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George E. Sims Nursing Scholarships

The George E. Sims Nursing Scholarship is awarded each year to deserving nursing students. The purpose of the scholarship, funded by the Fuller E. Callaway Foundation and managed through the LaGrange-Troup County Hospital Authority, is two-fold. First, it enables WellStar West Georgia Medical Center to maintain the highest quality of care by having well-educated, professional nurses on staff. Second, it is intended to assist individuals in attaining careers as registered nurses.

Awarding of the scholarships is based on the applicant’s scholastic record, character, leadership qualities, participation in student and community activities, and personal interviews. The scholarships include all costs associated with fulfilling the requirements of a nursing degree. In return, the recipients agree to work at West Georgia Medical Center for up to three years after they graduate, depending upon the duration of the scholarship.

To be considered for this scholarship, the following is required:

• Completed application

• Recent photograph (passport type)

• Official transcripts from all high schools, colleges, or technical schools attended

• 3 Letters of Reference (one professional, one personal, and one instructor)

• Copy of TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) score. Register for the test here OR call the LaGrange College Nursing Department at 706.880.8220.

• Letter of acceptance from an accredited school of nursing. If acceptance is pending, a written explanation must accompany your application form.

In addition, prior to the scholarship award, applicants will need to pass a criminal background check.

If for any reason it is not possible for you to include the above information, a letter of explanation should be attached to the application.

DOWNLOAD A SIMS APPLICATION HERE

The deadline for submitting applications and all the above requirements is Wednesday, February 3, 2020, at 5 p.m. An application will NOT be considered unless required documents are included.
Please email (preferred) application and required documents to:

Beth.Adamson@wellstar.org

Or mail or deliver to:

George E. Sims Jr. Nursing Scholarship Committee

WellStar West Georgia Medical Center

Attn: Beth Adamson, Nursing Administration

1514 Vernon Road • LaGrange, GA 30240

The application process opens on January 2, 2020, and the deadline to submit an application is February 3, 2020, by 5 p.m. An application will NOT be considered unless required documents are included.

RN-to-BSN Scholarship

The RN-to-BSN Scholarship is available each year to all WellStar West Georgia Medical Center registered nurses who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree online from LaGrange College. The scholarship is available through the generosity of the Fuller E. Callaway Foundation and a partnership between West Georgia Medical Center and LaGrange College. The scholarship funds LaGrange College online BSN tuition exclusively for WellStar West Georgia nurses who:

• hold an Associate Degree in Nursing
• are currently employed in good standing at WellStar West Georgia
• have recommendations from their direct supervisors

Those who complete the RN-to-BSN program will ultimately repay the scholarship by working at WellStar West Georgia for a specified time to fulfill their award obligation.

The following items are needed in addition to the completed application

• Letter of reference from your direct supervisor at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center

• Letter of reference from a peer at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center

• Letter of acceptance from the LaGrange College Nursing School

• Test results from the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) at LaGrange College. Register for the test here or call the LaGrange College Nursing Department at 706.880.8220.

• Transcripts from all colleges or technical schools

• Recent photograph (passport type)

DOWNLOWAD AN APPLICATION HERE

If you are unable to provide all of the required information when you submit your application, a letter of explanation must be attached to your application. Please email, mail, send through Interoffice Mail, or deliver your documents to Beth Adamson in the Nursing Administration Office by the deadline.

Mailed documents should be sent to:

RN-to-BSN Scholarship CommitteeWellStar West Georgia Medical Center

Attn: Beth Adamson, Nursing Administration

1514 Vernon Road

LaGrange, Georgia 30240

Beth.Adamson@wellstar.org

The application process opens on January 2, 2020, and the deadline to submit an application is February 3, 2020, by 5 p.m. An application will NOT be considered unless required documents are included.

For more information on nursing scholarships, contact:

Beth Adamson
Nursing Administration
WellStar West Georgia Medical Center
1514 Vernon Road
LaGrange, GA 30240

(706) 845-3101
beth.adamson@wellstar.org

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