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Dorothy Willits Hallowell Nursing Scholarship

The Anne T. Jeanes Foundation furthers its mission by supporting the social ministry of Friends in the community through preparation of health care professionals who embrace Quaker values. Toward that end, the Foundation is making scholarship money available to high school seniors who wish to pursue the profession of nursing and have been accepted into an institution of higher education that offers an approved program of study in professional nursing. The scholarship is named after Dorothy Willets Hallowell, a long time resident of the Jeanes Hospital community and supporter of Jeanes Hospital.


Scholarship Qualifications and Requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship the student must be a:
- Friend enrolled in a Friends’ high school
- Friend enrolled in a non-Friends’ high school
- Non Friend enrolled in a Friends’ high school
- The student must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better and have a letter of acceptance into an institution of higher education that includes a program of study toward professional nursing.

Award amounts

- 1st and 2nd years (prerequisite course work):
$1,250 per semester (not to exceed $5,000 total). During the first and second year, it is expected that the student will complete pre-nursing course prerequisites.

- 3rd and 4th years (nursing course work):
$5,000 per semester (not to exceed $20,000). The student must be enrolled in nursing course work in an approved BSN, ADN, or diploma program of study toward professional nursing.

The scholarship will be automatically renewable if the student maintains a minimum grade point average of B or equivalent and is successfully matriculated into a nursing program. The money can be used for tuition, fees and other expenses related to attending an institution of higher education.

The Scholarship Application process requires

- Completed application form;
- Copy of a letter of acceptance to a college or institution of higher education that offers an approved program of study toward nursing;
- Two letters of reference;
- A copy of your official high school transcript;
- Completion of a 300-400 word essay stating your reasons for pursuing a career in nursing.

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