There are five $2,500 scholarships available.
As of June of this year, there will be five $2,500 scholarships available to those who are either a junior or senior, with a 3.0 in a nursing program leading toward licensure as a professional Registered Nurse.
The goal of this announcement is to get applicants. This is where I need your help. Please forward this announcement to anyone you think could take advantage of this program. This is a sustaining scholarship, if an applicant doesn't qualify this year or doesn't make the cutoff date this year, they can apply next year.
Thank you and advance for your efforts.
A letter from Richard:
Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Laurene Ann Opdyke Nursing Scholarship
Mission Statement: The Laurene Ann Opdyke Nursing Scholarship fund was established in 2016 by Richard Opdyke in memorial of his wife, Laurene Ann Opdyke. The scholarship honors the long-time nursing career of Laurene who worked, taught and served as a nurse for over 50 years.
This scholarship is intended to support students pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Nursing during their junior and senior years of schooling at a not-for-profit accredited four-year school. Eligible applicants may also be pursuing a Diploma Nursing Program leading toward licensure as a professional Registered Nurse. Laurene herself attended and graduated from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing where she received a Diploma in Nursing (now part of the St. Luke's University Health Network); St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing is the oldest nursing school in the country.
Eligibility Requirements of Application:
Preferences in Scholarship Recipient Selection: An eligible applicant must attend a not-for-profit, accredited four-year school in the United States with a BN program. The scholarship selection committee will give equal consideration to academic performance and leadership/ participation in nursing activities and community service. Applicants' essay, resume, transcript, and letter of recommendation will be used to conduct the review.
Other Criteria: Applicants will be required to submit (1) an essay (Topic: TBD), (2) one letter of recommendation from a nursing teacher, academic advisor, or supervisor, (3) a resume, (4) a transcript, and (5) a FAFSA.
Scholarship Type and Status: The Laurene Ann Opdyke Nursing Scholarship is a renewable award for up to two consecutive years; an unweighted GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 is required to be considered for renewal.
Scholarship Recipient Selection Process: Selection process of recipient for this scholarship will occur by the following process: selection by a committee appointed by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation (usually comprised of staff and retired educators).
Read the obituary for Laurene Ann Opdyke.