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

Since 1989, Kaiser Permanente has assisted California students complete 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 Southern 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 residing in Southern California
  • Be enrolled in an accredited school in a Southern California BRN approved Associate Degree in Nursing(ADN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or entry-level Master of Science in Nursing (MSN/MN).
    OR
  • Be enrolled in a CCNE accredited post-graduate Master of Science in Nursing (MSN, MN) or Doctoral Program in Nursing (PhD, DNSc, or DNP).
  • 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.
  • Be enrolled full-time for the upcoming academic year as deemed by the nursing program.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) as of September 4, 2020:
    • 3.5 GPA – Academic Excellence – Pre-licensure
      Students enrolled in California BRN-approved ADN, BSN, entry-level MSN or RN to BSN programs.
    • 3.5 GPA – Master’s Degree Graduate Studies
      Registered Nurses pursuing an MSN/MN. If enrolled in an entry-level MSN program, must have completed pre-licensure studies.
    • 3.5 GPA – Doctoral Studies
      Registered Nurses pursuing DNSc, PhD, DNP or other qualified doctoral programs if the applicant already holds a MSN/MN degree.
    • 2.5 GPA – Affiliate Schools
      Students must have completed a minimum of one clinical nursing course with a clinical rotation (not a lab course) in an affiliate college that sends students to Kaiser Permanente facilities for clinical rotations.
  • 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 Kaiser Permanente affiliate ADN, BSN, entry-level MSN/MN program or RN-to-BSN program.
  • $2,500: Master’s Degree Graduate Studies
    Registered Nurses enrolled in a Kaiser Permanente affiliate MSN or MN program.
  • $3,000: Doctoral Studies
    Registered Nurses enrolled in Kaiser Permanente affiliate DNSc, PhD, DNP or other qualified doctoral programs if the applicant already holds a MSN/MN degree.
  • $1,000: Affiliate Schools
    Nursing students attending schools that send clinical rotation students to Kaiser Permanente facilities.

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 the student name, school name, grade and credit hours, and term in which the 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 4.0 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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