College of Nursing Funds

General Funds

These funds support our general operations.

General Funds

College of Nursing Capital Fund

Support for expenses related to capital needs for the College of Nursing

College of Nursing Research Fund

Support for Kent State Institutional Review Board-approved research for the College of Nursing. 

College of Nursing Student Scholarship

Support for deserving undergraduate and graduate-level nursing students.

Research Funds

The Center for Nursing Research has been the nucleus of research for the college since 1991. Although the center acquires most of their funding through external grants, private funding is also essential to developing innovative research that may improve patient and systematic outcomes. 

Research Funds

Dr. R. A. Zeller Nursing Research Fund 

Support for field and research expenses for graduate students pursuing doctoral dissertation research or for junior faculty seeking research support in nursing.

Laboone-Stenporche Research Fund 

Support for faculty, undergraduate and graduate nursing students conducting IRB approved research to expand the knowledge base of issues experienced by informal caregivers providing care to family members with life-threatening diseases who are receiving palliative and/or terminal care in the home setting. 

Scholarship Funds

Students sometimes experience unexpected financial difficulties. Our scholarship funds have allowed countless students to continue their nursing education, graduate, and enter the nursing profession. You can help future nurses with your generous gift.

Scholarship Funds

Anita O'Toole Endowed Scholarship  

Support for a graduate student in the Kent State Nursing Psychiatric/Mental Health program.

Budd & Martsolf Nursing Scholarship  

Support for undergraduate or graduate nursing students who are studying maternity, pediatric, psychiatric/mental health or women's health nursing. 

D. McCloskey Memorial Fund  

Support for a sophomore nursing student interested in Oncology.

Dandrow Memorial Scholarship  

Support for a nontraditional female student in junior or senior standing. Preference will be given to a woman with children or who must work while attending school.

Gosnell Nursing Scholarship  

Scholarship support for a deserving BSN student taking clinical courses. 

Graham Haiti Mission Fund   

Support for students participating in medical mission trips to Haiti.

International Nursing Academic Fund  

Support for College of Nursing international students for academic and international activities and programs.

J. Mikkila CON Scholarship  

Support for nontraditional BSN students who have financial need or for those at risk. 

Jane G. Cunningham Accelerated Nursing Emergency Fund  

Support for accelerated nursing students with a minimum 3.4 GPA who have experienced a financial emergency and are finding it difficult to complete their education. Funds can be used for books, room and board, tuition, uniforms, background check, supplies and equipment. 

Marsh Nursing Scholarship  

Support to encourage students who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals; the motivation to achieve these goals; and initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress.  Funds will be awarded to sophomore-level nursing students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher for tuition, fees, books, and room and board.

Mary Ellen Patton National Nursing Conference Fund  

Support for undergraduate nursing students to attend professional nursing association meetings. Funds can be used for registration fees and conference-related expenses. 

Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (OJIN) Nursing Scholarship  

Support for students in their senior year of undergraduate study or to graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.7 who demonstrate research interest or who have an established research background. 

Race into the Finals Emergency Fund   

Support for undergraduate or graduate nursing students who have experienced a financial emergency.

Treckel Nursing Scholarship  

Support for a nontraditional student with high academic performance who demonstrates leadership on campus.

Undergraduate Nursing Study Abroad Fund  

Support for undergraduate nursing students with financial need to participate in a rigorous educational travel program.  This scholarship covers tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board, and travel expenses.

Yoost and Crawford Nursing Scholarship  

Support for tuition, fees, room and board, or books for a junior-level nursing student with a GPA of 3.0 who has demonstrated outstanding performance in clinical nursing. 

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Kent State University Foundation
1061 Fraternity Circle
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001

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