2020 WW-NAHN LATINX NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Reconociendo la Excelencia en Estudiantes de Enfermería Latinx

Recognizing Excellence in Latinx Nursing Students

Naa kuta’vo nuu suchi ka sikua’a tatna na Latinx


Application Deadline: SEPTEMBER 5, 2020

About WW-NAHN Scholarships
 

WW-NAHN Scholarships contribute to diversity and inclusion in nursing by investing in Latinx students. Our scholarship program embraces equity in funding opportunities for Latinx nursing students and would be honored to receive applications from nursing students who are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.

Information About WW-NAHN Scholarships

 

PURPOSE

  1. Provide financial support as an equity piece, for educational expenses to qualified Latinx students who have a permanent address, or are currently enrolled in a nursing program in Western Washington State and are preparing for a career as a registered nurse, or to RNs returning for an advanced degree in nursing.

  2. Contribute to nursing diversity & inclusion through the advancement and retention of Latinx students in nursing.

  3. Celebrate and acknowledge Latinx nurses as leaders in designing a transcultural and inclusive quality health system that is equitable and available to all. 

WW-NAHN TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Six scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded for fall 2020 school term.

Scholarship awards are presented to WW-NAHN members accepted into and enrolled in a nursing program for Fall 2020 school term. If you have applied but have not been accepted, you are ineligible and should wait until the following year to apply for the scholarship. Please note that the number of scholarships offered each year is dependent upon the amount in the scholarship fund.

ADN/BSN:  Students enrolled in associate or baccalaureate degree programs preparing for a career as a registered nurse.

RN Baccalaureate (RNB) Program: A registered nurse in a program leading to a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Advance Degree Program: A current RN working toward an advanced degree in nursing. For Master's, DNP and PhD nursing students. Must demonstrate an exemplary commitment to underserved and vulnerable Latinx communities and to the nursing profession through extracurricular professional activities.

WW-NAHN reserves the right to distribute the scholarships among these categories depending on applications received.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All Scholarships:

  • Be currently enrolled in a nursing program as described in the categories above.

  • Be enrolled in a nursing program located in Western WA and/or Online/Hybrid program.

  • Become a WW-NAHN member within 30 days of receiving the award. NOTE:  WW-NAHN will refund a one-time membership registration for recipients receiving their initial nursing licensure.

 

AWARD CRITERIA

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of all statements below:

  • An understanding of your role in supporting the mission of WW-NAHN, which is: to advance the health of Latinx communities in WA State, by leading, promoting, and advocating for educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Latinx nurses and students;

  • Experience at personal, family, history, volunteer, professional, or academic levels that demonstrate a commitment to health equity of Latinx communities in Western WA and beyond;

  • A determination to increase advocacy for a health system that is inclusive, with special interest in migrant farm worker health, and communities experiencing preventable racial and ethnic disparities in health care services and health outcomes. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A.  Application materials must be submitted electronically by 11:59 pm on Saturday September 5, to: wwnahn@uw.edu

B.  Scholarship application materials must include the following:

 

  1. Completed and signed Five-Page WW-NAHN Scholarship Application (5 pages).
     

  2. Current college transcripts that include nursing courses and/or any prerequisites (an unofficial copy of the transcript is acceptable).  
     

  3. One signed letter of recommendation specifically for this scholarship application-from a professor, employer, volunteer supervisor, or non-relative community member or leader stating why you should be considered for the WW-NAHN Scholarship. Have your recommender email your recommendation with your name in the subject line directly to: wwnahn@uw.edu by the deadline-no later than 11:59 pm September 5. We do not use a form for the reference; your recommender must submit a letter.
     

  4. Include a current resume or curriculum vitae. Please be sure to include the following headings:

  • Employment-this category includes unpaid work that contributes to family and/or community well being;

  • Volunteer and Community Service;

  • Professional Organizations; Cultural Heritage Organizations and/or Committees;

  • Honors, Awards and Scholarships-Includes honors awarded you by community leaders for upholding advocacy for cultural traditions that promote well being;

  • Presentations, Publications and Research;

  • Proficiency in Indigenous Languages, such as: Triqui/Trique, Mixteco, and others (not required);

  • Proficiency in Spanish (not required).

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. The WW-NAHN Scholarship Committee will select scholarship recipients. All information will be held in strict confidence.

  2. Returning applicants must update ALL previous submission forms and essays. Previously re-submitted material will disqualify applicant from consideration.

  3. Scholarship recipients will be notified by email and by mail and will be acknowledged on our social media and website.

  4. Awards will be paid by WW-NAHN and mailed directly to the recipient.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
 

Please print or upload this FAQs FORM

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC NURSES MISSION

Western Washington National Association of Hispanic Nurses is a professional nursing organization committed to advancing the health of Latinx communities in WA State, by leading, promoting, and advocating for educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Latinx nurses and students.

Questions? Email wwnahn@uw.edu

PLEASE PRINT THIS APPLICATION FORM, FILL AND SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY WITH ALL COMPLETED DOCUMENTS TO: wwnahn@uw.edu

BY THE

SEPTEMBER 5 DEADLINE.

CONTACT

Western Washington NAHN
PO Box 23133 
SEATTLE, WA 98102