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Smiling Student Nursing Scholarships


Nursing scholarships are only for those admitted into the nursing major.  UTC also offers additional scholarship opportunities for students.

Fall Scholarships must be received by 5:00 p.m. on October 1st. Spring Scholarships must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 1st. Please note: No late applications will be accepted. If the due date falls on a weekend, scholarship portfolios will be due the following Monday.

Please read the instructions for the scholarship you are applying for carefully to be sure you meet the criteria for the award.

All scholarship portfolios must include the following items:

  1. School of Nursing Scholarship Cover Sheet (click link to download)

  2. MocsDegree Evaluation or Unofficial transcript from your MocsNet account

  3. A one page essay that briefly addresses your commitment to scholarship, leadership, and service. Senior BSN and Graduate applicants should also include an instance in which you demonstrated clinical excellence.

 information icon Awards Available Fall and Spring

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medial Auxiliary Scholarship

  • Awarded: Fall and Spring semesters

  • Amount: $1,000 each semester to 1 recipient

  • Criteria: academic achievement (GPA 3.0 or higher), financial need, and demonstrated characteristics of motivation and integrity. First, second, and third semester students are eligible for this award.

Jill Wheeler Memorial Scholarship

  • Awarded: Fall and Spring semesters

  • Amount: $500 each semester to 1 recipient

  • Criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and satisfactory clinical performance, as well as demonstrated emotional maturity, perseverance, tact, insight, and effective communication skills. Fourth and fifth semester students are eligible for this award.

Richard H. Ginn Scholarship

  • Awarded: Fall and Spring semesters

  • Amount: $1,000 each semester to 1 recipient

  • Criteria: academic performance and/or financial need. Undergraduate and graduate nursing students are eligible for this award.

Christine B. Little Scholarship

  • Awarded: Fall and Spring semesters

  • Amount: $500 each semester to 1 recipient

  • Criteria: academic achievement and financial need. Undergraduate women over age 25 are eligible for this award (please include in your cover sheet that you are a woman over age 25).

Dr. E.E. Reisman Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Awarded: Fall and Spring semesters

  • Amount: $1,000 each semester to 1 recipient

  • Criteria: academic merit (GPA 3.0 or higher) and financial need. Second and third semester students are eligible for this award. Submit letters or certificates of recognition or appreciation for speaking, volunteering, service, etc.

H. Clay Evans Johnson Nursing Award

  • Awarded: Fall and Spring semesters

  • Amount: $500 each semester to 1 MSN recipient

  • $500 each semester to 1 BSN recipient

  • Criteria: academic achievement, clinical excellence, and community service. Current fourth and fifth semester undergraduates and graduate students are eligible. Submit letters or certificates of recognition or appreciation for speaking, volunteering, service, etc.

information icon Awards Available Fall Only

Nursing Alumni Scholarship

  • Awarded: Fall semester only

  • Amount: $300 to 1 recipient

  • Criteria: include the completion of at least 1 semester of the nursing major and demonstrated financial need. Undergraduates who have completed their first semester are eligible for this award.

The Ray Scholarship in honor of Sarah Ruth Miller Ray, RN

  • Awarded: Fall semester only

  • Amount: $1,000 to 1 recipient

  • Criteria: academic performance and/or financial need. A student holding the Ray scholarship in one year will have preference in subsequent years as long as continue to demonstrate successful academic performance.

Martha Butterfield Graduate Nursing Scholarship

  • Awarded: Fall semester only

  • Amount: $750 to 1 recipient

  • Criteria: include commitment to nursing, clinical competency, and leadership. Graduate students who have completed 9 hours of the graduate program and are currently enrolled in the second 9 hours are eligible. Please be sure your essay addresses all criteria listed above and includes—at a minimum—professional goals and aspirations, clinical experience through school and/or work, at least one example of a time you believe you demonstrated clinical excellence, and roles in which you have demonstrated professional leadership skills at school and/or work.

Beth Lancaster Prize

  • Awarded: Fall semester

  • Amount: $1,500 fall semester to 1 recipient

  • Criteria: Applicant must be currently enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the UTC School of Nursing; must be balancing his/her academic pursuit with family responsibilities; must demonstrate great professional promise, successful academic achievement as well as the compassion and concern that will enable them to become exceptional nurse practitioners as exemplified by Beth Ellen Lancaster; must show financial need; preference given to a student managing a single parent household.

information icon Awards Available Spring Only

Mrs. Esther Santiago Nursing Scholarship

  • Awarded: Spring semeser

  • Amount: $500 to one recipient

  • Criteria: Preference will be given to non-traditional students, must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, must have demonstrated financial need in that no more than 80% of their tuition is covered by Financial Aid. Second, third, fourth and fifth semester students are eligible for this award.

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