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Nurse Scholarships

Christiana Care Health System is committed to supporting the growth and development of individuals wishing to pursue careers in healthcare.   The Ruth Shaw Junior Board Scholarship program provides the financial assistance necessary to enable individuals to pursue their dreams of careers in nursing. New scholarship recipients may now be awarded scholarships for multiple years.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Christiana Care employees who have local permanent residence and who demonstrate our organization’s Core Value behaviors and dedication to The Christiana Care Way, and demonstrate a commitment to pursue a career in nursing and ultimately earn a BSN degree.
  • College students with local permanent residence who are currently enrolled in an accredited, nursing program or High School graduates with local permanent residence accepted into a college-level nursing program.

Scholarship funds are available to offset the cost of tuition and textbooks.  In exchange for receiving this financial assistance, students commit to one year of employment with Christiana Care upon graduation. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic achievement (2.8 minimum GPA) and commitment to serving others.

Completed applications include:

  • Application for admission including a GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  • Resume.
  • A minimum two paragraph essay outlining why you desire to be a nurse and the role of nursing in healthcare.
  • Unofficial transcripts from your most recent academic program (college/high school.)
  • Two letters of recommendation in a sealed envelope from individuals able to directly comment on your community, volunteer, or work experience. Instructor and/or supervisor preferred.
  • Application for admission including a GPA of 2.8 or higher.

Successful candidates will be invited to interview before the Nurse Scholarship Selection Committee. We will be accepting applications from February 2, 2015 through May 4, 2015. For more information, contact Patricia Bjorklund at

Download Ruth Shaw Scholarship Application

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Christiana Care is a private not-for-profit regional health care system and relies in part on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations to fulfill its mission. To learn more about how you can support our mission, please visit

Christiana Care Health System PO Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899 800-693-CARE