School of Nursing Scholarships

Eligibility: Students are not eligible to apply until their second semester in Nursing School.

Application Period: We advertise scholarships during the spring semester.

Luísa del Sagrado Corazón Hernández Memorial Scholarship in Nursing

The Luisa del Sacrado Corazon Hernandez-Memorial Scholarship exists to support Sacramento State students majoring in Nursing with an interest in providing care to the Latino community and to honor Luisa's love and respect for the Nursing profession.

  • Award Amount:  $500.00-$1000.00
  • GPA Requirement:  3.0 Overall
  • Major:  Nursing
  • Class Level:  Senior, Classified Graduate 
  • Financial Need: Yes, must have a FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office
  • Enrollment Requirement: Enrolled at least half time
  • Other Requirements:  Candidates must submit a statement about their commitment to work within the Latino community.
  • Application: Visit your NURS SACT Program Info and Docs for application cover letter and instructions.
  • When to Apply: January 20, 2017 by 4:00pm is the deadline

Markeen Otis Beam Scholarship

The Markeen Otis Beam Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Markeen, who dedicated her life to Nursing.

  • Award Amount:  $500.00-$1000.00
  • GPA Requirement:  3.0 Overall
  • Major:  Nursing
  • Class Level: Undergraduate-Sophmore, Junior, Senior; Graduate-Classified and Second Bachelor's Degree
  • Financial Need: No  
  • Enrollment Requirement:  Full time at time of award
  • Other Requirements:  Applicants must submit a one-page essay discussing their professional goal
  • Application:  Visit your NURS SACT Program Info and Docs for application cover letter and instructions.
  • When to Apply: January 20, 2017 by 4:00pm is the deadline

Dr. Patricia L. Ackerman Graduate Nursing Scholarship

The Dr. Patricia L. Ackerman Graduate Nursing Scholarship was created to honor to Dr. Patricia L. Ackerman by providing support to graduate students in the School of Nursing Program.  Dr. Ackerman was a faculty member and an Assistant Chair for the Division of Nursing at Sacramento State.

  • Award Amount:  $500.00-$1000.00
  • GPA Requirement:  3.5 Overall
  • Major:  Nursing
  • Class Level:  Classified Graduate
  • Financial Need: No
  • Enrollment Requirement:  Enrolled at least half time at time of award
  • Other Requirements: None
  • Application:  Visit your NURS SACT Program Info and Docs for application cover letter and instructions.
  • When to Apply: January 20, 2017 by 4:00pm is the deadline

Sutter Nursing Scholarship

The Sutter Nursing Scholarship was created to assist students majoring in Nursing.

  • Award Amount: $500-$1200.00
  • GPA Requirement:  2.8 Overall
  • Major:  Nursing
  • Class Level:  Undergraduate-Junior, Senior. Graduate- Classified
  • Financial Need: Yes, must have a FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office
  • Enrollment Requirement:  Full time at time of award
  • Other Requirements:  Applicants must submit an essay addressing, "How they have personally overcome obstacles and challenges as they have worked towards their degree?"  The essay should address at least one of the following areas: Low income: Overcoming a disadvantaged economic background, First Generation: First in family to attend college, Environmental Background: Challenges such as immigrant, single parent families, etc., Becoming bilingually fluent: speaking or writing fluently with native speakers in a language other than English, Veterans status.
  • Application: Visit your NURS SACT Program Info and Docs for application cover letter and instructions.
  • When to Apply: January 20, 2017 by 4:00pm is the deadline

Eileen O'Hagan-McCauley Memorial Scholarship

The Eileen O'Hagan-McCauley Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Eileen O' Hagan- McCauley by providing support to students in the School of Nursing Program.  Eileen was a Sacramento State nursing graduate, nurse practioner and nursing administrator who changed lives with her positive outlook on life.

  • Award Amount: $500.00-$1000.00
  • GPA Requirement:  3.0 Overall
  • Major:  Nursing
  • Class Level:  Undergraduate-Junior, Senior
  • Financial Need: No
  • Enrollment Requirement:  Full time at time of award
  • Other Requirements:  None
  • Application:  Visit your NURS SACT Program Info and Docs for application cover letter and instructions.
  • When to Apply: January 20, 2017 by 4:00pm is the deadline

Helen Stein Memorial

The Helen Stein Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Helen Stein by providing support for students in the School of Nursing Program. Helen was a faculty member for the Division of Nursing at Sacramento State. 

  • Award Amount:  Not available this semester
  • GPA Requirement:  Student must be in good standing
  • Major:  Nursing
  • Class Level:  Undergraduate-Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Second Bachelor's Degree
  • Financial Need: No
  • Enrollment Requirement:  At least half time at time of award
  • Other Requirements:  Students must be pursuing a BS in Clinical Nursing.  Priority may be given for students who have expressed commitment to serve those with mental health problems.
  • Application:  Visit your NURS SACT Program Info and Docs for application cover letter and instructions.
  • When to Apply: January 20, 2017 by 4:00pm is the deadline

Anna M. Smith Nursing Scholarship

The Anna M. Smith Scholarship was created to assist students in the traditional nursing program.

  • Award Amount:  $500.00-$1000.00
  • GPA Requirement:  Student must be in good standing
  • Major:  Nursing
  • Class Level:  Undergraduate-Sophomore, Junior, Senior
  • Financial Need: No
  • Enrollment Requirement:  At least half time at time of award
  • Other Requirements:  Students must be unlicensed
  • Application: Visit your NURS SACT Program Info and Docs for application cover letter and instructions.
  • When to Apply: January 20, 2017 by 4:00pm is the deadline

Priscilla R. Hebert Scholarship

The Priscilla Hebert Scholarsip was established in remembrance of Priscilla R. Hebert, a nurse and resident of Sacramento.  Priscilla's dedication to nursing as a profession and helping others inspired her to create this scholarship. Students that are orphaned, adopted, or emancipated as a foster youth are encouraged to apply.

  • Award Amount: $500.00
  • GPA Requirement:  3.0 Overall 
  • Major:  Nursing 
  • Class Level:  Undergraduate- Junior, Senior
  • Financial Need: No
  • Enrollment Requirement:  At least half time at time of award
  • Other Requirements:  Students must be unlicensed.  Provide a statement discussing finanical needs, career goals in the Nursing profession, and status as orphaned, adopted, or emanicapated as a foster youth is required.
  • Application:  Visit your NURS SACT Program Info and Docs for application cover letter and instructions.
  • When to Apply: January 20, 2017 by 4:00pm is the deadline

 

Michael P. O'Brien Memorial Scholarshp

The Michael P. O'Brien Memorial Scholarship was created to honor Susan O'Briens's son Michael, and support students accepted into the Nursing Program.  

  • Award Amount: $2500.00
  • GPA Requirement:  3.0 Overall 
  • Major:  Nursing 
  • Class Level:  Undergraduate- Junior, Senior.  Graduate- Classified and Second Bachelor's Degree
  • Financial Need: No
  • Enrollment Requirement:  Full time at time of award and at time of application
  • Other Requirements:  Preference will be toward students with an interest in Geriatrics/Gerontology.
  • Application:  Visit your NURS SACT Program Info and Docs for application cover letter and instructions.
  • When to Apply: January 20, 2017 by 4:00pm is the deadline

There are other scholarships available to Nursing students via the University.  Please visit the link below for more scholarship opportunities: ( We encourage you to look at  the John J. Lillian C. Swacina Scholarship, Judith Ann Hakari Nursing Scholarship, and Geraldine T. Olson Nursing Scholarship

                http://www.csus.edu/faid/types_of_aid/scholarships/Institutional%20Scholarships.html