What types of scholarships does MSGA provide?

The value of higher education has never been more significant than it is now. Unfortunately, the cost of higher education has continued to increase year over year, making it difficult for families to afford. We understand and we’re here to help. At MSGA, we strive to lessen the financial burden for students and their families by offering educational scholarships via the MSGA Scholarship Program.  

As we continue our commitment to improving member’s lives, we continuously look for opportunities to support educational institutions in health, wellness and nursing. Each year, when given the opportunity to further help the community outside of our scholarship program, we provide financial gifts to select charities and nursing schools.

Below is information on out Nursing School Gift Program and the MSGA Scholarship Program.

The Nursing School Gift Program

As part of our mission in improving our member’s overall health, MSGA is actively seeks to help students studying to become future nurses. In 2017, MSGA provided a total of $175,000 in gifts to St. Louis University School of Nursing, St. John’s School of Nursing and the College of St. Mary’s under our ‘Nursing School Gift Program’. These gifts have enabled the chosen institutions to provide scholarships to a number of their own nursing students who might otherwise not have been able to complete their studies due to financial stress.

MSGA worked with St. Louis University to establish the MSGA Nursing Scholarship Fund and has gifted a total of $75,000 into this fund in 2017. The Go Further Scholarship initiative via St. Louis University has a matching program that doubled the impact of the gifts. Thanks to donations from MSGA and the matching funds, the scholarship fund grew to $150,000 and is awarded to those nursing students who show financial need and academic success.

Located in Omaha, Nebraska, the College of Saint Mary is a Catholic women’s university and has an outstanding nursing program. MSGA has provided gifts totalling $75,000 to the school which in turn has provided 15 students with $5,000 scholarships.

St. John’s School of Nursing is located in Springfield, IL and offers upper division bachelor nursing degree programs to those who have already completed their liberal arts and science courses at other institutions. The St. John’s School of Nursing is associated with the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis and offers students hands on experience to accompany their nursing program. MSGA provided a gift of $25,000 to the St. John’s School of Nursing to be used for student scholarships.

If you represent a nursing school and would like to apply for a future gift, please fill out the Nursing Scholarship Program Donation Application.

The MSGA Scholarship Program

MSGA intends to provide up to 20 scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each year to students who meet the eligibility requirements. We look at a number of different aspects when choosing a scholarship recipient, including their community involvement, work history, and their overall GPA.  In addition, applicants must demonstrate how the scholarship funds will be used to help their academic progress and/or enhancement of their skills.

How can I submit a successful scholarship application?

  • You must be an MSGA member to apply or a dependent/relative of a member and must still be a member at the time it’s awarded.
  • Please fill in all information clearly. Email your completed application to scholarships@medsensemembers.com, with signature/s, and a letter of recommendation (from a professor, employer, or character reference), to the address at the bottom of this application.
  • An incomplete application will not be considered.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Applicants must be high school of senior rank or currently enrolled in a 2 or 4-year college or university.
  • Applicants are only eligible if they are a member of the MSGA and/or legal dependent or household relative of such a member.
  • You must have a minimum 2.0 GPA

When is the deadline?
We are currently not accepting application for the 2018-2019 school year. We will begin accepting applications on July 15, 2018 with a deadline of September 15, 2018 for all completed applications to be submitted. MSGA’s Scholarship Committee will review applications after this date. The award(s) will be made in early October for the current school year.

