Online Giving

The placement of the College of Nursing in the Health Science Center offers a unique opportunity to learn and work with students from other health professions. The colleges of the Health Science Center and their associated health care delivery networks provide students access to an integrated system of community hospitals and clinics, statewide home health care, a veterans’ health system and quaternary care at Shands Hospital at UF. The College of Nursing maintains and participates in nursing and interdisciplinary clinics for women, children, adults and the elderly with special emphasis on under-served and rural populations.

Clicking on any of the funds listed below will redirect you to the online giving page for that specific fund. That page will provide you with a history of the fund, along with the opportunity to submit an online gift to the College of Nursing through the University of Florida Foundation.

Featured Funds

College of Nursing Dean’s Excellence Fund (000335 – Non-Endowed)

Used as directed by the dean, for the most emergent needs of the College.

Health Care for All (008779 – Non-Endowed)

Support College of Nursing faculty practice activities that provide needed health care services while supporting the college’s educational mission. This fund supports Archer Family Health Care, which is the College’s first nurse-managed health care practice and offers adult, pediatric, psychiatric and women’s health care in the rural town of Archer, FL.

Center for Palliative Care Research and Education Fund (022197 – Non-Endowed)

Support comfort and care during serious illness and at the end of life.

Student Support Opportunities:

Nyna June Baker Scholarship Fund (020389 – Endowed Fund)

Provide scholarships to undergraduate students at the College based on need.

Muriel M. Barr Nursing Scholarship (016941 – Endowed Fund)

Support need-based scholarships for undergraduates in the field of nursing.

Dixie V. Bayer Nursing Fund (005685 – Endowed Fund)

Support scholarship and fellowship awards to nursing students and other teaching, research, and program needs in the College of Nursing.

Allison Elizabeth Boor Memorial Scholarship (019093 – Endowed Fund)

Support a need-based scholarship for a graduate student in the College of Nursing, whose undergraduate degree was from the University of Florida sustaining an overall four-year GPA of 3.0 or higher and whose aim is to become a nurse practitioner or similar certified status in nursing of health care where graduate degree is required.

Brightest Students to Faculty (011731 – Endowed Fund)

Support scholarship and fellowship awards to students in the College of Nursing to pursue graduate study in the college.

Jimmy Carnes Memorial Scholarship (019599 – Non-Endowed Fund)

Support fellowships for graduate students, with a preference to PhD students in the college. In the event there are no eligible PhD students in need of financial assistance, award may be made to other graduate or undergraduate students at the discretion of the Dean of the College.

Dora Montebell Colaizzi Memorial Scholarship/Fellowship (016157 – Endowed Fund)

Support need-based undergraduate scholarship or graduate fellowship awards to students in the University of Florida College of Nursing.

Ellen Granberg Eells Excellence Scholarship Fund in Nursing (017743 – Endowed Fund)

Support need-based scholarship awards to undergraduate students in the College of Nursing. The donors request that the College of Nursing, in choosing the recipients of the scholarships, grant preferences in the following order:

  1. Residents of Brevard County, or those with recommendations from UF alumni in the county; and
  2. Residents of Suwannee County, or those with recommendations from alumni in the county.

Florence and Melvin Eickhorst Scholarship/Fellowship in Nursing (014557 – Endowed Fund)

Support scholarship and/or fellowship to benefit nursing students.

College of Nursing Endowed Scholarship Fund (004123 – Endowed Fund)

Support scholarships.

Bayard and Arthur Fawcett Scholarship Fund for Nursing Excellence (002979 – Endowed Fund)

Support annual scholarship for students in Nursing; for tuition, books, supplies, living expenses; recipient will continue to receive funding if he/she demonstrates superior performance with GPA 3.33 or higher.

Laurie Foster Memorial Scholarship Fund (011405 – Endowed Fund)

Undergraduate and graduate nursing students pursuing additional nursing degrees; preference to those enrolled in the RN and BSN educational track; given at the discretion of the college.

Helene Fuld Health Trust, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Trustee Scholarship (016415 – Endowed Fund)

Supports scholarships to accelerated BSN students only.

