Frontier Scholarships

Welcome to the Frontier Nursing University Scholarship page. Scholarship information and criteria are listed below:

  • Offering cycle occurs each Spring and Fall term

  • The scholarship announcements, application process, and deadlines will be delivered to students via their FNU e-mail account. All announcements will be sent from the Scholarship committee (scholarships@frontier.edu)

  • Must have a minimum of 32 credits earned with FNU. Transfer credits are not to be counted in the 32-credit total

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 or higher

  • Scholarship amounts will not be included in the scholarship announcement. Available amounts may vary each award cycle and are dependent on available funds

  • The Scholarship Committee will choose winners of a scholarship based on the student's circumstances and background as conveyed in the student essay

 

Leadership Awards

Kitty Ernst Leadership Award
This scholarship is awarded annually to a nurse-midwifery student who shows leadership ability as well as academic and clinical excellence.  The recipient is nominated and chosen by the faculty.

Family Nurse Practitioner Leadership Award
Given by the FNS foundation, this award will be given annually to a nurse practitioner student who demonstrated leadership ability as well as academic and clinical excellence. The recipient is nominated and chosen by the faculty.

Scholarships

Alice Adams Scholarship
The Frontier Nursing Service Foundation awards this scholarship in honor of Alice Adams.

Arronson Scholarship
This scholarship is available for students in financial need who are in good academic standing.

Berea College Appalachian Fund Scholarship
Frontier Nursing University awards this scholarship for students residing in southeastern Kentucky.  The scholarship is made possible through a grant from the Berea College Appalachian Fund in Berea, KY. 

Helen Barber Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by the Frontier Nursing Foundation to a nurse-midwifery student in honor of Helen Barber. Helen Barber was a courier for the Frontier Nursing Service. Mrs. Barber established the Helen M. Barber Revocable Trust in 1998 and designated a portion to fund scholarships for the training of students in midwifery at Frontier Nursing University. 

Jesse Smith Noyes Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by the Frontier Nursing Service Foundation to an FNU student. The student must be in good academic standing and have an interest in women’s health issues.

Kate Ireland Scholarship
The Frontier Nursing Service Foundation awards this scholarship in honor of Kate Ireland. Ms. Ireland was a long time supporter of FNS, a prior courier, past Chairman of the FNS Board of Governors, and Honorary National Chairperson of the Frontier Nursing Service.

Kentucky Mountain Club Scholarship
Established with a donation from the Kentucky Mountain Club, this scholarship is awarded to a student from southeastern Kentucky.

Margaret Ferguson Scholarship
This Frontier Nursing Service Foundation awards this scholarship in honor of Margaret Ferguson.

Mardi Perry Scholarship
This scholarship was established through the efforts of the Boston Committee of the Frontier Nursing Service. The award is made annually to a student committed to offering midwifery services in the New England region.

Marguerite B. Howard Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students living in and planning to serve in Appalachia.  It is made possible by donations from the family of Marguerite B. Howard and awarded in her memory.

Marvin Breckinridge Patterson Scholarship
This scholarship is made in honor of Marvin Breckinridge Patterson and made possible through donations of the Washington DC Committee.

Nancy B. Taylor Scholarship
The Frontier Nursing Service Foundation awards this scholarship in honor of Nancy B. Taylor. This award is given to a student who plans for international health work after graduation.

Noel Smith Fernandez Scholarship
This scholarship is made possible by former Social Services Secretary for the Frontier Nursing Service, Noel Smith Fernandez and is designated for underserved students of color.

Patricia Perrin Lawrence Scholarship
This scholarship is made possible by former Chair of the Boston Committee and 1946 Courier Patricia Perrin Lawrence.

Preceptor Scholarship
This scholarship is made possible through funds donated by Frontier preceptors. 

Susanne Preston Wilson Grandin Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by the Frontier Nursing Service Foundation in honor of Susanne Preston Wilson Grandin. The Grandin Family Foundation continues to contribute to this endowed scholarship.

Student Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded by the Frontier Nursing Service Foundation to an FNU student in good academic standing. The scholarship is made possible through annual fund donations to student scholarships.

Van Sloun Scholarship
This scholarship is made possible by the annual contributions of the Van Sloun Family Foundation.

Virginia McAlister Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of nurse-midwifery student Virginia “Ginny” McAlister, who lost her battle with cancer in 2014.  The fund was established through collective donations from her fellow students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Traineeship Grant

This grant is not part of the Spring and Fall scholarship awarding cycle. Students will be sent an e-mail from the Scholarship Committee regarding the Traineeship Grant in the term they attend Clinical Bound.

FNU is grateful for funding from HRSA's Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship program! The purpose of this program is to increase the number of advanced education nurses trained to practice as primary care providers, particularly in rural and/or medically underserved areas across the country. This grant is intended to financially assist students during their clinical rotation and does not have to be repaid. Eligible students will have a strong interest in providing care in rural/underserved communities following graduation.

Dean’s Emergency/Hardship Scholarship

This scholarship is not part of the Spring and Fall scholarship awarding cycle. The Dean's Emergency/Hardship Scholarship has a continuous open application cycle. Please read below for additional information.

Through a grant from the Denver Foundation and funding from the Gertrude E. Skelly Foundation, Frontier has funds available for students facing financial situations that threaten their ability to continue with their studies.  Students experiencing unexpected circumstances such as a fire, family illness, job loss, or other emergencies, can request financial assistance to help continue the program. To start the process, please submit this form.

For additional scholarship questions, please contact the Scholarship Committee at scholarships@frontier.edu.

For more information on donating funds to establish a scholarship, please contact Denise Barrett, Director of Development - Denise.Barrett@frontier.edu or 859-899-2828.