GPC Foundation Nursing Scholarships. GPC Partnerships: Scholars Programs

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Georgia Perimeter College — the largest

associate degree granting college and the third

largest institution in the University System —

was founded by the citizens of DeKalb County

and the DeKalb Board of Education in 1958 and

became a college in 1964. GPC has six convenient

locations along the major access corridors of

metropolitan Atlanta.

The GPC Nursing Program leads to an Associate

of Science degree. The program is approved by

the Georgia Board of Nursing and is accredited

by the National League for Nursing Accrediting

Commission (NLNAC). Graduates of this program

are eligible to take the NCLEX examination for

registered nurses. The curriculum is designed as

a career program, but students wishing to

continue their education may transfer credit to a

number of institutions of higher learning.

GPC Foundation Nursing Scholarships

Gayle Brunelle Scholarship

Agnes Delehanty Memorial Scholarship Georgia Cancer Specialists Scholarship Gynecology and Obstetrics Scholarship

Stella Manko Scholarship

Northlake Regional Medical Center Scholarship Anne Tidmore Scholarship

GPC Partnerships: Scholars Programs

DeKalb Medical Center Scholars Program

Emory Hospitals Scholar Program Grady Health System Scholars Program Gwinnett Health Systems Scholars Program

Kaiser Permanante Scholars Program Piedmont Hospital Scholars Program Rockdale Hospital Scholars Program

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GPC Foundation Endowed

Nursing Scholarships

Students must be admitted into the GPC Nursing Program before they are eligible to apply for any of these scholarships.

Gayle Brunelle Scholarship

Criteria: First- or second-year Nursing student must be at least 25 years of age and must demonstrate evidence of financial need. Must have a GPA of at least 2.5, an exam average of 75 or greater in current Nursing course and include recommendation from clinical instructor with completed application. Application

submission:October 1 - November 15.Scholarship amount:$500 -$1,000.Where to get information:Nursing Advisement Office or Financial Aid.

Agnes Delehanty Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:Rising second-year Nursing student with GPA of at least 2.7 who is enrolled full-time must submit a statement of financial need, a letter of recommendation from a member of the GPC Nursing faculty and a copy of most recent tax return (or suitable substitution). Application submission:January 7 -

February 10.Scholarship amount:$500.Where to get information:

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Georgia Cancer Specialists Scholarship

Criteria:Rising second-year Nursing student with demonstrated financial need who is interested in oncology Nursing; must write an essay describing personal interest in working with cancer patients. Must have a GPA of at least 2.5, an exam average of 75 or higher in current Nursing course and include recommendation from clinical instructor with completed application.

Application submission:February 1 - March 31.Scholarship

amount:Full year tuition (up to $1,500).Where to get information: Nursing Advisement Office or Financial Aid.

Gynecology and Obstetrics Scholarship

Criteria:Nursing student with demonstrated financial need and established potential for success in the Nursing program. Must have a GPA of at least 2.5, an exam average of 75 or better in the current Nursing course and include recommendation from clinical instructor with completed application. Application submission: October 1 - November 15.Scholarship amount:$500.Where to get information:Nursing Advisement Office or Financial Aid. Northlake Regional Medical Center Scholarship Criteria:First- or second-year Nursing student must demonstrate financial need and potential for success in the Nursing Program. Must have GPA of at least 2.5, an exam average of 75 or higher in current Nursing course and include recommendation from clinical instructor with completed application. Application submission: October 1 - November 15.Scholarship amount:$500.Where to get information:Nursing Advisement Office or Financial Aid.

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Stella Manko Scholarship

Criteria:Rising sophomore must demonstrate satisfactory progress in the Nursing program with a GPA of at least 2.5, an exam average of 75 or better in their Nursing courses and include recommendation from clinical instructor with completed application. Must demonstrate dedication to the Nursing

profession by evidence of professional activities, volunteering in the community, and commitment to the Nursing profession.

Application submission:February 1 - March 31.Scholarship amount:$500.Where to get information:Nursing Advisement Office or Financial Aid.

