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Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania (NFP), a supporting organization of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), will be accepting scholarship applications January 1 to March 30, 2020. The following scholarships will be awarded:

Florence (Madden) Grady-Fasick Scholarship Fund: The Florence (Madden) Grady-Fasick Scholarship Fund is for nursing students in their second semester or more of nursing school. This endowment awards up to five students up to $2,000 scholarships annually.

Nurse Leader Scholarship: The NFP Nurse Leader Scholarship 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. This endowment awards two students up to $1,000 scholarships annually.

The Alumni Association Scholarship Fund of the Former Albert Einstein Medical Center – Nursing School of Philadelphia: This scholarship fund provides scholarships to students in the pursuit of a nursing degree, whether baccalaureate, graduate, or post-graduate. This endowment awards up to five students up to $2,000 scholarships annually.

Jack E. Barger, Sr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund: The Jack E. Barger, Sr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to an undergraduate nursing student in Pennsylvania who is at least one of the following: active duty service member, U.S. veteran, child/spouse of a veteran, or active duty service member. This fund awards six students $1,000 scholarships annually.

For application requirements, visit Questions can be directed to NFP Director of Development Paula Lasecki at [email protected]. To learn more about NFP, visit NFP is organized and operated to support the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association’s (PSNA) efforts to enhance nursing and healthcare.


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 221,000 nurses, PSNA leads, advocates, educates and connects with registered nurses across 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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