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Kansas State Board of Nursing Scholarship Application Instructions

The Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) Scholarships are one time scholarships for students in pre-licensure nursing programs (professional or practical).  Monies for the scholarships are donated by the Arthur Davis Agency, Cedar Falls, Iowa.  The Arthur Davis Agency prints the KSBN Newsletter.  KSBN Scholarship winners are selected by Board members through a blind review of an essay written by the applicant.  The essay topic is selected by the Board.  Four scholarships for $1000.00 each are awarded and are to be used for school expenses. 

The completed application and essay must be postmarked no later than October 31, 2013Winners of the scholarship MUST be present at the December 11, 2013 board meeting for presentation of the award.  Send to:

Kansas State Board of Nursing
Attn:  Nursing Scholarship
900 SW Jackson, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS  66612-1230

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a resident of Kansas
  • Must be enrolled full-time in nursing courses at a Kansas college, university, or technical school
  • Professional students must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75
  • Practical Nursing students must be in good standing in the program.

Application Instructions:

  • Type or print (in blue or black ink) on the application form
  • Complete Sections A and B
  • Give Section C to your program’s nurse administrator, nursing program director, chair or dean, for their completion and submission
  • Write an essay entitled: The Unique Contribution of Nursing to Health Care
  • Submit Sections A and B and the essay to the Kansas State Board of Nursing.  postmarked no later than October 31, 2013.

Essay Directions

  • Type and double space, use 1 inch margins, use 10 to 12 point font
  • Center title on the first page
  • Number the pages
  • DO NOT put your name on the essay.  Attach the essay to Sections A & B
  • Essay should include an introductory paragraph, supporting paragraphs (no more than 3), and the summary paragraph for a total of no more than 5 paragraphs or 2 pages.
  • Use appropriate grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph structure
  • Adhere to the assigned topic
  • Be original in your ideas and focus

If you have questions, email carol.moreland@ksbn.state.ks.us or call Carol Moreland, MSN, RN at (785) 296-5036.

Download the Scholarship Application  PDF PDF

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