Deaconess Foundation Nursing Scholarship

The Deaconess Foundation Nursing Scholarship will provide grants of up to $10,000 to 15 students annually. These grants are renewable through completion of a bachelor’s degree or up to ten semesters. Students must be pursuing a nursing degree at an accredited, nonprofit school and be permanent residents of one of these counties where Deaconess Foundation focuses its efforts: St. Louis City, St. Louis, Franklin, Jefferson, or St. Charles counties in Missouri or Madison, Monroe, St. Clair counties in Illinois. Awards are based on financial need, strength of character, and academic potential.

The Deaconess Foundation provides the funding for this scholarship, which is administered jointly by The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis and The St. Louis American Foundation. Student questions should be directed to The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis.

To apply, students must complete this opportunity for the Deaconess Foundation Nursing Scholarship AND The Scholarship Foundation Interest-Free Loan Application in Scholarship Central by the deadline of April 15, 2019. To be considered for the Deaconess Foundation Nursing Scholarship, students must meet all the qualifications of The Scholarship Foundation Interest-Free Loan. Students who are selected to receive the Deaconess Foundation Nursing Scholarship may also be given an opportunity to accept or decline an interest-free loan or other grants through The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis.

For questions, please contact The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis at or (314) 725-7990.

Deaconess Foundation & St. Louis American
up to $10,000 renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you pursuing or enrolling in a nursing program at an accredited, nonprofit school?
  2. Have you applied for the Scholarship Foundation Interest-Free Loan? (The Deaconess Foundation Nursing Scholarship is administered by The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis. In order to qualify for the Deaconess Nursing Scholarship, you must ALSO meet the eligibility criteria and complete the application for The Scholarship Foundation’s interest-free loan program in Scholarship Central. You are not required to accept a loan from The Scholarship Foundation, but, if eligible, you may receive an offer from the Foundation in addition to the Deaconess scholarship.)
  3. If you answered YES to all of the above questions, please provide an electronic signature below and then click the Finish and Submit button to complete your application. (If you have not yet completed the Scholarship Foundation Interest-Free Loan application, please click the Save and Keep Editing button. Return to this opportunity and submit it once you have completed the Scholarship Foundation application.) By entering my full name below, I authorize The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, and their agents to examine, verify and discuss my academic and/or financial records and other information which applies to the consideration of this application. I certify that all answers are accurate and truthful to the best of my knowledge. I understand that the decisions made regarding my participation in this program are made in reliance upon the truth and correctness of my statements.