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CON Thank YouThe College of Nursing is very fortunate to have numerous alumni and friends who invest in the education of our nursing students by establishing scholarships. The College of Nursing faculty and staff select students who meet the criteria for the scholarships in the fall and again in the spring. The students are informed through the Office of Student Services each fall and spring when the application process for scholarships is open. For all of the scholarships that have financial need as a criterion, the College of Nursing requires a FAFSA to be completed.

We are very grateful to have such loyal alumni and friends who have chosen to give back to the University of Iowa College of Nursing.

Title Eligibility Criteria Description
Alanna Forshay Fenske and Arnold Walter Fenske, M.D. Scholarship Fund

A student who will be enrolled in the College of Nursing next fall and who demonstrates financial need.

Mrs. Fenske graduated from the College of Nursing in 1953 and her husband is a graduate of the Carver College of Medicine. Currently, they reside in Winona, MN.  

Alice Skedine Relihan Scholarship Fund

An undergraduate student in the College of Nursing who demonstrates financial need and professional promise.  Preference is given to any graduate of Marion High School, Marion, Iowa. 

Students must maintain the criteria as identified to receive the second semester of support. Mrs. Relihan was a 1931 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Nursing. 

Anita and Franklin Hockett College of Nursing Scholarship

A MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader student who demonstrates financial need and is a resident of the state of Iowa.

Mr. and Mrs. Hockett (BSN’54) are very committed to support students who are interested in working with persons who are underserved and vulnerable populations.

Anna Overland Nursing Scholarship Fund

A full-time student in the College of Nursing with a designated interest in maternal and/or child health nursing, U.S. Citizen, preference is given to Iowa residents, meritorious academic record. 

Miss Overland (GN1934) was a professor emeritus teaching maternal child nursing and co-authored a book on maternity nursing. Miss Overland established with scholarship in memory of her parents, Edwin and Lillie Overland.

Antes/Schreckengast Scholarship Fund

A licensed nurse who is a graduate of the College of Nursing with an interest in pediatrics. This person is to be enrolled next fall. 

The funds for this scholarship were provided by Joella Antes (GN 1941) in memory of her mother and grandmother.  Ms. Antes was a long-time faculty member in pediatrics at the University of Iowa College of Nursing.

ASOON Scholarship Fund

A pre-licensure BSN student enrolled in nursing major courses who demonstrate financial need, academic merit, professional promise, and leadership skills. 

The ASOONs (The American Society Of Old Nurses) who established this fund are six alumni who formed a lifetime friendship after their student days in the University of Iowa College of Nursing. The six alumni are: Mrs. Karen Klontz; Ms. Kay Jones; Mrs. Jean Fuller; Mrs. Eloise Ramseyer; the late Mrs. Betty Lou Verhille; and the late Mrs. Harriete Verhille. They were all members of the 1957 class.

B.W. "Wayne" Carpenter and Harriet Brown Carpenter Scholarship Fund

A licensed nurse enrolled in the graduate program and who demonstrates financial need and academic merit.

Barbara and Richard Csomay Scholarship in Gerontology

A nursing student enrolled in the College of Nursing who demonstrates a commitment to gerontology. 

Mrs. Barbara Csomay (pronounced SOMAY) and her late husband Richard are committed to the care of older adults.  They support the Csomay Center for Gerontology within the College of Nursing.

Byron and Flora Mueller Nursing Scholarship Fund

A student in the pre-licensure BSN program who demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, and must be enrolled in the following semester.

This scholarship was established by the late Dr. and Mrs. Byron Mueller of La Harpe, Illinois. Mrs. Mueller, as well as their daughter Nan Woodside, graduated from the College of Nursing. 

Class of 1940 Nursing Scholarship Fund

A student who is a pre-licensure BSN student enrolled in the college with preference given to Iowa native. In addition, the awardee must demonstrate financial need, professional promise and be in progress or have completed the first clinical nursing course (Core Clinical Practicum). 

This fund was established by the members of the graduating class of 1940. The spokesperson for the class was a former College of Nursing faculty member, Miss Geraldine Busse. Miss Busse taught community health at the University of Iowa College of Nursing for a number of years. 

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