LNF Woodard Nursing Scholarship Application

THE LOUISIANA NURSES FOUNDATION

The 2018 Mollie C. and Larene B. Woodard Nursing Scholarship
APPLICATION INFORMATION AND FORMS

This nursing scholarship, administered by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation, is provided through the legacy of Mr. E. Scott Woodard, Sr. in memory of Mollie C. Woodard and in honor of Larene B. Woodard. The scholarship award is based upon eligibility and financial need. Awards will be administered to fund the recipient’s remaining length of the clinical period of their nursing program as available funds permit. The awards are for $5,000 per year while enrolled full time: $2,500 for each semester OR if enrolled in a quarterly system, equally divided among the quarters. The scholarship is available to Louisiana nursing students attending a state approved school of nursing of their choice in Louisiana, or in a state that borders Louisiana, that prepares students for initial licensure as Registered Nurses. Students must have successfully completed the first required clinical term of their nursing curriculum to be eligible. This is defined as completion of a clinical course involving directly administered care and interacting with human patients in a clinical setting. The program’s parent institution must be accredited and the nursing program accredited by a national nursing accrediting body.

Payments will be made directly to the recipient’s school by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation beginning Fall term, 2018. Funds shall be used to pay required academic expenses only: tuition, fees, and assist in payment of books. Scholarships will be distributed based on availability of funds. Applications will be reviewed and processed, with timely notification of acceptance directly to recipients. Please very carefully read all Application Directions & Checklist of Materials for Inclusion. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Be a current resident of Louisiana. Complete Form I.
    Present documentation of admission to a nursing program in Louisiana, or in a state that borders Louisiana, approved by the respective state board of nursing as a nursing education program that prepares students to become a Registered Nurse. The nursing program’s parent institution must be regionally accredited and/or the nursing program must hold accreditation by a national nursing accrediting body.

  • Be enrolled full time (or equivalent nursing course load) in the clinical component of the nursing curriculum and have completed the first term of required clinical nursing coursework in directly administering care and interacting with human patients in a clinical setting. Provide documentation along with proof of admission to a nursing program. Complete Form II.

  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 on a 4 point scale, as verified by student records (include an official, current school transcript). Complete Form II.

  • Have documented financial need as determined by the LNF Scholarship & Awards Committee. Applicants must provide a copy of their most recent (2017-18 or later) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), current financial aid notice from your school, and Student Aid Report (SAR). Complete Form III.

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.7 or better as a nursing student, with documentation submitted to the LNF at the end of each term to continue receiving the scholarship.

  • Continue in normal academic progression toward graduation within their nursing program.

Loss of Scholarship

The scholarship will be withdrawn for any of the following reasons:

  1. Failure to maintain the required grade point average
  2. Resignation or “dropping out” of the school of nursing program
  3. Placement on disciplinary status or on academic probation

It is the scholarship recipient’s responsibility to notify the LNF Scholarship & Awards Committee Chair of any extenuating circumstances that may affect the recipient’s normal progression within their curriculum – especially if dropping or repeating a course, or “stopping out.” Failure to do so may jeopardize continued scholarship support.

Non Discrimination Policy

The Louisiana Nurses Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex or disability in admission to, access to, treatment or employment in its programs and activities as required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Executive Order 11246, Section 503 and 5045 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and the 1990 Americans with Disability Act, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION:

FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC GUIDELINES ATTACHED FOR SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION. MAIL ALL COMPLETED REQUIRED FORMS TOGETHER, AS A UNIT UNDER YOUR FULL NAME TO LNF. Form I must be notarized, and include the notary’s seal as well as a short statement by the applicant about their motivation to pursue a career in Nursing. Form II requires the signature of a Nursing Program Administrative official, a copy of the student’s letter of admission from their school to the clinical component of their nursing program, a copy of their nursing curriculum plan, an official cumulative academic transcript which includes Spring 2018 grades, and the student’s signature. Form III requires a copy of the student’s FAFSA financial aid notice, Student Aid Report (SAR), any report of

school financial support & a statement of financial need. Put forms in consecutive order. DO NOT USE STAPLES/PAPER CLIPS. Retain a complete copy for your personal records. Return original application Forms I, II, & III together with all required validation materials postmarked by June 15, 2018 to:

The Louisiana Nurses Foundation. Attention: LNF Scholarship & Awards Committee.

543 Spanish Town Road; Baton Rouge, LA 70802.

Questions? Contact 225-201-0993 OR email: lsna@lsna.org

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