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***To see the requirements for submission, scroll down to the categories and click the "More" drop-down to the right of each category.*** 

Once you are ready to begin your application (or if you would like to see all of the required form fields), click "Submit Form" beside the chosen category. You will be prompted to create an account or login to your existing account (if you have applied for a scholarship or nominated a nurse for an award in the past, you already have an account).

ACCESS YOUR SAVED DRAFT

You are able to save a draft of your application and come back later to complete and submit it. Here's how to find your saved draft:

  •   Go to https://nightingaleawards.submittable.com/login 
  •   Enter the username (your email) and password that you originally created for your account
  •   Once logged in, in the upper right corner, beside your name, click the drop-down
  •   Choose My Submissions
  •   Click the Saved Drafts tab

EDITING YOUR SUBMISSION
Once you have submitted your application, you are not able to go back and edit. If you need to make an edit, you must submit an edit request via the Submittable system. Alternatively, you can contact Tricia Long with questions or edit requests at 412-871-3353 or tlong@cmemanage.com. Only completed/submitted applications will be considered.

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The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania is a non-profit organization, sponsoring a scholarship program dedicated to supporting Pennsylvania residents who are pursuing a program of basic (LPN, Diploma, AD, BSN, BSN Completion) or advanced degree in nursing (Masters, Doctoral - DNP, DNS), and Ph.D. education in a Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing approved program within an educational institution located in Pennsylvania. We will also accept applications from students attending nursing school online, but your intention must be to work as a nurse in Pennsylvania.

We invite qualified candidates to apply for scholarships that will be awarded in the Summer. Scholarships are available to be used for tuition, books, and/or educational fees. Scholarships will be awarded in the categories of Advanced Degree-Doctoral, Advanced Degree-Masters, BSN, BSN Completion, Diploma, LPN, Associate, and Ph.D. (Ph.D. applicants should complete a separate application).
The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania hopes that it is your intent to practice nursing in Pennsylvania.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please Read Carefully

  • Complete the Scholarship Application, including a Personal Statement of Commitment. Within the application, you are asked to provide statements about your professional leadership activities, special honors/awards, community/volunteer activities, and a paragraph about why you chose a career in nursing. This is your personal statement of commitment.
  • Submit TWO letters of recommendation, which address the selection criteria below (at least one letter must be from a nursing faculty member or program director). All letters of recommendation must have the applicant's name, as well as the address, telephone number, and email address of the person writing the recommendation.
    NOTE: You are able to request letters of recommendation to be uploaded through the submission system, Submittable.
  • Submit your transcript of grades that includes the most recently completed semester with the required course in nursing (unofficial transcript is acceptable). LPN Students: see note below*
  • Submit a copy of your letter of acceptance or its equivalent into the nursing program with a beginning date being identified. 


IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • To apply, you MUST be a resident of Pennsylvania.
  • You must be enrolled in a Pennsylvania State Board-Approved Nursing Education Program. View the listing of approved programs.
  • You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • If TWO letters of recommendation are not present within the online application at the conclusion of the application window, the application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered. 
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, if you did not have face-to-face contact with a faculty member, and have been receiving education only through virtual means within the past year, you can replace your required faculty letter of recommendation with a second professional reference from an employer or a faculty member who has taught you in the past.
  • High school students may not apply. Unless you are an LPN student, you must be established in a nursing school during the application window, and be able to provide your most recent transcript from nursing school as well as a letter of recommendation from a nursing school faculty member or program director. 
  • If you are in your first semester of nursing school during the scholarship application window, you can still apply. Just submit a partial transcript with your grades thus far and indicate in your narrative that you are in your first semester of nursing school.
  • *LPN Students: if you are entering a program during the application window, and have not yet received a GPA, we will consider your high school transcript, along with a letter of recommendation from a nursing school faculty member or program director, high school faculty member and/or a current employment supervisor, plus a personal letter of recommendation. You must be attending a Pennsylvania nursing program, or graduate from the nursing program, during the year in which you are applying for the scholarship.

 SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Professional Leadership
  • Academic Achievement
  • Leadership Potential
  • Community Service
  • Personal Commitment


The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania is a non-profit organization, sponsoring a scholarship program dedicated to supporting Pennsylvania residents who are pursuing a program of basic (LPN, Diploma, AD, BSN) or advanced degree in nursing (Masters, Doctoral) education in a Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing approved program within an educational institution located in Pennsylvania. The foundation invites qualified candidates to apply for scholarships that will be awarded in the Summer to be expended in the Fall semester (except for Ph.D. awards that will be funded over the grant period). Scholarships are available to be used for tuition, books, and/or educational fees. The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania hope that it is your intent to practice nursing in Pennsylvania.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please Read Carefully

  • Complete the Ph.D. Scholarship Application herein. You must be a resident of Pennsylvania (PA) and enrolled in a Ph.D. program in PA. 
  • Submit TWO letters of recommendation, which address the selection criteria below (at least one letter MUST be from a Ph.D. Advisor). All letters of recommendation must have the applicant's name, as well as the address, telephone number, and email address of the person writing the recommendation.

    NOTE: You are able to request letters of recommendation to be uploaded through Submittable's system.
  • Submit your transcript of grades that includes the most recently completed semester and includes the required course in nursing (unofficial transcript is acceptable).
  • Submit a copy of your letter of acceptance or its equivalent into the Ph.D. nursing program with a beginning date being identified.
  • Submit an abstract summarizing your proposal.
  • Submit a one-page budget for your project.
  • Submit evidence that your proposal has been reviewed and approved by an established ethical review board at the institution or site where you plan to conduct the study. Include appropriate support letters.
  • Submit the completed signature page. Download the signature page here. You will need to obtain signatures from your Advisor, Program Chair, and Institutional Representative, OR Financial Officer. You will then upload the completed signature form, where indicated, toward the bottom of this online submission form. We recommend that you print your completed application (just prior to submitting - you are able to save a draft to complete later) and bring it with you when asking for signatures so that the person is able to review your application prior to signing.


SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Professional Leadership
  • Academic Achievement
  • Leadership Potential
  • Community Service
  • Personal Commitment
  • Significance/Impact of Research


PLEASE NOTE

  • To apply, you MUST be a resident of Pennsylvania.
  • You must be enrolled in a Pennsylvania State Board-Approved Nursing Education Program. View the listing of approved programs
  • If BOTH letters of recommendation are not present within the online application at the conclusion of the application window, the application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered. 
  • Each project may only be submitted for one award per funding cycle. 


Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania