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    David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship

    Offered by The Alaska Community Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 2, 2024
    Multiple awards worth up to

    $2,500

    Grade level

    College & Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Will you be enrolled full-time in a BSN or RN degree program by the beginning of the next academic session or semester and are willing to commit to a 1-year service obligation to practice nursing in a small community in Alaska? If so, consider applying for the David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship! Each year, the fellowship awards up to $2,500 each to current or incoming nursing students who agree to work for one year in Southeast Alaska following their graduation from their nursing program. The fellowship honors the memory of David Knox, who moved to Alaska in 1973 to pursue a career in surgical nursing after serving in the Army as a surgical technician in Vietnam. If you’d like to continue David’s legacy of nursing in Alaska, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About The Alaska Community Foundation

    The Alaska Community Foundation connects people who care to the causes that make a difference and matter most to them. They encourage and nurture philanthropy through building and managing permanent endowments, convening stakeholders, working with partners to strengthen Alaskan communities, and providing donors with flexible giving options that are strategic to their philanthropic objectives. Their mission is to "Inspire the spirit of giving and connecting people, organizations, and causes to strengthen Alaska’s communities now and forever."

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    College & Graduate Students

    Minimum GPA

    3.0

    Academic Interest

    Healthcare, Nursing

    State

    Alaska

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must be willing to commit to a 1-year service obligation to practice nursing in a small community in Alaska.

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Essay

    Academic transcript

    Resume or CV

    Two letters of recommendation

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