Judith C. Kelleher Memorial Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$4,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 28

Sunday
Awarded By:

Emergency Nurses Association

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a member of the Emergency Nurses Association for 12 months or more prior to applying.
  3. Must pursue a master's degree in nursing.
  4. Must be an emergency registered nurse.
  5. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  6. Must enroll in a graduate degree program.
  7. Must be a U.S. citizen.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This program is available for emergency nurses who are pursuing a master's degree in nursing. The applicant must be a member of the Emergency Nurses Association.

Application requirements for the Judith C. Kelleher Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Official Transcript
  • Copy of nursing license
  • Tuition cost verif.
  • Statement of goals
  • Accept. letter
  • Institution accred.
Additional Information: The criteria for determining awards are as follows, in descending priority: content/clarity of goal statement (45 percent); professional association involvement (45 percent); and grade point average, with emphasis placed on science/nursing courses (10 percent). Please note: Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible to reapply under the same category (undergraduate, masters, doctoral). However, qualified previous recipients may apply for the next category. ENA members who have served in the immediate past three years on the ENA Board of Directors, ENAF Board of Trustees, or ENAF Scholarship Review Team are ineligible to apply for a scholarship.

Award Amount: $4,500 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, April 28

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, April 28

Applications are available online from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) website. The application must be typewritten, saved as a PDF file, and uploaded through the online application portal. In addition to a completed application, the applicant must also submit the following: two references (one must be from a current ENA member); proof of acceptance into an undergraduate nursing program (copy of acceptance letter and current transcript); proof of one year or more of pre-hospital work experience (copy of current EMT registration card, or letter from employer); verification of school tuition costs (a copy from the institution's official course catalog is preferred); a biographical data form; and a statement of professional/educational goals (this must include applicability to emergency nursing). All applications and supporting materials must be submitted online prior to the deadline date.
Contact: Ellen Siciliano
Address: 915 Lee St. Des Plaines, Illinois 60016-6569

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