Scholarship Essay Sample

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Dear Name/To whom it may concern,

I am determined to be a successful RN who helps patients through my care. I plan to accomplish this goal by being hardworking and passionate about the nursing profession. I’ve wanted to be a nurse since the age of 14 when I began volunteering at Memorial Hospital in 1974. I then went onto work in nursing homes for 20 years. I began working at York Hospital in 1998 as a nursing assistant and have been there for 16 years. As an NA, I have worked with many different patient populations (infants, elderly, trauma, and ICU). I am skilled in a variety of nursing tasks and the necessary equipment to care for these types of patients. Throughout this time, I’ve always wanted to give the best care to my patients and their family members so they can feel comfortable during their stay.

Education is the best way for me to communicate with my patients so they get the care they need. I believe learning provides the building blocks for success. Right now, I’m currently pursuing courses at {UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE NAME} to prepare for my RN Associates certification which will allow me to complete dual enrollment at Millersville University or Eastern Mennonite University. I am paying for school out of pockets, and to date, I have accrued ${LOAN AMOUNT} in student loans. The {NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP} will assist me with my financial needs for my remaining education from August 2014 to December 2015. I estimate this cost to be $15,000 to include tuition, fees, books, and graduation costs. Financial assistance up to ${SCHOLARSHIP MAX AMOUNT} will allow me to work less so I can focus solely on schoolwork, which will help my patients more.

Once I complete my RN Associates certification, I hope to obtain an RN position at Wellspan with a focus on patients with a psychological diagnosis. I want these patients to comprehend what is happening to them because of their illness, which means I need to know why they are behaving a certain way. My knowledge and the patients’ understanding will help them be content, productive, and stable members of society. While this dream may take some time to become a reality, I am positive that my dedication and passion will allow me to achieve it successfully. Financial assistance, such as the {NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP}, will help me achieve my goals much faster and more easily.




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