What types of scholarships and gifts 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 to individual members and gifts to nursing schools.

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 our 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 actively seeks to help students studying to become future nurses. Between 2015 and 2019, MSGA provided a total of $375,000 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 gifted a total of $75,000 in 2017, $25,000 in 2018 and $25,000 in 2019 into this fund. 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 $250,000 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 which has an outstanding nursing program. MSGA provided $75,000 in 2017, $25,000 in 2018 and $25,000 in 2019 to the school which in turn has provided 25 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. Since December 2015, MSGA has provided a total of $125,000 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

For the 2020/2021 school year, MSGA awarded 28 college scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each to members or their dependents. These scholarship funds may be used for tuition, books, and fees. The recipients were selected based on their goals, GPAs, letters of recommendation, and how the funds would be used to advance their academic progress and/or enhance their skills. The names and schools of the recipients are shown below.

MSGA hopes to again provide scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year. Please check back in the spring of 2021 for information on future scholarship opportunities. 

Our Past Recipients

2020 Recipients

Seriah BarnesXavier University
Kehinde OlatunjiHuston Baptist University
Alexis BeetsTarleton State University
Paulina Ramirez MachadoEast Tennessee State University
Esther AludogbuSouth Carolina State University
Wade FletcherIndiana University Bloomington
John-Beloved OshoTexas A&M University
Paris Nichole HickmanThe University of Virginia's College at Wise
Layne Elizabeth McCalmontBaylor University
Sarah KlenkeMiami University
Brooke Elaine CovertRose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Maya FernstromPennsylvania State University
Aylin AcostaUniversity of Indianapolis
Oloruntoba Ade OgundayomiTexas Southern University
Carlos David PattersonUniversity of Houston
Leigh CallawayUniversity of Texas At San Antonio
Jacinta ObuseriChamberlain College of Nursing Pearland, Texas
Beatrice DibashiThe University of Alabama
Jodi EvansStephen F. Asutin State University
Itallee HickmanWestern Governors University
Anulika Prisca EmelifePrairie View A&M University College of Nursing
Aderonke OlatunjiTexas Southern University
Britnee Elizabeth MarshallBritnee Elizabeth Marshall
Saily MarudwarRoosevelt University
Adrana Emuobor OniovosaUniversity of Texas at Austin
Rebekka BroylesMuhlenberg College
Terrie Jean FieldsPrairie View A&M University
Gladys Awum ChefackPrairie View A&M University

2019 Recipients

Adebola OlayemiPrairie View A&M University
Alaina Claire BigelowCalifornia State University East Bay
Alexander Sergei HetzelSlippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Alexis BeetsTarleton State University
Alisa YostMetropolitan State University of Denver
Alyssa HudsonAnderson University
Amari GreviousAnderson University
Anna Beth WehrTruman State University
Anulika Prisca EmelifePrairie View A&M University College of Nursing
Audrey Elizabeth JohnsonGeorgia Institute of Technology
Beatrice DibashiThe University of Alabama
bekunmi ayomikunhouston community college
Brett Thomas JohnsonSam Houston State University
Brianna RonderoTexas A&M University
Britnee Elizabeth MarshallGermanna Community College
Brooke Elaine CovertRose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Brooklyn JohnsonUniversity of Texas Austin
Caleb Robinson TuckerTexas Tech University
Caylin DuenasCalifornia State University Long Beach
Chioma AjaeroUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Daniel AwedaHouston Community College
David Chan Yang KimOtis College of Art & Design
Elise Kathryn LorowClarks Summit University
Elizabeth Ann SherrySouthern Connecticut State University
Emily F. GonzalezSanta Rosa Junior College
Emily Valerie CarboFlorida Southern College
Erin RavenelSoutheastern University
Franklin Valdese Ngoue NgouePrairie View A&M
Hamzah KhanUniversity of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Heather DanielsLincoln Christian University
Huzaifah KhanUniversity of Illinois At Chicago
Itallee VesselsWestern Governers Unversity
Jasmine HouselUniversity of Florida
Jayden Andrew GlasscockTexas Tech University
Jeri GoldbergFlorida State University
Jodi Lynn EvansStephen F. Austin State University
Jonathan ArmijoMoody Bible Institute
Joseph RoyleShippensburg University
Joseph WylieIowa State University
Joshua Brian QuinnFlorida State University
Kenneth Joseph KernLander University
kinsella TaylorPrairie view A&M university
Laura Perez MassagueSan Jacinto College
Lauren Nicole DillonUniversity of Arkansas
Leigh CallawayUniversity of Texas At San Antonio
Lorie Ann FisherOld Dominion University
Lucy Monde ChibesaPrairie View A & M University
Mahnoor QureshiThe George Washington University
Margaret Chinaza EkechiTexas Southern University
Maria CorpuzAspen University
Natalie Joy HamiltonUnion College
Nathan Marcus IrwinLipscomb University
Nkechinyere OdinmaPrairie View A&M University College of Nursing
Pamela AnyichiePrairie View
Patricia LennonMiami University
Qionte Marce JohnsonArizona State University
Rebekka BroylesMuhlenberg College
Robert FieldsPrairie View A & M University
RUFUS I, AGBONYIPrairie View A&M University
Ryan ThompsonPalo Alto University
Saily MarudwarRoosevelt University, Chicago
Santiago AvilaUniversity of Chicago
Schuyler SicesVillanova University
Sydney Mae StephanCulinary Institute of America
Taylin JohnsonTexas Woman’s University
Victoria AyeniPrairie view A & M University
Yecheskel FrancisRutgers University