Anne Tidmore Scholarship

Criteria:Second-year Nursing student must demonstrate academic excellence with a GPA of at least 3.0, an exam average in their current Nursing course of 80 or greater and include recommen-dation from clinical instructor with completed application.

Application submission:February 1 - March 31.Scholarship amount:$500.Where to get information:Nursing Advisement Office or Financial Aid.

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GPC Partnerships: Scholars Programs

Students must be admitted into the GPC Nursing Program before they are eligible to apply for any of these scholarships.

DeKalb Medical Center Scholars Program

Criteria:GPC Nursing student with minimum GPA of 3.0 and (if applicable) a score at or above the national average on the NET Test. Must be willing to work at the DeKalb Medical Center a year for each year the DMC offers financial support. Must be dedicated to the Nursing profession as evidenced by a willingness to

participate in the service initiatives of the scholarship.Scholarship amount:$2,000 annual for tuition, books and living expenses, plus paid “Nurse Extern” experiences at DeKalb Medical Center.See Nursing Advisement Office for applications, deadlines, and more information about the screening process for this Scholars Program.

Verna Rauschenberg is an associate professor and has been employed at Georgia Perimeter College since 1988. “Hospital partners and students win with these scholar programs,” she says. “Students benefit from the flexible work opportunities and the hospitals get employees who are already signed on and familiar with the sponsoring hospital environment."

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Grady Health System Scholars Program Criteria:Rising second-year Nursing student (must have

completed their first year in the GPC Nursing Program) with a GPA of at least 2.0 and an exam average of at least 75 should submit, in addition to completed application, a letter of recom-mendation from a member of the GPC Nursing faculty outlining their impressions of student's attendance record, level of commit-ment to the program and general work ethic. Student must be willing to work at Grady Health System for one year immediately following graduation from the Nursing Program.Scholarship amount:$ 4,400 per year, split over two semesters; to be used for tuition, books and living expenses.See Nursing Advisement Office for applications, deadlines, and more information about the screening process for this Scholars Program.

Kaiser Permanante Scholars Program

Criteria:GPC Nursing student must submit completed application, resume, transcripts from most recent school attended, letter showing current acceptance into the GPC registered Nursing program, three letters of recommendation from individuals who know of student’s leadership and commitment to the field of Nursing, essay describing why student has chosen Nursing as a career, and essay describing how student will benefit from the Kaiser Permanente Nursing Scholarship.Scholarship amount:

$5,000 to be used for tuition, fees, books, equipment, supplies and living expenses.See Nursing Advisement Office for applications, deadlines, and more information about the screening process for this Scholars Program.

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Emory Hospitals Scholar Program

Nurses are an integral part of health care, and to attract talented individuals to the profession, Emory Hospitals and Georgia Perimeter College have introduced an exciting multifaceted program called Emory Hospitals Scholar. Students enrolled in the Emory Hospitals Scholar program receive scholarships to study Nursing at GPC from Emory Hospitals in return for a commitment to work for Emory upon graduation from GPC with an RN degree. The students receive valuable hands-on experience through externships at Emory Hospitals while they attend GPC. Staff nurses at Emory Hospitals are assigned to the students to answer questions, share experiences and guide them through the program.

The program is a standing offer to GPC Nursing students; they may apply anytime during their two years of study at GPC. "We wish that more students would take advantage of it," says Nurse Clinician Marti Wilson, who administers the program. "I think sometimes students may not know how valuable it is to concentrate time on studying and not have to work."

Emory Hospitals include Emory University Hospital, Crawford Long Hospital and Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital. They are components of EMORY HEALTHCARE, the most comprehensive heath care system in Atlanta.

As Chief Nursing Officer and Associate Admini-strator for Patient Services for Emory Hospitals, Alice Vautier says she is "very impressed with the enthu-siasm and determination of the students" who are enrolled in the Emory Hospitals Scholar program. "The future is in good hands," she adds. Traci Rucker participated

in the Emory Hospitals Scholar program during her last semester at GPC. Many nursing students must struggle to juggle work and school. Traci says the scholarship allowed her the freedom to concentrate her efforts on her studies and gain important hands-on experiences.

