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Edna Mason Memorial TNA Conference Scholarship


The Tennessee Nurses Foundation is pleased to offer a scholarship to attend the TNA Annual Conference in honor of Edna Mason, RN, a devoted, long-time member of the Tennessee Nurses Association. Ms. Mason was a staff nurse from the Knoxville, TN, area and she and her husband, Ray, never missed coming to TNA’s Annual Conferences. Edna’s kindness, bubbly spirit, and willingness to serve will long be remembered.

TNA's Annual Conference will be held October 10-12, 2024, at the Mt. Juliet Hilton Garden Inn, Mt. Juliet, TN. Visit the website for conference details as they become available. DEADLINE TO APPLY: Thursday, August 29, 2024. Awardee/s receive a 100% discount on TNA’s Annual Conference registration fee. The scholarship value is yet to be determined. This scholarship does not cover lodging or travel. Transportation to and from the conference, hotel, additional meals, incidentals, etc., are the responsibility of the scholarship winner. 

*The number of scholarships awarded will be based on funds available. 

Eligibility:

  1. This scholarship will be awarded only to registered nurses in direct care, AND you must be a first-time attendee to the TNA Annual Conference. Previous conference attendees will not be eligible. Individuals who have received any scholarships from TNF in the last two years are not eligible. Applicant does not have to be a member of TNA.

  2. The TNF Awards Committee's decision on this scholarship is based on the applicant's letter that includes financial need, immediate professional aspirations, and how this conference can help you reach your professional development goals. Please limit your letter to three pages.

    Have your letter ready before you start the below application process.

Click HERE for complete details and to apply.

 



Student Scholarships | Non-Licensed RN Student

LPN to RN Scholarship Program

The Tennessee Nurses Foundation supports the education of Licensed Practical Nurses by providing scholarships for those nurses seeking higher education through an accredited LPN to RN nursing program.

Scholarship applications are reviewed once each year in the amount of $5,000. The Deadline is March 1.

Open submission period will begin on January 1. Submission requires several document uploads.

Apply Today

2023 LPN to RN Scholarship Winners

Kristan Dekmar, LPN  

My name is Kristan Dekmar, and I'm currently an LPN working at Vanderbilt in Urology that is pursing my BSN. Being able to win this scholarship helps me out tremendously because I no longer can receive federal loans. I am beyond grateful for this scholarship; I thought that I would have to give up on my goals of becoming an RN. I am excited to bring my goals into fruition, and it hits home because I am the first college graduate in my family.

Amount received: $5,000.

Arienne Elie, LPN          

Receiving this nursing scholarship is essential in helping me achieve my academic and career goals. My passion for nursing comes from a deep desire to care for and assist those suffering from illness. Although nursing may not be the most glamorous career path, it is incredibly fulfilling to me. As a nursing student, my commitment is to become a highly skilled and compassionate nurse who can provide the best possible care to patients.

However, the costs associated with pursuing a nursing degree can be significant, including tuition fees, textbooks, and other expenses. This scholarship will provide me with the financial support I need to focus more fully on my studies and less on financial concerns. With this scholarship, I can pay for educational materials and other necessary expenses without the added stress of worrying about how to fund them. This will give me more time to devote to my coursework and clinical experiences, enabling me to excel academically and gain valuable hands-on experience in the field.

In closing, I am honored to be a recipient of the Tennessee Nurses Foundation LPN to BSN scholarship, and I am grateful for the opportunity to share my aspirations. This scholarship will help me achieve my long-term career goals, positioning me to enter the workforce as a skilled and confident healthcare professional. I am committed to making a positive impact in the lives of my patients and contributing to the advancement of the nursing profession. With this scholarship, I am confident that I can turn my dream into a reality.

Thank you for this amazing opportunity.

Amount received: $5,000.



Regional Educational Scholarship

This is a scholarship awarded to an individual in each of three regions in Tennessee (west, middle, east) in the amount of $5,000.
Applicant must be enrolled in an entry-level nursing program in an accredited institution of higher education.

Scholarship applications are reviewed once each year. The deadline is March 1.

    Open submission period will begin on January 1. Submission requires several document uploads.

    Apply Today


    2023 Regional Educational Scholarship Winners

    Grace Vestal

    I am honored to have been selected for the TNF Regional Scholarship. I will use this award to help with the cost of tuition towards my nursing degree at the University of Tennessee at Martin. This scholarship will aid in my progression of my program to follow my dream of becoming a nurse to make a difference. I would like to thank the Tennessee Nurses Foundation for this incredible opportunity that they have given me to push further in my nursing journey! 

    Amount received: $5,000


    Kristen Andersen, B.S.

