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Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania Awards Scholarships

The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania (NFP), a supporting organization of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), has announced the recipients of its 2020 scholarships:


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.

  • Jadyn Rachel Jeffers – Messiah University


NFP Future Nurse Leader Scholarship: The NFP Future 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.

  • Jordan Russell Diethrich – Messiah University


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.

  • Amanda Baney – Pennsylvania Colleges of Technology
  • Katie Crosby – Carlow University
  • Jack Gidaro – Thomas Jefferson University
  • Ashley Jordan – Duquesne University
  • Victoria Newton – Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
  • Jordan Shumway – Alma College


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.

  • Sanai Jordyn Stewart – Delaware State University


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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