The Hearst Endowed Scholarship

We have extended the deadline for applications for The Hearst Endowed Scholarship from March 29 to June 29, 2020.

Program Specifics

This scholarship provides funding for students enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at OHSU's School of Nursing who are in the final year of the program. Up to $15,000 will be awarded to qualified students for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Eligible advanced practice nursing students must have an interest in and commitment to the care of older persons (age 65 years or above), in any setting, be it acute care, primary care, long-term care, or community-based care.

Applications are made through the School of Nursing website and are due before 5:00 p.m. March 29, 2020. As part of the application, students must submit two letters: 1) a Letter of Intent confirming the student's commitment to the health and health care needs of older adults and 2) a Letter of Support from a program director, advisor, or faculty member confirming the student's interest in the care of older adults, and his/her appraisal of the applicant's strengths and limitations. Have this letter sent to

Award funds can only be used for qualified tuition, fees, and stipend for the year that awards are granted. Scholarship funds will be distributed in accordance with the University policies regarding scholarship funding.

The goal of The Hearst Foundations' Endowed scholarship is to prepare advanced practice nursing students in the care of older persons. The Hartford Center of Gerontological Excellence (HCGE) is honored to provide stewardship for the Hearst Endowed Scholarship. Since 2002, over $400,000 has been awarded to advance practice nursing students.

About The Hearst Foundations

The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations working in the fields of culture, education, health, and social services. The Hearst Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive, and inspiring lives.

Scholar Selection Criteria/Requirements

1. Scholar is U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories at the time they will receive the scholarship.

2. Scholar is committed to a career as an advanced practice nurse and plans to focus their practice on the care of older adults.

3. Scholar must be enrolled in an advanced practice nursing program at OHSU SoN and entering the final DNP year of the program.

4. Scholar agrees to maintain communication with the Hartford Center in an annual, 250 word report due December 31 so that we might report to the Hearst Foundations on the student's progress.

5. Scholar must demonstrate high academic performance, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and remain in good academic standing.

6. Scholar's clinical residency, DNP project, and/or DNP practicum focuses on the care of older adults.

7. Student may be enrolled full or part time, but enrollment must reflect a full course load for the program.

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