Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

School of Nursing Scholarships

School of Nursing Scholarships

Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Eileen Callaghan Memorial Scholarship

The Student Nurses Association will award a scholarship for the academic year. A student must be a full-time undergraduate student at Saint Xavier University's School of Nursing. They must be a member in good standing and actively engaged in SNA activities. The student must be at least Junior I status, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate involvement in non-academic activities.

Cynthia Martin Chase-Sophia Steinhardt Scholarship

A scholarship for nursing students. This scholarship was established through the generosity of Mr. James Martin. Criteria include involvement in university and/or community service. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Judith and Laurence Hicks Scholarship

The student must be a junior or senior student in nursing and must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0. The student must submit an essay describing the student's interest in technology and its interface with patient care. The student must also agree to an observational experience under the direction of the donor or her named successor, as well as submit a letter of recommendation.

Virginia Landman '73 Scholarship

Established to honor Virginia Landman, '73. Two scholarships are available: one will be awarded to a nursing student who has achieved junior status and the other will be awarded to an incoming freshman. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and submit an essay demonstrating financial need.

The Hearst Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to an African American or Hispanic nursing student holding a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The student must also demonstrate financial need.

Mary Clare '65 and Gerald Loftus Nursing Scholarship

This award is granted to a junior or senior nursing student in good academic standing who demonstrates qualities of care and compassion consistent with the Mercy mission. Applicants must be a full-time junior or senior enrolled in the School of Nursing with a minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher. Applicants must also be currently working in a Catholic or community hospital in the Chicago metropolitan area. This award was made possible through the generosity of Mary Clare, '65, and Gerald Loftus.

Joyce M. Jeck Scholarship

Be a full-time undergraduate student (at least sophomore II level) in good academic standing in the School of Nursing. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, demonstrate financial need, and submit an essay addressing commitment to the nursing profession. Must submit a School of Nursing faculty recommendation that addresses the student's commitment and integrity.

Lebold/Sigma Theta Tau/Alpha Omicron Scholarship

Established by the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society (Alpha Omicron Chapter) in honor of Dr. Mary Lebold, '60, the long-time dean of the School of Nursing at Saint Xavier University. This annual award will be given to students enrolled as nursing majors, who are in good academic standing and eligible for membership in Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Omicron Chapter. The applicants will also demonstrate financial need and display a commitment to the community and/or caring and compassionate nursing care in the clinical setting.

Eileen Callaghan Memorial Scholarship

An annual award to a second semester sophomore, junior or first semester senior nursing student, active in the Student Nurses Association, plans to be a full-time student for the next academic year and has a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The candidate must also demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities.

Rosaleen Hertel '45 Scholarship

This award is given to a second semester sophomore, junior or first semester senior nursing student who is in good academic standing and displays caring and compassionate nursing care in the clinical setting. This scholarship was established through the generosity of Ms. Mary Jo Hertel, '57, in memory of her sister.

Mary Kay Millea Schmidt '44 Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the generosity of Mr. Charlie Schmidt, widower of Mary Kay Millea Schmidt '44.  The criteria for the scholarship include an interest in gerontology and/or homecare. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75, be in good academic standing within the School of Nursing, and must be at least a Junior I in the nursing program.  Applications must include an essay addresing the student's interest in gerontology or homecare and a letter of support from community service representative or a university representative.  

SON Alumni and Friends Scholarship

This scholarship is for nursing students. The SON Alumni and Friends Scholarship was established by the Alumni and Friends of the School of Nursing in honor of the School's 75th Anniversary.


Deadlines for the above nursing scholarship vary from year to year, SON endowed scholarships are awarded during the Spring semester. For information on available scholarships and deadlines, please check the UG Clinical Canvas page.

If you have any questions on available nursing scholarships, please contact Brian Mueller at

Additional Information and Outside Scholarships

Most of these scholarships require a minimum 3.0 grade-point average.

Please consult with the Office of Financial Aid when applying for any of these scholarships.

For additional resources regarding scholarship and financial aid opportunities for nursing students, visit the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website.