Student Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

Students may apply for Nursing-specific scholarships on an annual basis. Undergraduate and graduate students are emailed an application form during Spring Semester each year and must comply with the due dates assigned. All applicants will be considered by the Recruitment, Admission, and Progression (RAP) Committee for any scholarship for which the student qualifies. Scholarships available for award by the School of Nursing vary each year in criteria and amount. Many students apply each year; meeting the criteria for a scholarship does not guarantee an award. Students are notified of scholarship awards through the PLU Student Financial Services Office.

The Jessie Alice Gould Smith Masters in Nursing Excellence Award is given to a graduating Master of Science in Nursing student who demonstrates excellence in nursing leadership, practice, service, and scholarship that promotes transformational leadership within complex health systems. The Maria Fulton Gould Doctor of Nursing Practice Excellence Award is awarded to a graduating Doctor of Nursing Practice student who demonstrates exemplary accomplishments as an advance-prepared practitioner-scholar, dedicated to highest quality health outcomes and effective nursing leadership in our nation’s healthcare system. The awards are provided through the generous support of the Carlson family in recognition of their mother and her strong values in support of baccalaureate nursing education, Mrs. Ruth Carlson.