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University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing Funds
College of Nursing Annual Fund
Unrestricted support for student scholarships and fellowships, equipment for the skills and simulation labs, seed money for research initiatives, and travel for students and faculty to present at conferences.
Cardew-Mullane Award for Clinical Excellence and Leadership
Established by Mary Kelly Mullane, former dean of the College of Nursing, this award recognizes outstanding clinical skill and leadership abilities in graduating students. The award also serves as a memorial to Emily Cardew, the first dean of the college. More than one student can win this cash award which is customarily given at the May commencement.
Christine M. McFadden and Robert R. McFadden Nursing Scholarship
Supports scholarships for nursing students, with 75% for undergraduate and 25% for graduate students based on financial need. Preference shall be given to students who are not receiving support from their families and may be bearing responsibilities for their parents or siblings. Established by the McFadden’s in 2013.
College of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
Supports scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated leadership and service to the school, profession, and community, with secondary consideration given to academic standing and financial need. Established by the UIC College of Nursing Alumni Association.
College of Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the Chicago campus based on academic merit and financial need.
College of Nursing Pave the Way Fund
Proceeds from the purchase of engraved granite pavers for the College of Nursing Alumni Courtyard will support nursing students and faculty research.
Dorothy J. Dethloff Scholarship Fund
Awarded to undergraduates based on financial need and academic merit.
Dorothy Mayer Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to junior or senior undergraduate students who are earning a BSN degree and to graduate students who are earning a MS degree. The fund is awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit with preference given to students whose legal residence is the State of Illinois. Established by Raymond R. Mayer and Helen G. Mayer in memory of Raymond R. Mayer’s sister, Dorothy Mayer.
Elizabeth M. Roche Memorial Scholarship Fund
Awarded to graduate students in good standing. Established by Arlene and John Norsym in memory of John Norsym’s sister, Elizabeth Roche.
Emily C. Cardew Dean’s Fund
Awarded to junior or senior undergraduates who exhibit high scholastic achievement. Established in honor of the late Emily Cardew, the first dean of UIC’s College of Nursing.
Gertrude Hess Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to College of Nursing Students based on financial need. Established by the Estate of Louise H. Landau in memory of Gertrude Hess.
Gloria A. Henderson Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior undergraduate with high scholastic achievement who has exhibited leadership in extracurricular activities. Established by Professor Emerita Gloria Henderson.
Janet Engstrom Scholarship Fund in Memory of Harry and Marie Engstrom
Awarded to undergraduates based on financial need and academic merit, with preference given to students from the metropolitan Chicago area. Established in 2013 by Janet Engstrom in memory of her parents.
Jean Christenson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
Awarded annually to two undergraduate students based on financial need and good academic standing with preference given to students whose legal residence is the state of Illinois. Established by Robert Christenson, in memory of his late mother, Jean Christenson, who was a nurse.
Joan Syer-Bailar Scholarship Fund
Awarded to undergraduate nursing students with preference to minority students. Established by Joan Syer-Bailar.
Kathryn Venolia Memorial Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a senior College of Nursing student with an outstanding academic record and contributions to the school and/or community.
M. Christine Schwartz Women’s Education Fund
Supports scholarships for undergraduate nursing students based on financial need with preference to female students. Established by M. Christine Schwartz in 2013.
Midwest Nursing History Research Center
Support for the Midwest Nursing History Research Center including the advancement of historical research and/or scholarly activities consistent with the purpose of the Center.
Nursing Dean’s Scholarship Endowment Fund
Supports nursing student scholarships.
Owen Graduate Student Scholarship Fund
Awarded to graduate nursing students who are pursuing a MSN degree in a psychiatric-mental health specialty and who intend to practice as a Clinical Nurse Specialist of Nurse Practitioner. Recipients may include student enrolled in the Graduate Entry Program, under which they first earn their license as an RN and then enter the MSN advanced practice specialty curriculum program. The recipients shall demonstrate financial need with preference to students who are in the first generation of their family to attend college. Established by Laurel Owen in 2013 to improve the quality of health care, in the United States and in developing countries, by increasing access to advanced training for nurses, especially in mental health care.
