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Scholarships

The Georgia Nurses Association and Foundation grants two scholarships to provide financial assistance to qualified applicants studying nursing in an accredited school, college or university. Applicants may be enrolled full or part-time in a graduate or undergraduate nursing program. Interested students must have a GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in prior academic work and be able to verify financial need. Scholarship funds are obtained through the tax-deductible contributions of nurses and supporters of nursing.

 

The 2015 scholarship cycle has passed.  Please check back for updates on the next scholarship cycle and deadlines.

 

Katherine Pope Scholarship

 

Awarded by the Georgia Nurses Foundation

 

With a nursing career spanning 45 years, Katherine Pope, RN, dedicated her life to the profession of nursing. She has been described as "the ideal nurse: a selfless, genuine caregiver who puts the needs of others ahead of herself "

 

Ms. Pope believed that nursing enabled her to best serve her country, her fellow human beings and the community. The Katherine Pope Scholarship demonstrates the impact nursing can make to health care and to the community and extends Ms. Pope's commitment to the career advancement of nurses.

 

A nursing leader, beloved friend and respected colleague, Katherine Pope has always encouraged others to be their best. This scholarship in her name acknowledges future nursing leaders who are committed to excellence in their field and to the care of those in need.

Annie Lou Overton Scholarship

 

Awarded by the Georgia Nurses Association

 

Annie Lou Overton served as Executive Director of the Georgia Nurses Association for a number of years. For her time, she was very liberal and determined to build a strong Georgia Nurses Association.

 

Today, Annie Lou Overton's convictions remain alive through the students honored with a scholarship in her name. Funding for this scholarship was willed to the Georgia Nurses Association by Annie Lou Overton to ensure nursing students have every opportunity to realize their potential. And, through their education and professional growth, impact the nursing profession and the world in which we live.

  

All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

• Currently enrolled in an accredited program in nursing
• Resident of Georgia
• Verifiable financial need
• GPA of at least 2.5 on 4.0 scale in prior educational work
• All non-RN applicants must have completed one year of study
• Provide two letters of reference which indicate leadership, scholarship and potential for success in the practice of nursing

Priority will be given to applicants who meet the following criteria:

• Enrolled in a Georgia school, college or university
• Plans to practice professional nursing in Georgia following graduation
• Member of respective professional organization (i.e., Georgia Association of Nursing Students, Georgia Nurses Association, Georgia Association for Nursing Education, etc.)
• RN to BSN completion for Annie Lou Overton Scholarship

 

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