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Alumni and friends of the College of Nursing are welcome to contribute to the following funds. Please read through this list and match your interest with a fund.
Office of the Dean
College of Nursing Annual Fund
Unrestricted support for student scholarships and fellowships, equipment for the skills and simulation labs, seed money for research initiatives, and travel for students and faculty to present at conferences.
Nursing Dean’s Scholarship Endowment Fund
Supports student scholarships in the College of Nursing.
Midwest Nursing History Resource Center
Support for the Midwest Nursing History Resource Center including, the advancement of historical research and/or scholarly activities consistent with the purpose of the Midwest Nursing History Resource Center.
College of Nursing Pave the Way Fund
Proceeds from the purchase of pavers for the College of Nursing Alumni Courtyard will support nursing students and faculty research.
College of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
Supports scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Nursing who have demonstrated leadership and service to the school, profession, and community, with secondary consideration given to academic standing and financial need. Established by the UIC College of Nursing Alumni Association.
Cardew-Mullane Award for Clinical Excellence and Leadership
Awarded to one or more graduating students who have demonstrated excellence in the clinical setting. Established by the late Dean Emily Cardew and later endowed by the late Dean Mary Kelly Mullane.
Dorothy J. Dethloff Scholarship Fund
Awarded to undergraduates based on financial need and academic merit.
Elizabeth M. Roche Memorial Scholarship Fund
Awarded to graduate students in good standing. Established by Arlene and John Norsym in memory of John Norsym's sister, Elizabeth Roche.
Emily C. Cardew Dean’s Fund
Awarded to undergraduates of junior or senior status who exhibit high scholastic achievement. Established in honor of the late Emily Cardew, the first Dean of the UIC College of Nursing.
Gertrude Hess Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to College of Nursing Students based on financial need. Established by the Estate of Louise H. Landau in memory of Gertrude Hess.
Gloria A. Henderson Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate of junior or senior status with high scholastic achievement who has exhibited leadership in extracurricular activities. Established by Professor Emerita Gloria Henderson.
Jean Christenson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
Awarded annually to two undergraduate students based on financial need and good academic standing with first preference given to students whose legal residence is the state of Illinois. Established by Robert Christenson, in memory of his late mother, Jean Christenson, who was a nurse.
Joan Syer-Bailar Scholarship Fund
Awarded to undergraduate nursing students with preference to minority students. Established by Joan Syer-Bailar.
Kathryn Venolia Memorial Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a senior College of Nursing student with an outstanding academic record and contributions to the school and/or community.
Ujima-Eva Smith Endowed Scholarship
Supports students pursuing a career in nursing who may have initiated a first career or may have been a student in another discipline, and are returning to complete studies with a major in nursing.
Wilkie-Lawrence Endowed Scholarship for Palliative Care and Cancer Nursing
Supports students in the Palliative Care and Cancer Nursing Program. Established by Dr. Diana Wilkie and the Lawrence family.
Dorothy Mayer Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate and master’s students, based on financial need and academic merit. Preference shall be given to students whose legal residence is the State of Illinois. Established by Raymond R. and Helen G. Mayer, in memory of Raymond R. Mayer’s sister, Dorothy Mayer.
Regional Nursing Scholarship Fund
Awarded to students from the regional campuses (Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Urbana). Established by alumni from the regional programs in 1994 and fully endowed in 1995 with a generous gift from a regional faculty member and her husband.
Lisa Corsini Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate nursing students enrolled at the Urbana-Champaign campus with preference to students whose legal residence is either the State of Illinois or Italy and who demonstrate a passion for nursing, financial need, and academic merit. Established in 2002 to honor the memory of Lisa Corsini, a nursing student in the Urbana Champaign Regional Program, by her family and friends.
UIUC College of Nursing Scholarship Fund
Awarded to students in the Urbana regional program.
College of Nursing Urbana Regional Program Support Fund
To provide support for the UIC College of Nursing Urbana Regional Program, such as funds for students to print research posters, and to replace items / equipment in the labs and simulation center.
Quad Cities Classic Nursing Scholarship Fund
Awarded to students in the Quad Cities regional program.
Jeanne A. Gittings Memorial Scholarship Fund
Awarded to graduate nursing students in the Quad Cities area, with preference to students who demonstrate financial need and good academic standing. Established in memory of Jeanne Gittings, former Quad Cities Regional Program librarian, in tribute to her outstanding commitment to students and faculty.
Norma R. Kelly Peoria Nursing Scholarship Fund
Awarded to students in the Peoria Regional Program. Established by Dr. Norma R. Kelly, former Peoria Regional Program Director, and others.
Kellogg Family Peoria Nursing Scholarship Fund
Awarded to students in the Peoria Regional Program. Established by Robah Kellogg, long-time member of the Peoria Regional Program faculty, and others.
