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High Impact - Endowed Scholarship Campaign and 2016 Recognition Gala

“Honoring the Past – Empowering the Future”

Alumni, faculty and friends of the SIUE School of Nursing are enthusiastically stepping forward to champion the SIUE School of Nursing’s first endowed scholarship campaign. The “Honoring the Past – Empowering the Future” campaign celebrates the past fifty years and prepares for the next fifty years of excellence for the SIUE School of Nursing.

TIMELINE: Campaign Completion and Recognition Gala - April 16, 2016

NEED: With over 6,700 alumni living and working in all fifty states the time is right to ask alumni, faculty and friends to come together to support the future of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education to meet the diverse, complex and evolving healthcare needs of patients and providers in the Southern Illinois region and beyond.

GOAL: The goal is to establish $100,000 in endowed scholarships that will be there in perpetuity to attract and retain the region’s most talented, diverse and deserving students of nursing. The SIUE School of Nursing and the following groups have stepped forward to sponsor five different types of scholarships and student selection criteria to give donors the opportunity to choose a scholarship/student profile and gift level that best fits their values and interests.

GALA: To thank campaign contributors, honor Class of 1966 Alumni, showcase the S.N.A.P. Program and celebrate the success of the SIUE School of Nursing in the past, present and future a very special event will be held.

Date: April 16, 2016
Location: St. Louis Zoo – Living World Exhibit
Theme: “Defining Moments in my Nursing Career” Over the course of the campaign alumni will be asked to share their personal and professional stories about special moments in their nursing lives and careers, which will be showcased during the Gala.

(Download a PDF gift form or give online. Please specify which of the following scholarships you wish to support on the paper form or the online gift notes.)

Scholarship Name:

Student Selection Criteria:

Sponsor Group:

SIUE School of Nursing Legacy Scholarship 

Traditional BSN student who is a relative of an SON alumni

SIUE School of Nursing Alumni Board

Student Nurse Achievement Program Scholarship

Disadvantaged students from underserved areas enrolled in S.N.A.P

Student Nurse Achievement Program Advisory Board

Heritage Scholarship

Traditional BSN student in good academic standing and Illinois resident

SON Class of 1966 

Clement Scholarship in Nursing

CRNA and FNP students in good standing with financial need

Jackie & Steve Clement Challenge Grant

Individual Donor Endowed & Named Scholarship

Donor determines selection criteria and name for the scholarship

Donors pledge to give $25,000 or more over one to five years to endow their scholarship


Friends Gifts one-time gifts of $1 to $249.
Leadership Gifts one-time gifts and pledges of $250 or more
Fully Endowed Scholarship Gifts one-time and multi-year pledges totaling $25,000 or more to establish a donor designated endowed scholarship in honor of a person or occasion for students who meet donor specified merit and/or need criteria. Contact Patti McDonald at or 618-650-3906 to learn more about establishing a scholarship.
(Note: all gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of IRS law.)

Ongoing Funding Needs and Priorities

Private gifts from alumni and friends of the SIUE School of Nursing to the following funds directly impact students, faculty, outreach and research in important ways and advance the ongoing success of School. 

General Development Fund
Gifts of any size to the School of Nursing’s Annual Development Fund are needed to support ongoing, important and emerging needs of the School that are not covered by state funds.

Annual Student Scholarships
There is a need to increase the number of annually funded student scholarships available for the region’s most talented and deserving nursing students. Currently a total of $20,000 is awarded annually. With over 1,200 students, the goal is to double the amount of annual scholarships.

Student Nurses Achievement Program (SNAP)
Private gifts provide the financial assistance and resources need to support academic and career success for underserved students enrolled in SNAP (a special, five-year bachelor of science in nursing program). Contributions change lives and futures, while increasing diversity in the nursing profession.

Contact: Patricia McDonald, Senior Director of Development – Nursing or 618-650-3906. Box 1066, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1066

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