Endowed and Named Scholarships

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarships

Communication Sciences and Disorders Scholarship

JoAnne Fleming Warner Scholarship

The JoAnne Fleming Warner Scholarship is for students enrolled in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior speech-language pathology major with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. The candidate must also be active in the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association.

Nursing Scholarships

Eileen Callaghan Memorial Scholarship

An annual award to a second semester sophomore, junior or first semester senior nursing student, active in the Student Nurses Association, plans to be a full-time student for the next academic year and has a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The candidate must also demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities.

Cynthia Martin Chase '74 - Sophia Steinhardt Scholarship

A scholarship for nursing students. This scholarship was established through the generosity of Mr. James Martin.

Hearst Foundation Scholarship

An annual grant from this private foundation, which is intended to encourage under-represented populations to pursue nursing careers. This scholarship was established through the generosity of the Hearst Foundation.

Rosaleen Hertel '45 Scholarship

This award is given to a second semester sophomore, junior or first semester senior nursing student who is in good academic standing and displays caring and compassionate nursing care in the clinical setting. This scholarship was established through the generosity of Ms. Mary Jo Hertel, '57, in memory of her sister.

Judith E. '69 and Laurence Hicks Scholarship in Nursing and Technology

Recipients of this scholarship must be a junior or senior student in nursing, maintain an overall GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and submit a short essay describing the student's interest in technology and its interface with patient-care. This scholarship was created as a result of the generosity of Judith E., '69, and Laurence Hicks.

"I find no greater joy than helping others, which is exactly why I am going into nursing. Being a nurse will give me the opportunity to help a lot of different people during truly difficult times, which is exactly what you did for me. Before I received the announcement about the scholarship, I was desperately trying to find ways to stay at Saint Xavier. Thank you for helping me to pursue my academic goal of earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. This scholarship has made a big difference in my life." -- Samantha Spitzig

Joyce M. Jeck '54 Scholarship

This scholarship was created from the estate of Ms. Joyce Jeck who, in her will, designated a gift to create a scholarship for nursing students. Recipients of the Joyce M. Jeck '54 Scholarship will be at least second semester sophomore nursing students, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have demonstrated financial need. Recipients will also submit an essay addressing commitment to nursing profession and a letter of recommendation from a School of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty member that addresses student's commitment and integrity.

Virginia Landman '73 Scholarship

Made possible through the estate of Virginia Landman, '73, two scholarships are available; one will be awarded to a nursing student who has achieved junior status and one will be awarded to an incoming freshman.

Lebold/Sigma Theta Tau/Alpha Omicron Scholarship

Established by the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society (Alpha Omicrom chapter) in honor of Dr. Mary Lebold, '60, the long-time dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Saint Xavier University. This annual award will be given to students enrolled as Nursing Majors and who are in good academic standing and eligible for membership in Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Omicron Chapter. The applicants will also demonstrate financial need and display a commitment to the community and/or caring and compassionate nursing care in the clinical setting.

Mary Clare '65 and Gerald Loftus Nursing Scholarship

This award is granted to a junior or senior nursing student in good academic standing who demonstrates qualities of care and compassion consistent with the Mercy mission. Applicants must be a full-time junior or senior enrolled in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences with a minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher. Applicants must also be currently working in a Catholic or community hospital in the Chicago metropolitan area. This award was made possible through the generosity of Mary Clare, '65, and Gerald Loftus.

LPN-BS Endowment Fund

This award is for any LPN student in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Karalynn McNicholas Heart of Nursing Scholarship

was created by Karalynn's family as a way to honor her memory and keep her spirit alive through the good works of others in the health care field. The goal of this scholarship is to assist those who share the same passion and love for nursing and health care, so that they can accomplish the good deeds that Kara never got the chance to do.

Applicant must be a full time undergraduate nursing student (sophomore 2, junior or senior) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale. Applicant must demonstrate and represent the "spirit and heart" of Nursing through either an essay, presentation, project or report that describes their desire to enter the field of nursing, community service, personal stories or examples. Preference will be given to candidate(s) who demonstrate financial need was created by Karalynn's family as a way to honor her memory and keep her spirit alive through the good works of others in the health care field.

Ralph and Loretta Oesterle Scholarship

Established by Dr. Mary Lebold, '60, and Dr. Mary Oesterle, '68, along with their families, in honor of Ralph and Loretta Oesterle. Financial assistance is given to graduate nursing students.

Mary Kay Millea Schmidt '44 Scholarship

A generous gift by Charles E. Schmidt in memory of his wife in 2011 established the Mary Kay Millea Schmidt '44 Scholarship, which supports an undergraduate student admitted to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences who has financial need and maintains a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.

"This scholarship has significantly helped my family and me, and words cannot express our gratitude! I am so honored to be receiving the Mary Kay Millea Schmidt '44 scholarship." -- Katlyn Dean

Dr. Scholl Foundation Scholarship

Funds from an annual grant providing scholarships for deserving nursing students. This scholarship was established through the generosity of the Dr. Scholl Foundation.

School of Nursing Alumni and Friends Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate nursing student (at least junior level I) who is in good academic standing and has demonstrated financial need. Students applying for this scholarship must also submit an essay addressing their commitment to the nursing profession and to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences upon graduation. The School of Nursing Alumni and Friends Endowed Scholarship was created in 2010 with proceeds from the School of Nursing's 75th Anniversary Dinner and other special events.

W.P. and H.B. White Foundation Scholarship

An annual grant from a private foundation, this scholarship provides funds for deserving nursing students.