Nicholas Gaynor Memorial Fund

A scholarship opportunity to provide financial support to local North State students seeking a career in nursing.

The Nicholas Gaynor Memorial Fund was created by his mother, Maureen, and Grandmother, Patricia, to honor the life of Nicholas.

Nicholas was born with a rare heart condition, Tetralogy of Fallot. He died at home in December 1988 after complications from open heart surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, at the age of 18 months old. The nursing staff at Stanford were phenomenal in caring for Nicholas and providing support to the family at such a tragic time. To honor Nicholas’ short life and the nursing team, this scholarship will be used to provide financial support to local students seeking a career in nursing.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Open Application Window: November – March

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current high school seniors or current college students
  • Must have attended a high school in one of the eligible counties: Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Siskiyou, or Modoc
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Student plans to obtain a RN degree at an accredited 2-year school or BSN degree at an accredited 4-year school
  • Must demonstrate financial need by an Student Aid Index (SAI) of $5,500 or less (as listed on applicant’s FAFSA Submission Summary)