The Marcella Arnold Nursing Scholarship is designed to provide financial aid to eligible nursing students in their final year of nursing school. The applicant must be a full-time nursing student in an associate or bachelor degree school of nursing, or prior to the start of an LPN program. The scholarship is designed to help fund the final year.
Applicant must be a resident of Minnesota or a non-resident of Minnesota with a membership in the Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars or Auxiliary, attending a nursing school in Minnesota. The applicant must be a member of or eligible to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars or VFW Auxiliary or be a child or grandchild of a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars or VFW Auxiliary. A reservist can be eligible if they have been awarded a campaign or service ribbon which establishes eligibility for the VFW.
The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, laboratory or similar fees. Applications are available from Marcella Arnold Chairman Twylla Altepeter at The Fertile Journal, 945-6120, or evenings at 281-6582 or from the Ladies Auxiliary VFW, Department of Minnesota (mnvfwauxiliary.org/Marcella-Arnold-Application).
A signed application, financial statement and personal statement must be sent together to:
VFW Auxiliary Department of Minnesota
Veterans Service Building
20 West 12th Street, Floor 3
St. Paul, MN 55155-2002.
The deadline to submit a scholarship application is April 1.