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The Shirley Torrey Nursing Scholarship


Mission

The Torrey Nursing Scholarship Fund was created in honor of Shirley Torrey, a 1958 registered nurse graduate of the Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The purpose of the fund is to assist and encourage Junior, Senior and 5th year post secondary students pursuing a career in nursing.


Eligibility

  • Applicant must be pursuing a four-year nursing degree in nursing at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud or the College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph.
  • Academic achievement and ability to succeed.
  • A listing of applicant’s participation in community service, school extra-curricular activities and work experience for the last four years. Download Activities List .
  • Financial need after government and other sources of financial aid. Download Financial Information Form
  • Letters of reference addressing student's strengths and weaknesses.
  • Career and educational goals clearly stated and likelihood of applicant to succeed in meeting goals. Annual applicants should submit achievements made toward meeting previous goals.
  • Unusual circumstances - family problems, personal or financial difficulties that may make a student more worthy of consideration.
  • A student may be selected to receive an award in more than one year.
  • Preference shall be given to students who are: (a) Permanent residents in closest proximity to the St. Cloud area. (b) Prior recipients of the scholarship award until graduation from the nursing program.

Application:

The Shirley Torrey Nursing Scholarship Fund St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud Is offering 2- $2,000 scholarships for third or fourth year students pursuing a four - year degree in nursing. College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph Is offering 2- $2,500 scholarship for third or fourth- year students pursuing a four-year degree in nursing.


Applicant Responsibility

Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application by March 1st.

A complete application consists of:
  • A completed application form, including the portion completed by the financial aid office.
  • An essay/statement (not to exceed one typewritten, double spaced page) describing your career and educational goals. Previous recipients who are reapplying should submit achievements made toward meeting previous goals. This essay/statement is very important in the selection process.
  • A listing of applicant’s participation in community service, school extra-curricular activities and work experience for the last four years.
  • Two letters of reference addressing the applicant's strengths and weaknesses.
  • If applicable, a description of personal or financial difficulties.
  • A current transcript.

Application Deadlines


Scholarships must be submitted online by midnight on March 1st.  No hard copies will be accepted.

Applying for a Scholarship


Students who apply are required to "create a new account" if they are a first time user of our applicant system.  Once they have established an account, the system will remember their log in information and will automatically be tied to any other online scholarship applications submitted through our online system. 


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Selection Process


Completed application forms will be reviewed and evaluated by the Scholarship Award Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee will recommend to the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation which applications to fund. The Board will then act on the Committee's recommendations.


Scholarship Awards


The scholarship awards will be made in accordance with the Central Minnesota Community Foundation scholarship agreement. The Shirley Torrey Nursing Scholarship Fund St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud Is offering 2- $2,000 scholarships for third or fourth year students pursuing a four - year degree in nursing. College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph Is offering 2- $2,500 scholarship for third or fourth- year students pursuing a four-year degree in nursing.