Fall 2022 Lettie Pate Whitehead Nursing Scholars (left to right): Kaitlyn Neesmith, Hannah Pelt, and Madison Townsend.
FINDING COMMUNITY AMONG WOMEN COMMITTED TO Leadership and SERVICE
Do you want to become a leader in nursing who is committed to evidence-based practice, lifelong learning, service to the community and civic participation? Then consider the Lettie Pate Whitehead Nursing Scholars Program (LPWNSP) at Georgia College, a program that provides full four-year scholarships to qualified students. This program is a scholarship community that brings women together to support their personal and professional goals through lifelong relationships. This program starts every fall semester for eligible first-year students.
As a Lettie Pate Whitehead Nursing Scholar, you will strive to serve and improve the local community through partners like the Center for Health and Social Issues and the Simulation and Translational Research Center - following in the footsteps of Mrs. Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans, a notable philanthropist and businesswoman. You will also participate in activities and events that encourage personal and professional development.
HOW DOES YOUR PARTICIPATION ADD VALUE TO A Georgia College EDUCATION?
You will benefit from the program in the following ways:
- Personal growth achieved through special events, discussion groups and service projects alongside peer scholars
- Development of cultural competence through participation in an immersive study abroad program with other health professionals
- Leadership and professional development opportunities which will positively impact your ability to compete in the job market and for admission into graduate programs
- Development of a network of mentors - faculty, staff and peer scholars - who will offer guidance, references and letters of recommendation long after graduation
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?
The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation provides need-based scholarship funds based on the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition to completing the FAFSA, you will need to meet the following requirements to qualify:
- Self-identified as Christian
- Demonstrated financial need
- Resident of Georgia, specifically from one of the following counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Houston, Jones, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Washington, Hancock, Putnam, Monroe, and Jasper.
WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT ASKED OF YOU?
- Attend the LPWNSP orientation.
- Attend LPWNSP events (typically two to three per semester).
- Meet bi-monthly with the Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholars group to build deep connections across the scholarship community through guided discussions.
- Fulfill one professional development requirement per semester.
- Meet individually with the program coordinator once each semester.
- Maintain good academic standing.
- Uphold the expectations of high character as espoused by Mrs. Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans.
- Work in the campus clinical labs as a student assistant (< 20 hours/week).
- Complete community engagement activities through the Center for Health and Social Issues (CHSI) within the College of Health Sciences (COHS).
- Complete one study abroad program.
- Encouraged to work in one of the identified counties above for two years following graduation.
Students must maintain the institution’s Satisfactory Academic Progress policy for Lettie Pate Whitehead eligibility. This policy can be found at https://www.gcsu.edu/financialaid/general-information.
Students who are in need of assistance with academics are strongly encouraged to utilize the Georgia College Learning Center at https://www.gcsu.edu/learningcenter.
WHAT does the full four-year scholarship include?
- Tuition (Please note that students who receive the HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship or other scholarships designated to pay tuition, will not be eligible for tuition coverage or will have a reduction in coverage by LPWF.)
- University fees
- Meal plan
- Textbooks/educational resources
- Nursing specific expenses for clinical nursing courses
- Stethoscope/Clinical equipment
- Background checks/drug screens
- Lab fees
- Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) credentialing
- HESI testing
- One study abroad program that is nursing/health care related.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Applications to the Lettie Pate Whitehead Nursing Scholars Program are now being accepted.
For questions about the Lettie Pate Whitehead Nursing Scholars Program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn about the national program, visit Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation.