- Advanced Public Health Nurse
- Accelerated BSN
- BSN On-campus
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- LPN to BSN
- Nurse Anesthesia
- Nurse Educator
- PhD in Nursing
- Psychiatric and Mental Health
- RN to BSN
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Community Nutrition
- Social Work
- MSW Distance Concentration
- MSW On Campus Concentration
- MSW Distance Foundation
Scholarships offered by the Department of Nursing
Students must be admitted into the UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines to apply for scholarships. The application deadline is March 15 of each year. Application forms can be obtained here or may be picked up at the Office of Student Services. Scholarships recipients are determined in the spring and awards are disbursed for the next academic year.
Shirley Solberg Aarthun Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2011 by Kristine and Robert Solberg of Houston, Texas in order to invest in the ongoing growth and development of the University of North Dakota. Kristine Solberg is a proud alumna of the UND Nursing BSN program. The scholarship funds are intended to fund an undergraduate nursing student enrolled at UND.
Bertha Beck Scholarship
Established in 1959 by the family and friends of Bertha Beck, RN in respect and admiration for the contribution she made to health care and nursing profession. Bertha graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing in 1917, served in the Canadian Nurse Corps and did staff and private duty nursing in Winnipeg. She was active in numerous professional and civic organizations on the state and national level including the President of the North Dakota Tuberculosis and Health Association. While engaged in graduate work in New York, Bertha met and married Dr. Richard Beck who taught Scandinavian languages at UND. Fund # 48621
Clenora Evangeline Anderson Berge Scholarship
Established in loving memory of Clenora Evangeline Anderson Berge by her husband Arthur, her children Sharon and Arlin and granddaughter Michelle. Clenora was from McVille, ND and received her RN diploma from Deaconess Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. She did post graduate work in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Her husband, Arthur, was in the military and she worked at a number of hospitals as he was transferred throughout the country. Clenora loved her home and garden and always had beautiful flowers. Her church and faith were of primary importance to her. She died in December 1996 in Pugalleys, WA. Fund # 46419
Hazel B. Berve Scholarship
The Hazel B. Berve Scholarship was established by Hazel in memory of her husband who was cared for by a male nurse during his terminal illness. She established this scholarship in order to encourage male nursing students who have financial needs.
Isabelle R. Brathovde Scholarship
Established by the family of Isabelle R. Brathovde to honor their mother's contribution to nursing. Belle, as she was called, received her diploma in nursing at Hillcrest Surgical Hospital, Minneapolis, MN in 1913. She married in 1915 and worked part time as a private duty nurse while they raised their six children. After her husband passed away in 1937, Belle took a nursing refresher course and moved to Grand Forks. During the remainder of her career she was employed as a nurse in Grand Forks and Minneapolis. She was a lover of verse. A collection of her poems was presented to the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines by the Brathovde family.
Ruth Burrage Scholarship
Ruth Burrage, Professor Emeritus, established this scholarship to promote educational excellence within the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines. Ruth received her diploma in nursing from Peter Bent Brignam Hospital School of Nursing in 1929. She later earned her B.S. at the University of Rochester and her M.S. at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. Ruth taught at the UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines from 1951 to 1977. She served as Associate Dean at the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines, chaired the building committee for the present College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines building and was active in professional and community organizations. Ruth passed away on January 14, 2002. Fund # 47565
Robert C. Campbell Scholarship
The Robert C. Campbell Foundation established this scholarship in honor of Dr. Robert Campbell, a pioneer physician who practiced in Grand Forks for more than 50 years. He was born in Manitoba and received his BP, MD, and MC degrees from the University of Manitoba and after one year internship settled in Grand Forks. Both Dr. and Mrs. Campbell were leaders in the Community. This scholarship was first awarded in 1974 to the St. Michael's School of Nursing, but when that school was discontinued, the scholarship was established at the University of North Dakota College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines. It is awarded to a student who has just completed his/her nursing degree.
