Scholarships

Graduate & Undergraduate
Nursing Scholarship Applications
 

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Apply for a nursing scholarship! Sigma offers scholarship funds to support nursing student education for undergraduate and graduate students each fall and spring. Thanks to a generous donation by the family of the late Dr. Francene Weatherby to honor the memory of longtime Oklahoma nurse educator, beginning in spring 2020 and each spring one graduate scholarship is given in her name. Eligibility criteria for each scholarship is outlined below.

Scholarships are awarded at Sigma meetings. Application deadlines: March 1st (spring); October 1st (fall) 

Application Eligibility
Graduate Scholarship and Weatherby Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Nursing Education:
  1. Applicants must be an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Delta Chapter-At-Large.
  2. Applicants must be a graduate student currently enrolled in a nursing graduate program
    • Weatherby Memorial Scholarship applicants must be in nursing education (only awarded in spring)
    • Doctoral degree students must be in a nursing or related program
  3. Complete the Graduate Student Scholarship Application and email all required documents listed on application to address below.
  4. Two graduate scholarships are available each Spring and Fall, $1000 each. Weatherby Memorial Scholarship is one of the two Spring scholarships. 

Undergraduate Scholarships: 
  1. Applicants must attend and be currently enrolled in one of the Beta Delta Chapter-At-Large member schools. Member schools as of January 1, 2021 include:  
    • University of Oklahoma Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing
    • Oklahoma City University Kramer School of Nursing
    • University of Central Oklahoma
    • Oklahoma Baptist University
    • Southern Nazarene University
    • Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
  2.  Complete the Undergraduate Student Scholarship Application and email all required documents listed on application.
  3. *Special Requirements for all Spring Applicants
    • Must be members of Sigma (Sigma # needed)
    • Must be present to receive award at a Sigma Program.
  4. Three undergraduate scholarships are available for spring and fall each year, $500 each.

Email Scholarship Applications to: wanda-robinson@ouhsc.edu

For questions contact Scholarship Task Force Chairperson: wanda-robinson@ouhsc.edu or by phone: (405) 623-2840.

*Scholarships will be awarded semi-annually based on fund availability. 
*Applicants must be present to receive award at either the Fall (or Spring) Induction Ceremony or at the Fall (or Spring) Meeting relative to the season of the award.

Scholarship Recipients

CONGRATULATIONS - Scholarship Awardees!
Graduate Scholarships, 2021

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Ajeminayanate "AJ" Berepele, BSN, RN, DNP student
"AJ" earned a bachelor of science in biology from the University of Oklahoma, and a bachelor's in nursing from Oklahoma City University. He will graduate in May 2021 with a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner Track from Oklahoma City University. AJ works as a nurse at Integris, Baptist Medical Center and is a member of Sigma, AANP and Emergency Nurses Association. His DNP study focus is in on impact of the ketogenic diet when adopted by individuals struggling to manage diabetes mellitus II. Congratulations AJ!

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Emily Oehlert, BSN, RN, DNP student
Emily earned a bachelor of science in biomedical sciences and nursing from Oklahoma City University and a bachelor's in nursing from Oklahoma City University. She is currently a student in Oklahoma City University's Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner program. Emily works at Integris Health, as a cardiac staff RN and participates in Integris point of care superuser program where she recertifies nurses and aides in point of care equipment including glucometers and iStats. She also participates regularly in Integris Advancing Clinical Excellence program that encourages furthering evidence-based practice, leadership, research, and more based on the American Nurses Association standards. Additionally, at  Integris she is a preceptor for nursing students. She is a member of AANP, ANA, and Sigma. After graduation, she plans on specializing in lipedema and conducting her doctoral research project on raising awareness and screening clients for lipedema. Congratulations!


Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient, 2021
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Emma Bickford, BSN Student
Emma is a student at Fran and Earl Zeigler College of Nursing at University of Oklahoma and will graduate in May. Emma participated as a summer externship with the College of Nursing and the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps to become trained in disaster nursing. She is planning to participate in a nurse residency position in L&D. Later, she plans to return to school for graduate study. She aspires to continue her education and become a Certified Nurse Midwife. Congratulations Emma!

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Weatherby Memorial Graduate Scholarship, 2020


Dawn Westbrook, MSN, RN, CNE was awarded the inaugural Francene Weatherby graduate nursing scholarship for Spring 2020. Dawn was inducted in Sigma Beta Delta at-Large Chapter in 1988. She is a certified nurse educator (CNE) and an assistant professor of nursing at Oklahoma Baptist Univesity (OBU) where she has taught since 2010. Dawn is currently in docotoral study at Western Connecticut State University with a focus in nursing education. Her dissertation relates to ethical formation of nursing students. Dawn previously served as the Sigma represntative for OBU for several years. She states, "I had the blessing of serving in Beta Delta at-Large chapter with Dr. Weatherby. Dr. Weatherby had an amazing career in nursing education. It is an honor to receive this scholarship in her memory!  Congratulations Dawn!


