GVSU receives $600,000 grant to fund scholarships for nursing

Nursing students practice on Sim Lab patients in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences.
Image Credit: Mitch Ranger

Grand Valley State University's Kirkhof College of Nursing received a $600,000 grant to fund scholarships for students who are pursuing nursing as a career and have earned a bachelor's degree in another field.

The grant is from the Helene Fuld Health Trust, the nation's largest private funder devoted exclusively to nursing students and nursing education.

Cynthia McCurren, KCON dean and professor, said the scholarships will go to students who enroll in the Accelerated Second Degree Baccalaureate Nursing Program, a highly competitive 15-month program for students who have earned a bachelor's degree or higher in another major and are pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing.

"We are incredibly grateful for this gift from the Helene Fuld Health Trust, and we will sustain the excellence in our nursing education program that led to this award," McCurren said. "The scholarships will provide much-needed support for promising students working toward a career in nursing."

This gift is a part of the Laker Effect campaign, which is transforming the lives of students and enhancing the West Michigan community. Learn more about the campaign at www.gvsu.edu/giving.