William and Lucy Churchill Memorial Endowment Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Helen Churchill Wahlstrand, the daughter of the late William and Lucy Churchill, in honor of the contributions made by her loving mother and father and other pioneers who were the builders of our nation. The first scholarship was awarded in 2001. It is hoped that this endowment in her parents' honor and memory will inspire others to live meaningful and productive lives and be a lasting tribute to the moral strength and fortitude of her parents. This endowment provides scholarships for students with financial need who have demonstrated interest in the areas of nursing or medical research. Fund # 46403
Kathryn Griffith Scholarship
Established by Kathryn Griffith to encourage nursing students who demonstrate academic excellence and the potential for clinical and leadership excellence. Kathryn Howitz Griffith received her diploma in nursing from St. Johns Hospital School of Nursing in Fargo. After marriage in 1932 and settling in the Sarles-Osnabrock area she did private duty and on-call nursing without fee to area families during this depressed time. Mrs. Griffith is now retired and living in Grand Forks. Fund # 48765
Dorothy Halcrow Scholarship
Established by Dorothy Halcrow to assist a student with financial need in obtaining her nursing degree. Dorothy grew up in North Dakota and graduated from the St. John's Hospital School of Nursing in Fargo in 1932. It was difficult to find work during the depression so she moved home to Willow City and did home deliveries. In the fall of 1933, she was accepted into post graduate course in obstetrics at Dr. Lee Lying in a hospital which was in connection with the University of Chicago. She worked in Chicago for a time and then returned to North Dakota to work at the Hanna, Clay, Lancaster, McGregor Clinic in Fargo. In 1937, she married John G. Halcrow and they farmed in Bowesmont, ND. In 1954 they moved to Grand Forks where she worked in obstetrics at St. Michael's Hospital for 19 years. Dorothy now lives in Mesa, AZ. Fund # 47860
Margaret Heyse Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Margaret (Peg) Heyse Cory, Dean Emeritus, in honor of her father Rudolph Heyse who lived with her after the death of his wife. Although Mr. Heyse did not have the advantage of a college education he espoused the values of higher education. Margaret's background includes a Master's Degree in Biochemistry and graduation from a Diploma Nursing program. She came to UND in 1959 and served as Dean of the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines until 1978 when she retired and married. She remained active in her retirement, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from UND in 1992 and UND Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award in 1984. Margaret died in Grand Forks on June 4, 2000.
Theodore and Margaret Johnson Scholarship
The Margaret & Theodore Johnson Memorial Scholarship was established by her son, David Johnson, in 2012, to support deserving UND nursing students. Margaret was born in Detroit, Mich., a first-generation American and the daughter English immigrants. Her husband, Theodore, was also from Detroit and worked in the pharmaceutical business. Margaret graduated from Providence Hospital School of Nursing in Detroit. During her career she worked at hospitals, clinics, and a hospice. Margaret always described her priorities in this manner: God, family and nursing. She loved caring for the people who required medical care while at the same time extending her concern for family members. Today, Providence Hospital no longer has an undergraduate nursing program. David chose to support UND’s Department of Nursing because his son and Margaret’s grandson, Michael, graduated from UND in 2011. She would have been so proud of him, the university, and the quality of students who attend UND.
Deborah L. Kosmatka
Memorial Nursing Scholarship Lorraine (Lori) R. Jensen, Florian Kosmatka, Daniel Kosmatka, Robert Kosmatka and Kathleen Ward, along with other family members and friends, honor the memory of a wonderful and caring sister, friend and nurse by establishing the Deborah L. Kosmatka Memorial Nursing Scholarship. This scholarship will benefit students enrolled in the UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines. Fund # 61594
Paul & Lillian Larson Nursing Endowment Scholarship
This endowment has been established through a testamentary provision by Paul and Lillian Larson within the UND Foundation. Allocations from this endowment shall be used to award annual scholarship to a student with a minimum 3.0 grade point average that has been admitted into the nursing program at the University of North Dakota. Eligible candidates must be from Walsh County, ND. The recipient shall be of high moral character and have high potential to lead a successful career in the nursing profession. Fund # 49697
Clara Lybeck Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1986 by the family of the late Clara Lybeck in honor of her contribution and dedication to nursing. Clara graduated from Deaconess Hospital School on Nursing in Grand Forks in 1922, after which she joined the staff of the Deaconess Hospital. She remained at the Deaconess Hospital for 42 years assuming leadership positions as operating room supervisor, assistant anesthetist and Director of Anesthesia. Fund #49126
Hilda Lybeck Flynn Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2000 by the family of the late Hilda Lybeck Flynn in honor of her dedication to the nursing profession and her distinguished service spanning over 40 years for the benefit of countless citizens of the Grand Forks community where she work and lived. The Donors wish to recognize the important role Hilda and other pioneer North Dakotans played in the building and development of their communities, their state and nation. Hilda received her basic education in the Petersburg, ND Public School prior to moving to Grand Forks. She graduated from the Deaconess School of Nursing in 1933. For over 40 years, Hilda worked at Deaconess Hospital as a registered nurse and then worked in Grand Forks as a private duty nurse. Fund # 46685
