Take advantage of the wide range of scholarship opportunities at the College of Nursing.

In addition to Augusta University campus-wide scholarships, students may apply to one of the scholarships reserved for College of Nursing students. Through the generosity of alumni, faculty and friends, more than $125,000 in scholarships is awarded to College of Nursing students each year. Students may apply for all College of Nursing scholarships and Augusta University scholarships in the AU Scholarship Universe portal.

A list of College of Nursing scholarships is below, you can filter the scholarships available to each degree.

*If you are awarded a College of Nursing scholarship, you are required to attend the Scholarship Ceremony in Augusta.

Col. Vera Nolfe Anderson Army Nursing Scholarship

Available for: BSN CNL DNP PhD

$5,000


The Col. Vera Nolfe Anderson Army Nursing Scholarship Endowment was established in memory and honor of Col. Anderson, a dedicated and beloved Army nurse. She was an Army Nurse for 24 years was a former Chief Nurse of Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who wants to be an Army Nurse, either currently in the Army Nurse Corp or desires to be in the Army Nurse Corp after program completion.

Judy S. Black Scholarship Endowment

Available for: BSN

$1,250


This award was established by Mrs. Judy Black who is a registered nurse and wife of an alumnus of the Medical College of Georgia. The award is given to four baccalaureate students who are high achieving, persistent in their education, and deserving of financial assistance.

Class of 1972 Scholarship

Available for: BSN

$1,000


The Class of 1972 Scholarship was established in September 2010, by MCG School of Nursing Class of 1972, in recognition of their collective contributions to the nursing profession.

The Compassionate Nursing Service Scholarship

Available for: BSN CNL DNP PhD

$2,000


This scholarship, is made possible by an anonymous donor to a student who demonstrates financial need and a desire to help disadvantaged populations.

Layman Family Scholarship

Available for: BSN CNL

$2,000


Established by MCG School of Nursing alumna Debbie Layman (BSN, 1978) to assist outstanding pre-licensure nursing students who have a desire to contribute to the Latino community.

E. Louise Grant Clinical Practice Award

Available for: BSN

$1,000


The E. Louise Grant Clinical Practice Award was established by Dean Emeritus E. Louise Grant in 1982. This award is given to a senior BSN student with outstanding clinical practice and clinical standards.

Rhonda and Lloyd Graybeal Endowment Award for Pediatric Nursing

Available for: BSN CNL DNP PhD

$1,000


Established by Rhonda and Lloyd Graybeal to recognize a student who demonstrates academic excellence, the pursuit of excellence in Pediatric Nursing and a commitment to practice nursing in the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.

Joyce R. Grimaud Cardiovascular Nursing Scholarship

Available for: BSN

$500


Established by MCG School of Nursing alumna, Dr. Jeannette Andrews, in honor of her aunt, Mrs. Joyce Grimaud, who inspired her to become a nurse. Mrs. Grimaud practiced nursing for 40 years in a variety of roles, including 26 years at the Augusta V.A. Hospital as a cardiovascular nurse. Mrs. Grimaud epitomizes both the "art" and "science" of nursing and is a highly recognized patient advocate. She has been an inspirational mentor to many nurses, nursing students, and other health professionals across this state. This award recognizes a BSN Senior who desires to become a cardiovascular nurse.

Sibyl Bickers Hodnett Scholarship

Available for: BSN

$1,500


Established by MCG School of Nursing alumna Judy Hodnett in 2007, in honor of her mother, Mrs. Sibyl Bickers Hodnett, a retired nurse who has inspired many others.

Lois and Lucy Lampkin Foundation Scholarship

Available for: BSN CNL

$1,250


Established in 2009, to honor Lois and Lucy Lampkin, residents of Athens, Georgia, for first-year BSN and CNL students enrolled on the Athens Campus who demonstrate excellence, leadership, and service to others.

Lucy Edythe Marion Scholarship

Available for: BSN

$1,000


Established in 2007, by Dr. Lucy Marion, former College of Nursing dean, in memory of her loving grandmother. The scholarship recognizes a BSN student who demonstrates strong clinical skills, displays dedication to excellence in nursing practice, and demonstrates financial need.