                                                                                                Undergraduate Scholarship, Spring 2020: Meagan Magee

We are pleased to announce Meagan Magee as the spring 2020 undergraduate scholarship recipient! Meagan graduated with distinction from the University of Oklahoma Fran and Earl Zeigler College of Nursing (OU) in May. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau in fall 2019 and proudly wears her Sigma graduation stole in this photo. Meagan served as a leadership intern for the chapter this past year including participation in the chapter philantopy even at OK Kids Korral in Oklahoma City. She has been involved in many campus and community service projects and roles during her nursing education such as working as a lab assistant at OU, serving as a student volunteer member of the curriculum coordinating committee and as a volunteer at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Meagan plans to work in the emergency department at Veterans Administration after gradaution. Her career aspirtation are to continue her education and become a certified adult-gerontology nurse specialist. Meagan is a shining example of the opportunities the chapter has to support nurses and advance Sigma's mission of "Developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere."
Congratulations Meagan!


Members of Sigma Beta Delta Chapter-at-Large are invited to apply for graduate or undergraduate scholarships. Fall deadline is Oct. 1st. For more information, see application instructions.

2019 Fall Scholarship Recipients

Graduate Scholarship:


Monica Bowie, RN, BSN was awarded a graduate nursing scholarship for fall 2019. Monica is a Sigma Beta Delta at-Large Chapter member, inducted in 2018. She is a graduate student at Oklahoma Wesleyan University currently focusing on nursing education. Monica earned a bachelor’s degree is from Southern Nazarene University and an associate’s degree in nursing from OSU-OKC. Ms. Bowie works as house supervisor at Integris Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City, and a member of the Oncology Nursing Society and Oklahoma Nurse’s Association. Her future career goal is to become a nurse educator. Congratulations Monica!

 
Undergraduate Scholarships:

 


Congratulations to Peyton Theado, an undergraduate scholarship recipient in Fall, 2019. Peyton is a student at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU). She is on the Dean’s List and has received various scholarships awards while at SWOSU. When she graduates in May 2020, Peyton plans to work in the emergency room and continue her nursing education. Peyton is a member and treasurer of the Nurse Christian Fellowship and SWOSU Nursing Student Association. She also is involved in College Rodeo and has volunteers for several community organizations.

Congratulations to Jessica Ray, one of two Sigma, Beta Delta at-Large Chapter, undergraduate scholarship recipients for Fall, 2019! Jessica is a Sigma, Beta Delta at-Large Chapter member, and a senior nursing student at University of Central Oklahoma. Jessica will be graduating in December 2019. She is a member of the Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) and has volunteered at the Oklahoma Food bank with the Medical Reserve Corps. Jessica has been an active community volunteer. She aspires to become a pediatric nurse after graduation.


Members of Sigma Beta Delta Chapter-at-Large are invited to apply for graduate or undergraduate scholarships. Due date is March 1st. For more information, see application instructions.

Scholarship Recipients Spring 2019

Congratulations to the Scholarship Winners for Spring 2019!

Scholarships in the amount of $500 were awarded to the following undergraduate students:
Jordan Rice from Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, OKC
Parmida Gebreili from Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, OKC
Moriah Lamb from Oklahoma Baptist University.

Scholarships in the amount of $1000 were awarded to the following graduate students:
Michele Bradshaw, BSN, working on her MSN,
Megan Jester, RN, MS working on her PhD.

Congratulations to each of the winners!

Congratulations to Fall 2018 Sigma Scholarship Recipients!


Graduate Scholarship:


Katherine Sampson is a current graduate student at Oklahoma Baptist University and Sigma member Beta Delta Chapter-at-Large, inducted in 2018. Her undergraduate degree is from East Central University. She is a member of Association of Women’s Health & Neonatal Nurses (AWOHNN) and a staff nurse at Chickasaw Nation. Her focus in graduate school is on nursing education. Her scholarly submission for the scholarship application addressed application of concept mapping and teaching undergraduate students to write SMART objectives as they formulate nutritional teaching plans for breastfeeding mothers. Congratulations Katherine!


Undergraduate Scholarships:

Congratulations to Kia McCollum, one of two Sigma, Beta Delta Chapter-at-Large, undergraduate scholarship recipients for Fall, 2018!
Kia is a Sigma, Sigma Beta Delta Chapter-at-Large member, a senior nursing student, and Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) president at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, Lawton campus. Kia is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and also earned an associate degree from Cameron University, Summa Cum Laude. She is the recipient several other scholarship awards and “Miss Lawton” 2010. Kia actively volunteers in local community organizations and has been very involved in community events supporting many different organizations. She plans to work in emergency department upon graduation and eventually would like to become a member of an organ transplant team.


Congratulations to Mackenzie Palmer who was selected as an undergraduate scholarship recipient in Fall, 2018 from Sigma, Beta Delta Chapter-at-Large!

MacKenzie is a nursing student at Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) and an active member of the OBU Student Nurses’ Association and the Blood Drive Coordinator for the association during the past three years. Mackenzie is a Student Nurse Mentor through OBU Student Success Center, tutoring underclassmen in their nursing coursework and exam preparation.  Mackenzie is also a member of Omicron, Delta Kappa national leadership honor society. She has received multiple scholarships and honors for academic achievement while at OBU.

Mackenzie volunteers for several organizations including for Integris Bass Hospital in Enid for the past six years. Her career goal after graduation is to gain experience in ICU and L& D units then move overseas to serve women in Niger, Africa at Kollo Birth Clinic. Faculty recommendations for Mackenzie describe her as an “exemplary student who clearly demonstrates the leadership values of Sigma with strong potential to advance scholarship in the future.”

Members of Sigma Beta Delta Chapter-at-Large are invited to apply for spring 2019 graduate or undergraduate scholarships. Due date is March 1. 2019. For more information, see application instructions.