Honors & Awards

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In general, awards are one-time honors. They may or may not carry a monetary award. In most cases, they are recognized at Convocation.

Applications are due the first week of spring semester. Students will be notified via e-mail when to apply for the awards below:

First State Orthopaedic Clinical Excellence Award

  • Senior Nursing student
  • Outstanding clinical skills, academic achievement, exceptional professionalism
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required

Virginia Lee Franklin Award

  • One or more Senior Nursing students
  • Preference given to a student with special interest in the neurologically impaired patient
  • Potential to be outstanding practitioner
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required

Helen Fulhart Award

  • Junior Nursing major
  • Demonstrates significant personal and professional growth while pursuing Nursing education
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required

Sherry L. Grim Schuler Award

  • Nursing major
  • Motivation to pursue nursing education despite personal obstacles
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required
  • In memory of Sherry Grim Schuler, RN. Sherry was a dedicated practicing nurse who was taken by breast cancer in 2010. This award is given by her parents, Dr. Daniel J. and Patricia G. Grim

Elinor M. Holland Memorial Award

  • Senior Nursing student with Gerontology interest
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required

Madeline McDowell Award

  • Senior nursing student
  • Motivation to pursue nursing education despite personal obstacles
  • Promise of making meaningful contribution to profession
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required

School of Nursing Award

  • Senior Nursing major
  • Active in professional and community service
  • Exemplifies high competence in professional nursing
  • Recommended by faculty
  • Exceptional academic achievement and personal qualities
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required

School of Nursing Distinguished Service Award

  • Senior Nursing major
  • Outstanding service to the school, university, community and/or profession
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required

Sigma Theta Tau Honors Day Tuition Scholarship

  • Scholarship for newly-inducted member of Beta Xi chapter
  • Successful completion of post-baccalaureate course applicable to graduate nursing degree
  • For more information refer to Beta Xi website

Sigma Theta Tau Undergraduate Award

  • Members of Beta Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau
  • One award to an accelerated degree student and one award to traditional nursing student
  • Best represent vision and mission of honor society
  • For more information refer to Beta Xi website

Martha Zeisloft Award

  • Nursing major
  • Outstanding scholarship, dedication and commitment which exemplify nursing professionalism
  • Awarded in honor of Martha Zeisloft, LPN
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required

Zaleski Memorial Award

  • The Zalenski Memorail Award is given by a University of Delaware Nursing Alumni to honor her father, Thomas Zalenski.
  • It is presented to an undergraduate nursing major who maintains a kind-hearted and positive spirit despite facing personal challenges during their college career, and who is hard working and longs to make a difference through their nursing practice.
  • Criteria for the student receiving this award shall be further determined by the nursing SAC Committee. it is preferred that the receiving student maintain a 3.0 GPA, but, exceptions may be evaluated at the discretion of the Nursing SAC Committee. The award will be for $1,000.00/year. It will be a single payment award (not renewable yearly unless deemed appropriate by SAC Committee).