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UAA Nursing Endowed Scholarship

The number one reason students leave nursing school is financial hardship. Endowed scholarships create that reliable source of support our students so desperately need. With your help, we can assure students that financial assistance will be there for them from their first year to their last. UAA’s Nursing Endowed Scholarship provides financial assistance to nursing students enrolled in UAA nursing programs across 15 campuses in the state. As we strive to create a community of Alaskans caring for Alaskans, we invite your support and friendship in this effort.

 

Background 

The Alaska health care and social assistance sector will grow by over 5,000 jobs through 2028, far more than any other industry. This trend will continue as our population ages and health care needs increase. To fill the gap, providers frequently hire traveling or temporary nurses, yet this is an expensive solution that results in higher medical costs for everyone.

Fortunately, at this critical juncture for our state, UAA continues to prioritize health degrees. With your help, we can uplift and fast-track more nursing students to make a positive impact on our communities.

Tina DeLapp, former director and professor emerita at UAA's School of Nursing, joined with fellow nursing faculty members Judy Petersen and Patti Hong to establish the Nursing Endowed Scholarship. It was fully endowed after receiving major support from the Alaska Kidney Foundation.

 

Why give to the Nursing Endowed Scholarship?

Investing in UAA's Nursing Program: Nursing student Ellie Smardo

Why give to UAA's School of Nursing Endowed Scholarship: Pat McAdoo

Why I helped establish UAA's School of Nursing Endowed Scholarship: Tina DeLapp


  • “I helped to set up the scholarship because I know the demands that nursing school imposes on students...They really need the relief that a scholarship can provide.”

    – Tina DeLapp, Professor Emerita of Nursing

  • “Educating nurses is an important thing to do.. nursing contributes so much and I want to do my little bit to try to help... I think it’s a wise investment.” 

    – Judy Petersen, Professor Emerita of Nursing

  • “Someday I’m going to stop working but my donation is going to continue giving and it’s going to continue giving high quality healthcare to bush Alaska.”

    – Pat McAdoo, Physical Therapist, and SON donor

  • "Multi-year scholarships make all of the difference in the lives of our student nurses. It reduces uncertainty, and provides a base of funding so they can focus on their studies.” 

    – Cathy Sandeen, UAA chancellor

  • “If I did not receive this scholarship.. I would not be able to pursue my education... so receiving this scholarship means that I can be here now, achieving my goals and trying to get into this career field and become a good nurse.” 

    – Ellie Smardo, UAA Nursing Student and first recipient of the SON Endowed Scholarship 

 

Fund details

Purpose: To provide financial assistance for tuition and related educational expenses to nursing students enrolled in a nursing program administered by UAA, offered at any community across the state.

Current value of the fund: $154,787

Current awards: One annual scholarship of $1,000

FY2025 goal: $250,000 fund value, 10 annual scholarship awards

 

Thank you, Donors!

July 1, 2021 marks a new year for UAA's Nursing Endowed Scholarship. We proudly acknowledge the generosity of our donors by updating this list on a regular basis. Thank you--from all future recipients of UAA's Nursing Endowed Scholarship.


 

Platinum ($5,000+)

  • Bruce and Janna Chandler
  • Timothy Wintermute and Kathleen Sutcliffe

Gold ($2,500-$4,999)

  • John and Tina DeLapp
  • Deborah W. Hansen
  • Pat McAdoo

Silver ($500-$999)

  • Carla Hagen

Copper (up to $99)

  • Jennifer and Nathanael Motes

 

  • 2020 Annual Campaign Donors

    Thank You to Our 2020 Annual Campaign Donors

    The School of Nursing would like to thank the generous donors who have supported the UAA Nursing Scholarship and Endowment fund between July 2020 and June 2021. You are integral to the success of our students and we could not do the work we do without your generous support!

    Platinum ($5,000+)

    • Bruce and Janna Chandler
    • John and Tina DeLapp - In memory of Maureen O'Malley
    • Roseann and John Stichnoth In memory of Maureen O'Malley
    • Timothy Wintermute and Kathleen Sutcliffe

    Gold ($2,500-$4,999)

    • Theresa E. Philbrick
    • Cynthia and David Schraer
    • Bob and Chris Urata

    Diamond ($1,000-$2,499)

    • Michael Grandinetti and Patricia Hong - In memory of Maureen O'Malley
    • Deborah W. Hansen In memory of Julie McNulty
    • Patricia McAdoo
    • Judy Petersen - In memory of Maureen O'Malley
    • Jane and Frank Testa - In memory of Maureen O'Malley
    • Trio Foundation - In memory of Maureen O'Malley
    • Stephanie G. Wrightsman-Birch