Otto and Marguerite Mertins Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Available for: BSN

$500


The Otto and Marguerite Mertins Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established by Augusta University Allen W. Edmunds in 2009 in memory of his grandparents and in honor of the nurses who cared for them. This award is given to two senior BSN students who are deserving of financial assistance.

Dr. Elizabeth "Betty" Farren Pond Scholarship

Available for: BSN

$1,500


The Dr. Elizabeth "Betty" Farren Pond Scholarship was established by College of Nursing alumna and former faculty member, Dr. Betty Pond.

Hildegard Peplau Lore K. Wright Award

Available for: BSN

$1,000


The Hildegard Peplau/Lore K. Wright Award is given in memory of Dr. Hildegard Peplau, a leader in psychiatric nursing, and Dr. Lore K. Wright, a Professor and Chair of the MCG Department of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Endowed by Dr. Wright's husband, Dr. Victor Wright in 2007, this award is given to a student who exemplifies excellence in the application of psychotherapeutic interventions with clients.

Frances M. Price Leadership Award

Available for: BSN CNL

$1,000


The Frances M. Price Leadership Award was established by Dr. Pamela Cook, Augusta University faculty and graduate of the DNP class of 2006, in honor of her mother who exemplifies the highest ideals of leadership and who has been her greatest inspiration and role model. This award recognizes a student who demonstrate excellent leadership abilities by their significant contributions to their class and the College of Nursing.

Lore Rogers Memorial Scholarship

Available for: BSN CNL DNP PhD

$1,000


The Lore Rogers Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Lore Rogers, who devoted her life to the care of those in need. Specializing in burn nursing, her influence was not limited to Augusta, Georgia, but extended throughout her many medical mission trips and always displayed a genuine love for others.

Dr. George N. Stoney Scholarship

Available for: BSN CNL DNP PhD

$1,000


Dr. Stoney, a prominent local black physician, opened in 1909 the Stoney Nurses Home to house students of the Lamar School of Nursing. The Lamar School was one of the first nursing schools for blacks in the South which trained students for work at the Lamar Hospital which opened in 1895 for black patients. The Stoney Building currently is occupied by Augusta University faculty and staff. This scholarship provides tuition support for nursing students from groups underrepresented in nursing in pursuit of academic excellence.

The Trailblazer Award

Available for: BSN

$1,000


The Trailblazer Award was established in 2010 by a dedicated group of "trailblazing" African American alumnae. This need-based award recognizes a BSN junior nursing student who by their significant, unique visionary efforts, desires to have a profound impact in healthcare or their community, and in doing so blazes a trail for others to follow.

Lillian D. Wald Community Nursing Clinical Practice Award

Available for: BSN

$1,000


The Lillian D. Wald Community Nursing Clinical Practice Award was established in 1984 to honor an outstanding senior BSN student for clinical practice in community nursing.

Ralph W. and Harriet H. McAfee Military Nursing Scholarship Endowment

Available for: BSN

$1,000


The Ralph and Harriet H. McAfee Military Nursing Scholarship Endowment was established in 2010 by Col. Gayle McAfee Wooding (BSN, 1977) in memory and honor of her parents.

Frances Cecil Gunn Nursing Scholarship

Available for: BSN

$1,000


The Taylor-Gunn Nursing Scholarship was established by Mr. Frank M. Taylor to honor the memory of his wife, Mrs. Margaret G. Taylor, and her sister, Ms. Cecil Gunn. It is awarded to a second year Bachelor of Science in Nursing student. The recipient of the scholarship is selected based on need and the extent to which the identified criteria are met.

Anne L. Cox Memorial Scholarship

Available for: BSN

$1,200


The Anne L. Cox Memorial Scholarship was established by Ms. Tammy Burdeaux in memory of her mother. Ms. Burdeaux spent her career in public health and is dedicated to helping other nursing students achieve success. This scholarship will be awarded to a senior BSN student with an interest in public health.

EZ Agape Foundation Nursing Scholarship

Available for: BSN CNL

$2,000


This scholarship was developed to provide scholarships to students that demonstrate compassionate nursing service.

