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. Over the past two years, MSGA has donated multiple gifts of $25,000 each to chosen Nursing Schools 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.
In 2016, MSGA provided the St. John’s School of Nursing with a $25,000 gift, and in early 2017, MSGA provided Saint Louis University with a gift of $25,000. We are pleased to report MSGA’s gift of $25,000 was matched by Go Further, the University’s scholarship matching program.
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 print the following information clearly. Mail your completed application, 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?
September 15, 2017 is the deadline 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
|Ahofolau Uhatafe||Galen College of Nursing|
|Alexandra Emery||Indiana State University|
|Alyssa Gift||Stephen F. Austin State University|
|Anna Elizabeth Wehr||Truman State University|
|Anna Sullivan||Houston Community College|
|Brandon Geppert||California University of Pennsylvania|
|Brooke Tokes||Bowling Green State University|
|Carlos A. Lopez||Arizona Western College|
|Chase Hampson||Lindenwood University-Belleville|
|Chaz Dominguez||DePaul University|
|Chelsa Powers||Sinclair Community College|
|Chetan Dhir||University of Texas Austin|
|Christine L. Perkumas||Metropolitan Community College|
|Daniel Lavelle||Johns Hopkins University - School of Education|
|Dustin Chad Sampson||East Central University|
|Edward J. Williams III||University of Florida|
|Emily Nasett||Columbia College of Nursing|
|Eric Niyokwizera||Richland College|
|Feroz Manuela Quirino Fernandes||DePaul University|
|Haley A. Wollmuth||South Dakota State University|
|Hana Weldesenbet||University of Maryland, Baltimore|
|Isaiah Lawrence||Aiken Technical University|
|Jamie Ballard||Western Governors University|
|Jazmine Nairn||Concord University|
|Jenifer Orndorff||Bluffton Univversity|
|Josie Martinez||Jersey College School of Nursing|
|Juilanne Persa||University of Central Oklahoma|
|Justin M. Tokes||Kent State University|
|Kristen Gilchrest||Cape Cod Community College|
|Lauren Smith||Texas A&M University-Commerce|
|Mark Berman||University of Pittsburgh|
|Melissa Lopez||Arizona Western College|
|Monicka Fosnocht||Bastyr University California|
|Noel Struening||Mesa Community College|
|Paris N. Hickman||Virginia State University|
|Paul Murianki Ragwa||Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana|
|Qionte Johnson||Arizona State University|
|Rebecca Ann Alby||Ashford University|
|Sharon Alston||Walden University|
|Suzette Ryan||College of Staten Island|
|Terri Smith||North Central University|
|Torian Burns||University of Central Arkansas|
|Troy Lawerence Trinidad||Navarro College|
|Uriel Smith-Jackson||Coastal Carolina University|
|Brooke Tokes||Bowling Green State University|
|Chris-Annie Joseph||Baton Rouge Community College|
|Devin Deaton||Arkansas Tech University|
|Feroz Manuel Quirino Fernandes||De Paul University|
|Jamie Bohlen||Doane College|
|Justin Tokes||Kent State University|
|Maria Theresa Roberts||Casper College|
|Mark Liban||Idaho State University|
|Oluwatomiwa Bami-Ogunbiyi||University of Texas at Tyler|
|Ouida Campbell||Jefferson State Community College|
|Samuel Cooney||Kansas State University|
|William Smith||Arapahoe Community College|