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Endowed and Named Scholarships

School of Nursing Scholarships

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.

Cynthia Martin Chase '74 - Sophia Steinhardt Scholarship

A scholarship for nursing students. This scholarship was established through the generosity of Mr. James Martin.

Friends of Uncle Mike, Inc. Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship seeks to foster the development of nurses as a memorial to Uncle Mike Lynch who, as a lifelong resident of Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, became a “big brother” to many of the young people in the neighborhood. Applicants should maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and submit an essay. An interview may also be required.

Hearst Foundation Scholarship

An annual grant from this private foundation, which is intended to encourage under-represented populations to pursue nursing careers. This scholarship was established through the generosity of the Hearst Foundation.

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.

Judith E. '69 and Laurence Hicks Scholarship in Nursing and Technology

Recipients of this scholarship must be a junior or senior student in nursing, maintain an overall GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and submit a short essay describing the student's interest in technology and its interface with patient-care. This scholarship was created as a result of the generosity of Judith E., '69, and Laurence Hicks.
"I find no greater joy than helping others, which is exactly why I am going into nursing. Being a nurse will give me the opportunity to help a lot of different people during truly difficult times, which is exactly what you did for me. Before I received the announcement about the scholarship, I was desperately trying to find ways to stay at Saint Xavier. Thank you for helping me to pursue my academic goal of earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. This scholarship has made a big difference in my life."
--Samantha Spitzig

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Samantha Spitzig, recipient of the Judith E. ’69 and Laurence Hicks Scholarship in Nursing and Technology, with Mr. and Mrs. Hicks

 

Joyce M. Jeck '54 Scholarship

This scholarship was created from the estate of Ms. Joyce Jeck who, in her will, designated a gift to create a scholarship for nursing students. Recipients of the Joyce M. Jeck '54 Scholarship will be at least second semester sophomore nursing students, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have demonstrated financial need. Recipients will also submit an essay addressing commitment to nursing profession and a letter of recommendation from a School of Nursing faculty member that addresses student's commitment and integrity.

Virginia Landman '73 Scholarship

Made possible through the estate of Virginia Landman, '73, two scholarships are available; one will be awarded to a nursing student who has achieved junior status and one will be awarded to an incoming freshman.

Lebold/Sigma Theta Tau/Alpha Omicron Scholarship

Established by the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society (Alpha Omicrom 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 and 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.

Therese McConnell Lee Scholarship

This scholarship, established in 2008 to honor the late Therese McConnell Lee, is awarded to a nursing major who maintains a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and demonstrates financial need. Applicants must also submit an application and short essay describing a personal interest in caring for patients, as well as a letter of recommendation. The Therese McConnell Lee Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Brendan Lee and contributions from family and friends.
“I chose Saint Xavier because it is the best school in the area, and I knew I would get a quality education here. Your award will be a major plus in my life, as it will take some of the financial burden off while I pursue my dream.”
--Karen Roberts

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Karen Roberts, recipient of the Therese McConnell Lee Scholarship, with Mr. Brendan Lee

 

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.

LPN-BS Endowment Fund

This award is for any LPN student in the School of Nursing.

Ralph and Loretta Oesterle Scholarship

Established by Dr. Mary Lebold, '60, and Dr. Mary Oesterle, '68, along with their families, in honor of Ralph and Loretta Oesterle. Financial assistance is given to graduate nursing students.

Mary Kay Millea Schmidt '44 Scholarship

A generous gift by Charles E. Schmidt in memory of his wife in 2011 established the Mary Kay Millea Schmidt ’44 Scholarship, which supports an undergraduate student admitted to the School of Nursing who has financial need and maintains a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.
“This scholarship has significantly helped my family and me, and words cannot express our gratitude! I am so honored to be receiving the Mary Kay Millea Schmidt ’44 scholarship.”
--Katlyn Dean

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Katlyn Dean, first recipient of the Mary Kay Millea Schmidt ’44 Scholarship, with Dr. Gloria Jacobson, Dean for the School of Nursing, and Mr. Charles E. Schmidt

 

Dr. Scholl Foundation Scholarship

Funds from an annual grant providing scholarships for deserving nursing students. This scholarship was established through the generosity of the Dr. Scholl Foundation.

School of Nursing Alumni and Friends Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate nursing student (at least junior level I) who is in good academic standing and has demonstrated financial need. Students applying for this scholarship must also submit an essay addressing their commitment to the nursing profession and to the School of Nursing upon graduation. The School of Nursing Alumni and Friends Endowed Scholarship was created in 2010 with proceeds from the School of Nursing’s 75th Anniversary Dinner and other special events.

Trenton Turyna Memorial Scholarship

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Turyna and contributions from friends and family, this annual award is given to an undergraduate nursing student who is committed to public service, has financial need and juggles academics with full- or part-time employment.

W.P. and H.B. White Foundation Scholarship

An annual grant from a private foundation, this scholarship provides funds for deserving nursing students.