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Kaiser Permanente Deloras Jones RN Scholarship Program - Northern Region
Application status: Closed

Since 1989, Kaiser Permanente has assisted California students in completing their nursing education through its RN Scholarship Program. In 2001, the Deloras Jones RN Scholarship Program was created in honor of Deloras Jones, RN, MN, for her 34 years of leadership and dedication to education and nursing practice at Kaiser Permanente. Awards are available for approved study at affiliate schools in Northern California.

This program is administered by Scholarship America┬«, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals.

Applicants to the Deloras Jones RN Scholarship Program must:

  • Not be an employee or affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Non-U.S. citizens must submit a photocopy of their Permanent Resident Card. Student visas or temporary Employment Authorizations are not accepted.
  • Be enrolled in one of the Pre-approved Kaiser Permanente Affiliate Nursing Programs.
  • Be a California resident enrolled in an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), entry-level Master of Science in Nursing (MSN/MN), DNP, DNSc, or PhD nursing program.
  • Have completed at least one academic term (semester/quarter or its equivalent) or nursing program coursework including at least one clinical nursing course with a clinical rotation (not a lab course) by September 4, 2020.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) as of September 4, 2020:
    • 3.8 GPA: Academic Excellence – Pre-licensure (Students enrolled in ADN, BSN, RN to BSN or entry-level MSN/MN programs)
    • 3.5 GPA: Master’s Degree Graduate Studies (Registered Nurses pursuing an MSN/MN.)
    • 3.5 GPA: Doctoral Studies (Registered Nurses pursuing DNSc, PhD, DNP or other qualified doctoral programs.)
    • 2.5 GPA: Affiliate Schools
  • Expect to graduate no earlier than December 31, 2020.

LVN and NP certificate programs are not eligible.

Awards
Scholarships will be awarded in the following categories if there are qualified applicants and adequate funding is available:

  • $2,000: Academic Excellence – Pre-licensure (Students enrolled in ADN, BSN, RN to BSN or entry-level MSN/MN programs)
  • $2,500: Master’s Degree Graduate Studies (Registered Nurses pursuing an MSN/MN.)
  • $3,000: Doctoral Studies (Registered Nurses pursuing DNSc, PhD, DNP or other qualified doctoral programs.)
  • $1,000: Affiliate Schools

Preference is given to students enrolled full-time for the upcoming academic year as deemed by the nursing program.

Awards are for education related expenses and are one-time only. Previous recipients of this program are not eligible to apply.

Selection of Recipients
The evaluation and selection of recipients will be based primarily on financial need. Scholarship America will evaluate and rank all applicants by level of expected financial contribution and cumulative GPA, and Kaiser Permanente will review rankings and applications and will select recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision of Kaiser Permanente and Scholarship America as final.

Notification
Applicants will be notified in November. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Kaiser Permanente. Payment is made in one installment for education-related expenses. The check will be made payable to the school and distributed to recipients in early December 2020.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

As part of your submission, you must upload the following document(s):

      • A current, complete official transcript(s) for all college coursework related to nursing. Official transcripts can be removed from the envelope to upload and must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Relevant coursework may include your current program, prerequisite courses, and/or previous degree programs that were taken into account when applying to your current program. Your transcript(s) must include your GPA and must reflect at least one academic term and one clinical nursing course with a clinical rotation (not a lab course) completed by September 4, 2020. If your school does not use a traditional 4.00 GPA grading system, please provide your school’s grading scale explanation.
      • A completed Confirmation of Acceptance or Enrollment Form (click here to view and print). A letter of acceptance from your school is not acceptable and does not replace this requirement.
      • A copy of the first two pages of the 1040 tax forms used to report the financial information on the application for which you appear as a taxpayer or dependent.
      • If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must also upload a photocopy of your Permanent Resident Card. Students with visas or temporary Employment Authorizations are not accepted.

 

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

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