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Barry Family Nursing Career Development Scholarship Program

About the Scholarship:

  • Recipients will sign contract with CSM for future employment.
    • ADN students will receive funding for all 4 semesters of nursing school and sign a 2-year contract to work at CSM.
    • VN and Transition students will receive funding for 3 semesters of nursing school and sign a 1-year contract to work at CSM.
  • Scholarship funds will be applied directly to the recipient’s Texarkana College Student Account.
  • If a student fails a class or withdraws, they will not be eligible for future funds.

 

Applicants for this scholarship must submit the following:

  • Completed application; do not leave blank spaces or omit information.
  • Evidence of all other financial aid received: Pell grant, GI bill, Hazelwood, scholarships, etc.
  • Letters of recommendation from THREE individuals who can speak to the applicant’s character, work ethic, and ability. At least 1 letter of recommendation must come from faculty who has taught you, preferably in college. Letters should include contact information for the person writing the recommendation.
  • An essay describing the reasons you will be a positive impact on the profession of nursing and the health and wellbeing of others. Must be double spaced; limited to 2 pages.

 

Vocational Nursing (VN) Students

  • This program admits students in spring and fall and has two application periods.
  • Apply for the scholarship during the application cycle that coincides with submission of application to the program.
  • The electronic application is on the Texarkana College scholarship webpage.
  • Applications are accepted from January 1st – April 15th and July 1st – October 1st.
  • One of the letters of recommendation should come from a faculty member.
  • Awardees will receive $1,000 in each semester of the program; $3,000 total funds.

 

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN/RN) Students

  • Apply in the spring before starting their first semester of nursing school.
  • The electronic application will be on Texarkana College’s scholarship webpage.
  • Applications are accepted from January 1st– April 15th.
  • Awardees will receive $1,500 in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semester of the program; $6,000 total funds.

 

VN to AND (RN) Transition Students

  • Apply in the spring before starting their first semester of nursing school.
  • The electronic application will be on Texarkana College’s scholarship webpage.
  • Applications are accepted from July 1st – October 1st.
  • Awardees will receive $1,500 in each semester of the program; $4,500 total funds.

 

Applicants must be pursuing a degree or certificate in one of the following programs:

  • Associate Degree Nursing (ADN/RN) Program
  • Vocational Nursing (VN) Program
  • VN to ADN Transition Program

 

The number of scholarships awarded will be limited due to funding. Priority will be given to applicants who:

  1. Are already enrolled in a program listed above.
  2. Completed all prerequisite courses for a program.
  3. Hold a 3.0 or greater GPA.

 

Applicants for this scholarship must submit the following:

  1. Completed application; do not leave blank spaces or omit information.
  2. Evidence of all other financial aid received: Pell grant, GI bill, Hazelwood, scholarships, etc.
  3. Letters of recommendation from THREE individuals who can speak to the applicant’s character, work ethic, and ability. At least 1 letter of recommendation must come from faculty who has taught you, preferably in college. Letters should include contact information for the person writing the recommendation.
  4. An essay describing the reasons you will be a positive impact on the profession of nursing and the health and wellbeing of others. Must be double spaced; limited to 2 pages.

 

Prior to the release of funds:

  1. Texarkana College will verify the student has been accepted to the program, has met all admission requirements, and is in good standing with the college and nursing program.
  2. A signed agreement stating the recipient will work for CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System for a period of 1 to 2 years after graduation, depending on the scholarship awarded.
    • Students in the ADN program will sign a 2 year agreement.
    • Students in the VN and VN to ADN Transition programs will sign a 1 year agreement.

 

Receiving this scholarship does not guarantee employment at any CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System facility.