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Scholarships

InterAct for Change administers education-based scholarships that benefit college students in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.

Initially established to benefit local nursing students, all types of scholarship funds are tailored to meet the donor's specific wishes. Independent committees may recommend recipients to the Scholarship Committee of InterAct for Change.

The following scholarships are currently available through InterAct for Change:

  • The Ida W. Casey Memorial Scholarship is named for the founding chair of the Department of Nursing at Edgecliff College, now Xavier University. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in an accredited graduate degree nursing program.

  • Deaconess Associations Scholarships were established by Deaconess Associations to benefit nursing and allied health students, especially those enrolled in nurse practitioner, geriatric clinical nurse specialist or nursing education programs.

    • Five Deaconess Associations Advanced Practice Nursing Scholarships ($10,000) are awarded annually to students enrolled in accredited masters or doctorate programs in nursing.

    • Five Deaconess Associations Nursing Scholarships ($5,000) are awarded annually to students enrolled in accredited associate or baccalaureate nursing programs and to students with non-nursing BA or BS degrees enrolled in an accredited program awarding an MSN.

  • The Anna M. Drake Scholarship is named for a public health nurse and founder of District 8 (now known as the Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association) of the Ohio Nurses Association. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in an accredited associate or baccalaureate nursing program.

  • The Rose Hook Scholarship Fund honors a well-known Northern Kentucky nurse who was the first board chair of InterAct for Change, and is an emeritus director of the Interact for Health board. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree in nursing who resides and/or attends an accredited nursing program in Northern Kentucky.

  • The Laura Rosnagle Memorial Scholarship recognizes the first Dean of University of Cincinnati's College of Nursing and Health. The scholarship is awarded annually to a registered nurse who is enrolled in an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Master in Science Nursing completion program, or to an individual with a non-nursing BA or BS degree now enrolled in an accredited program awarding an MSN degree.

Application Information

Application and eligibility information are available by clicking on the links below or by calling (513) 458-6612. The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, February 28, 2014.

Nursing Excellence Award

InterAct for Change invites you to submit nominee(s) for The Nursing Excellence Award for Leadership or for Clinical Practice. The awards honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to nursing in Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana. The awards will be presented in conjunction with the annual presentation of nursing scholarships to be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Selection

The InterAct for Change Board of Trustees / Scholarship Committee will annually appoint a committee to review nominations and to select the honoree(s) for the award. Awards will be given for Leadership and for Clinical Practice.

Criteria

The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding contributions to nursing in Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana. Nominees should exemplify contributions in one or more of the following ways:

  • Longstanding leadership in nursing
  • Exceptional clinical practice or professional care delivery
  • Creativity in responding to opportunities or challenges
  • Significant positive impact on nursing issues, care delivery, education, or practice

Eligibility

These awards recognize contributions to nursing made by individuals in a variety of practice settings, institutions, and organizations. We are purposefully casting our net broadly. Any registered nurse who is actively involved in a paid or volunteer leadership capacity -for example, as a board member, executive, manager, or other leadership capacity - is eligible to be nominated. Self nominations are welcome.

Nomination Process

Please write a letter of nomination describing how the nominee(s) fulfills the award criteria (see details enclosed) and complete the enclosed nomination form. Be specific in your comments and provide examples where appropriate. References should be persons who are both interested in supporting this nomination and familiar with the nominee(s) work. Please send all nominations to:

InterAct for Change Nursing Excellence Award
3805 Edwards Road, Suite 500
Cincinnati, OH 45209-1948
Fax 513-458-6610

All nominations must be postmarked on or before Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

To Submit a Nomination:

  • Click here for the nomination form.
  • Complete the nomination form.
  • Attach a letter of nomination (2 pages maximum) describing the nominee(s). Please explain how the nominee demonstrates: longstanding leadership in nursing either within the field or in the community served; significant positive impact on nursing issues, care delivery, education, or practice or creativity in responding to opportunities, challenges or problems.
  • Attach a curriculum vitae or resume for your nominee.
  • Return the form, letter and any accompanying materials to:
    InterAct for Change Nursing Excellence Award
    3805 Edwards Road #500
    Cincinnati, OH 45209-1948
    fax 513-458-6610

Questions? Contact Francie Wolgin at (513) 458-6612 or fwolgin@interactforhealth.org.