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Alumni Scholarships

CON Thank YouThe 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
Class of 1946 Nursing Scholarship Fund

A pre-licensure BSN student in final two semesters of their nursing education who demonstrates financial need (FAFSA required) and academic merit

This scholarship is made possible by graduates of the Nursing Class of 1946.

Class of 1961 Nursing Scholarship Fund

A student in the pre-licensure BSN student next fall with preference to Iowa native. In addition, the awardee must demonstrate financial need, professional promise, and must be in progress or have completed first clinical nursing course (Core Clinical Practicum).

This scholarship fund was established by the members of the graduating class of 1961. The spokespersons for the class was are Marcia Congdon, Jan Crist, Rose Marie Friedrich, Lois Skinner, Joanne Swenson, and Dee Vanderhoof. At the time of their graduation, the class pledged to establish a scholarship their alma mater and have contributed to the fund since graduating in 1961. Jan Crist and Rose Marie Friedrich are former faculty members at the University of Iowa College of Nursing.

Class of 1964 Nursing Scholarship Fund

A student who is enrolled in the College of Nursing.

Corinne Bowe Scholarship

A student who will be enrolled in the College of Nursing next fall who demonstrates academic merit, professional promise, commitment to service, and financial need. 

This scholarship was established from the estate of Corinne A. Bowe, a 1940 graduate of the College of Nursing.

Darlene Wheeler Scholarship Fund

A pre-licensure BSN student enrolled in nursing major courses with preference given to students working and interested in gerontology. In addition, students must demonstrate academic merit and financial need.

This scholarship was established with a gift from the late Darlene L. Wheeler.

Delores “Dee” Whitehead Gerontological Nursing Fund

A student who will be enrolled in the College of Nursing next fall and working and interested in gerontology and demonstrates academic merit. 

This scholarship has been established by Delores (Dee) Whitehead who graduated from the College of Nursing with her BSN in 1953 and her Masters in 1961. Prior to retirement she was a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Orthopedics at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. G.P. Reed Doctorate in Nursing Practice Scholarship

A DNP student in Family Nursing or Gerontology who demonstrates academic merit.

Drs. Paul and Reed Benhamou provide the funds for this scholarship in memory of Dr. Reed Benhamou’s grandfather who was a general practitioner in rural Iowa.

Dr. Jan L. Lee College of Nursing Scholarship

A pre-licensure BSN or RN-BSN who will be enrolled next fall with financial need. Preference will be given to Iowa residents who are first generation and/or from educationally disadvantaged areas.

Dr. Lee graduated from the College of Nursing in 1975 and currently serves as the chair of the nursing department at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa.

Dr. Margaret Fox Nursing Scholarship Fund

A student who will be enrolled in the College of Nursing next fall and has financial need. 

Dr. Fox was a long time faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and valued the care she was provided by nurses in the Iowa City area. She chose to establish the scholarship to enable students to complete their education.

Ellen L. Anderson Scholarship Fund

A pre-licensure BSN student, who will be enrolled next fall, is a resident of the state of Iowa and has financial need.

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Ellen L. Anderson (GN 1948), a native of Creston, IA. She was a nurse with the Central Life Assurance Company and she currently lives in Des Moines, IA. The first recipient of the scholarship was John Boardman (BSN, 1987) and he told Mrs. Anderson that he would one day establish his own scholarship based on the difference her scholarship made for him. Mr. Boardman and his wife, Wendy, established the John and Wendy Boardman/Amenity Foundation Palliative Care Scholarship in 2004.

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