Jackson Family Scholarship

Scholarship awards are made to students who are either seeking to enter the nursing profession or who are currently in the nursing profession and wish to obtain a higher level of certification in the nursing field (LVN to RN, RN to BSN). Applicants must have completed at least 2 semesters that are applicable to their nursing degree.

The Jackson Family Scholarship was originally established in 2007 to support promising students in nurse training programs. The donors decided to focus on nursing because they both recognized the important contributions nurses make to patients’ well-being, and the increased need for well-trained nurses in the future. Through these awards, the Jackson Family Scholarship Fund will make positive contributions to excellent students and help build the nursing workforce of the future. 

In 2019 the fund moved to the Community Foundation with the intent to support students specifically in the North State region. Scholarship awards will be made to students who are either seeking to enter the nursing profession or who are currently in the nursing profession and wish to obtain a higher level of certification in the nursing field (LVN to RN, RN to BSN). Applicants must have completed at least 2 semesters that are applicable to their nursing degree. Priority consideration will be given to nurses who plan to work in the California “North State”.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Open Application Window: November – March, annually

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Has intent to attend an accredited nursing program to obtain an RN or BSN degree
  • Must have completed at least 2 semesters that are applicable to the nursing degree (verification required)*High school CTE courses not applicable*
  • Will be a student at an accredited 2- or 4-year school the fall semester following award application
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 (if applicable)
  • Have demonstrated financial need (verification required)