Meredith Lewis Glover Memorial Scholarship (002409 – Endowed Fund)

Undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate academic superiority and an interest in and commitment to pediatric intensive care nursing.

Jacquelyn Hatcher Harrison Nursing Scholarship (022535 – Non-Endowed Fund)

Support graduate or undergraduate students for those with demonstrated need. Preference given to those with an interest in mental health. If there are no students with such an interest, then scholarship should be awarded without that consideration.

Wendy L. Henderson Fund for Neonatal/Perinatal Nursing Education (005945 – Endowed Fund)

Support students, faculty and/or associated program expenses related to educational preparation of graduate degree nurses contributing to care of neonates & families.

Jo Annalee “Jodi” Irving College of Nursing Scholarship/Fellowship (017947 – Endowed Fund)

This fund supports scholarship awards to undergraduate students studying in the College of Nursing who maintain a 3.0 GPA, with preference to those in the accelerated BSN program. If there are no qualified undergraduates to receive the scholarships, then the funds shall support graduate students.

Fay and Ernest Jernigan Scholarship for Nursing Excellence (013123 – Endowed Fund)

Students pursuing a degree in nursing in the College of Nursing; preference to students pursuing their undergraduate degree and shall be based on academic merit.

Irene B. Kirbo Scholarship Fund (013731 – Endowed Fund)

Support nursing scholarships.

Kathleen Ann Long Student Support Fund (018279 – Endowed Fund)

General support of students in any of the College’s degree programs. Support may be for scholarship awards, travel expenses, research studies, emergency assistance or other purposes. Awards will be at the discretion of the Dean in consultation with relevant associate/assistant dean or other administrator overseeing student affairs in the College.

Cappy Archibald Longstreth/Alex and Mary Frances Archibald Geriatric Psychiatric Nursing Fund (014727 – Endowed Fund)

Graduate level students studying in the area of geriatric psychiatric care and for program support related to geriatric psychiatric nursing.

Lois Malasanos Fellowship Fund (005573 – Endowed Fund)

Support fellowships to students at the graduate or undergraduate scholarships in College of Nursing.

Thomas H. Maren Scholarship for Doctoral Nursing Students (013743 – Endowed Fund)

Students pursuing doctoral studies in the College of Nursing; funds are to be used in such a manner to make the greatest impact per student (whether that is tuition support only, or tuition support and stipend).

Emanuel and Raidie P. Merdinger Scholarship Fund (004883 – Endowed Fund)

Support scholarships to worthy and needy students in Nursing; limited to those pursuing careers in nursing and related skills.

MSC Patriot Award (016363 – Non-Endowed Fund)

Support scholarship to undergraduate students with an affiliation to any branch of the United States of America’s military (to include active duty, reserve, veteran, retiree, and family members of any of these categories).

Nursing Consolidated Support Fund (006965 – Non-Endowed Fund)

Support undergraduate and graduate student scholarships.

Iona M. Pettengill Graduate Fellowship in Public and Community Outreach Nursing (012859 – Endowed Fund)

Support for graduate nursing students who have a particular interest in public and community health issues including health care delivery for the underserved.

Iona M. Pettengill Nursing Scholarship (018265 – Endowed Fund)

To support graduate and undergraduate fellowships/scholarships for students pursuing degrees in fast-track and other programs within the College of Nursing.

Ruth Hay and Hans Schrader Nursing Scholarship/Fellowship Fund (011925 – Endowed Fund)

Support for meritorious undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

Martha “Jo” Snider Fellowship Fund (016383 – Endowed Fund)

Supports fellowships for students pursuing graduate degree in the area of  psychiatric-mental health nursing at the College of Nursing; if and when the fund reaches $600,000, the Dean of the College of Nursing, in his or her sole discretion, will have the option to use the endowment for a professorship.

Dorothy M. Smith Scholarship/Fellowship (017903 – Non-Endowed Fund)

Support undergraduate or graduate nursing students from low-income families or with other special financial need as determined by the college administration. Recipients must maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA to be eligible for a renewal of the scholarship or fellowship support.

Mary Grace Sorensen Memorial Nursing Scholarship (006183 – Endowed Fund)

Undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

Stalnaker-Jernigan Family Scholarship in Nursing (022007 – Endowed Fund)

Support students pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in the College of Nursing. Recipients must be Florida residents.

