SON Scholarships


María Dolores Hernández Scholarship

Major Hernandez Amount: $1,000 - $5,000 (subject to funding)
This scholarship is named for María Dolores Hernández, a nursing leader in Orange County and an officer in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, to support the efforts of nursing students who aspire to leadership in the nursing profession.

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Stephanie Hernández Memorial Scholarship

Stephanie Hernandez Amount: $100 - $500 (subject to funding)
This scholarship is named for Stephanie Hernández, whose family and friends are keeping Stephanie’s legacy alive by supporting recognizing CSUF students pursuing their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Stephanie passed away just after commencement in May 2011. Her BSN was awarded posthumously.

Criteria: This scholarship is open to current CSUF pre-licensure BSN students who have completed at least one semester in the CSUF nursing program, but are not in their final semester. Minimum GPA requirement of 3.25.

Stephanie Hernández (1989-2011):   Stephanie dedicated her life to the service of humanity. She excelled at everything she did. She was academically well rounded and participated in sports. She graduated from high school with academic honors and as an athlete scholar. Stephanie was an incredible woman of character, a very noble, grateful and spiritual woman who never complained about the tasks or challenges at hand. While working at St. Joseph’s Hospital her love and compassion shined through working with newborns in the neonatal unit. Each task she performed was done with dignity and love as if each patient was her own.

In a 500-word essay please address the following prompt:

  1. Describe how this financial support would help to address your needs to continue your education.
  2. Discuss how you emulate Stephanie’s values and characteristics of exemplary study habits, strong work ethic, dedication, motivation, and enthusiasm for life and the profession of Nursing.

Awardees will be recognized at the end of the Spring 2022 term.

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Dr. Austin Nation Diversity in Nursing Scholarship

Nation_Austin Amount: $500 - $1,000 (subject to funding) - undergraduate ($500) and graduate ($500)
This scholarship was established and funded by alumnus Dr. Austin Nation to assist students in their academic journey who have demonstrated engagement and leadership in the community or in the Nursing Student Association (NSA), which he founded in 2007.

Criteria: This scholarship is open to current CSUF nursing students in pursuit of their Bachelors or Masters; Doctorate students are not eligible to apply. Students must be enrolled in at least 1 nursing course and not be in their final semester * 3.25 GPA * Financial Need *Campus or Community Involvement in Diverse Communities and/or in the Nursing Student Association (NSA)

In a 500-word essay please address the following prompt:

  1. Being from a diverse community, what are some of the challenges you have faced and/or overcame as a student (race, culture, gender. Gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.) pursuing higher education in nursing and what impact you hope to have as a future nurse leader?
  2. Describe how you have significantly contributed to diverse communities through your involvement with on-campus and off-campus clubs/organizations (e.g. Nursing Students Association, community service, research involvement, professional nursing groups, leadership positions, etc.)
  3. Include a statement describing your financial needs or the barriers you are facing, if any.

Awardees will be recognized at the end of the Spring 2022 term.

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Titan Shops Scholarship

Titan Shops Logo Amount: $100 - $500 (subject to funding)
This scholarship was established by the Titan Shops and is administered by the School of Nursing to support students who are in need of financial assistance.

Criteria: This scholarship is open to current CSUF nursing students in pursuit of their Bachelors or Masters; Doctorate students are not eligible to apply. Students should have completed at least two semesters in the CSUF nursing program and not be in their final semester. Minimum GPA requirement of 3.25.

 

 

In 500-words or less please address the following prompt in an essay:

  1. Describe your educational and employment background.
  2. Discuss your service activities within the School of Nursing, College of Health & Human Development, CSUF, and/or the community.
  3. Describe your financial need; especially how this scholarship would assist you in continuing with your degree program.

Awardees will be recognized at the end of the Spring 2022 term.

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