This scholarship was created and funded by Hamer and Phyllis Shafer, with additional contributions from the family and friends of Sarah (Sally) Catherine Gibson in November 1993. Mrs. Gibson was a Ball State alumnus with a bachelor of science degree in Nursing. She served as president of the Ball State University Nursing Alumni Association and was an active member of Sigma Theta Tau. Mrs. Gibson worked in critical care, the coronary care unit, and both inpatient and outpatient services. She especially loved the personal hands-on element of patient care.
Award amounts vary substantially from year to year.
This award is renewable for a second year.
Applicants must be:
- non-traditional students
- accepted by the Nursing Program
- have a minimum GPA of at least 2.8
Preference is given to students interested in direct patient care.
How to Apply
Students in the School of Nursing will receive an email early in the Spring semester to remind them to review available SON Scholarships. Students can then apply for scholarships they are qualified for.