Student Awards and Scholarships

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 Ruth Carlson Excellence in Clinical Nursing Award is awarded by the faculty to one student from each graduating class, on the basis of excellence in clinical performance during student clinical experiences.

The Jessie Alice Gould Masters in Nursing Excellence Award is awarded to a graduating Master of Science in Nursing student who demonstrates leadership and the potential to make significant contributions to nursing practice.

The Maria Fulton Gould Doctor of Nursing Practice Excellence Award recognizes a student who exemplifies excellence in academic and scholarly practice.

These awards are provided through the generous support of the Carlson family.