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MTS Foundation to Provide $80,000 in Nursing Scholarships

Posted February 20, 2015 in News Category
case-333Critical care nurses have a vital role in the recovery process at Mid-America Transplant Services.

Mid-America Transplant Services’ (MTS) charitable foundation announced it will make available $80,000 in scholarship monies for current and future students in St. Louis and Springfield, MO seeking careers in critical care nursing. The charitable foundation’s board of directors approved the program, through which The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis and the United Negro College Fund will administer $40,000 each in scholarships.

In addition to financial support, award recipients will receive access to MTS’ collaborative network of community and educational partners to ensure recipients are prepared for postsecondary education. Recipients will also receive mentorship from licensed critical care nurses, and have direct access to career advice and opportunities provided by MTS.

How to Apply

Nursing students interested in applying for a scholarship should contact The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis or the United Negro College Fund. Recipients of the award can be students in their freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year of their nursing degree. Under-represented students, such as males and minorities, are encouraged to apply.

Additional Criteria

The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis

  1. Be permanent residents of the St. Louis metropolitan area pursuing nursing degrees (RN, BSN) at accredited, nonprofit schools.
  2. Complete an application for the Mid-America Transplant Services Scholarship AND The Scholarship Foundation Interest-Free Loan Application in Scholarship Central by April 15, 2015.
  3. Meet all qualifications of The Scholarship Foundation Interest-Free Loan. 

United Negro College Fund

Minimum GPA:
3.0
Ethnicities: African American/Black
Colleges/Universities: 4-Year Colleges 
Majors: Nursing 

About The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, a nonprofit organization founded in 1920, is based upon the conviction that an educated citizenry is essential to a democracy. The Scholarship Foundation provides access to postsecondary education to members of our community who otherwise would not have the financial means to fulfill their educational goals. Annually, nearly 600 students are awarded $4 million in direct financial support in the form of interest-free loans and grants from The Scholarship Foundation. For more information, visit www.sfstl.org. 

About UNCF
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization.  To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness.  UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Learn more at http://www.uncf.org.

About Mid-America Transplant Services charitable foundation
The Mid-America Transplant Services charitable foundation provides enhanced support to transplant patients, donor families and the community. It seeks to reduce the need for organ and tissue transplantation; increase the availability of organs and tissues for those who need them; and to improve the lives of recipients and donor families. The foundation provides programming, sponsors partnerships and provides community wellness grants to organizations that support its mission of improving health through disease prevention, education and successful transplantation. For more information, visit www.mts-stl.org

 

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