This scholarship is available to any member or associate member of the Alumni Association of The Reading Hospital School of Nursing who is pursuing an advanced degree in nursing. Eligible members must have paid the most recent required dues, and must renew their membership each year. Membership will be verified. Contact the Alumni Association with any questions about membership.

Applicants must be enrolled in an NLN (National League for Nursing) and/or CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) approved program and must be in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, or Doctoral degree in nursing. The applicant must be continuing in school for the next year in order for the scholarship to be awarded.

Recipients can receive up to three awards from this fund. The three awards must be for different degrees — either a BS degree, an MS degree, or a Doctoral degree in nursing. Awards may be used for tuition or to purchase books, uniforms, travel expenses, or testing fees.

Selection will be based on: Financial need and responsibilities; Professional nursing career goals; Involvement in professional organizations; Demonstration of leadership qualities; Individual written responses to the professional-related questions on the application.

The scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Alumni Association annual dinner usually held in June. The scholarship recipient(s) are encouraged to be present at this event to accept the award. Recipients may be invited, in the future, to participate as a member of an Alumni Association Standing Committee or Board of Directors.

To be considered for this scholarship, apply between January 1st and March 15th. All applicants will be notified in May.

To apply, click on “Apply for a Scholarship” under the “Scholarships + Grants” section of the website menu.