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Emory Hospitals Scholar Program

Criteria:GPC student who is in the first or second year in the Nursing Program with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a score at the national average on the NET Test must be willing to work at one of the Emory Hospitals (Emory Hospital, Crawford Long Hospital, Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital) for two years immediately following graduation from the Nursing Program; must be

dedicated to the Nursing profession as evidenced by a willingness to participate in the service initiatives of the scholars program.Scholarship amount:Tuition, book allowance and living expenses up to $3,000 annually, plus opportunity for employment as Nurse Extern.

See Nursing Advisement Office for applications, deadlines, and more information about the screening process for this Scholars Program.

Marti Wilson administers the Emory Hospitals Scholar program, interviewing students who apply, watching over their progress and helping them find the right employment after graduation. "It’s been wonderful watching the students become really excited about nursing and coming to work with us at Emory," she says.

"As a new registered nurse, being an Emory Hospitals Scholar was a win-win situation for me," says Angelique Davenport. "Not only am I at a great teaching hospital that encourages and supports higher learning, they were willing to give financial funding to help execute this dream of mine."

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Gwinnett Health System Scholars Program

Criteria:GPC Nursing student who has completed his/her first year of the Nursing Program with a minimum 2.5 GPA must provide official transcripts from GPC and any other college(s) attended, a verification letter from GPC regarding proposed date of graduation, an essay reflecting why he/she has chosen the Nursing profession, and two signed letters of reference sent directly to the GHS Employment Manager. References must be from previous or present teachers and/or employers, not personal friends or relatives.Scholarship amount:$2,500 for tuition, books and living expenses, plus opportunity to participate in Nurse Extern Program and interview for employment at time of graduation. No contract to sign.See Nursing Advisement Office for applications, deadlines, and more information about the screening process for this Scholars Program. Piedmont Hospital Scholars Program

Criteria:First-year Nursing student in the GPC Nursing Program with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a positive and professional attitude and dedication to the Nursing profession should provide, with completed application: copy of official GPC transcript and two letters of recommendation. Students are required to make a two-year comittment to Piedmont Hospital as an RN.Scholarship amount:$8,000 for tuition, books and living expenses, ($2,000 per semester).See Nursing Advisement Office for applications, deadlines, and more information about the screening process for this Scholars Program.

"Returning to school to pursue my second career has been challenging both academically and financially," says GPC nursing student and Piedmont Hospital Scholar, Beverly Vick. "My success would not have been possible without the help of scholarships that I have received. Scholarships are available to students who are willing to go the extra mile and I encourage students to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity provided by GPC."

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Rockdale Hospital Scholars Program

Criteria:Rockdale Hospital accepts first- and second-year full-time Nursing students with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. A second-year full-time Nursing student must complete his/her first year in the GPC Nursing program and have earned a 75 or better on the NET. In addition to a completed application, each student must submit a letter of recommendation from a member of the GPC Nursing faculty outlining his/her impressions of the student’s attendance record, level of commitment to the program and general work ethic. Students must be willing to work for Rockdale Hospital as a Patient Care Technician, in a PRN status, while in school. Students must also be willing to work as a Registered Nurse immediately following graduation.Scholarship amount:$2,500.See Nursing Advisement Office for applications, deadlines, and more information about the screening process for this Scholar Program.

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Helpful hints for filling out scholarship applications:

• Double check and adhere to deadlines (Give yourself plenty of time to gather materials).

• Fill out the application completely (Have you given all the information asked for?)

• Call and ask if you have questions (All scholarships have departments or contact people listed).

• Proofread (Have a friend or relative look over the application to see if they can spot mistakes).

• Be patient! (Remember that the application process takes time and it could be months before you are notified of any awards. Be aware that some organizations will not send any follow-up correspondence if you do not receive the award).

• If you are mailing your application, as a precaution, ask the Postmaster to stamp/meter your envelope in your presence so the postmark is legible.

Good Luck!

Department of Nursing

555 North Indian Creek Drive Clarkston, GA 30021-2396

www.gpc.edu

An Associate degree-granting college of the University System of Georgia/AA/EOE. Creative services provided by the Georgia Perimeter College Office of Public Relations. 03-03-257

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