The Montana Health Care Association Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for the Donald E. Pizzini Memorial Nurse Scholarships. Scholarships of up to $1000 will be awarded to individuals interested in pursuing a career in nursing or advancing in their nursing career with an emphasis in long term care. Scholarship applications are due the last day of February, and will be awarded in April for the upcoming academic year.
All applicants must meet the following criteria:
A) Must pursue study on a full-time or part-time basis in a nursing program relevant to the long term care field.
B) Academic excellence. Applicants shall have maintained a 3.0 GPA or better in their previous studies; high school GPA shall be considered for first year students. The scholarship committee may waive this requirement at their discretion in consideration of work experience and performance records as qualifying criteria for current long term care professionals.
C) Attend a college accredited in the field of nursing for which the scholarship is granted, including advance practice nursing if applicable.
D) Pursue a nursing program designed to lead to an appropriate degree or certification.
E) Must be a U.S. citizen or possess a Permanent Resident Visa.
F) Must reside in Montana and plan to work, or remain working, in the long term care nursing field in Montana.
G) Must be available for a qualifying interview.