Ujima-Eva Smith Endowed Scholarship
Supports students pursuing a career in nursing who may have initiated a first career or may have been a student in another discipline, and are returning to complete studies with a major in nursing.
Wilkie-Lawrence Endowed Scholarship for Palliative Care and Cancer Nursing
Supports students in the Palliative Care and Cancer Nursing Program. Established by Dr. Diana Wilkie and the Lawrence family.
Zerwic Family Scholarship Fund
Awarded to undergraduates based on financial need and academic merit, with preference to minority students.
Regional Campus Scholarships
Regional Nursing Scholarship Fund
Awarded to students from the regional campuses (Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Urbana). Established in 1994 by alumni from the regional campuses and fully endowed in 1995 with a generous gift from a regional faculty member and her husband.
Elizabeth Kiyoko Denniss Peoria Nurse Practitioner Endowed Fund
Awarded to graduate students who are enrolled in the Nurse Practitioner Program from the Peoria Regional Campus.
Kellogg Family Peoria Nursing Scholarship Fund
Awarded to students at the Peoria Regional Campus. Established by Robah Kellogg, long-time member of the Peoria Regional Campus faculty, and others.
Norma R. Kelly Peoria Nursing Scholarship Fund
Awarded to students at the Peoria Regional Campus. Established by Dr. Norma R. Kelly, former Peoria Regional Campus Director, and others.
College of Nursing Quad Cities Legacy Fund
Supports students at the Quad Cities Regional Campus by providing financial assistance with tuition, books, fees, travel to conferences, and related academic expenses with criteria of financial need and academic merit.
Jeanne A. Gittings Memorial Scholarship Fund
Awarded to graduate nursing students in the Quad Cities area, with preference to students who demonstrate financial need and good academic standing. Established in memory of Jeanne Gittings, former Quad Cities Regional Campus librarian, in tribute to her outstanding commitment to students and faculty.
Quad Cities Classic Nursing Scholarship Fund
Awarded to students at the Quad Cities Regional Campus.
College of Nursing Rockford Regional Program Scholarship Fund
Supports nursing students in the Rockford regional program.
College of Nursing Urbana Regional Campus Support Fund
Supports the Urbana Regional Campus, providing funds for student research posters and lab and simulation center equipment.
Lisa Corsini Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate nursing students enrolled at the Urbana-Champaign campus with preference to students whose legal residence is either the State of Illinois or Italy and who demonstrate a passion for nursing, financial need, and academic merit. Established in 2002 to honor the memory of Lisa Corsini, a nursing student at the Urbana-Champaign Regional campus, by her family and friends.
Awarded to students at the Urbana Regional Campus.
College of Nursing Research in Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research Fund
The Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research (formerly the Center for Narcolepsy) conducts important basic, clinical and bio-behavioral research for improving, preserving or promoting health through good sleep, and provides support for narcoleptics and their families.
End-of-Life Research Fund
To support the Center for End-of-Life Transition Research at the UIC College of Nursing.
Harriet H. Werley Endowed Chair in Nursing Research
Established by the late Dr. Harriet H. Werley, Professor Emerita, to provide leadership in Nursing Research at the CON.
Janet A. Deatrick Nursing Junior Faculty Research Fund
Provides research support for an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing Administration.
Seth and Denise Rosen Memorial Research Award
Awarded to graduate students to be used towards their research endeavors. Established in memory of Seth Rosen, husband of Denise Rosen, a long-time staff member at the CON.
Doctoral Student Funds
College of Nursing Doctoral Student Research Fund
Supports doctoral students by providing financial assistance with the direct costs of their dissertation research.
