Mercy College Receives Scholarship Grant
Mercy College of Ohio received a $25,000 scholarship grant for nursing students from the Greater Toledo Community Foundation Ruth L. Kelly Foundation Fund on January 7. In 1970, Ruth Lundt Kelly became the founding dean of the Medical College of Ohio School of Nursing which offered the area's first baccalaureate degree nursing program. The Ruth L. Kelly Foundation was established to carry on charitable or educational activities with an emphasis on scholarship support for students enrolled in degree-granting nursing programs in northwest Ohio.
The Ruth L. Kelly grant will provide scholarships to both associate and bachelor’s degree-seeking nursing students in various amounts at or above $500. Susan Wajert, PhD, President of Mercy College, said, “I’m immensely grateful for the scholarship support for our nursing students. More than 80% of Mercy students are eligible for financial aid, and scholarships are often a determining factor for students completing their degree and becoming nurses. Mercy College is appreciative and proud of this long-standing financial support totaling more than $271,000 from the Ruth L. Kelly Foundation over the years”.
Criteria to Apply:
For associate degree nursing students:
• Successful completion of all first level nursing courses and be eligible to begin the second level of the nursing program • 3.0 GPA and good standing in the nursing program • Two letters of recommendation from clinical instructors citing evidence of clinical competence • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28 to determine financial need • Submission of a scholarship application
For bachelor’s degree nursing students:
Successful completion of all 300 level nursing courses • 3.0 GPA and good standing in the nursing program • Two letters of recommendation from clinical instructors citing evidence of clinical competence for pre-licensure students or a letter of recommendation from a current employer for BSN completion students • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28 •Submission of a scholarship application