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Nurse Scholarships

Christiana Care Health System, located in Newark, Delaware, offers scholarships to qualified students through a competitive selection process. The Ruth Shaw Junior Board Scholarship program helps nursing and allied health students prepare for a challenging career and ensures employment after graduation.

The program offers financial assistance to students currently enrolled in nursing and selected allied health programs and eligible for graduation in 2014 or 2015. Scholarships cover tuition and textbook costs and are offered in return for a commitment to work for Christiana Care after graduation.

Applicants are selected based on academic achievement and a proven commitment to quality patient care. Current employees of Christiana Care may apply as well as all others who qualify.

The application process includes:

  • Application for admission.
  • Resume.
  • A typewritten statement of your professional goals and aspirations.
  • Unofficial transcripts from your current school.
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from a clinical instructor or employer.

Those judged best qualified based on the above are invited to interview before selected representatives of Christiana Care. As a condition of receiving this financial assistance, students are required to commit to at least a minimum of one year of employment with Christiana Care.

We will begin accepting applications as of February 3, 2014. The deadline to apply is May 5, 2014. For more information, contact Patricia Bjorklund at Thank you for your interest in Christiana Care.

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