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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.

KCNA will award 18 scholarships of $3,000 each for the 2018-19 academic year. The application is here, and is due by March 1, 2019.

KCNA has provided scholarships for nursing students since 1993, serving 233 students with a total of $443,750. In 2019, 18 students will each receive a $3,000 award.

Congratulations 2018 Scholarship Recipients! 

( L to R): Jane Kim, Joshua Carter, Jingyi Dong, Danica Kleweno, Brooklyn Leick, Lindsey Foley, Amanda Kovecs, Maria Salguero, Sophia Cima, Katelyn Powell, Bridgett Chandler, Mishele Bang, Nina Mei, Prabina Dahal, Habibo Bario (not pictured: Marit Knutson, Kathryn Stanley, Carolyn Wortham)

Eighteen scholarships of $3,000 each were awarded for the 2018-19 school year.

View short bios of these students here.

 

2019 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. 

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

Applicants can only receive an award once from KCNA. If you have previously received an award, you are not eligible to apply.

Basic Program: General scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in associate or baccalaureate degree programs preparing for a career as a registered nurse.

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

RN Baccalaureate (RNB) Program: Scholarships 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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