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Houston Nursing Department Scholarships

Departmental scholarships for the Houston Nursing Department are offered annually. The application period for these scholarships is held in the month of March each year. The next application period is March 2012 which covers Fall 12 and Spring 13. The nursing department will announce the open application period via Blackboard or through e-mail. Students can apply for these scholarships using the STARS application which can be found by logging into your Portal account. Once you have applied for a Nursing Departmental scholarship(s) you can check the status of your application by logging into your Portal and selecting STARS as well. Each scholarship which you have applied for will have a status of Applied For, Pending (under review), Rejected (denied), or Approved (student will receive scholarship). If youa re awarded a scholarship you will be notified by an award letter which can be found by logging into your Portal account and Webadvisor. All scholarship funds are applied to any outstanding balance before a student can receive a refund on their OneCard. Also, if you're awarded other types of financial aid your scholarship is subject to all standard financial aid and eligibility requirements.

Houston Departmental Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and need. These scholarships may entitle non-Texas resident students to pay Texas resident tuition rates. Award amounts can range from $250 to $2000 a year. The criteria for each of the scholarships include the following: students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, students must attend the Houston campus, students must be a nursing major, and students must be in financial need. Recipients are selected by a committee representing the College of Nursing.

Nursing scholarships include:

Parry Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to students at Texas Woman's University Institute of Health Sciences Center in Houston, Texas. Awards are based on scholastic competence, good moral character, dedication to the nursing profession, and financial need.

John Winston Carter
Established through the estates of Clare C. Casperson and Ruth Carter Slack in memory of their brother, John Winston Carter, for students majoring in Nursing at the Texas Woman's University Institute of Health Sciences Center in Houston, Texas.

Visiting Nurses Association Foundation of Houston
This scholarship fund is exclusively for students enrolled in the Nursing Program at Texas Woman's University Institute of Health Sciences in Houston, Texas with preference for students from the greater Houston area (defined as Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery, and Walker Counties).

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