Apply for Mary Barker APRN Scholarship (Wisconsin)

The Mary Barker APRN Scholarship is sponsored by the Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) Nurse Practitioner Forum and the Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin. It provides financial assistance to a registered nurse in Wisconsin who demonstrates the potential of making a contribution to nursing in Wisconsin. 

It’s meant for students enrolled in a graduate program preparing them for APRN roles or for APRN nurses seeking an advanced degree.

Eligible Nursing Degrees:

  • MSN
  • Post-master’s certificate
  • DNP
  • PhD

Scholarship Amount:

It’s up to a $2,000 award to 4 applicants.

Mary Barker APRN Scholarship Eligibility & Requirements:

  • The eligible APRN roles are:
    • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
    • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
    • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Must possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Must be a member of the Wisconsin Nurses Association.
  • The candidate must provide verification of enrollment in a master’s in nursing degree program, post-master’s certificate program, PhD program, or DNP program at an NLN or CCNE-accredited School of Nursing.
  • The candidate must be enrolled in the academic year following application.
  • The candidate must demonstrate a potential to make a contribution to professional nursing in Wisconsin.
  • The candidate must demonstrate a financial need.
  • The candidate is enrolled in an educational program preparing for one of the four APRN practice roles (CNM, CNS, CRNA, or NP), or currently holds an APRN credential as a CNM, CNS, CRNA, or NP.

Required Documentation for Application:

  • Copy of the State of Wisconsin Certificate of Registration (State of WI RN License).
  • Evidence of WNA membership.
  • Evidence of acceptance/enrollment in a master’s nursing degree program, post-master’s certificate program, PhD program, or DNP program at an NLN or CCNE-accredited school of Nursing.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume.
  • A letter that identifies:
    1. Professional goals.
    2. How you plan to contribute to professional nursing care in Wisconsin.
    3. Progress in your course of study (not to exceed one page).
  • Two letters of support that address the applicant’s qualifications.
  • A written description of financial need.

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  • March 12


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