Lee Awarded Nursing Scholarship Grant

Monday, March 24, 2014 - by Jillian Ellis, Lee University

The Tucker Foundation has awarded Lee University a grant for the Tucker Foundation Endowed Scholarship for Nursing.

“It is exciting as this is the very first scholarship for nursing students,” said Dr. Sara Campbell, dean of Lee’s new School of Nursing. “The interests of the Tucker Foundation align with goals of the school that focus on preparing students to meet community needs.” 

The scholarship will be awarded to one student per year to be known as the Tucker Scholar in Nursing. Recipients will be selected by a nursing scholarship committee comprised of nursing faculty with input from the Student Financial Aid Office.

ligible candidates must be accepted officially into the school, be residents of Cleveland/Bradley County MSA or Chattanooga/Hamilton County MSA, and have demonstrated financial need. Consideration will be given to leadership, service and other extra-curricular activities. Tucker Scholars will retain the scholarship for the duration of their time in the School of Nursing provided he/she demonstrates satisfactory academic progress. 

Lee University received approval from the Tennessee Board of Nursing to proceed with its plans to begin a bachelor of science in nursing degree program. The decision allows students to be admitted to the school this fall.

Lee plans to offer a bachelor of science in nursing that includes a traditional four-year track as well as a one-year track for registered nurses who are already working professionals, to earn bachelor of science degrees. The school plans to admit a freshman cohort of approximately 40-60 for the traditional track and approximately 20-25 for the RN-to-BSN. When the four-year pipeline is full in 2018, the School of Nursing will have over 240 students and a full cadre of faculty members. The nursing school will be located initially in the Science Math Complex with plans for a new building by the fall of 2016. 

The primary objective of The Tucker Foundation is to provide financial support to non-profit organizations to produce in young people the character and skills required to live a productive and happy life, along with organizations that conserve essential elements of our natural environment forever.

For more information about the scholarship or Lee’s School of Nursing, contact Dr. Campbell at 614-8525 or email scampbell@leeuniversity.edu.


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