Our Past Recipients

2017 Recipients

Abigail Blanchet Saint Michael's College
Abimbola Abidemie Olagunju MA College of Pharmacy & Health Sci Un
Alaina Bigelow California State Un East Bay
Alan Backlund Angelo State University
Alan Kringel Palm Beach State College
Alana Cavanaugh Gulf Coast State College
Alana Willingham Texas Tech University Health Sci Centers
Alexis Bullock Norfolk State University
Alexis Langham Oklahoma Baptist University
Alexis Marrufo texas A & M University at College Station
Alireza Atabaie Southern Methodist University
Alyssa Hudson Anderson University - IN
Amanda Gaudin Oklahoma Christian University
Amanda Perera Indiana University
Amandeep Singh LaRoche College
Amber Mayeru university of New Orleans
Anahay Fuchu Bellevue University
Anna Beth WehrTruman State University
Anne Sauber North central Texas College
Arizona Sky Hinkle Purdue University
Ashley BaptisteValencia College
Ashley Dyer Liberty University
Austin Bonebrake University of Oregon
Austin Long Central Georgia Technical College
Aylin Acosta University of Indianapolis
Beatrice Dibaski Shelton State Community College
Blanca Tovar UW- Parkside
Brandy Esther Black Hills State University
Breonda Harris Trinity Washington University
Briana Shackelford Austin Community College
Briana Swift Chamberlain University
Brianna Specht Joliet Junior College
Britnee Marshall Northern Virginia Comm College
Brittney Braddee California University of Pennsylvania
Brooke Tokes Bowling Green State University
Caryria Davis Middle Tennessee State Un
Charles Peavy Webber International University
Cheyanne Frayre West Virginia University
Chris-Annie Joseph Louisiana State University
Christian Egbonim University of Texas at Austin
Christian West Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Christiana Toriola Prairie View A&M Un College of Nursing
Christopher Robison University of Central Oklahoma
Cindy Barefield Columbus Technical College
Cole Tacker Texas Tech University
Daniel Lavelle Johns Hopkins University
Danielle Mabry Hardin-Simmons University
David Chan Yang Kim Otis College of Art & Design
David Joseph Baton Rouge Community College
Devyn Santoyo Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Dominque Phillips Troy University
Dottie Holomek Iowa Western Community College
Drew Miller Truman State University
Edward Hebert St. Ambrose University
Eliza M Cheratoiu Malcom "X" College - City Coll of Chicago
Emily Coop Truckee Comm College
Emily D Fitch University of South Carolina Beaufort
Enrique Parra Northampton Community College
Everard Nadler Coastal Carolina University
Feroz Fernandes DePaul University, Chicago
Freda Obuseh Lonestar College
Genine Hawkins Chatthoochee Tech College
Greyson Turner College of Charleston
Hanna Hone Atlantic Veterinary College
Heather NewmumLincoln Christian University
Heather Williams Ashford University
Hien Trinh West Virginia University
Huzaifah Khan University of Illinois at Chicago
Isabel Mueller Arizona State University
Jacques Pinault Armstrong State University
Jaelyn Fox Houston Baptist University
Janice Ramos Palo Alto College
Japhet Mfebe Davenport University
Jarrett Glasscock Texas Tech University
Jatae Bryant Clemson University
Jay LeClercq University of Central Oklahoma
Jennifer Torres El Camino College
Johana Tovar Texas Women's University
John Fretcher Holyoke Community College
John Wesley Ramsey IVWright State University
Jordan Brown Southern Illoinois Un Edwardsville
Joshua Fung Seminole State College of FL
Julissa Macha Houston Community College Coleman
Justin Tokes Kent State University
Katelyn McLaughlin Kennesaw State University
Kaylon Bendau Sam Houston State University
Kelly Jurden Texas Lutheran University
Kelsey Kelly University of Texas at San Antonio
Kiara Davis Mississippi University of Women
Kimberly Davis Delaware Tech & Comm College
Kindra Langley Waldorf College
Kristie Kemper Florida State University
Kristie Sain Temple College
Kristin Cisewski University of North Georgia
Kyler Walle Eureka College
Kylie McWhortee Tarrant County College
Larissa Morris Savannah College of Art & Design
Laura Onogharo Midwestern State University
Lauren Abeyta Franciscan University of Steubenville
Lesdy Canales Austin Community College
Lidiane Santos Bishop Cincinnati State Technical & Com College
Llincoln Turner Lassen Community College
Maaz Syed University of Texas at Austin
Madai Guerrero University of Mary Hardin - Baylor
Maddison Awalt University of Texas at Tyler
Madison Whitfield LeTourneau University
Maranda Bramlett Virginia Western Comm College
Marco Parmelee Martinez University of California Santa Cruz
Margarita Guerrero St. Edwards University
Maria Bui University of Memphis
Marques Hensley Wytheville Community College
Marquis Kempson Clark Atlanta University
Mason Greene Mountain Empire Comm College
Matthew Central Michigan University
Matthew Campbell Texas State University
Max Lipel University of Missouri - Columbia
Mayra Munoz Montclair State University
Mercedes Ramsey University of Dayton
Mitchel Yokem Front Range Comm College
Mohaddeseh Abbas Zadeh Southern Methodist University
Moriah Buckwalter Norhteastern University
Mustofa Bahrami Virginia Tech
Myrtis Loudermilk Angelo State University
Nicholas Malcom Montgomery County Community College
Nicole Slamovitz University of Tampa
Nikolaus Rodriguez Blinn College
Noah Blanco University of Mississippi
Noe Holguin St. Edwards University
Oluwasalbomi Agoro Prairie View A&M Un College of Nursing
Pablo Mojica Martinez Lonestar Cyfair
Patricia McNeil Bethel University
Pingting Li Harold Washington College
Qionte Johnson Arizona State University
Raven Wood Spelman College
Rebecca Ann AlbyAshford University
Rosie WoolfordDelaware State University
Ryan Cantrell Thompson Palo Alto Un-Pac Grad School of Psy
Ryan Curfman University of South Florida
Ryan O'Keefe UNLV
Samantha SalapareTarelton State University
Samatha Foster BYU - Idaho
SaMone Patrick Johns Hopkins University
Sean McCarty Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Sharon Alston Walden University
Sidney Naseralla Texas State University
Stevie Martinez-Farias Bennington College
Sydney Nautais Calumet College of St. Joseph
Syed Ahmed Medical University of Silesia
Tamara Girton Rio Salado College
Taylor Sansone-Jones University of Missouri - Columbia
Terrence Odrick Jr Wilmington University
Terri SmithNorth Central University
Tori Knoss Miami Dade College
Tori Kolody PennState
Travis Montgomery University of Texas at San Antonio
Trevor Emrick University of Colorado - Boulder
Trey Hecker University of Central Missouri
Trey Lucie University of Central Florida
Trey Masek Texas Tech University
Trisha Keesling Mississippi University of Women
Tyler Wurth Ohio University
Ufumoa Egurefa Chamberlain College of Nursing
Vincent HarrisGeorgia State University
Will Wehe Arizona State University
William Edward FloresUniversity of California Irvine
Yecheskel FrancisRutgers University
Yung Whei WangDeAnza College
Zacchaeus CarterMcMurry University

