Scholarships, Research Grants & Awards

Scholarship

The Theta Pi Chapter awards scholarships to support outstanding nursing students who are enrolled in a baccalaureate program in nursing, a graduate degree program in nursing, or a doctoral program, with preference being given to applicants who are members of the Theta Pi Chapter. The purpose of the scholarship is to support outstanding nursing students who have the potential to advance nursing knowledge in the area of nursing science and practice. The fund provides money for one or more scholarships annually.

Click here for the Scholarship Guidelines & Application Document (PDF)

Research Grant

The Theta Pi Chapter awards research grants to encourage research by current Theta Pi Chapter members including qualified nurses, and/or those enrolled in a graduate degree program in nursing or a doctoral program who are conducting research to advance knowledge relevant to nursing. The purpose of the award is to encourage research by qualified nurses and/or graduate nursing students who are conducting research to advance knowledge relevant to nursing.  The grant may be used for any legitimate expense associated with the study. The fund provides money for one or more research grants annually.

Click here for the Research Grant Guidelines & Application Document (PDF)

Applications for the Research Award must be received by 3:00 PM on Friday, February 28, 2014.

The Charla Renner Student Leadership Intern Program / Award

Awarded annually in the fall, this program/award was named in honor of Charla Renner; a past President of the Theta Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, and a distinguished IWU Associate Professor Emerita. It was presented to her on the 10th anniversary of the Theta Pi Chapter in 1996. 

The purpose of this program is to enhance the leadership skills of new student inductees to Sigma Theta Tau International and to increase student involvement in activities of the Theta Pi Chapter. The Intern receives a monetary award at the Spring Induction Ceremony, upon completion of their assigned project.  This honor is awarded annually in the fall.

When completing this program, student interns are responsible to:

  • Attend Theta Pi Chapter Board of Directors meetings
  • Develop and complete a project that will benefit the Theta Pi Chapter
  • Write a brief report to be shared with Theta Pi Chapter members reflecting the extent to which he or she was able to meet their goals.

(This award is currently not available)

Questions about the application process for the Scholarship, Research Grant or Awards may be directed to Dr. Noël Kerr at nkerr@iwu.edu