Naomi A. Monge Nursing Scholarship

Available for: BSN

$1,000


The Naomi A. Monge Nursing Scholarship is awarded to a rising BSN student who completed their freshman and sophomore years at Augusta University or entering freshman admitted to the Nursing Scholars Program.

MCG Foundation and College of Nursing Scholarship

Available for: BSN CNL

$10,000


The MCG Foundation and College of Nursing Scholarship was established in 2018 to support economically disadvantaged students who have demonstrated higher academic performance and extraordinary leadership.

Shirley M. Schiffer Pediatric Nursing Scholarship

Available for: BSN

$20,000


The Shirley M. Schiffer Pediatric Nursing Scholarship was established by Mr. Edwin Schiffer in memory of his wife, Mrs. Shirley Schiffer, who dedicated her life to caring for children and others. This scholarship is given to a nursing student who plans to specialize in pediatric nursing.

Leilee P. Ault Alumni Association Award

Available for: BSN CNL DNP PhD

$500


Leilee P. Ault was a founding faculty member of the School of Nursing and served in various capacities during her distinguished 32-year career. Ms. Ault's believed that a nursing student should be involved in school, professional and community activities. To honor Ms. Ault and the tremendous contribution she made to the School of Nursing and its students, the Alumni Association established an award in her honor. Two students, one undergraduate and one graduate, will receive awards annually. The College of Nursing Alumni Association Board will determine the most deserving applicants and announce the recipients at the CON Alumni Event in April.

AU Faculty Spouse and Partner Club Scholarship Endowment

Available for: BSN CNL DNP PhD

$2,000


The Augusta University Faculty Spouse and Partner Club Scholarship Endowment is presented to an outstanding student from each of the five health sciences colleges. To be eligible, students must demonstrate financial need, academic promise, and a commitment to serving others.

Donna M. Fair Scholar Award

Available for: BSN CNL DNP PhD

$1,000


Established in 1999 in memory of Donna M. Fair, a professor and alumna of the MCG School of Nursing. Joining the Department of Adult Nursing in 1973, she taught medical surgical nursing and served as Coordinator of the Nursing Skills Laboratory during her tenure at the College of Nursing. Ms. Fair retired in 1995 and passed away in 1999. The endowment funds awards to students who demonstrate promise in specialty nursing fields important to Ms. Fair. Two students, one undergraduate and one graduate, will receive awards annually. The awards also consider leadership ability. The College of Nursing Alumni Association Board will determine the most deserving applicants and announce the recipients at the CON Alumni Event in April.

Dr. Lenette O. Burrell Nurse Educator Scholarship

Available for: BSN CNL DNP PhD

$500


Established by her husband Zeb L. Burrell, Jr., MD (MCG, '52) to honor Dr. Burrell and commemorate her excitement and joy in teaching nursing students. Preference will be given to students with an interest in adult (medical/surgical) nursing education within spectrum of practical, associate, baccalaureate, and/or masters nursing education settings.

Augusta University Health Inc. Scholarship Endowment Award

Available for: CNL DNP PhD

$2,500


The Augusta University Health Inc. Scholarship Endowment Award was established to provide a scholarship to an Augusta University graduate nursing student. Preference will given to a Clinical Nurse Leader student.

Dr. and Mrs. David Jerram Scholarship Endowment

Available for: CNL DNP PhD

$2,000


The Dr. and Mrs. David Jerram Scholarship Endowment is given to a graduate nursing student demonstrating academic excellence, contributing to scholarly works, and involved with professional organization(s).

Marilyn Chew Lunn Memorial Nursing Leadership Award

Available for: Faculty and Alumni

$1,500


Established in November 1992 in tribute to Marilyn Chew Lunn, who served on the College of Nursing faculty from 1975 to 1981. The recipient of the award will demonstrates outstanding leadership in either nursing education or clinical nursing practice.

Ruth Vande Velde Mullins Endowed Fund

Available for: BSN CNL DNP PhD

$1,000


The Ruth Vande Velde Mullins Endowed Fund for graduate students was established by David and Michael Mullins in memory of their mother, who graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from MCG in 1975, as a non-traditional student. She devoted many years of her life to nursing education.

