The College of Nursing is very fortunate to have numerous alumni and friends who invest in the education of our nursing students by establishing scholarships. The College of Nursing faculty and staff select students who meet the criteria for the scholarships in the fall and again in the spring. The students are informed through the University of Iowa College of Nursing through the Student Services Listserv each fall and spring when the application process for scholarships is open. For all of the scholarships that have financial need as a criterion, the College of Nursing requires a FAFSA to be completed.
We are very grateful to have such loyal alumni and friends who have chosen to give back to the University of Iowa College of Nursing.
|SCHOLARSHIP TITLE||Eligibility Criteria||Description|
|Marjorie V. Kauffman Scholarship||A student in the College of Nursing who demonstrates academic merit, professional promise, commitment to service and financial need.||Mrs. Kauffman was a 1950 English graduate from the University of Iowa and believed in the importance of nursing education.|
|Marvin Pomerantz Graduate Student Scholarship||A graduate student in the College of Nursing from Iowa or South Dakota who demonstrates academic merit.||As a native Iowan, Mr. Pomerantz was an entrepreneur who served as President of the Board of Regents and was a longtime supporter of nursing education.|
|Mildred Wright Nursing Scholarship Fund||A student who will be enrolled in the College of Nursing next fall and who demonstrates financial need and professional promise.||Mrs. Wright served the state of Iowa for 24 years as a teacher, social worker, and Calhoun County Welfare Director. She selected the University of Iowa College of Nursing to support because she had received such good care from nurses during the years when she was in declining health and wanted to support the fine people who chose the profession.|
|Molly and Bob Whitmore Nursing Scholarship||A graduate student in the College of Nursing, who demonstrates academic achievement.||Ms. Whitmore is a 1982 graduate of the College of Nursing as well as her mother-in-law, Mrs. Kay Whitmore.|
|Murtis Gordanier Smith and Andrew Clark Smith MD Scholarship Fund||A graduate student in the College of Nursing who demonstrates financial need.||Murtis Gordanier Smith is a graduate of the College of Nursing (1950) and her late husband Andrew graduated from the College of Medicine. She has lived in Iowa all of her life.|
|Norma Adams Memorial Scholarship||A pre-licensure BSN student who will be enrolled next fall and has a commitment to volunteer activities and service.||Mrs. Norma Lorack Adams was a 1951 graduate of the College of Nursing, who under her leadership, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics established the Volunteer Services. Scholarship support is provided to a number of the disciplines within the health sciences. Mrs. Adams’ daughter and sister live in the Iowa City area.|
|Pearl Zemlicka Memorial Scholarship||A practicing nurse who is continuing his/her education toward a BSN or MSN and who demonstrates financial need, and academic merit. In addition, the recipient should demonstrate a high regard for the nursing profession and an interest in life-long learning which were the professional attributes of Ms. Zemlicka, a long-time faculty member at the College of Nursing.|
|Perle Slavik-Cowen Memorial Scholarship||A graduate student in the College of Nursing with preference given to students studying pediatrics. If there are no qualified graduate students then an undergraduate student with strong interest in pediatrics can be selected.||The scholarship was established by the family of Dr. Perle Slavik-Cowen, a graduate of the College of Nursing with her Master’s degree in 1985 and a faculty member in the College of Nursing at Iowa at the time of her death.|
|Peterson Nursing Scholarship||A pre-licensure BSN or RN-BSN student enrolled in the fall who demonstrates academic merit and financial need.||Ms. Peterson graduated from the College of Nursing with her BSN in 1963 and was a member of the Centennial Campaign Committee for the College. She also was involved with the American Nurses’ Association when the offices were in Kansas City, MO.|
|Ruth Frederick Dunlap Scholarship||A pre-licensure BSN student with preference given to a student from a small community in Iowa and who demonstrates financial need.||Mrs. Mary Dunlap Smith created this scholarship in memory of her mother, Ruth Frederick Dunlap. Mrs. Dunlap was a 1921 graduate of the UI College of Nursing. Mrs. Smith grew up Iowa City, Iowa.|