Grace Sorlie and Stella Mann Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Ruth Sorlie Edick in honor and memory of her mother and aunt. Grace Sorlie (her mother) attended UND and taught school in Minneapolis and Grand Forks. In 1920 she married A.G. Sorlie and became first lady of North Dakota when her husband was elected Governor. Grace devoted herself to her three children and was active in many political and community organizations. Grace's sister, (Ruth's aunt) Stella Mann graduated with a BA degree from UND and later earned a masters degree from University of Iowa. She taught school and later at teachers' colleges. Her husband George Mann was owner of the Bismarck Tribune and after his death Stella took over as publisher, although she had no previous newspaper experience. She became a civic leader as well as being noted as one of Bismarck's most gracious hostesses. Fund # 46548
Esther Mellem Nursing Scholarship
Walter Mellem, desiring to leave a legacy in honor and memory of his beloved wife, established the Esther Mellem Memorial Nursing Endowment. Throughout her lifetime, Esther spoke of her desire to become a nurse. However, family commitments to her husband and children became her priority and she never fulfilled her dream of attending nursing school. It is in loving memory that her husband established this endowment to assist students who have been accepted into the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines at UND. This endowment shall fund one scholarship each year to a hard working student held in good academic standing and showing financial need. Fund # 41581
Vivian Hanson Meehan Nursing Endowment
Christopher Athas of Highland Park, Illinois has established this scholarship endowment in honor of Vivian’s lifelong dedication to women’s health. Allocations from this endowment will provide scholarship for students in the Nursing program at the University of North Dakota. Preference should be given to female nursing students who are residents of North Dakota.
Eric & Helyn Morrison Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was initiated in 2001 by the family of Eric & Helyn Morrison, after the death of Eric Morrison on March 28, 2001. Their daughter, Dr. Diane Morrison Langemo, served on the faculty of the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines for many years and taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Fund # 66965
Jane S. Nelson Nursing Endowment
Jane S. Nelson established this fund to be split between priority needs and student scholarships at the UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines. Fund # 47888
Margrete Rasmusson Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Rasmusson family to honor their mother, Margrete, and her parents who made her career possible. Margrete was a native of Dazey, ND. She received her diploma in nursing at the Eitel Hospital in Minneapolis and stayed on there to become the evening nursing supervisor. She played a major role in building and developing the Minneapolis community. Fund # 49070
George and Edna Ward Nursing Scholarship Endowment
This endowment was initiated in 1989 by George and Edna Ward of Grand Forks, ND. George Ward was born near Michigan, North Dakota, June 17, 1905. Edna was born October 29, 1919 in Grand Forks County to John M. and Elizabeth Albright Schauer. Edna was employed at the University of North Dakota from 1969 to 1984. Many of those years were spent as custodian in the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines building. In recognition of her loyalty and dedication to UND, a room at the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines was named in her honor August 14, 1987. George Ward died January 7, 1991. Edna Ward passed away on November 23, 2001.
Faye J. Weir Nursing Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was initiated in 2002 by Faye J. and John L. Weir of Olean, New York. John and Faye (Stelter) Weir are originally from Jamestown, ND. Faye received a bachelor's degree in Nursing from UND in 1980. John received a bachelor's degree in Management from UND in 1985. Fund # 47599
Mary Jean and Fred Mannes/Beth Benson Scholarship
The original scholarship, set up in 2001 was the Mary Jean Mannes Scholarship for a student in economics. Mary Jean Mannes served as the secretary in Economics for many years. Some time after Mary Jean passed away, her husband, Fred, remarried. When Fred passed away his second wife, Mary (Bohlman) Mannes added Fred's name to the scholarship. When Mary Jean's sister, Beth Benson, passed away, Mary (Bohlman) Mannes added Beth's name to the scholarship and added the nursing scholarship.
Wendschlag Family Scholarship Fund
James C. and Janey C. Wendschlag of Versailles, Kentucky and Dwight D. and Peggy L. Wendschlag of Kalispell, Montana established this scholarship fund to provide one or more academic scholarships to students pursuing a mechanical engineering degree within the School of Engineering and Mines and to students pursuing a nursing degree within the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines at the University of North Dakota. Students shall demonstrate the ability to lead successful and productive lives and careers. Scholarships are intended to be a minimum of $500 each. Recipients should be a resident of North Dakota and be a junior in their respective major. Should the recipient attain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 through their junior year, they will be eligible to receive the scholarship for their senior year as well. No student shall receive the scholarship for more than two years.
