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Scholarships for Nursing Students

James A. Burns Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a full or part-time student in the LPN curriculum, with a minimum “C average” (or 2.0 GPA) overall, but a “B average” (or 3.0 GPA) in the “core” curriculum. Recipient must have worked in the home health care field (2 years recommended), have demonstrated compassion and love for his/her work, and not have the means to pursue further certification in nursing such as an LPN degree. Letter of recommendation or references from patient families, supervisor or colleagues is required for consideration. Letter or statement from candidate about his/her career goals and how he/she would work to ensure quality care also is required. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.
Rosemary and Eugene Carmody Scholarship #2 Awarded to a full-time student who is in one of the Science or Nursing majors, has completed 24 credits, and has a 3.0 GPA at the time of application. Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need. Recipient must be active in their community and/or Union County College programs.
Joan David-Chance Scholarship Award is available to part-time students who are majoring in any medical field curriculum, including, but not limited to Nursing, Dental, Allied Health, Paramedic or Physical Therapy.  Scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need
The Edles Family Scholarship Awarded to full- or part-time students majoring in one of the Allied Health or Nursing programs.  The students must demonstrate financial need.
Robert M. Gray Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a matriculated student in the Nursing program who has completed a minimum of 12 credits with a 2.5 GPA and demonstrates financial need.
Lavinia and Michael Hand Scholarship Awarded to a full or part-time student pursuing a professional level career in the medical field. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.
Ed & Pat Hobbie/Loretta Castaldo, RN, Nursing Scholarship Awarded to a full or part-time nursing student with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better who has completed 24 credits. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.
Sandra Itzkoff Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a part-time student majoring in Biology, Nursing or Allied Health, and have an “A average” (or 4.0 GPA). The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.
Bonnie Sue Kaplan Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a nursing, Emergency Medical Technology or Paramedic student with the highest grade point average. Must have completed a minimum of 24 credits and applied for financial aid.
Leonard James Keating Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a full or part-time student majoring in Biology, enrolled in a professional nursing program, or a program leading to licensure as an R.N.  Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and must have completed 24 credits.  Student recipient must be a single parent.
J.C. Kellogg Foundation Scholarship Awarded on a competitive basis each semester to students who have completed NURE 132 or NURE 250 and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. Scholarships will be awarded on GPA in rank order with available funds. The award is based on the nursing course being taken and number of nursing credits (Nure 232, Nure 231, Nure 260/270/280/290 – and Nure 291). Students must complete and file a FAFSA and a UCC Scholarship application with the UCC Financial Aid Office. Students who are repeating a nursing course are not eligible for consideration.
Peter J. McGuire Organized Labor Scholarship Student applicants will be considered for award in the order that follows:  Awarded to students who are registered, or are planning to attend, a bona-fide apprentice program affiliated with the NJ Building & Construction Trades Council and recognized by the US Dept of Labor and are enrolled in the AAS-Technical Studies Program; or Students enrolling in the AAS-Technical Studies Program; or Students enrolling in any of the following programs: Nursing, Criminal Justice, Education, Early Childhood/ Elementary Education or Public Administration and plan on joining the labor movement in a local union.
Newark Beth Israel Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association Scholarship Awarded to a full or part-time student who resides in Union or Essex County. Recipient must be a second semester student in the Nursing Program and have a “B-” (2.7) or better average. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.
Sue Novak, RN, CHPN Nursing Scholarship Awarded to a full or part-time student who plans on enrolling in the Nursing Program. Preference will be given to a Plainfield resident or an entering student from Plainfield High School.
Paul J. O’Keeffe Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a full or part-time student pursuing a degree in the Nursing Program and who shows involvement in community activities. Priority will be given to a student who plans to attend a four-year institution. Recipient must have a 3.0 (B) average, have completed 24 credits and be a Union County resident. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need. 
Edward, Alice & Frances Olszewski Scholarship Awarded to a full- or part-time student majoring in one of the following programs: Practical Nursing, Health Sciences or EMT.  Student must have completed 12 credits and have a minimum 2.0 GPA.  Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
Donald and Leona Van Gordon Nursing Scholarship Awarded to a full or part-time nursing student who is a resident of Union County. Preference will be given to students in LPN to RN Completion Program. Recipient must have completed 12 credits and have a “B” (3.0 GPA) or better grade point average. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.
Cynthia Ziolkowski-Angus Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a full-time female student majoring in Nursing. Priority is given to a student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution. A minimum of 12 credits must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship will be awarded based upon academic achievement and financial need.