Heffington Family Scholarship Fund


  • 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 recipient’s 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 2.75.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with financial need.

The Heffington Family Scholarship Fund is a one-time award. 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 Oklahoma with a nursing program.

The Heffington Family Scholarship Fund was created in 2022 by Craig Heffington to support Oklahoma nursing students.

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. To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to return to the General Application and attach a FAFSA or a 1040 if you cannot complete the FAFSA.) If you cannot complete the FAFSA, please indicate your financial circumstances on your General Application under the particular circumstances question.