College of Nursing Research in Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research Fund
The Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research (formerly the Center for Narcolepsy) conducts important basic, clinical and bio-behavioral research for improving, preserving or promoting health through good sleep, and provides support for narcoleptics and their families.
Harriet H. Werley Endowed Chair in Nursing Research
Established by the late Dr. Harriet H. Werley, Professor Emerita, to provide leadership in Nursing Research at the College.
Seth and Denise Rosen Memorial Research Award
Awarded to graduate students to be used towards their research endeavors. Established in memory of Seth Rosen, husband of Denise Rosen, a long time staff member at the College.
End-of-Life Research Fund
To support the Center for End-of-Life Transition Research at the UIC College of Nursing.
Doctoral Student Funds
College of Nursing Doctoral Student Research Fund
Supports doctoral students by providing financial assistance with the direct costs of their dissertation research.
Dean Joan L. Shaver Scholarship Fund
Awarded to nursing PhD students in the College of Nursing who have demonstrated academic merit and financial need. Established by Joan L. Shaver, former Dean of the UIC College of Nursing from 1996 to 2009.
Marguerite A. Dixon Award Fund
Awarded to PhD graduate students with outstanding academic performances, preference to students of African-American descent.
Helen K. Grace “Bridges” Scholarship Fund
Supports Bridges students in the PhD program in the College of Nursing.
Integrated Health Care – Thresholds
To support Integrated Health Care at Thresholds.
Midwifery Clinic Fund
For unrestricted support of the UIC Midwifery Clinic at the College of Nursing.
Global Health Leadership Office
Beverly J. McElmurry Scholarship Fund
Awarded to PhD nursing students with a record of nursing leadership and strong evidence of a research focus appropriate to global or local health concerns, with preference to international or minority students. Established to honor the late Dr. Beverly J. McElmurry, former GHLO Director, for her contributions to the nursing profession locally and globally.
Chieko Onoda Endowed Scholarship Fund
Awarded to graduate students, preference to international students who are residents of the Southeast Asian nations. Established to honor Professor Emerita Chieko Onoda for her work on behalf of the international students at the College of Nursing.
Minu K. and Mehroo Patel Nursing Advancement Endowment for India
Awarded to graduate students who plan to return to India to work as educators in advanced nursing education programs; to provide funding to nurse-educators from India to visit the College as short term or special study scholars; and to provide funding to nurse-educators from the College to visit India to conduct research and training. Established in 2005 by Professor Minu and Dr. Mehroo Patel.
Virginia M. Ohlson International Studies Fund
Provides scholarships for international students and support for the Annual World Health Day Symposia. Established by the late Dr. Virginia M. Ohlson, founder of the Global Health Leadership Office.
Institute for International Leadership Development
To assist Korean faculty who come to UIC for their research and scholarship development, and to defray the costs that the Institute for International Leadership Development may incur with visiting international scholars.
Department of Women, Children and Family Health Science
Lillian Runnerstrom Institute for Excellence Fund
Provides scholarships and support to initiatives within the Department of Women, Children and Family Health Science Nursing. Established by Dr. Lillian Runnerstrom, former Department Head.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Scholarship
Awarded to students in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program.
Craig and Sarah Allen Fund in Memory of Hal Gold
Awarded to students in the Nurse Midwifery program. Established by Craig and Sarah Allen in memory of Hal Gold.
College of Nursing Women Children and Family Health Science Fund
To provide unrestricted support for the Department of Women, Children, and Family Health Services in the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Joyce Roberts Midwifery Scholarship Fund
Awarded to students in the Nurse Midwifery program. Established in honor of Dr. Joyce Roberts, former Director of the Nurse Midwifery program and Department Head.
Mitzi Duxbury Scholarship Fund
Awarded to students in the Department of Women, Children and Family Health Science. Established by Dr. Mitzi Duxbury, former Dean.
Mitzi L. Duxbury Graduate Student Award in Memory of Dr. Alexander Schmidt
Awarded to graduate students in the Department of Women, Children and Family Health Science Nursing. Established by Dr. Mitzi Duxbury, former Dean, in memory of Dr. Alexander (Mack) Schmidt, who served as Vice Chancellor for Health Services.
Sabina’s Nurse Midwifery Endowed Scholarship Fund
Awarded to students in the Nurse Midwifery program. Established by Sabina Dambrauskas, an educator and a nurse midwife throughout her career.
Traut Family Scholarship
Supports graduate students in the Department of Women, Children and Family Health Science Nursing with preference to students who demonstrate financial need and good academic standing and who are members of underrepresented groups within the nursing profession. Established by Department Head Dr. Rosemary White-Traut and her husband, David Traut.
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
College of Nursing Biobehavioral Health Science Fund
To support the Department of Biobehavioral Health Science.
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