Emily Flanders Nairn Award

Available for: CNL DNP PhD

$1,000


The Emily Flanders Nairn Award was established by former dean Lucy Marion in loving memory of her aunt, Mrs. Emily Flanders Nairn. The scholarship is awarded to a graduate nursing student who focuses their studies on any aspects of addiction or its consequences with preference given to an applicant that demonstrates financial need.

Marion, Cromer, Layman Clinical Nurse Leader Scholarship

Available for: CNL

$1,000


Established in 2016 by former College of Nursing alumnae, Dr. Pamela Cromer and Ms. Debbie Layman, to award an outstanding Clinical Nurse Leader student.

Frances Crittenden Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Endowment

Available for: DNP

$1,000


Established in memory of a caring nurse practitioner who was known for her love of students and dedication to patient excellence. The award is given to a senior/graduating nurse practitioner (NP) student who has demonstrated excellence and creativity in course work and clinical NP practice.

Mary Ellen Lindsey Branan Scholarship

Available for: PhD

$2,000


The Branan Trust was created under the will of Charles I. Branan, who died in 1929. It is named in memory of his beloved mother, Mary Ellen Lindsey Branan (1830-1915), who was left a widow with seven children. The scholarship is utilized to advance nursing research by facilitating the studies of a graduate nursing student who best demonstrates promise for exemplary research. The award will be determined by the recipient's academic record and clarity of research goals and may be given to more than one student per academic year. This award may be used by students for tuition, research, professional travel, or other expenses directly related to their program of study.

Susan Alden Award

Available for: DNP

$1,000


The Susan Alden Award was established by MCG School of Nursing alumna (BSN and MSN) and dedicated Alumna Association Board Member, Susan Alden, DNP, FNP, APMHCNS, BC. Dr. Alden is Board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and Family Practice Nursing and has taught nursing for nearly 30 years. She established this award to assist students enrolled in an advanced practice nursing program who have a desire to work with psychiatric-mental health patients.

Drs. Vickie A. and Clinton E. Lambert Scholarship Award

Available for: PhD

$1,000


The Drs. Vickie A. and Clinton E. Lambert Nursing Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the College of Nursing. This award is given to a PhD student who demonstrates excellence in scholarly written work.

Marlene Rosenkoetter Research Award

Available for: PhD

$1,000


Colleagues and family established the Marlene M. Rosenkoetter Research award to be given to a graduating PhD student who demonstrates excellence in research and plans to pursue a nursing research career.

The Widow's Home Nursing Student Toolbox: Emergency Funding

Available for: BSN CNL

Varies


Established in 2009, the Widow's Home Nursing Student Toolbox Fund assists students in overcoming economic hardships that might prevent completion of the program of study. The funds are available year-round to females, who legally and officially reside in Georgia, with preference given to those who live in Richmond or Columbia Counties, enrolled full-time in the pre-licensure nursing programs (BSN and CNL) and currently attending classes on the Augusta campus.

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Miss Skelly's Support for Success Fund

Available for: BSN CNL DNP PhD

Varies


This fund is to assist undergraduate and graduate nursing students with emergent educational needs resulting from unforeseen financial challenges. It also is to help students with personal emergencies including unexpected medical bills, travel expenses for family emergencies, hardships such as difficulty paying for food, housing and utilities, and other financial crises as they arise. Funds will be disbursed at the discretion of the Assistant Dean of the College of Nursing, based on applications initiated or supported by faculty referrals.

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Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship

Available for: BSN

Varies


Mrs. Whitehead was an ardent supporter of education, and she gave generously to many educational institutions during her life. The scholarship program awards annual grants for the education of deserving female students with financial need.

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Navy Nurse Candidate Program

Available for: BSN

Varies


If you are already in or plan to attend Nursing School, the Nurse Candidate Program (NCP) is a financial assistance program for students enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program. Upon graduation you will have the honor of serving our country and treating of service members, veterans, and family members as a Commissioned Officer. Navy Medicine mission is to continue to provide quality care to our service members, veterans and family members. You will have the opportunity to challenge yourself personally and professionally as a Navy Nurse. Opportunities for further education available, so if you are interested in becoming a Perioperative Nurse, ER, Critical Care, Labor and delivery or any other specialty let the Navy assist with that. Now is the time to build the foundation for your success!

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