The Loewenberg School of Nursing (LSON) is grateful for our many alumni and friends
who are committed to the education of professional nurses. More than a dozen scholarships
and loans exist to support the education of students in the LSON.
You are encouraged to apply for a Nursing scholarship if you are currently enrolled
as an undergraduate or a graduate student in the LSON. You must reapply for scholarships
each year whether you were awarded a scholarship in the current or previous semesters.
To apply for a Nursing Scholarship:
Scholarship applications for the 2015 Academic Year (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015) will
be accepted March 5th through April 3rd 2014. To apply for a Nursing Scholarship, go to the Tiger Scholarship Manager: http://www.memphis.edu/scholarships/
Note: School of Nursing scholarships are awarded for one academic year. You must apply
or reapply each year.
For more information, please contact the Loewenberg School of Nursing Assistant Dean
for Student Affairs at 901-678-2879.
Raymond A. Bratcher and Maxine E. Ritchey Bratcher Scholarship
The late Raymond A. Bratcher and Maxine E. Ritchey Bratcher provided scholarships
for deserving nursing students through their estate plans.
Allene Farris Memorial Scholarship
The late William “Bill” W. Farris, a prominent Memphis attorney and member of the
State Board of Regents, established the Allene Farris Memorial Scholarship fund in
memory of his sister. Miss Farris was a Nursing student in the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing when
she contracted meningitis from a patient and passed away in 1941. Recipients of the
Allene Farris Memorial Scholarship shall have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, with
preference for applicants who are permanent residents of Dyer County, Tennessee.
Glazer Family Foundation Scholarship in Nursing
Dr. Louis and Melanie Glazer, parents of 1996 alumnus, Robert Glazer, established
the Glazer Family Foundation Scholarship in 2004 to recognize and support deserving
and qualified students pursuing a degree in Nursing at the University of Memphis.
Recipients of the Glazer Family Foundation Scholarship shall have a B/3.0 grade average
and be enrolled as a full-time Nursing student.
Goddard Foundation Scholarship
Mr. Stewart Goddard, father of 2010 alumna, Courtney Goddard, established the Goddard
Foundation Scholarship in 2010 to recognize and support students enrolled at the University
of Memphis in the Loewenberg School of Nursing. Recipients shall be in good academic standing, showing evidence of community involvement
and financial need.
Sharon Leslie Hansard Memorial Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Hansard established the Sharon Leslie Hansard Memorial Scholarship
in 1975 in memory of their daughter, Sharon Leslie Hansard. Recipients of the Sharon
Leslie Hansard Memorial Scholarship shall be in-state or out-of-state students enrolled
in the University of Memphis Loewenberg School of Nursing. Recipients may continue
to receive this scholarship in subsequent years as long as the requirements are met
and the award is used for meeting fees, tuition expenses, books, and uniforms.
Eunice ElDoris Jordan Scholarship
Mr. W.C. “Buddy” Jordan, son of Mrs. Eunice ElDoris Jordan, established the Eunice
ElDoris Jordan Scholarship to honor is mother, who raised six children before returning
to the classroom to pursue her Nursing degree. After becoming an RN, Mrs. Jordan’s
Nursing career lasted only two years before she passed away unexpectedly. Recipients
of the Eunice ElDoris Jordan Scholarship shall be enrolled in the Loewenberg School
of Nursing, with preference for applicants who are either first-time students or returning,
non-traditional age students.
William A. and Ruth F. Loewenberg Scholarship
The Loewenberg family is well-known in Memphis, particularly due to William A. & Ruth
F. Loewenberg’s civic, educational, and philanthropic activities. They were heavily
involved in making Memphis a better place to live. As a result of Mr. Loewenberg’s
service on several local boards, including B’nai B’rith Home, St. Joseph Hospital,
and St. Francis Hospital, the family developed a strong interest in nursing. Therefore,
Mr. Loewenberg led the Lichterman-Loewenberg Foundation to establish a permanent fund
in 1990 to support both the academic programs and deserving students of the Loewenberg
School of Nursing.
