Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. Applicant also needs to meet one of the following criteria:
Underrepresented Minorities in Nursing (e.g. ethic/racial minorities)
Educational Disadvantaged (e.g. neither parents graduated from a 4-year university, grew up in a rural town with limited school resource)
Economically Disadvantaged (e.g. low EFC, economic hardship)
Applicant must also be a nursing students or incoming nursing student at one of the following:
1. Nursing student at Monmouth or Ashland OHSU 3 year baccalaureate program
2. Nursing students at Mt. Hood Community College, Portland Community College, Rogue Community College, or Umpqua Community College
3. Nursing student in the OCNE community college online or campus transition to the RNBS degree program.
4. Pre-nursing student at Southern Oregon University or Western Oregon University.
To be eligible for scholarship awards or stipends applicants must also participate in the following activities:
a. Expected to maintain regular communication with diversity coordinator.
b. Expected to attend regularly scheduled meeting with diversity and/or faculty coordinator.
c. Submit grades to diversity coordinator each term.
d. Participate in grant-sponsored activities, including mentoring, outreach events, expanded orientation programs and workshops.
e. Access academic support services as recommended.
f. Remain in good academic standing.
g. Provide demographic information requested and participate in evaluation activities.
Current community college nursing students:
a. Meet regularly with diversity coordinator and OCNE advisor.
b. Plan to transition to OHSU after completion of AAS to complete baccalaureate degree on either a part-time or full-time basis.