2018 Recipients

Agartha BoatengPrairie View A&M Un College of Nursing
Alaina BigelowCalifornia State University East Bay
Alexis MarrufoTexas A&M University
Alireza AtabaieSouthern Methodist University
Alyssa HudsonAnderson University
Aminat YusufPrairie View A&M University
Anna BurtonWinthrop University
Araceli SosaTexas State University
Araceli ZamudioLong Beach City College
Aylin AcostaUniversity of Indianapolis
Beatrice DibashiShelton State Community College
Bekka BroylesMuhlenberg College
Blanca TovarUW Parkside
Brianna RonderoTexas A&M University
Britnee MarshallGermanna Community College
Brittany GrahamAnoka Ramsey Community College
Brooke TokesBowling Green State University
Casey MottHinds Community College
Chris DardenMesa Community College
Christiana ToriolaPrairie View A&M University
Christine EmericHollins University
Daniel AwedaHouston Community College
Daniel LavelleJohns Hopkins University
David Chan Yang KimOtis College of Art & Design
Emily CarboFlorida Southern College
Felita WilliamsFlorida A&M University
Gabriel RojasFull Sail University
Gisena RodriguezNew Mexico State University
Halima IsahPrairie View A&M University
Hamzah KhanUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Hanna HoneAtlantic Veterinary College
Hassan AnifowoseTexas A&M University
Huzaifah KhanUniversity of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Isabel MuellerArizona State University
Itallee HickmanWestern Governors University
Jacques PinaultGeorgia Southern
Jarrett GlasscockTexas Tech University
Jasmine HouselUniversity of Tampa
Justin TokesKent State University
Kara BedingfieldCovenant Academy
Laura LongCentral Georgia Technical College
Laura OnogharoMidwestern State University
Layne McCalmontRound Rock High School
Lesdy canalesAustin Comminity College
Lincoln TurnerLassen Community College
Maranda BramlettVirginia Western Community College
Marco MartinezUniversity of California Santa Cruz
Megan McCalmontAbilene Christian University
Mohaddeseh AbbasZadehSouthern Methodist University
Nicole SlamovitzUniveristy of Tampa
Olubukola AdebanjoPrairie View A&M University
Oluwasolabomi AgoroPrairie View A&M University
Oluwatoyin AwedaUTHealth School of Dentistry
Omoye OribhaborPrairie View A&M University
Owen EllingsonOwen Ellingson
Pablo Mojica MartinezLonestar College CyFair
Qionte JohnsonArizona State University
Rachel GondekReinhardt University
Ryan ThompsonPalo Alto University
Simbiat ShodeindePrairie View A&M University
Syed AhmedMedical University of Silesia
Taleia StephensNew Jersey City University
Temitope FariogunPrairie View A&M University
Tia McNaryUniversity of Texas at Austin
Tori KnossMiami Dade College
Trey MasekTexas Tech University
Yecheskel FrancisRutgers University
Heather NewnumLincoln Christian University
Sara KlenkeMiami University
Tatiana BoldsEmory University

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