Nevada Nurses Foundation

Developing Quality Health Care for Nevada Citizens by Promoting The Development of Professional Nursing


Nurses Scholarships Application Form

Katherine "Kat" Cylke

Katherine "Kat" Cylke Scholarship

$1,000 donated by Katherine Cylke
Debra Scott

Debra Scott Scholarship

Two $1,000 scholarships donated by Debra Scott, MSN, RN, FRE

Vroman & Wildes Scholarships

Two $1,000 scholarships donated by Gregg Vroman & Patty Wildes

Hurst Review Scholarship

$1,000 donated by Hurst Review Services

Rural & Frontier Nurse Scholarship

$1,000 donated by the Rural & Frontier Nurses Committee, the NNF, and other donors

NNA Scholarship

$1,046 scholarship donated by NNA

Southwest Medical On-Demand Scholarships

$1,000 donated by Dr. Eugene Somphone
Martha Drohobyczer

Maude Arnold & Ethel Ann Lewis Scholarship

$1,000 donated by Martha Drohobyczer, CNM, MSN, APRN
Nevada Nurses Foundation

Nevada Nurses Foundation Scholarships

Multiple amounts donated by supporters of the NNF
John & Debra Scott

John & Debra Scott Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Endowment donated by John & Debra Scott, MSN, RN, FRE
Arthur L. Davis

Arthur L. Davis Scholarship

Three $1,000 scholarships donated by Mark Miller
Elizabeth E. Fildes

Elizabeth Fildes Scholarship

$1,000 donated by Elizabeth E. Fildes, EdD, RN, CNE, CARN-AP, APHN-BC

Tiffany Urresti Memorial Flight Nurse Scholarship

$1,000 donated by Life Guard International Flying ICU
Susan Michael

Christine Watson Scholarship

$500 donated by Dr. Susan and Paul Michael

Jessie J. Valentine Scholarship

$1,000 donated by Carson Tahoe Health Medical Center
Jami-Sue Coleman

Jami-Sue Coleman Scholarship

$1,000 donated by Jami-Sue Coleman, PhD, RN, MS HSA, MBA, CCM, CNE, CPN, CNL

2016 NANE Scholarship

$1,000 donated by Nevada Alliance for Nursing Excellence
Betty Razor

Wound Ostomy Care Nurse (WOCN) Scholarship

$1,200 & $1,500 donated by Betty Razor, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Rosemary Witt

Rosemary Witt Scholarships

Two $500 scholarships donated by NNA District 3
Dr. Ian Choe

Praus & Choe Scholarships

3 scholarships totaling $2,000 donated by Teresa Praus, APRN, & Dr. Ian Choe
Emma Marrujo Redmon

Emma Marrujo Redmon Scholarship

$1,000 donated by Sandy Olguin, DNP, MSN, RN

NAPNA Scholarship

$1,000 donated by Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association
Denise Ogletree McGuinn

Mary Lucell Johnson Scholarship

$1,000 donated by Denise Ogletree McGuinn, APRN, RN, D. Minn.


The Nevada Nurses Foundation (NNF) is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Nevada Nurses Association (NNA). The mission of the NNF is to increase access to quality health care for Nevada citizens by promoting professional development of nurses through recognition, grants, and scholarships.

The NNF Academic Scholarship Program has been created to enhance the development of Nevada nurses and further the nursing profession by providing scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited academic education program that will support the applicants' goals to further their nursing careers in Nevada.

Available Scholarships for Spring, 2024:

The Nevada Nurses Foundation is overseeing the application and scoring process for 10 legacy and Foundation scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 to $1,000 each. These scholarships are funded by organizations and individual donors, and many have specific criteria that must be met. For a full list of these scholarships, please refer to the summary on the scholarship overview page.

Important Dates:

Only applications and supporting recommendations received online by the end of the day on February 29, 2024, will be considered for the Spring, 2024, NNF scholarships.


IMPORTANT: if you are providing a recommendation for someone who has already applied for a scholarship, please click here to go to the recommendation form.

If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please complete the application form below. Applications are accepted only from the online submission form.

Please fill out this form as completely and accurately as possible. Items marked with * are required, and the form cannot be submitted if these values are missing!

Each application will require a professional reference from ONE current supervisor, faculty member, or academic advisor. When your application is submitted, you will receive a scholarship application tracking number. Please ensure the person who will be recommending you uses this tracking number when submitting his/her reference. Recommendations are submitted online separately by the reference person using the recommendation form.


For questions and concerns regarding the application or evaluation process, please contact the Nevada Nurses Foundation at 775-560-1118 or e-mail .

Technical issues with the applications form should be reported to .

