The Charla Renner Student Leadership Intern Program/Award
This award was named in honor of Charla Renner,
a past Sigma Theta Tau president and distinguished IWU Associate Professor Emerita. It was presented to her on the tenth anniversary of Theta Pi in 1996. The purpose of this program is to enhance the leadership skills of new student inductees and to increase student involvement in chapter activities. Responsibilities of the intern are to attend Board of Directors meetings, develop and complete a project that will benefit the chapter, and write a brief article for the Theta Pi Chapter members reflecting the extent to which he or she was able to meet their goals. The Intern will then receive a monetary award at the Spring Induction Ceremony, upon completion of the assigned projects. This honor is awarded annually in the fall.
A scholarship is presented annually to a student enrolled in a baccalaureate program in nursing, a higher degree program in nursing, or a doctoral program, with preference being given to applicants who are members of the Theta Pi Chapter of STTI. 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.
A research grant is offered annually to a nurse with a baccalaureate degree who has formal preparation in conducting nursing research and is enrolled in a higher degree program in nursing or a doctoral program. Preference will be given to nurses who are members of Theta Pi Chapter of STTI. 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 approximately $500 that will be awarded for the grant may be used for any legitimate expense associated with the study.