Are you in nursing school? Apply for a Nursing Scholarship!

Are you in nursing school? Apply for a Nursing Scholarship!

The Nursing Scholarship Program was established in 1990 as a memorial to Marlene Reiter, RN, a staff nurse at AAMC. Since then, funds have been donated by family, friends and community organizations to continue support of this valued program. The scholarship fund is designed to encourage and support AAMC employees who are currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. 

Recipients are selected based upon several criteria, including academic achievement, letters of recommendation, community involvement and financial need. This year, twelve $5,000.00 scholarships will be awarded. 

Applications will be available on the Nursing web page starting the first week in January. Selected recipients must attend the Nurses Week dinner on Thursday, May 10,  2012, in order to receive their scholarship award.

To be eligible for a scholarship award, applicants must:

  • work at AAMC for at least 6 months
  • be in good standing, without disciplinary actions, written or above (i.e. poor attendance, substandard work appraisals, etc.)
  • be currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate nursing program or provide documentation of college acceptance and nursing program study plan.

All scholarship recipients are expected to continue their employment at AAMC for one year following completion of their nursing degree.  This agreement is concurrent with the Tuition Assistance policy (HR 8.6.02) and Professional Certification Program (HR 8.6.03).  Recipients who leave AAMC before the one-year commitment may be asked to repay the full or partial amount of the scholarship award to the AAMC Foundation.

One of last year’s recipients had this to say: “I will graduate May 2012 with a BSN. I am so proud to finally reach a career and personal goal that I have had for greater than 20 years. The scholarship helped me to reach that goal by providing extra funds for tuition and books. It was a relief to know that I did not have to take from my personal funds in order to meet my financial needs for school. Mostly, I am happy that I made the decision to return to school and look forward to what the future may bring.” Debbie Gettman, RN, Women’s Surgical Unit

Contact Sandy Fox at with questions.

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