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The Alumni Association Scholarship Fund of the Former Albert Einstein Medical Center – Nursing School of Philadelphia

Information And Application

 

NFP will begin accepting applications on January 1, 2019.
Questions may be directed at any time to Paula Lasecki at 717-827-4369 or email plasecki@thenfp.org.

NFP’s The Alumni Association Scholarship Fund of the Former Albert Einstein Medical Center Nursing School of Philadelphia exists to provide scholarships to students demonstrating financial need in the pursuit of a nursing degree.

Assuming qualified applicants, the standard will be to select at least one scholarship recipient annually in each of the degree levels. However, should multiple strong candidates stand out in a particular degree level, NFP’s scholarship committee reserves the right to select more from that group in lieu of selecting from each degree level.

 

Criteria

1. The applicant must attend an accredited baccalaureate, associate degree, RN-to-BSN-completion nursing program, advanced nursing degree program, or (re)-certification program in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

  • A high school student must be a matriculated undergraduate student in the fall of the year the award is given.
  • A baccalaureate student must be in his/her sophomore or junior year in May when application is made.
  • An associate degree student must be in his/her final year. Application may be made at the end of the first year.
  • A RN-to-BSN-completion student must have been accepted into a degree-completion program.
  • Students not already an RN – including BS-to-BSN students/fast-track students – must be accepted into a basic RN program at the time of scholarship application.
  • Applicants are highly encouraged to be a member of the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) and/or the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). If the applicant is an RN, he/she is highly encouraged to be a member of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA).

2. Students are required to demonstrate financial need:

  • All grants and loans (Federal and State)
  • Any formal documentation of need (letter from financial aid officer/ ex: work study)

3. Previous recipients of this scholarship are not eligible to apply.

4. May only apply to one NFP scholarship per calendar year, excluding the Jack Barger scholarship.

How to Apply

Applications must be accompanied by:

  • An official transcript of most recent grades (if applicant is a second-degree student, a copy of an acceptance letter into an accredited AD or BSN program).
  • Two letters of reference, with at least one being an academic contact. Letters should describe the applicant’s scholastic abilities, leadership qualities and community service on official letterhead (If the applicant is an RN-to-BSN student who has been accepted but has not yet started classes, at least one letter must be from a nursing supervisor. If the applicant is a second-degree student, at least one letter addressing academic potential must be from a program representative. Letters may also be provided by professional colleagues, former/present employers or former teachers.)
  • Completed essays
  • Submit a high-resolution professional headshot for publicity use by PSNA/NFP (NOTE: selfies or phone camera photos are not acceptable)

Application can only be submitted via website (application form below).

Application deadline is March 30, 2019

If you need to mail or email any transcripts or reference letters please send to:

Paula Lasecki 
plasecki@thenfp.org
ATTN: NFP Scholarships,
3605 Vartan Way,
Suite 204,
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Post-Award Requirements:

  1. Within one year, recipients must agree to send a thank you note to NFP’s board of trustees (c/o NFP) for NFP promotional purposes.
  2. As able, scholarship recipients are asked to “pay their gratitude forward” through one or more of the following means to advance the nursing profession:
    • Volunteering service to NFP,
    • Contributing to the mission of NFP;
    • Making an unrestricted financial gift to NFP; and/or
    • Otherwise ensuring the perpetuity of NFP.
  3. Upon graduation, provide NFP with your year of graduation and updated contact information. This will be used by NFP when sending invitations and information.
  4. On a regular basis, provide voluntary submission of published articles and other professional works for use in PSNA/NFP publications and publicity.

Apply For Scholarship

  • Applicant Information

  • Current School of Nursing Enrollment

    School listed below is where your official transcript should be mailed from if already in program.
  • Academic Qualifications

  • Application File Submissions

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  • If you need to mail or email please send to: Jennifer Neidig at jneidig@psna.org or ATTN: NFP Scholarships, 3605 Vartan Way, Suite 204, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
    These materials must be postmarked by no later than March 30, 2019 for application consideration.
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  • If you need to mail or email please send to: Jennifer Neidig at jneidig@psna.org or ATTN: NFP Scholarships, 3605 Vartan Way, Suite 204, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
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  • Essay Topics

    Applicant shall submit two essays (no more than one single-spaced typed page each). Please select two of the following questions to respond to, addressing scholarship need in at least one of your essays.

    1. Identify leadership skills that you possess both in and out of school. How would you use them in the nursing profession?
    2. How have you achieved results with success or failure in your life?
    3. From a financial standpoint, what impact would this scholarship have on your education? State any special person or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance.
    4. Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development.
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