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Cost and Financial Aid

Valerie E. Yahn Scholarship


Purpose: To provide an annual scholarship to a deserving New Jersey Burlington,

Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester or Salem County high school graduating senior

intending to pursue a nursing (BSN) degree at a college/university.

Award Components: An annual scholarship awarded to a student selected by the

Institute for Nursing (IFN) Scholarship Selection Committee.


 Applicant must have attended a New Jersey high school and have been a

New Jersey resident of one of the five counties above.

 Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in the year of the award.

 Completed application submitted by deadline of March 18th.

 Preference will be given to applicant who has never been awarded the

scholarship in the past.

Basis for Award: The Valerie E. Yahn Scholarship is awarded without regard to

race, gender, religion, age, or national origin. The Institute for Nursing

Scholarship Committee will give consideration to the following factors when

judging the applicants for the scholarship award:

 Academic Excellence: GPA from 2.5 to 4.0. Upper half of graduating high

school class. Determined through official transcript.

 Passion for Nursing: Demonstrated nursing commitment/ caring for others;

participation in civic, community, and/or volunteer activities. Determined

through written personal statement and application questions.

 Strength of Character: Positive and compassionate leader/ classmate with

demonstrated leadership qualities. Determined through two letters of

recommendation and application questions.

 Completeness, professionalism, legibility, and accuracy of information on the