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Kenneth and Carrie Carns Nursing Scholarship

Offered by Wyoming Community Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Dec 18, 2023
Multiple awards worth

$3,000 - $5,000

Grade level

High School Seniors & College Students

Application deadline:

March 1, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a Wyoming resident and high school graduate or GED recipient who will be enrolling in a two- or four-year program to obtain a nursing degree? If so, you may be eligible for the Kenneth and Carrie Carns Nursing Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $3,000 and $5,000 each to Wyoming residents pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in nursing, respectively. To apply, interested students must submit a 2,000-3,000 character (~400 words) essay about (1) any barriers they may have experienced in pursuing a nursing career, (2) why they are pursuing a career in nursing, and (3) if there is a specialized field of nursing they are interested in. If you’re a Wyoming resident and post-secondary student with a passion for nursing, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Wyoming Community Foundation

The Wyoming Community Foundation (WYCF), for over 30 years now, has connected people who care with causes that matter to build a better Wyoming. WYCF has granted more than $100 million to charitable causes while also providing a variety of supports to their nonprofit agency fund holders.

Eligibility information

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

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Students

Academic Interest

Healthcare, Nursing

State

Wyoming

Application information

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

400-word essay

Academic transcript

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Kenneth and Carrie Carns Nursing Scholarship winner will be announced: May 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Wyoming Community Foundation at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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