    Silver ($500-$999)

    • Alaska Children's Heart Center - In memory of Maureen O'Malley
    • Anonymous
    • Bank of American Charitable Fund
    • John and Holly Cooley
    • Aaltje Smith
    • LuAnn and Dale Webb

    Jade ($250-$499)

    • Carla J. Beam
    • Richard Ervin and Philip Blumstein
    • Janet Fraser Hale
    • Carla Hagen
    • Mary A. Hautman - In memory of Maureen O'Malley
    • Paul and Karen Layer
    • Nancy S. Simpson Martin
    • Ted Moninski
    • Kim Ransier
    • Marshall and Margaret Severson
    • Kathryn and Scott Sexson
    • Paul Thompson and Mary Zacharias
    • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

    Bronze ($100-$249)

    • Megan M. Anderson
    • Anonymous
    • Anonymous - In memory of Thora O.
    • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • Keith and Darlene Appel
    • David and Deborah Ballard
    • Janet and James Bauer - In memory of Maureen O'Malley
    • Katherine M. Becher
    • Richard and Linda Bender - In honor of Katie Bender
    • Carolyn A. Bidwell
    • Shelley and Steven Burlison
    • Elizabeth A. Butera, ANP
    • Megan and Rodney Carlson - In memory of Maureen O'Malley
    • Gail E. Charles
    • Donna and Kenneth Coonrad
    • Ronald and Kandy Crowe
    • Patricia J. Davis - In memory of Maureen O'Malley
    • Andrew Field and Suzanne Ban
    • Amber L. Ford
    • Kimberlee I. Foster
    • Fulton's Clean Up Services
    • Lorna H. Garcia
    • Anne and Raymond Gauthier
    • David Goldstein and Eriko Inage-Goldstein
    • Cynthia and Bruce Gough
    • Gail Holtzman
    • Jill R. Janke RN
    • Connie and Craig Judd
    • Christopher and Christy Kinter
    • Judith M. Kito
    • James and Ruth Lavrakas
    • Elisabeth and Doug Lee
    • Julie L. Lee
    • Robert and Janet Love
    • Anne M. Maguire
    • Caroline R. Martinek
    • Gail McGuill and James Bragg - In honor of Dr. Tina DeLapp and Dr. Dianne Toebe and UAA nursing faculty
    • Mitzi and Clark Mishler
    • Jennifer & Nathanael Motes
    • Kathleen A. Moran
    • Janet Ness and Dennis Randa
    • Joan Diamond Palmer and Robert Palmer
    • Lynn and Brent Senette - In memory of Maureen O'Malley
    • Patricia K. Senner, RN
    • Danielle and Eric Skan
    • Charles Livers and Joan Stassel
    • Judith A. Stearns
    • Kathleen S. Stephenson RN - In memory of Maureen O'Malley
    • Catherine Sullivan
    • Krystal and Eric Traver
    • Elizabeth P. Wallace - In memory of Maureen O'Malley

    Copper (up to $99)

    • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • Barbara and John Bergan - In memory of Christine Chandler
    • Beatrice Bernstein - In memory of Maureen O'Malley
    • Karen Boschenstein
    • Renee and Alan Bussell
    • John Carpenter and Carol Totten
    • Kerry and Charles Dorius
    • Susan A. Elliott -  In honor of Katie Elliott Nelson
    • Sandra L. Estenson
    • Fay Fitzgerald
    • Bonnie A. Fuller
    • Susan Gardner - In memory of Maureen O'Malley
    • Michael Guariglia - In memory of Maureen O'Malley
    • Scott and Billie Haan
    • Kailyn Hill
    • Tim Hinterberger
    • Rita M. Kaiser
    • Loren Leman, P.E. - In memory of Nicole Leman
    • Donna K. Lyman
    • Greta L. Mahowald
    • James Mayers
    • Elizabeth Nelson - In memory of Maureen O'Malley
    • Pauline Okhuysen
    • Audrey E. Pahl
    • Jackie Pflaum
    • Barbara J. Principato
    • Suzanne R. Richards - In memory of Bonnie Martin McGee
    • Raymond E. Stark
    • Claudia G. Starr
    • Kathleen Stevenson
    • Jonathon Taylor
    • Carol F. Totten
  • 2019 Annual Campaign Donors

    Thank You to Our 2019 Annual Campaign Donors

    The School of Nursing would like to thank the generous donors who have supported the UAA Nursing Scholarship and Endowment fund between July 2019 and June 2020. You are integral to the success of our students and we could not do the work we do without your generous support!

