DNP Scholar Award

The DNP Scholar Award will support a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) while earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

The applicant who is selected must provide evidence of ability to plan and implement a scholarly project that has practical application to create sustained, transformative change in mental health care. The recipient will receive a grant of $30,000 over two years—$15,000 for tuition support and $15,000 to supplement income while completing the degree.

Scholar Award Application Deadline: 6/1/2017


Qualification Criteria

  • ANCC certification as a PMHNP (either adult or across the lifespan)
  • At least two years of experience as a PMHNP is preferred
  • Award is contingent on successful admission to the DNP program at Kent State University

Application Requirements

  • Personal statement (approximately 300 words) addressing the following:
    • Your experience as a PMHNP
    • Your professional goals and how having a DNP may assist you in meeting those goals
    • Describe a change in your practice environment that would improve mental health care access and/or delivery
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Transcript from MSN program
  • Two letters of reference from a health care professional or academic faculty who can speak to applicant’s ability to meet the objective of this award
  • Participation in an interview

Responsibilities of Recipient

  • Scholarly project goals that align with the mission of the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation
  • Complete DNP program in two years
  • Work as a PMHNP in a clinical or academic role in NE Ohio (Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties) for at least three years following attainment of DNP