Scholarship Application Form:

Applicant Information
Please note your personal information is securely encrypted before being stored electronically.
* your first name:     middle initial:  
* your last name:
* street address
including apt/unit #:
* city:
* state:     * ZIP:  
* e-mail address:
* your phone
Qualification Information
* select your
current status:
none of the above
* are you a Nevada resident?
yes     no
Thank your for your interest. However, the Nevada Nurses Foundation awards scholarships only to Nevada residents pursuing a CNA, a LPN, a degree in nursing, or advancing their nursing degree.
* how long have you been
a Nevada resident?
* do you currently have an
active, unencumbered
Nevada nursing license?
yes     no
Thank your for your interest. However, an active unencumbered Nevada nursing license is required to qualify for the currently available scholarships.
* NV license #:
* are you attending an
accredited nursing program
or school in Nevada?
yes     no
Thank your for your interest. However, a pre-licensure degree must be obtained from an accredited Nevada nursing school to to qualify for currently available scholarships.
* are you a Nevada Nurses
Association member?
full member     not a member
* to which NNA District
do you belong?
NNA District 1     NNA District 3
Scholarship Selection Information
Many of the legacy scholarships have specific criteria established by their donors. The following questions are used to automatically determine your eligibility for each legacy scholarship opportunity. These questions have no right or wrong answers, and answering "no" to all of them does not disqualify you for other scholarships.
* are you a graduate of a
Nevada high school?
yes     no
* please indicate your gender:
female     male
* are you a single parent?
yes     no
* are you a member of the Philippine Nurses Association of NV (PNANV)?
yes     no
* have you been employed at Southwest Medical Associates for 2 or more years?
yes     no
* are you employed at Carson Tahoe Health?
yes     no
* have you been employed at Optum for 1 or more years?
yes     no
* are you employed at
Saint Mary's?
yes     no
* are you enrolled at Chamberlain College?
yes     no
* are you enrolled at
Unitek College?
yes     no
* are you currently a student at the Orvis School of Nursing?
yes     no
* are you currently a student at Nightingale College?
yes     no
* are you a current or former resident of rural/frontier Nevada?
yes     no
* are you currently working in rural/frontier Nevada?
yes     no
* are you a member of NAPNA?
yes     no
* are you a member of WRAPN?
yes     no
* are you/will you be the first generation in your family to graduate from college?
yes     no
* are you considering working in psychiatry or mental health?
yes     no
* are you planning to purse a Certificate in Nurse Leadership at Dignity Health Global Education?
yes     no
* college or institution
currently/will be attending:
* cashier/bursar's
mailing address:
* city:
* institution state:     * ZIP:  
* expected graduation
date (mm/yyyy):
If you are currently not employed, answer "none" to the next five questions.
* company:
* position:
* address:
* dates (mm/yyyy):   to     (if still there, enter "current")
Military Service (if applicable)
dates (mm/yyyy):   to  
rank at discharge:
type of discharge:
if other than honorable, explain:
Each of the following responses have specific minimum and maximum word limits. A word counter is provided at the bottom of each box for your reference.
* 1. PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY SERVICE/VOLUNTEERING. List and briefly describe any professional and community service/volunteering, and other activities you have been actively involved in during the last three years to support your commitment to helping others. (100-250 words)
* 2. PURSUIT OF NURSING EDUCATION. Describe your current reasons and guiding factors that lead to the pursuit of nursing education or certification and your professional nursing goals. (100-250 words)
* 3. INTENTION TO ADVANCE THE NEVADA NURSES FOUNDATION MISSION. Describe how you intend to advance the Nevada Nurses Foundation mission if awarded a Foundation scholarship and how you will give back to the nursing community. (100-250 words)
* 4. GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION. Provide an outline of your graduate scholarly work. Describe how your work contributes to increasing access to quality health care for Nevada Citizens. (250-500 words)
* RURAL NURSING ESSAY QUESTION. Describe how you would use your nursing skills and knowledge to solve a health problem in the rural/frontier area or tribal health center. This could include education outreach on a particular health issue or prevention, solve a problem with access to services, or provide an educational seminar for other healthcare providers on a particular issue. (500-750 words)
* CARSON TAHOE HEALTH ESSAY QUESTION. How do you provide quality care and make a difference at Carson Tahoe Health? (100-250 words)
* OPTUM ESSAY QUESTION. How do you provide quality care and make a difference at Optum? (100-250 words)
* NNA SERVICE QUESTION. Describe how you serve or plan to serve as an active member of the Nevada Nurses Association. (100-250 words)
* LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY QUESTION. Describe how you will use the leadership course to increase access to quality healthcare for Nevada citizens. (100-250 words)
* PERSONALITY TRAIT SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY QUESTION. Describe a past experience that displayed a key personality trait or belief of yours. How will you use this trait or belief as a nurse? (100-250 words)
* UNITEK ESSAY QUESTION. Describe the value of an LPN (100-250 words)
* SAINT MARY'S ESSAY QUESTION. How do you emulate the values of Saint Mary's mission? (100-250 words)
Agreement & Signature
By typing my name below, I certify that my answers are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. If this application results in an awarded scholarship, I understand that I will need to provide my student identification number and that the award will be mailed and paid directly to the cashier/bursar at my accredited school of nursing on my behalf. Scholarships may be considered to be taxable income.
* signature:
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