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