Established in 2013 by Sean and Saundra Christenson and friends, the Carly Christenson scholarship is intended to provide assistance to nursing students within the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines at the University of North Dakota who have a grade point average of 3.00 or higher. As stated on the Carly's Dream website, www.carlysdream.com, "Carly was wise beyond her years and serious about her future. Even as a freshman at St. Louis Park High School, Carly knew her dream was to attend the University of North Dakota and study nursing. Her parents, Sandy (Finneseth) Christenson and Sean Christenson are both UND alumni. After touring the beautiful UND campus during Homecoming 2012, Carly saw a piece of her future. On January 8, 2013, Sean and Saundra Christenson's daughter Carly passed away from complications of influenza. She was only 14 years old." This endowment was established by Carly's family and friends as a way to keep her dreams alive
The scholarships listed below are typically available for students to apply for. However, external scholarships are subject to change from year to year.
Disadvantaged Student Scholarships
Federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to support Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students may be available. As funding notifications are not received until the summer months, students are invited to apply during the spring semester of each year. In the event that funding is secured, the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines and University of North Dakota will award and disburse the funds in accordance with the stated grant objectives. The purpose of these scholarships is to assist in recruiting and retaining students from disadvantaged backgrounds, including students who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups.
Nursing Education Loan
The Nursing Education Loan Program is available to students in associate, bachelors and masters degree programs in nursing. It also is available to graduate nurse students pursuing a doctorate and nurses enrolled in a refresher course. This loan is provided through the North Dakota Board
Air Force ROTC Nursing Scholarship
UND has an active Air Force ROTC unit. More information on this scholarship may be found at http://www.afrotc.com/admissions/professional/nursing.php or by contacting their office at 701-777-0437
Links to Additional Online Scholarship Resources
- This site is a result of a partnership between the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and CampusRN, a leading healthcare employment website. It includes an extensive scholarship search of sources specific to health care education. http://www.campusrn.com/
- Benjamin Cummings will award five students $1,000 scholarships toward their continuing education for sharing their ideas, experiences, and solutions regarding public health. We invite your students to discuss their recommendations for dealing with public health issues. By sharing an idea presented in one of their courses or textbooks along with their experiences and insights, students could win cash towards their college education http://www.aw-bc.com/scholarships/allied/index.html
- No fees charged for scholarship searches. Create personal profile to match with potential scholarships. Notifies students when new scholarships are added or deadlines are approaching. http://www.fastweb.com
- Helps calculate cost of education and how much colleges will expect you to pay. A Loan Analyzer@ compares loans to help you assess which is the best option. Multiple hyperlinks to other top financial aid Web Sites. http://www.finaid.org
- This HRSA site contains information on the Nursing Scholarship Program. The scholarship pays for tuition, fees, other educational expenses, and a monthly stipend as well. Funding preference is given to qualified applicants with the greatest financial need. Receipt of this scholarship incurs a commitment to provide at least 2 years of service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/scholarships/Nursing/
- The National Student Nurses Association provides support for nursing and pre-nursing students based on academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in nursing students organizations and community activities related to health care. Applicants must be enrolled in U.S. approved schools of nursing pre-nursing associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, or generic doctorate or masters programs. http://www.nsna.org
- Sponsored by the AACN and AfterCollege. Priority given to masters/doctoral students, RN to BSN students, or accelerated program students. $2,500 award, four opportunities to apply each year. http://www.aftercollege.com/content/article/aftercollege_aacn_scholarship/76107013/
- Health Workforce Information Center, funded by the Bureau of Health Professions, Health REcources and SErvices Administration, US Dept. of HHS, and operated by the Center for Rural Health at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Scholarship opportunities in Nursing are listed - particularly for those already in the workforce. http://www.healthworkforceinfo.org/funding/browse/xa9
- The Brain Track Nursing Schools Scholarship is designed to help others considering nursing as a career by taking advantage of the experiences of entrants. Entrants must be currently taking classes in an appropriate nursing degree program with at least one semester of studies completed. Studies can be full-time, part-time, on-campus, or online and must be at an accredited US college. http://www.braintrack.com/colleges-by-career/registered-nurses#scholarship