Laurene Ann Opdyke Nursing Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be admitted into a bachelor of nursing program; applicants may apply during their sophomore and/or junior year of school. Awards are distributed during a recipients’ junior and senior years of college.
  • Eligible applicants may also be pursuing a Diploma Nursing Program leading toward licensure as a professional Registered Nurse.
  • Unweighted GPA greater than or equal to 3.0.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with financial need.

The Laurene Ann Opdyke Nursing Scholarship is a renewable award for up to two consecutive years; an unweighted GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 is required to be considered for renewal. Funds may be used for educational related expenses: tuition, fees and book expenses. Payments are made directly to the school. Recipients must attend a not-for-profit, accredited four-year school in the United States with a BN program.

The Laurene Ann Opdyke Nursing Scholarship is an endowed scholarship fund of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation that was established by by her husband, Richard Opdyke, to help support students (1) pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing during their junior and senior years of schooling, as well as (2) provide financial assistance to students pursuing a Diploma Nursing Program leading toward licensure as a professional Registered Nurse. Laurene herself attended and graduated from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing where she received a Diploma in Nursing (now part of the St. Luke’s University Health Network); St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing is the oldest nursing school in the country.

Award
$2,500
Deadline
06/01/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Why are you interested or what has inspired you to pursue a career in the nursing field? (Please limit to 500 words.)
  2. Did you submit your household's FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) for the coming year when you completed the General Application? (NOTE: If you answered "no", please know that financial need may be considered for this scholarship, and to be eligible for this scholarship you need to return to the General Application/Student Profile and attach a FAFSA - or a 1040 if you cannot complete the FAFSA.)