MARY GIBBONS SCHOLARSHIP for MS NURSES
The late Mary Gibbons was a courageous woman with multiple sclerosis. She was an articulate woman with an inquiring mind and a warm personality. She passed away in late 2009, a great loss to all who knew her. In her memory, her partner, Pat Hannon, her friends and family established the Mary Gibbons MS Nursing Scholarship to attend the CMSC annual Meeting.
One (1) $500 scholarship available for a nurse to attend the 2014 CMSC ANNUAL MEETING in Dallas, TX. The approved applicant will be notified no later than April 30, 2014
Who are eligible: Applicant must be active member of IOMSN.
Please note that if you have applied to the IOMSN fellowship or Linda Morgante Scholarship, you are no longer qualified to submit to Mary Gibbons MS Nurse Scholarship.
Submission Deadline: April 15th
How to Apply:
- Interested applicants, please download the application form.
- Please include at least one letter of recommendation from a professional colleague.
Selection Process: The committee will review your request and make a decision based on eligibility. Preference will be given to applicants seeking funding for a meeting at which he/she is presenting a paper or a poster.
The chosen recipient is required to:
- Submit a paragraph reflecting the activity supported to the IOMSN Fellowship Committee and may be shared with permission.
- Upon completion of your proposed use of funds, we will require a one paragraph report of the outcome along with the original receipts of your expenses. If the full grant is not expended, the appropriate amount must be returned to IOMSN.
THE ELAINE CHAPIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Named in honor of Elaine Chapin, this scholarship will provide funds to support the post-secondary education of students impacted by multiple sclerosis, either directly or as a family member.
The scholarship fund will accept applications from November 1st through April 30th each year, although the scholarship application is available for download at any time. The family of Elaine Chapin has determined that the scholarship fund will be awarding a minimum of (8) $1,000 scholarships for the fall 2014 semester to deserving students. Scholarship recipients will be notified prior to June 1st. Proof of registration will be required before the scholarship fund makes payment to the schools.
Recipients will be chosen on the basis of financial need, academic standing and the impact with which multiple sclerosis has affected their lives. Applicants must be citizens of the United States who plan to enroll or are enrolled in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university, vocational or technical school located in the United States. Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester in course work leading to a degree, license or certificate.
There is no application fee to apply for this scholarship; however a gesture of a small donation with your application is certainly appreciated. Whether or not a donation is made will have no bearing on determining which students receive consideration for the awards. Checks should be made out to “Elaine Chapin Fund/NMSS”. The scholarship is being run through the Gateway Area Chapter (St. Louis) of the National MS Society and all donations are 100% tax deductible.
Applicants must send their completed application, an official transcript of their most recent academic grades, a personal essay detailing how MS has affected your life (500 word maximum), plus (2) letters of reference by April 30 to the address listed at the top of the scholarship application for consideration. The final selection of the scholarship recipients will be made by the family of Elaine Chapin.
For more information and scholarship application please visit the official website of THE ELAINE CHAPIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND.
You may also contact Joe Chapin via email:
Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund
4367 Humber Circle
Saint Louis, Missouri 63129