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NFP Scholarships

The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania (NFP), a supporting organization of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), is accepting applications for the following scholarships:

  • Florence (Madden) Grady-Fasick Scholarship Fund: Mrs. Florence (Flo) Grady-Fasick generously established a named fund at the NFP to benefit nursing education. Funds are for nursing students in their second semester or more of nursing school.
  • Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania Future Nurse Leader Scholarship: This fund provides scholarships to students demonstrating leadership skills in their pursuit of a nursing degree. Funds are for full-time nursing students in an accredited BSN program in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Jack E. Barger, Sr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund: This scholarship fund, administered on behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), was established by the Department of Pennsylvania VFW in memory of the late Jack E. Barger, Sr., Department Commander, who died while in office. Scholarships are awarded to nursing students who meet the following criteria: (1) Recipient must be at least one of the following: active duty service member, U.S. veteran, or child/spouse of a veteran or active duty service member; (2) Recipient must be a resident of Pennsylvania; and (3) Recipient must be an undergraduate student.
  • Alumni Association Scholarship Fund of the Former AEMC Nursing School of Philadelphia: This fund exists to provide scholarships to students demonstrating financial need in the pursuit of a nursing degree, whether baccalaureate, graduate or post-graduate.

For application requirements, visit Applications must be received by March 30, 2017. All applications must be submitted electronically via NFP’s website. Questions can be directed to NFP Communications Coordinator Traci Brown at [email protected] or 717-827-4369. To learn more about NFP and scholarship opportunities, visit NFP is organized and operated to support the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association’s (PSNA) efforts to enhance nursing and healthcare.

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NFP ensures nurses for tomorrow. NFP is a recipient of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Seal of Excellence for successfully completing rigorous Standards for Excellence® accreditation program. The official registration and financial information of the NFP may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania, 800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement. (   

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) is the non-profit voice for nurses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Representing more than 215,000 nurses, the Association works to be essential in advancing, promoting and supporting the profession of nursing to improve health for all in the Commonwealth. PSNA is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association (

The Standards for Excellence originated as a special initiative of Maryland Nonprofits in 1998 and has since expanded into a national program to help nonprofit organizations achieve the highest benchmarks of ethics and accountability in nonprofit governance, management and operations. The program has been formally adopted by 10 state, regional and national affiliate organizations, and is supported by 66 licensed consultants and over 100 volunteers with professional experience in nonprofit governance and administration. Since its inception, the program has accredited or recognized over 200 individual nonprofit organizations that completed a rigorous application and review process to demonstrate adherence to the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. (

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