    I am honored to have been chosen by TNF as a recipient of the Regional Educational Scholarship Program. This scholarship is going directly toward funding my tuition at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in my pursuit to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. With the assistance of this scholarship, I am able to continue my educational journey and pursue my passion of helping those experiencing mental health problems.

    Amount received: $5,000


    Sarah Able

    Thank you to the Tennessee Nurses Foundation for this wonderful, generous scholarship. This scholarship means a lot to me because I greatly believe in the importance of continuing education and keeping up with current evidence-based practice through nursing associations. This scholarship will allow me to focus on my studies and clinical experiences without worrying about the burden of tuition fees. This assistance will help me achieve my goal of becoming a knowledgeable, compassionate oncology nurse who can make a positive impact on patients' lives holistically and contribute to the nursing profession as a whole. Thank you again to the Tennessee Nurses Foundation!

    Amount received: $5,000



    Student Scholarships | Tennessee Licensed Registered Nurse

    RN to BSN Scholarship

    The TNF RN to BSN Scholarship is an educational scholarship for eligible Registered Nurses in the State of Tennessee who are continuing their education to attain a BSN.

    Scholarship applications are reviewed once each year in the amount of $5.000. The deadline is March 1.

      Open submission period will begin on January 1. Submission requires several document uploads.

      Apply Today

      2023 RN to BSN Scholarship Winner

      Kyc Ryel, RN

      I am delighted to have been chosen as the 2023 Tennessee Nurses Foundation RN to BSN scholarship recipient. The scholarship will help me finally complete my lifelong dream of obtaining a four-year degree while alleviating some of the financial burdens in my life, essentially making it possible to complete my goals and continue chasing my dreams.

      I am grateful for this scholarship as it allows me to meet expenses associated with tuition, fees, books, supplies, and other expenses associated with attending college. The scholarship may also help further my professional training and certification goals that I have set for myself. 

      Amount Received: $5,000

      Graduate Nursing Scholarship

      Maureen Nalle Memorial Graduate Nursing Scholarship Program

      The Tennessee Nurses Foundation supports the education of nurses who are members of the Tennessee Nurses Association by providing scholarships for those nurses seeking higher education.

      Scholarship applications are reviewed once each year in the amount of $5,000. The deadline is March 1.

        Open submission period will begin on January 1. Submission requires several document uploads.

        Apply today


        2023 Maureen Nalle Memorial Graduate Nursing Scholarship Winners

        Tiffany Eliott, MSN, RN, CHSE

        I am honored and grateful to have been selected as the recipient of the Maureen Nalle Memorial Graduate Nursing Scholarship. The monetary gift will allow me to continue my professional growth as a nursing scientist and focus on creating professional development opportunities for nursing faculty regarding gender-affirming care and teaching and learning strategies to ensure inclusivity is taught throughout the nursing curriculum. My goals are vast and extensive, and I thank you for supporting me as I contribute to the art and science of nursing.

        Amount Received: $5,000


        Jodi Thurman, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN

        I am honored to be a recipient of the Maureen Nalle Memorial Graduate Nursing Scholarship award. This award contributes to my ability to complete my DNP in Executive Leadership at Vanderbilt University in May 2023. I sought this advanced degree in order to bring value to the domains of nursing research and evidence-based practice, service to my nursing community, and teaching as an adjunct professor for healthcare leaders. I will seek to be a nurse ambassador in my role as AVP of Nursing Clinical Operations at HCA Healthcare, which focuses on improving staffing, resources, and efficient processes which enable nurses to provide patient-centered care across the country.

        Thank you again for this award and opportunity.  

        Amount Received: $5,000



        Leadership Nursing Program

        The Tennessee Nurses Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for members of the Tennessee Nurses Association to participate in a variety of leadership development programs to prepare nurses for an enhanced role in nursing and community involvement.

        In addition, scholarships for nursing students to attend the TNA and ANA Annual Conventions may be provided.

        Grant applications are reviewed twice each year.
        Submission deadline dates per fiscal year are the last day of August and February. If you miss a deadline, your grant application will not be reviewed until after the next deadline date.

        Leadership Nursing Program Criteria & Application

        Nursing Research Grants

        The Tennessee Nurses Foundation provides grants to nurses who are members of the Tennessee Nurses Association engaging in scientific and other research projects focusing on nursing practice.

        Grant applications are reviewed twice each year.
        Submission deadline dates per fiscal year are the last day of August and February. If you miss a deadline, your grant application will not be reviewed until after the next deadline date.

        Nursing Research Grant Criteria and Application


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        Phone: (615) 254-0350


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