Scholarships aim to deal with shortage of nurses statewide
ALBANY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the 2014 scholarship competition for the Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship Pro-gram, administered by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, which encourages nurses to continue their education, become nurse-educators, and live and work in New York state.
The McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship, named in memory of the late state Senator Patricia K. McGee, who worked tirelessly to address the shortage of nursing faculty in New York, covers the cost of attendance up to $20,000 annually for three academic years of graduate study, or the average cost of attendance at a SUNY college, whichever is less. Awards are made on a competitive basis to RNs enrolling in a graduate program that will qualify them as nursing faculty or adjunct clinical faculty. Successful applicants will be required to fulfill a four-year agreement to provide teaching service at an institution in New York State.
Last year, 89 awards were made to nurses who are continuing their education to become nursing faculty. More scholarships are available.
Details and an online application are available on the HESC website at HESC.ny.gov; deadline to apply for the 2014 series is June 15.