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George and Shirley Torrey Nursing Scholarship*

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 Requirements:

  • College Student
  • From: CSB/SJU, SCSU
  • Nursing Majors at College of Saint Benedict, Saint John's University or Saint Cloud State University
  • Planning to attend: 3rd - 4th year college student

Available Scholarships: Four - $2,000-$2,500 Scholarships

Renewable: Previous recipients may apply.

Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1

Scholarship Application Process: Online applications only.

Items you will need to complete the online application:

  • Application General Questions
  • Essay: not to exceed 4,000 characters: Describe your career and educational goals and how you plan to achieve them.
  • Statement of Need and Responsibility: Briefly share a personal, life, or family circumstance affecting your need for this scholarship.
  • List of Activities for: 1) Community Service i.e. civic and church volunteer activities 2) Extracurricular School Activities i.e. school activities that are not graded 3) Work Experience
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2 letters of recommendation are required. Recommendation need to be from non-family members. Letters will need to be in PDF format.
  • Electronic Transcript: College Students:Must obtain a transcript from the college registrar office and upload as a PDF.Unofficial transcripts are acceptable if they are from the registrar’s office.

Other Notes: None

Dates to Remember:

  • May: Recipients will be notified via email in early May.
  • June 15: Recipients must sign their scholarship agreement and provide college information. CommunityGiving will verify that you are enrolled as a full-time student at the college.(Full-time enrollment is typically 12-16 credits)
  • June: Inform your college that you have received the scholarship.
  • September 1: First payment of 50% will arrive at your college.
  • January 10: Second payment of 50% will arrive at your college.


Click here to begin the application process