholarships for nursing students since 1993, serving 200 students with a total of $344,750. In 2016, 15 students each received a $3,000 award.

Congratulations 2016 Scholarship Recipients!

Fifteen scholarships of $3,000 each were awarded for the 2016-17 school year.

View short bios of the scholarship recipients here.

PURPOSE

  1. Provide financial assistance to qualified students who have a permanent address, or are currently enrolled in a nursing program in King County and are preparing for a career as a registered nurse, or to RNs returning for an advanced degree in nursing or a related field.
  2. Encourage and provide for increasing diversity within the nursing profession that reflects the population as a whole.
  3. Support nurses to be change agents in creating a healthier community in King County.

TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2017 for summer 2017 through spring 2018 school terms. Applicants must be accepted into or currently enrolled in a nursing program for the summer 2017 through spring 2018 school year. If you have applied but have not been accepted, you are ineligible and should wait until the following year to apply for the scholarship.

Basic Program: General scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in associate or baccalaureate degree programs preparing for a career as a registered nurse. At least one of these scholarships is designated for a racially and ethnically diverse student.

Graduate Entry Program: Scholarship will be awarded to students currently enrolled in a graduate entry program in nursing. The student may be in the pre-licensure or the advanced degree portion of the program.

RN Baccalaureate (RNB) Program: Scholarship will be awarded to a registered nurse in a program leading to a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Advance Degree Program: Valerie Weiss, ARNP, MN, MA, Memorial Scholarship Award is for a current RN working toward an advanced degree in nursing or a related field. The award is given as a lasting legacy to an outstanding nurse whose professional commitment was an inspiration to her colleagues and patients alike. For Master's, DNP and PhD nursing students.

KCNA reserves the right to distribute the scholarships among these categories depending on applications received.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All Scholarships:

Valerie Weiss Memorial Scholarship: Meet the above criteria and demonstrate an exemplary commitment to the nursing profession through extracurricular professional activities.

AWARD CRITERIA

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of:

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