Dr. Valerie Kiper Doctoral Leadership Scholarship

The Panhandle Great 25 Nurses Scholarship Committee invites applications for the Dr. Valerie Kiper Doctoral Leadership Scholarship from students who are enrolled in an accredited doctoral nursing program with a focus in leadership. Applicants should live in one of the 26 counties in the Texas Panhandle. Applicants must have a commitment to serving in the Texas Panhandle in a nursing leadership position after they earn their doctoral degree. The scholarship honoree must be enrolled in a nursing program for the Fall of 2023 and be in good academic standing with a grade point average of at least 3.0. The honoree will receive a $2,500.00 scholarship.

1. Unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Texas.
2. Registered nurse in full-time practice for at least 10 years.
3. Serves in a full-time leadership role as a registered nurse for at least 5 years.
4. Doctoral education must have a focus in nursing leadership.
5. Influences the profession of nursing through leadership, professional development, and service to improve the quality of care to the community.
6. Advances the profession of nursing through evidence-based best practices.
7. Promotes the positive image of nursing.
8. Serves as a formal and informal mentor to nurses.
9. A resume of no more than 2 pages.
10. A response to the following statement: “How my leadership will influence nursing practice in the Texas Panhandle”. Responses should be between 150-200 words, and double-spaced using a 12-font in Microsoft Word.
The awarding of this scholarship is a competitive process and will be evaluated by the Scholarship Committee based upon the established criteria.

Completed applications (including all components) must be submitted no later than September 12, 2023 BY 5:00 P.M. to be considered.



Our Mission:

To recognize nurses for their caring, compassionate service in the Texas Panhandle

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