    Platinum ($5,000+)

    • Bruce and Janna Chandler

    Gold ($2,500-$4,999)

    • John and Tina DeLapp

    Diamond ($1,000-$2,499)

    • Alaska Peace Officer Association - Anchorage Chapter
    • Deborah Hansen - In memory of Julie McNulty
    • Judith A. Petersen
    • Patricia McAdoo
    • Pure Barre Anchorage - In honor of Elizabeth Strachan

    Silver ($500-$999)

    Jade ($250-$499)

    • Anonymous
    • Michael Grandinetti and Patricia Hong - In memory of Chris Mumma

    Bronze ($100-$249)

    • Anne and Raymond Gauthier
    • Christine T. Fontaine
    • Lynn and Brent Senette
    • Mary A. Hautman
    • Nancy L. Babcock
    • Ralph Lynch
    • Robae and Maurice Robinson
    • Shelley and Steven Burlison
    • Stanley and Patricia Senner

    Copper (up to $99)

    • Ammie L. Tremblay
    • Amelia M Miller
    • Anne M. Lilley - for Don Andon
    • Cindy Carson
    • Jean E. Turner
    • Latora Subani
    • Mary and Matthew Mills
    • Mohammed Siddiqui and Latora Subani
    • Roxie M. Quick
  • 2018 Annual Campaign Donors

    Thank You to Our 2018 Annual Campaign Donors

    The School of Nursing would like to thank the generous donors who have supported the UAA Nursing Scholarship and Endowment fund between July 2018 and June 2019. You are integral to the success of our students and we could not do the work we do without your generous support!

    Platinum ($5,000+)

    •  Alaska Kidney Foundation

    Gold ($2,500-$4,999)

    • John and Tina DeLapp
    • Kathleen Sutcliffe and Timothy Wintermute

    Diamond ($1,000-$2,499)

    • Cynthia D. Booher
    • Deborah W. Hansen
    • Judith A. Petersen
    • LuAnn and Dale Webb
    • Patricia McAdoo
    • Ragu and Sangeeta Bhargava

    Silver ($500-$999)

    • Ammie L. Tremblay
    • Anonymous
    • Bob and Chris Urata
    • Jeffrey Jessee, Dean of the College of Health
    • Marianne Murray, Director of the School of Nursing
    • Sammye and Vince Pokryfki
    • UAA Provost John and Marcy Stalvey
    • Women of the Moose

    Jade ($250-$499)

    • Angelia C. Trujillo
    • Cathy Sandeen, Chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage
    • Denise and Jerome Scholze
    • Kathryn and Scott Sexson
    • Michael Grandinetti and Patricia Hong
    • Ronald L. Lombard
    • Sandra L. Zirnheld

    Bronze ($100-$249)

    • Ali R. Pouretezadi
    • Andrew Feild and Suzanne Ban
    • Anne and Raymond Gauthier
    • Ben and Lisa Jackson
    • Bobbie J. Perkins
    • Cameron and Shannon Vivian
    • Candy and Gabriel Zacher
    • Christine T. Fontaine
    • Dorothy P. Fulton
    • Elizabeth and David Predeger
    • Gail E. Charles
    • Greta L. Mahowald
    • Heidi Hurliman and Kit Coleman
    • James S. Arendash
    • Jonna L. Gerboth
    • Judith M. Kito
    • Katherine L. Ingallinera
    • Katherine and Ivan Williamson
    • Linda and Thomas Longstaff
    • Lynn and Brent Senette
    • Mary A. Hautman
    • Morgan and James Crowder
    • Nancy L. Babcock
    • Ralph D. Lynch
    • Renee M. Darrenkamp
    • Robae and Maurice Robinson
    • Sharman Haley
    • Stanley and Patricia Senner
    • Steven E. Link

    Copper (up to $99)

    • Andrea and Richard Rhyner
    • Anonymous
    • Chad W. Holt
    • Courtney Meisten
    • Deborah and Roy Chavarria
    • Don and Annette Rearden
    • Donald Laichak
    • Greg and Margaret Mete
    • Henry and Barbara Pennington
    • Jean E. Turner
    • Jenny A. Landen
    • Jessica S. Ullrich
    • Joan Diamond Palmer and Robert Palmer
    • Kathaleen and Scott Wellmann
    • Keith D. Goering
    • Lisa and Peter Howlett
    • Mary and Matthew Mills
    • Melanie Arnolds
    • Rachelle K. White
    • Sandra L. Estenson
    • Shirley and Robert Davis
    • Theresa D. Heitman
    • Tom and Kathy Wood