2016 Recipients

Ahofolau UhatafeGalen College of Nursing
Alexandra EmeryIndiana State University
Alyssa GiftStephen F. Austin State University
Anna Elizabeth WehrTruman State University
Anna SullivanHouston Community College
Brandon GeppertCalifornia University of Pennsylvania
Brooke TokesBowling Green State University
Carlos A. LopezArizona Western College
Chase HampsonLindenwood University-Belleville
Chaz DominguezDePaul University
Chelsa PowersSinclair Community College
Chetan DhirUniversity of Texas Austin
Christine L. PerkumasMetropolitan Community College
Daniel LavelleJohns Hopkins University - School of Education
Dustin Chad SampsonEast Central University
Edward J. Williams IIIUniversity of Florida
Emily NasettColumbia College of Nursing
Eric NiyokwizeraRichland College
Feroz Manuela Quirino FernandesDePaul University
Haley A. WollmuthSouth Dakota State University
Hana WeldesenbetUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore
Isaiah LawrenceAiken Technical University
Jamie BallardWestern Governors University
Jazmine NairnConcord University
Jenifer OrndorffBluffton Univversity
Josie MartinezJersey College School of Nursing
Juilanne PersaUniversity of Central Oklahoma
Justin M. TokesKent State University
Kristen GilchrestCape Cod Community College
Lauren SmithTexas A&M University-Commerce
Mark BermanUniversity of Pittsburgh
Melissa LopezArizona Western College
Monicka FosnochtBastyr University California
Noel StrueningMesa Community College
Paris N. HickmanVirginia State University
Paul Murianki RagwaConcordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Qionte JohnsonArizona State University
Rebecca Ann AlbyAshford University
Sharon AlstonWalden University
Suzette RyanCollege of Staten Island
Terri SmithNorth Central University
Torian BurnsUniversity of Central Arkansas
Troy Lawerence TrinidadNavarro College
Uriel Smith-Jackson Coastal Carolina University

2015 Recipients

Brooke TokesBowling Green State University
Chris-Annie JosephBaton Rouge Community College
Devin DeatonArkansas Tech University
Feroz Manuel Quirino FernandesDe Paul University
Jamie BohlenDoane College
Justin TokesKent State University
Maria Theresa RobertsCasper College
Mark LibanIdaho State University
Oluwatomiwa Bami-OgunbiyiUniversity of Texas at Tyler
Ouida CampbellJefferson State Community College
Samuel CooneyKansas State University
William SmithArapahoe Community College