Trinity Washington University is pleased to announce the creation of the Joanne and William Conway Scholarship Program for high-achieving, low-income students who intend to enter the nursing profession. Conway Scholars are young women from the District of Columbia, Prince George’s or Montgomery Counties who have high potential to complete a nursing degree at Trinity in four or five years. Conway Scholars enroll in Trinity’s School of Nursing and Health Professions as first-time full-time pre-nursing freshmen. Conway Scholars must meet all requirements for full entrance into the nursing major by the end of their sophomore year.
Preferred candidates will have a high school cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and a science/math grade point average of 2.75. Candidates for the Conway Scholars Program must be Pell Grant eligible. Candidates who meet the criteria and who are residents of the District of Columbia, Prince George’s County or Montgomery County will receive preference in selection. Conway Scholars must be able to live on campus at least throughout their first year of enrollment.
Thanks to the generosity of Joanne and William Conway’s foundation, the Conway Scholarships will award $10,000 per year for up to five years of enrollment so long as the student continues to achieve at the high levels expected at entrance. With the Conway Scholarships and Trinity’s own merit scholarships and other financial aid resources, Trinity will provide a financial aid package up to the total cost of enrollment depending upon the student’s financial need. The package will include federal loans, Pell Grants, and grants from state and local sources. Trinity’s estimated total cost of enrollment in Fall 2013 is $34,500 including tuition and fees, room and board, books, transportation and related expenses.
Trinity will select 20 Conway Scholars for the Fall 2014 class based on the results of the Conway Scholars Competition Day on Saturday, March 22, 2014 starting at 8:30 am at Trinity. Participation is by invitation only based on the nomination of principals or their designees, or Trinity’s selection of candidates from among current applicants. During the competition day candidates will be evaluated on writing ability, oral expression, comportment and ability to present oneself to nursing faculty, and personal characteristics affecting one’s eligibility to participate in clinical education.
Following the competition, candidates’ performance results will be carefully evaluated. Conway Scholars Program winners will be announced by April 15.
For more information contact ConwayScholars@trinitydc.edu