Dean Joan L. Shaver Scholarship Fund
Awarded to nursing PhD students in the College of Nursing who have demonstrated academic merit and financial need. Established by Joan L. Shaver, dean of the UIC College of Nursing from 1996 to 2009.
Helen K. Grace Faculty Diversity Scholars Fund
Marguerite A. Dixon Award Fund
Awarded to PhD graduate students with outstanding academic performances with preference to African-American students.
Integrated Health Care Fund
To provide support for an innovative program of nurse-managed health centers specializing in providing integrated primary and mental healthcare services affiliated with the Institute for Healthcare Innovation in the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Midwifery Clinic Fund
Supports the UIC Midwifery Clinic.
Global Health Leadership Office
Beverly J. McElmurry Scholarship Fund
Awarded to PhD nursing students with a record of nursing leadership and strong evidence of a research focus appropriate to global or local health concerns, with preference to international or minority students. Established to honor the late Dr. Beverly J. McElmurry, former Global Health Leadership Office Director, for her contributions to the nursing profession locally and globally.
Chieko Onoda Endowed Scholarship Fund
Awarded to graduate students with a preference to international students who are residents of Southeast Asia. Established to honor Professor Emerita Chieko Onoda for her work on behalf of the international students.
Institute for International Leadership Development
To assist Korean faculty who come to UIC for research and scholarship development and to defray the costs that the Institute for International Leadership Development may incur with visiting international scholars.
Minu K. and Mehroo Patel Nursing Advancement Endowment for India
Awarded to graduate students who plan to return to India to work as educators in advanced nursing education programs; to provide funding to nurse-educators from India to visit the CON as short term or special study scholars; and to provide funding for nurse-educators from the CON to visit India to conduct research and training. Established in 2005 by Professor Minu and Dr. Mehroo Patel.
Virginia M. Ohlson International Studies Fund
Provides scholarships for international students and support for the Annual World Health Day Symposia. Established by the late Dr. Virginia M. Ohlson, founder of the Global Health Leadership Office.
Department of Women, Children and Family Health Science
College of Nursing Women, Children, and Family Health Science Fund
Supports the Department of Women, Children, and Family Health Services.
Craig and Sarah Allen Fund in Memory of Hal Gold
Awarded to students in the Nurse Midwifery program. Established by Craig and Sarah Allen in memory of Hal Gold.
Joyce Roberts Midwifery Scholarship Fund
Awarded to students in the Nurse Midwifery program. Established in honor of Dr. Joyce Roberts, former department head and director of the Nurse Midwifery program.
Lillian Runnerstrom Institute for Excellence Fund
Supports scholarships for initiatives in the Department of Women, Children and Family Health Science Nursing. Established by Dr. Lillian Runnerstrom, former department head.
Mitzi Duxbury Perinatal, Neonatal and or Midwifery Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduate students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance in perinatal nursing, neonatal nursing and or midwifery in the Department of Women, Children and Family Health Science. Financial need may be considered.
Mitzi L. Duxbury Graduate Student Perinatal Scholarship Fund in Memory of Dr. Alexander (Mack) Schmidt
Awarded to graduate students in the Department of Women, Children and Family Health Science Nursing. Established by Dr. Mitzi Duxbury, former dean, in memory of Dr. Alexander (Mack) Schmidt, who served as UIC Vice Chancellor for Health Services.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Scholarship
Awarded to students in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program.
Sabina Dambrauskas Midwifery Scholarship Fund
Awarded to students in the Nurse Midwifery program. Established by educator and nurse midwife Sabina Dambrauskas.
Traut Family Scholarship
Supports graduate students in the Department of Women, Children and Family Health Science Nursing with preference to students who demonstrate financial need and good academic standing and who are members of underrepresented groups within the nursing profession. Established by Department Head Dr. Rosemary White-Traut and her husband, David Traut.
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
College of Nursing Biobehavioral Health Science Fund
To support the Department of Biobehavioral Health Science at the College of Nursing.