Various nursing scholarships, academic achievement awards and loans are available or awarded to qualified students.
The nursing program announces scholarships to junior or senior nursing students in the spring to be awarded the following year. The amount and number of scholarships depend on funds available in the Foundation and qualified applicants.
Additional Online Scholarship Resource:
Applications and additional information regarding specific eligibility requirements for each scholarship and loans are available in the Nursing Program Office.
- NIGHTINGALE AWARD Established in May 1974 by Joseph H. Strauss in the name of his family. Award given to graduating senior on the basis of clinical excellence.
- SALLY H. EBERHARD AWARD Established by Wheeling Hospital in 2005 in honor of Sally H. Eberhard, a former WLU nursing faculty member who served for many years. Award is given to graduating senior who displays a commitment to lifelong learning, caring attributes, and involvement in the profession of nursing.
Graduating seniors vote for their classmates who best embody the attributes of each of the above awards. The winners and graduating class are acknowledged and celebrated at the Annual Pinning Ceremony held before the University’s spring Commencement.