Regina Montesi Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1978, the Regina M. Montesi Scholarship is a tribute to Ms. Montesi’s
dedication and unselfishness to her friends and to her patients. The Regina M. Montesi
Scholarship assists students trying to accomplish what Ms. Montesi was working toward
– the completion of a baccalaureate degree in Nursing (BSN). Recipients of the Regina
M. Montesi Scholarship shall have a minimum 2.5 overall grade point average and must
be a Registered Nurse, from either a diploma school or associate degree program, attending
the University of Memphis to fulfill pre-requisites for a BSN. Two letters of recommendation must be submitted by the applicant reflecting the student’s
dedication to the nursing profession: one letter from the school at which the student received RN training, and one letter
from his or her supervisor. Recipients may renew this scholarship in subsequent years if eligibility requirements
are met each year.
Ronnie Price Nursing Fund
Mr. Bill Koeneman, family member and friend of Mr. Ronnie Price, established the Ronnie
Price Nursing Fund to support deserving Nursing students accepted to or enrolled in
the Loewenberg School of Nursing at the University of Memphis. Recipients shall be
graduates of Bartlett High School or Bolton High School in Shelby County, Tennessee. Recipients must also meet the University’s minimum grade point average for scholarships.
Recipients maybe renew this scholarship for up to two years, subject to funding availability
and the discretion of the Dean of the Loewenberg School of Nursing.
Saint Francis Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship in Nursing
The Saint Francis Hospital Auxiliary established the Saint Francis Hospital Auxiliary
Scholarship in Nursing in 1999 to support deserving students in the Loewenberg School
of Nursing. Recipients of the scholarship shall be accepted into the Loewenberg School
of Nursing and enrolled as full-time students in the University of Memphis. Additionally, recipients must have Junior year standing and maintain a minimum cumulative
GPA of 3.0. Recipients may receive this award for a maximum of two (2) years if all
eligibility requirements continue to be met.
Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship
The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation devotes most of its resources to the Lettie Pate
Whitehead scholarship program. Annual grants are made to accredited educational institutions
in nine specific states, of which Tennessee is one. While most of the Lettie Pate
Whitehead scholarships go toward undergraduate higher education, the Foundation maintains
a special interest in health education. A significant number of its scholarship grants
support education in the medical, nursing, and allied health fields. (Information
taken directly from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation: History, Program, and Administration brochure)
Ralph Levy Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Janet A. Levy, along with her brother Ralph Levy III and his wife Dede Coughlin
established this scholarship in honor of their father, Ralph Levy Jr. Their generous
endowment was also made to express their deep appreciation for the outstanding relationships
between the Levy family and members of the African American community in Memphis who
provided nurturing and compassionate long-term care to the Levy family in their times
of greatest need. This scholarship supports underrepresented students in the Loewenberg
School of Nursing who attended a public high school within the Memphis, Tennessee
city limits. Recipients must be and remain in good academic standing with the University
of Memphis and with the Loewenberg School of Nursing, and must demonstrate financial
need at the time of their selection.
Kelly Leanna Smith Pediatric Nursing Scholarship
Travis E. Smith and his granddaughter, Kaci Billings established this scholarship
in memory of his daughter, Kelly. This fund supports deserving students in the Loewenberg
School of Nursing at the University of Memphis who have expressed an interest in pediatric
The Hurst Review/AACN Scholarship Program
Health Resources and Services Administration Nursing Scholarship Program
APNA Janssen Student Scholarship Program
Army Nurse Corps Association 2011 Memorial Scholarship Program
Scholarships and Financial Aid Resources for Nursing Students
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American Association of Colleges of Nursing http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/financialaid.htm
National League for Nursing http://www.nlnfoundation.org/Support_Nursing_Education.cfm
Tennessee Center for Nursing http://www.centerfornursing.org/EducationFunding.html
Health Resources and Services Administration http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/scholarships/Nursing/
The American Red Cross