Joyce K. Stechmiller Fellowship for Ph.D. Nursing Students (018583 – Non-Endowed Fund)

Support fellowships in support of Ph.D. student research/scholarly work. Students will be selected as determined by the Dean and preference shall be given to students who have been admitted to candidacy status.

Walter and Louise Sutcliffe Scholarship Fund (003905 – Endowed Fund)

Undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

Shayna A. Teijido Memorial Gator Nursing Scholarship (017255 – Endowed Fund)

This fund supports scholarship awards for College of Nursing students in memory of Shayna A. Teijido.

Leta Gertrude Thibert Nursing Scholarship (011395 – Endowed Fund)

Support undergraduate scholarships in College of Nursing.

Eugene Tubbs Critical Burn Care Nursing Scholarship (001705 – Endowed Fund)

Supports scholarship for one or more students pursuing a graduate degree in area of adult critical care nursing with specialization in burn care.

Nursing Veteran’s Scholarship (008987 – Endowed Fund)

Support scholarships for nursing students; preference to descendants of veterans demonstrating financial need.

Carol Vogel Nursing Scholarship (019855 – Endowed Fund)

Provide scholarships to needy students who are obtaining a graduate level degree in the field of mental health nursing.

Wilder Sisters Scholarship (001887 – Endowed Fund)

Support scholarships to needy and worthy Nursing students.

Phyllis Butler Woodell Nursing Scholarship (022541 – Endowed Fund)

Scholarships to undergraduate students who graduated from a high school outside the United States or graduate students who graduated from a college or university outside the United States.

Faculty Support Opportunities:

Linda Harman Aiken Professorship (020365 – Endowed Fund)

Support a professorship in the College of Nursing. The purpose of the professorship is support of excellence in nursing research in the College.

Annabel Davis Jenks Endowed Professorship for Teaching and Research in Clinical Nursing Excellence (007243 – Endowed Fund)

Support professorship in Nursing

Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo Endowed Chair (002099 – Endowed Fund)

Support a chair in the College of Nursing with a focus on cancer care; including prevention and/or treatment. This is the preference of the donor. If a suitable candidate is unable to be located for this purpose, however, the position may be filled with a faculty member in another relevant field of interest, at the Dean’s discretion.

Prairieview Trust – Earl and Margo Powers Professorship (011145 – Endowed Fund)

Support professorship in College of Nursing with an emphasis on issues that affect aging.

Dorothy M. Smith Chair (008373 – Endowed Fund)

Support professorship in College of Nursing.

Initiative Support Opportunities:

College of Nursing Dean’s Excellence Fund (000335 – Non-Endowed)

Used as directed by the dean, for the most emergent needs of the College.

Health Care for All (008779 – Non-Endowed)

Support College of Nursing faculty practice activities that provide needed health care services while supporting the college’s educational mission. This fund supports Archer Family Health Care, which is the College’s first nurse-managed health care practice and offers adult, pediatric, psychiatric and women’s health care in the rural town of Archer, FL.

Center for Palliative Care Research and Education Fund (022197 – Non-Endowed)

Support comfort and care during serious illness and at the end of life.

Lecture/Conference Support Opportunities:

Rita Kobb Nursing Informatics and Technology Lectureship Fund (013173 – Endowed Fund)

Support cost of travel, speaker fees, honorariums and miscellaneous expenses associated with hosting leaders in nursing informatics.

John Malasanos Lecture (004767 – Endowed Fund)

Support yearly lecturer.

Nursing Faculty Development Fund (003611 – Endowed Fund)

Support for faculty development activities deemed appropriate by the Dean, including periodic lectureships and conferences at the College of Nursing.

  • PLEASE NOTE – This fund supports the Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Conference, which takes place every two years. A conference is planned for 2020, then 2022 and so on.

Other Support Opportunities:

Nursing Alumni Council Fund (008933 – Non-Endowed Fund)

Support UF College of Nursing Alumni Council, an affiliate of UF Alumni Association.

Corrine A. Larson Nursing Excellence Fund (019257 – Endowed Fund)

Support teaching, research and programs in the College of Nursing.