Scholarships & Awards

Nursing Department Awards & Scholarships

Lt. Col. Jo Ann Cashman Award Endowment- Awarded to a student enrolled in a nursing curriculum and in good academic standing.  Preference may be given, but is not limited to, students who are in financial need. 

The Forty et Eight (Voiture 42) Endowment for Nursing Education- Awarded to one or more students enrolled in the University's Nursing Program.  The student should be in pursuit of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing or the Nurse Practitioner Certification Program.  The student should also demonstrate intent to be active in the practice of nursing upon completion of the program.  The award will be made on the basis of academic potential and financial need

Luelle Hamilton Scholarship in Nursing- Awarded to a Master's degree candidate in nursing who will be pursuing multi-disciplined alternative methods of healing including the use of herbs.  Recipient named by the Department of Nursing.

Liselotte R. Wehrheim Scholarship in Nursing- Eligible applicants are to have unusual or special circumstances affecting the completion of their education, such as simultaneously supporting or caring for his/her parents, children or spouse.

Margaret K. Shenk Nursing Scholarship- Awarded to nursing students from Lancaster County who successfully complete two semesters of the nursing degree program.  Financial need shall be considered

D. Joan Godfrey Nursing Award -Awarded to one to three nursing students on the basis of participation in the nursing program and nursing network, along with other campus activities, involvement in the nursing profession and academic standing

Antone K. Fontes Health Professions Award - Reference books will be presented to students who are completing their studies at MU and who have demonstrated outstanding ability in the premedical, nursing, or allied health programs.

The Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation - provides scholarships to BSN and MSN students living in Lancaster County . The awards are based on financial need as well as passion for the nursing profession and the proven ability to work hard.  Please visit this website for applications and further details.  The paper copies are available in the Nursing Office or download the link supplied.  Applications available Jan 31st and the packet must be submitted no later than noon on May 30th.  The scholarship is for the full educational period of the program as long as the student remains in academic good standing.   http://www.lancasterosteopathichealthfoundation.org/scholarships_nur.php 

Our students at MU have been fortunate to be recipients of these scholarships.


Other scholarship resources:

http://www.discovernursing.com/scholarships#no-filters

Scholarship & Award Application Process

If you are interested in being considered for scholarship funds that may become available for Millersville University Nursing Students, you must complete the Scholarship & Award application form (PDF), in its entirety.  Please be aware that some scholarships require that certain criteria be met in order to be awarded said scholarship monies (ie: financial need, reimbursement availability, living in PA or Lancaster, etc). A FAFSA form must be completed with each application in order to be considered for funding.  See http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

At times, scholarships other than those listed on the application may be available as awarded to Millersville for disbursement.

If you are selected to receive a scholarship/grant award, you will receive a letter from our office that will include enclosures of any forms/requests required for disbursement.  Please be sure to complete the appropriate forms sent to you, and a letter of "thank you" to the funding source (the funds are awarded for tuition purposes only -not for child care, books, gas, etc.).

The scholarship funds will not be released until the required forms are returned to the Nursing Office by the deadline indicated in the notification letter.  If the necessary forms are not completed and returned in a timely manner, the funds may be redirected.  Please be sure that you notify the office that you have indeed received the funds.  This will ensure that the process has completed and our records can be updated.

In these difficult economic times, there will be a shortage of funds to come.  We will do our best to be fair and equal in disbursements, so that we may provide as much support to our nursing students as possible. If you receive funds, you are expected to complete the semester or the funds will be withdrawn from your account.

Thank you and best wishes to you.


Dr. Barbara Zimmerman
Dept of Nursing Chair