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 students across all program areas. The College also offers several scholarships that donors have established for specific types of students described below.


Academic Excellence and Professionalism Scholarship

Health science students who demonstrate academic excellence and show potential for a promising career as a health care professional may apply for the Academic Excellence and Professionalism Scholarship. Recipients must:

  • Be within 15 credits of graduation
  • Have successfully completed at least nine credit hours at Saint Luke’s College
  • Be enrolled in at least six credit hours
  • Have documented financial need as evidenced by their FAFSA
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0

Applications are accepted twice a year in the fall and spring, and deadlines are announced by the financial aid office to students via email.


Diversity Scholarship for Undergraduate/Graduate Nursing Students

Students eligible to apply for this scholarship must have a diverse background defined as coming from a population underrepresented in nursing including males, ethnic minorities, rural-based students, or first-generation college students (neither parent has a four-year bachelor’s degree). In addition to meeting these criteria, applicants must:

  • Be an undergraduate student accepted into either the BSN, RN-BSN or MSN program
  • Be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester
  • Have documented financial need as evidenced by their FAFSA
  • Reapplicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA cumulative to be eligible for consideration

Applications are accepted twice a year in the fall and spring, and deadlines are announced by the financial aid office to students via email.


College BSN Scholarship

Undergraduate BSN students are eligible to apply for this scholarship if they:

  • Are enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more per semester)
  • Have documented financial need as evidenced by their FAFSA
  • Successfully passed at least 15 credit hours at Saint Luke’s College

Applications are accepted twice a year in the fall and spring, and deadlines are announced by the financial aid office to students via email.


Graduate Student Scholarship

Students who meet the following criteria and who are pursuing a master's degree may apply if they: 

  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Have documented financial need as evidenced by their FAFSA
  • Are enrolled in at least five credit hours
  • Have completed at least six credit hours towards degree completion

Applications are accepted twice a year in the fall and the spring, and deadlines are announced by the financial aid office to students via email.


Teresa R. LaManno Memorial Scholarship

BSN nursing students who experience the death of a loved one while pursuing their degree and who have therefore experienced financial need as a result may be eligible for the Teresa R. LaManno Memorial Scholarship. Students interested in this scholarship should contact the Director of the BSN program who sill discuss their situation with them and may subsequently nominate them. A BSN student in good standing can receive the scholarship at any time during the year.


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.
  • If you have any questions about this scholarship, please contact Melody Messner 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 needs.
    > Additional information to include: cumulative GPA, current school activities, honors/awards
  • Third-semester students receive an email announcing the opening of the applications.
  • If you have any questions about this scholarship, please contact Melody Messner 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.
  • If you have any questions about this scholarship, please contact Melody Messner 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 that will support the student for four semesters. The Office of Financial Aid will notify students via email when the applications open.