Scholarships

The TXENA scholarship program was established to financially assist emergency nurses with their education goals. The purpose of the program is to provide educational scholarships in the discipline of emergency nursing.

Types of Scholarships

Category 1:  $500 – $1,000

Awards in this category will be given to selected applicants.

  1. Initial Degree in nursing
    • Undergraduate degree in nursing (BSN)

Category 2: $1,000 – $2,500

Awards in this category will be given to selected applicants.

  1. Continuing Development Scholarships. This category is for a person who is seeking one of the following:
    • Undergraduate degree in nursing (BSN or RN-BSN)
    • Post-graduate degree in nursing (i.e. MSN, MS)

Category 3: Awards are limited to once every four (4) years

Awards in this category will be given to selected applicants pursuing Advanced Practice or Doctoral Degrees.

  1. Frank L. Cole Advanced Practice Nursing Scholarship.
    • One person will be awarded this specially named scholarship in the amount of $4,000.
  2. Joni Daniels Memorial Scholarship
    • One person will be awarded this specially named scholarship in the amount of $4,000.
  3. Ross Peterson Masters Level Memorial Scholarship. (2016-2020)
    • One person will be awarded this specially named Scholarship in the amount of $1000.

 

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • A TXENA member, either living in Texas or attending school in Texas
  • 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Attending a NLN, AACN or CCNE accredited school
  • NOT a member of TXENA Scholarship committee

Application Guidelines & Forms

  • All applications due by August 1st, 2017.
  • Handwritten applications are not accepted.
  • All blanks must be filled in. Attaching a CV or resume in place of filling in blanks is not acceptable.
  • References must be current and specific to scholarships.
  • Applicants are eligible to re-apply yearly regardless of award status.  Category 3 awards are limited to one every four (4) years per scholarship.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to attach ALL required paperwork and references and submit as ONE scanned copy.
  • Any LATE or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Application Review Process

Applications will be reviewed by the TXENA Scholarship Committee.  Including the total points awarded for each section, applicants may earn up to 100 points; an overall score of 80 or more are highly competitive. All decisions of the Scholarship Committee are final.  The criteria for determining awards are as follows:

  • A maximum of 40 points can be awarded to the applicant’s Statement of Professional/Educational goals for clarity and content.  This statement is limited to one page and must include goals directly related to emergency nursing.
  • A maximum of 40 points can be awarded to the applicant’s professional association involvement. Please note, membership is a minimal requirement; the review team will be looking for evidence of active involvement such as work on committees, meeting attendance, teaching in organizations-sponsored events, attending conferences, etc.
  • A maximum of 10 points will be given for the presentation of the application.  Included in this area are the form of the application; its readability; coherence between sections; consistency between the goal statement and professional activity; and the spelling, syntax and grammar of all narrative portions of the application.
  • A maximum of 10 points will be given for the quality of reference letters submitted with your application.

2016 Scholarship Recipients

  • Rendi Bonner – $4000 – Frank L. Cole Scholarship
  • Cassandra Campbell – $1,500
  • Kimberly Riddlespurger – $1,000
  • Charlene Seale – $1,000
  • Curtis Townsend – $1,000
  • Kaitilyn Noyes – $1,000
  • Jennifer Kukulski – $1,000
  • Beverly Cobb – $1,000
  • Aaron Salinas – $1,000
  • Sharon Bailiff – $500

ENA Foundation

Founded in 1991, the ENA Foundation was created to support the mission of providing educational scholarships and research grants in the discipline of emergency nursing.

The ENA Foundation fulfills the mission by offering programs such as academic scholarships, professional development and research grants. Program funding is a direct result of contributions received from ENA members, state councils, chapters, corporations and friends of emergency nursing.

The purpose of the ENA Foundation is to enhance emergency health care services to the public by achieving the following goals:

  • Promoting emergency nursing through research and education.
  • Enhancing professional development through research.
  • Providing a means for the education of health care professionals in the care and
  • treatment of emergency patients.
  • Educate the general public on emergency related subjects

Visit ENA’s Foundation website for more information.