The University of Central Florida’s College of Nursing recently received a $40,000 grant from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation that will be used for college scholarships. About twenty scholarships will be handed out thanks to this recent grant from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation. The scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement and financial need.
Jean Leuner, Dean of the College of Nursing, is thankful for the recent grant as it will help prepare the college prepare the next generation of nurse leaders. The scholarships will help support students financially, allowing them to focus on their studies and clinical work and not worry about how they will continue to fund their college education.
The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation supports female students in nine southeastern states. The Foundation devotes most of its efforts to its scholarship program, which provides financial aid to deserving female students. The majority of the Foundation’s scholarships are awarded to students seeking a higher education in nursing, medical, and allied health fields. More than two hundred institutions participate in the Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarship program on a yearly basis.
Interested students can fill out an application for the scholarship program via The University of Central Florida’s website this coming September. Scholarship recipients will be able to use their award the following spring semester. To learn more about the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and all of the various scholarship opportunities presented by this foundation, students may visit the Foundation’s website at www.lpwhitehead.org.