IENA ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria and application for the IENA Annual Scholarship.

Consistent with the goals of supporting nursing education in District 4, as well as supporting members of the Association, the Inland Empire Nurses Association will award $1000 scholarship (s) annually to nursing students who are AAS, BSN, MSN, PhD or Doctorate program candidates. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the IENA Scholarship Fund, please contact the IENA office at 509-328-8288 or email jkaiser.iena@gmail.com.

CRITERIA

Criteria for RN Applicants:

  1. Hold a current, unrestricted Registered Nurse license.

  2. Member of WSNA/IENA in good standing.

  3. Has successfully completed at least one year of an accredited online or campus-based AAS, BSN, MSN, PhD or Doctorate program.

  4. Currently carrying a minimum GPA of 3.0 in current nursing program.

  5. If applying for specialty certification, items 3 and 4 above do not apply.

  6. Demonstrated commitment to nursing as a profession as evidenced in applicant's Goal Statement and in letters of recommendation.

Criteria for Basic Degree Applicants:

  1. Has successfully completed at least one year in an accredited ADN or BSN program.

  2. Currently carrying a minimum GPA of 3.0 in current nursing program.

  3. Demonstrated commitment to nursing as a profession as evidenced in applicant's Goal Statement and in letters of recommendation.

 

PROCEDURE

  1. Submit a typed and completed application form to be received no later than March 1, 2018 to the address below:

Scholarship Committee

Inland Empire Nurses Association

222 W Mission, Suite 231

Spokane, WA 99201

 

Alternatively, the application may be submitted electronically to the District office at jkaiser.iena@gmail.com.

  1. Arrange for two typed letters of recommendation to be received by the Scholarship Committee no later than Thursday, March 1, 2018. The letters of recommendation should address the student's work ethic and commitment to nursing as a profession. A current faculty member from the student’s school of nursing should write at least one letter. A faculty member or another professional colleague should write the other letter.

  2. Submit a copy of the most current grade report including cumulative GPA.

  3. Scholarship will be awarded at the Annual Spring Gala in May.

  4. A Curriculum Vitae may be submitted in place of the academic education and professional experience sections of the Scholarship Application Form.

If you have questions, please contact our Scholarship Committee Chair Nicole Weiss at nicomarieweiss@gmail.com.

Winners

2017 Winners of $1,000: Jamie Abrahamson, BSN, FNP Student, Gonzaga University; Teresa Bigand, MSN, PhD Student, Washington State University; Annalisa Brombach, BS, ADN Student, Spokane Community College; Elena Butov, ADN, RN, BSN Student, Boise State University; Cassandra Dubbels, BSN, FNP Student, Gonzaga University.

PAST WINNERS:

2016 Winners of $1,000: Jennifer Banks, ADN Student, Spokane Community College; Christina Duncan, BSN, MSN/DNP Student, WSU College of Nursing; Anna Nedashkovskiy, ADN Student, Spokane Community College; Allesondra Straggi, ADN Student, Spokane Community College; Valeriy Titov, ADN Student, Spokane Community College.

2015 Winners of $1,000: Ruth Bryant, MS, RN, CWOCN, PhD Student, WSU; Wendy Buenzli, PhD, RN, Univ of Southern Mississippi; Aaron Roberts, RN, BSN, DNP Student, WSU; and Amber Hambrecht, RN, BSN Student, Gonzaga University.

2014 Winners of $1,000: Cameron Good, RN, BSN, DNP/FNP Student, WSU; Bobbi Woodward, RN, BSN, FNP Student, WSU; Rachel Inman, RN, BSN, FNP Student, Gonzaga University; Tiffany Palmer, BSN Student, Gonzaga University.

2013 Winners of $1,000: Rhianna Brady, WSU BSN Student; Rebecca Clark, Chamberlain College BSN Student; Christiana Link, Spokane Community College RN and Student.

2012 Winners of $1,000: Katrina Harris, WSU BSN Student; Todd Demars, WSU BSN Student; Awet Berhe, WSU BSN Student.

2011 Winners of $1,000: Alison Houchin, BSN, RN, FNP-S; and Kathryn Ormsby, RN, MSN.

2010 Winners of $1,500: Peggy Slider and Kristina Benefield.