Graduate & Undergraduate
Nursing Scholarship Applications



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 thereafter), 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 April 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
    • Northwestern 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. One undergraduate scholarship is available for spring and fall each year, $1,000 each.

Email Scholarship Applications to: Beta Delta at-Large Scholarships

For questions, contact Scholarship Task Force Chairperson: Beta Delta at-Large Scholarships or Dawn Westbrook by phone: (405) 585-4452.

*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, Fall 2021

Monica Bowie MSN, RN, DNP Student
Monica received her ADN from Oklahoma State University- OKC, her BSN from Southern Nazarene University, and her MSN from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. She is currently pursuing a DNP from Oklahoma Wesleyan University and plans to graduate in 2023.  She is currently a nursing faculty at Redlands Community College and a House Supervisor at Integris Portland Avenue.  Monica is a member of Sigma, ANA/ONA, and ONS.  Congratulations Monica!

Ashley Wilson BSN, RN, DNP Student

Ashley is pursuing her FNP and DNP from Maryville University and plans to graduate in 2022.  Her DNP project is Hypertension Control Via Diet in an Underserved Community.  She received her BSN from University of Central Oklahoma.  She has worked at Integris Baptist Medical Center and is currently the Clinical Coordinator for UCO.  Once she completes her DNP, she is hoping to transition to a full-time faculty position at UCO.  Ashley is a member of Sigma and the Association of Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners. Congratulations Ashley!

Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients, Fall 2021

Audrey Branham
Audrey is a student at Oklahoma Baptist University and plans to graduate in May 2023. She is an Honors Student and recently completed a study on the Anthropology of Pregnancy and Birth Care. She is also the class representative for Student Nurses’ Association, a member of the Honors Leadership Council, and an academic mentor in the Student Success Center. Audrey participated in a month-long study abroad in Quito, Ecuador. After graduation she plans to become a Certified Nurse Midwife and work with local pregnancy crisis care. Congratulations Audrey!

Abigail MacIvor

Abigail is a student in the University of Central Oklahoma’s pilot Fast Track Nursing Program and plans to graduate December 2021. She has volunteered to coordinate several community events for various groups including United Way. She also volunteers by playing piano at her grandmother’s long-term assisted residence. She has served in informal leadership with her cohort of nursing students. Abigail plans to work either in surgery or ICU after graduation with a goal of continuing her education at some point.  Congratulations Abigail!

Olivia Parent

Olivia is a student at Oklahoma Baptist University and plans to graduate in May 2022. She has participated in several philanthropic community events through her social club and is a student representative for the School of Nursing’s Academic Affairs Committee. Olivia plans to work as a critical care nurse and to pursue an advanced practice degree. She ultimately plans to obtain her doctorate and teach nursing students. Congratulations Olivia!

Members of Sigma Beta Delta Chapter-at-Large are invited to apply for graduate or undergraduate scholarships. Fall deadline is Oct. 1st. Spring deadline is March 1. 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.