Scholarships

2022 scholarships will close Sept. 1.

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.

Download the scholarship information and guidelines.

Academic Scholarships

Category 1 (Undergraduate)

Awards in this category will be given to selected applicants.

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

AND

    • Paramedic to RN

Awards in this category will be given to selected applicants:

  1. City Ambulance Scholarship
    • One person will be awarded this specially donated scholarship in the amount of $1,500.
  1. Ingrid Steinbach Memorial Scholarship
    • One person will be awarded this specially named scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

Category 2 (Graduate)

Awards in this category will be given to selected applicants.

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

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 $1,000.

Click here to apply.

Doctoral Dissertation or DNP Project Scholarships

  • Eligible applicants include Texas ENA chapter members currently pursuing a doctoral degree (PhD or DNP, or combination PhD/DNP). Applicant must have completed courses (>6000 level per catalog degree plan) to be eligible for PhD research dissertation or DNP translational evidence-based capstone/terminal project approval. The terminal degree dissertation or project must relate to the scope of emergency care that includes aspects of emergency nursing.
  • Applicants who are more than six (6) months beyond the completion of all formal coursework/comprehensive examinations are ineligible to apply.
  • Applicants who have received Texas scholarship support in previous years for other educational levels are eligible to apply in this category.
  • Texas Scholarship Committee members and application evaluation committee members are ineligible to apply.
  • Each scholarship award shall be a one-time monetary award given directly to the individuals selected. Awardees must complete W-9 before receiving award.
  • Awardees are required to submit dissertation or project outcomes for Texas ENA Newsletter publication upon graduation and inform the scholarship chairperson of submissions of peer reviewed podium presentations and publications. Acknowledgment of financial support from a Texas ENA Scholarship is requested for submissions.

Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be a regular member of ENA in good standing AND member in a Texas chapter(s) for at least 2 (two) calendar years by application deadline.
  2. Submit current curriculum vitae that includes education history, employment history, current professional licenses and certifications, ENA activities, professional organization memberships, and professional presentations (past 5 years).
  3. DNP applicants must be attending ACEN or CCNE accredited program and PhD applicants must provide verification of the institution’s national accreditation.
  4. A minimum cumulative of 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) in doctoral program courses. Current official transcript required.
  5. A letter from Program Director including:
    1. Verification of current non-probationary full time or part time enrollment status.
    2. Approval and date of dissertation proposal, including title OR approval and date of DNP capstone/terminal project proposal, including title.
  6. A degree plan for your doctoral program (from university catalogue).
  7. Two (2) professional reference letters. Letters must be from colleagues that have knowledge of: 1) applicant’s work ethic, 2) conceptual and analytic abilities, 3) verbal and written communication skills and 4) overall knowledge of emergency nursing. One letter must be from a current ENA member.
  8. Submit a synopsis of their dissertation proposal or DNP capstone/terminal project. Synopsis must clearly relate to emergency care that includes the scope of emergency nursing. 350 word limit.
  9. Submit a statement of post-doctoral professional goals related to emergency care/emergency nursing. 200 word limit.

Click here to apply.

EN22 and Other Symposium Scholarships

2021 Scholarship Recipients

  • Joanne Miller, Ingrid Steinbach Memorial Scholarship
  • Seliena Corrinton, Joni Daniels Memorial Scholarship
  • Tim Moehlman, City Ambulance Scholarship
  • Gina Gill, Ross Peterson Memorial Scholarship
  • Monica Dyer, Frank Cole Memorial Scholarship

General Texas ENA Scholarship

  • Maryann Trevino
  • Christian Owen
  • Amy Tucker
  • Kristen Christian
  • Michael Gandara
  • Patti Parks
  • Kara Shrader

2020 Scholarship Recipients

  • Monica Dyer, Ingrid Steinbach Memorial Scholarship
  • Susan Bloom, Joni Daniels Memorial Scholarship
  • Mickey Hanes, City Ambulance Scholarship
  • Victoria Brandon, Ross Peterson Memorial Scholarship
  • Aaron Salinas, Frank Cole Memorial Scholarship

General Texas ENA Scholarship

  • Megan Martin
  • Terry Crowley
  • Dana Wagner
  • Teresa Diaz
  • Natalie Moyer
  • CaseyTygert
  • Amy Weaver

2019 Scholarship Recipients

  • Megan Snay
  • Monica Perez
  • Terri Crowley will be awarded the Named Scholarship for Ingrid Steinbach
  • Mallory Hammond will be awarded the Named Scholarship from City Ambulance
  • Jennifer Williams
  • Michele Carter
  • Dana Wagner
  • Diana Gerson
  • Aaron Salinas
  • Susan Wilhoite
  • Kris Powell
  • Meghan Martin will be awarded the Named Scholarship for Frank Cole
  • Sara Landsee will be awarded the Named Scholarship for Joni Daniels

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.