Funded by Liaison International, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN’s) partner in NursingCAS, this scholarship and leadership development program was created in honor of AACN’s President and CEO Dr. Deborah Trautman.
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This $3,500 scholarship is designed to recognize graduate nursing students who aspire to leadership positions in academic nursing. In addition to $2,000 to cover educational expenses which is sent directly to the student, scholarship recipients will participate in a one-on-one leadership development experience with Dr. Trautman at AACN’s headquarters in Washington, DC. Up to $1,500 of the scholarship award will be used to cover travel expenses for the three-day leadership development program.
With two awards available each year, this scholarship is open to students in master’s or doctoral nursing programs offered at AACN member schools affiliated with NursingCAS, the nation’s only centralized application service for nursing programs. Students must illustrate high academic achievement and list past experiences that show a commitment to academic nursing. Applicants must be currently enrolled and in good standing at their school of nursing. They must also be members of AACN’s Graduate Nursing Student Academy (membership is free).
All applicants must submit:
Timeline for 2021
- January 29, 2021 – Application opens
- October 1, 2021 – Application closes
- November 30, 2021 – Applications reviewed and recipients identified
- June-August 2022 – Three-day leadership development experience in Washington, DC (specific dates identified by student and AACN)
Contact: Marta Okoniewski, Director of Student Engagement, firstname.lastname@example.org