Scholarship Program Criteria and Eligibility 

The Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences Scholarship Program is dedicated to providing financial support which enables students to achieve their dream of obtaining a college degree and continued education. The College acknowledges that hard work does not always alleviate the difficulty some students have in garnering enough resources for advancing their education. Our alumni and friends continue to join these students in their quest by offering a variety of scholarships. The College offers scholarships opportunities for all our undergraduate and graduate students including scholarships to promote diversity, to assist nursing students during their final BSN semester, and to assist incoming students across all program areas. The College also offers several scholarships which donors have established for specific types of students described below.


Diversity Scholarship

  • Undergraduate students from under-represented populations including ethnic minority groups, rural based students, or first-generation college students (neither parent has a 4-year bachelor's degree)
  • Male applicants to the nursing programs are encouraged to apply
  • A first-time student at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences and enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
  • Students with financial need as defined by federal guidelines (applicants must complete the FAFSA)
  • Scholarships will be awarded as funds are available
  • Students receive an email when the application period opens each fall and spring
  • For questions, please email the Office of Development at mmessner@saintlukescollege.edu

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences Scholarship

  • Undergraduate student at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences enrolled as a full-time student (12 credit hours or more per semester)
  • Students with financial need as defined by federal guidelines (applicants must complete the FAFSA)
  • Scholarships will be awarded as funds are available
  • Students receive an email when the application period opens each fall and spring
  • For questions, please email the Office of Development at mmessner@saintlukescollege.edu

Graduate Student Scholarship

  • Students pursuing a masters degree at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences in a healthcare related field
  • Students with financial need as defined by federal guidelines (applicants must complete the FAFSA)
  • Continuing students must have a minimum cumulative Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences GPA of 3.20
  • New students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 from their Baccalaureate level degree
  • Enrolled in 5 credit hours or more per semester
  • Scholarships will be awarded as funds are available
  • Students receive an email when the application period opens each fall and spring
  • For questions, please email the Office of Development at mmessner@saintlukescollege.edu

Dr. Daniel and Doris Aks Nursing Scholarship

  • Applicants must be a third semester, full-time, traditional BSN nursing student at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, graduating the following semester. One applicant is selected to receive a scholarship each fall and each spring
  • Selection criteria include how the applicant exemplifies the caring spirit of nursing with patients, fellow students, faculty, Saint Luke’s patients and employees  and the community along with academic excellence and financial need.
  • Applicants send an essay of no more than two pages responding to the following:
    > My drive and motivation to assist others
    > My academic achievements
    > My experiences with leadership
    > My Saint Luke’s College GPA
  • Preference will be given to nursing students interested in obstetrics nursing.
  • Third semester students receive an email announcing the opening of applications
  • For questions, please email the Office of Development at mmessner@saintlukescollege.edu

Renée Pernice Memorial Nursing Scholarship

  • Applicants must be a third semester, full-time, traditional BSN nursing student at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, graduating the following semester. One applicant is selected to receive a scholarship each fall and each spring.
    > How have you demonstrated excellence in leadership and/or community service?
    > Why will you be a good nurse?
    > What are your career goals?
    > What influenced your decision to pursue nursing?
    > Discuss your financial need.
    > Additional information to include: cumulative GPA, current school activities, honors/awards
  • Third semester students receive an email announcing the opening of the applications
  • For questions, please email the Office of Development at mmessner@saintlukescollege.edu

Michelle Neville Memorial Nursing Scholarship

  • This scholarship is by nomination only. Students may be nominated by Saint Luke’s College faculty and/or staff, Saint Luke’s Health System staff, Saint Luke’s Alumni, and/or parents, families, patients.
  • Applicants must be a third semester, full-time, traditional BSN nursing student at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, graduating the following semester. One applicant is selected to receive this recognition and scholarship each fall and each spring.
  • Specific examples of how the nominee exemplifies the caring spirit of nursing with patients, fellow students, faculty, Saint Luke’s and the community will be the criteria for awarding the scholarship.
    > How does the applicant exemplify the spirit of sensitivity?
    > How does the applicant exemplify the spirit of creativity?
    > How does the applicant exemplify the spirit of intelligent understanding?
    > How does the applicant exemplify the spirit of a sense of humor?
    > How does the applicant exemplify the spirit of compassion?
    > May we inform the nominee that you nominated him/her for this award?
  • Nomination deadlines are emailed to faculty and staff and community friends
  • For questions, please email the Office of Development at mmessner@saintlukescollege.edu
     

Saint Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

The Auxiliary at Saint Luke’s Hospital selects a BSN student every fall and spring semester for a scholarship which will support the student for four semesters. The Financial Aid office will notify students via email when the applications open.