Finley Nursing Scholarships
Finley Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship
Since 1986, Finley Hospital has been awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors with plans to pursue a nursing career, individuals who are currently enrolled in a nursing program or a Finley employee seeking a nursing career. Students must attend an accredited nursing school and pursue an ADN, BSN, MSN or nurse practitioner degree. Scholarships are awarded in late May with recipients being selected based upon a review of the application and a short essay.
Edith Kritz Scholarship
The Edith Kritz Scholarship was founded in memory of Edith Kritz, an alumnus of the Finley Hospital School of Nursing, for the express purpose of furthering nursing education and offering financial assistance to local students.
Each year multiple scholarships ranging in amounts from $250 to $1,000 are awarded. Students must be accepted into an accredited nursing program and pursue an ADN, BSN, or MSN degree.
Dr. Peter J. Kearney Scholarship
The Dr. Peter J. Kearney Nursing Scholarship was established in 2008 in memory of Dr. Kearney, who believed strongly in the critical role of nursing and nursing education in the provision of quality health care for the community.
Each year multiple scholarships ranging in amounts of $250 to $1,000 are awarded to Finley Hospital employees who are currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program and who demonstrate financial need.
Ellen and Fred Phelps Nursing Scholarship
The Ellen and Fred Phelps Nursing Scholarship was founded in 2009 through a generous grant from Col. Fred and Ellen Phelps, both career nurses who believe in the critical importance of quality nursing education. Col. Phelps is a graduate of the Finley Hospital School of Nursing and Ellen is a graduate of Blessing Hospital School of Nursing. Col. and Mrs. Phelps both have BSN degrees from the College of Nursing, University of Iowa. Col. Phelps holds a Master's Degree in Nursing Services Administration from the University of Iowa.
Each year multiple scholarships ranging in amounts of $500 to $1,000 are awarded to high school graduates and nursing students who have committed to pursuing a career in nursing. Students must be accepted into an accredited nursing program and pursue an ADN, BSN or MSN degree.
Carole A. Smith Miller Memorial Scholarship
The Carole A. Smith Miller Memorial Scholarship was founded in memory of Carole A. Smith Miller, a lifelong nurse and graduate of the Finley Hospital School of Nursing.
A scholarship ranging in the amount of $250 to $1,000 is awarded to second year nursing students that demonstrate financial need and who are active in school and civic activities. Students must be accepted into an accredited nursing program and pursue an ADN, BSN, or MSN degree.
Andrea Hayslett Trilk Memorial Scholarship
The Andrea Hayslett Trilk Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Andrea Hayslett Trilk, a lifelong Finley nurse and 1972 graduate of the Finley Hospital School of Nursing.
A scholarship ranging in the amount of $250 to $1,000 is awarded to a deserving high school senior or college student currently attending or planning to attend an accredited nursing program.
Judi Butler Memorial Scholarship
The Judi Butler Memorial Scholarship was established in 2018 in memory of Judi Butler. The scholarship provided by Judi's family is in recognition of exceptional care that Judi received at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital.
Annually a $1,000.00 scholarship will be available to one Finley Hospital staff member in good standing who has been accepted into an accredited nursing program; preference shall be given to a staff member pursing an advanced degree.
Kathy Miller Scholarship
The Kathryn Miller Scholarship was established in 2017 in memory of her parents Orville and Neva Popp.
Scholarships will be available to nursing students who are employed at Finley Hospital pursuing the next level of education, or alternatively, any student pursuing their BSN, MSN or ARNP. Preference shall be given to students with a 3.2 GPA or higher, and have a financial need.
Dr. Edward Roy Bartels Legacy Endowment Fund
The Dr. Edward Roy Bartels Legacy Endowment Fund was established in 2018 in memory of Dr. Edward Roy Bartels, a Dubuque physician.
Annual scholarships will be available to college students entering their sophomore year who have been accepted into an accredited nursing program. Preference shall be given to a Clarke University, University of Dubuque or NICC student.
$20,750 in Finley Nursing Scholarships Awarded in 2021
UnityPoint Health Finley Health Foundation and the Finley Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association are pleased to announce that a total of $20,750 has been awarded to area students who are pursuing a nursing degree in higher education for the 2021-2022 academic school year.
Scholarship funding is provided by the Finley Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, the Edith Kritz Scholarship Endowment, the Dr. Peter J. Kearney Scholarship Endowment, the Colonel Fred and Ellen Phelps Scholarship Endowment, the Andrea Hayseltt-Trilk Memorial Scholarship, the Carole A. Smith-Miller Memorial Scholarship, the Edward Roy Bartels Legacy Scholarship, the Judi Butler Memorial Scholarship, Finley Hospital Auxiliary, the Kathryn Miller Scholarship and the Janet Vance Nursing Scholarship.
Since 2006, $239,800 has been granted in nursing scholarships to area students.
For scholarship information contact the Finley Health Foundation at (563) 589-2358.