Socratic Professional Nurses

The Socratic Professional Nurses are pleased to offer a $1,000 – $1,500 scholarship to an African American woman pursuing a Diploma, Associate, or Baccalaureate degree in Nursing. The Socratic Professional Nurses Scholarship Fund was established to assist women pursuing a career in nursing with support for tuition, fees, and textbooks for the nursing program.


  • African American women residents of the St. Louis Metropolitan area
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate RN program at an accredited college, university, or community college
  • 2.5 cumulative grade point average or greater for the current academic year

The scholarship recipient will be selected in June and the scholarship funds will be awarded in September.

Recipients are required to participate in at least event with the Socratic Professional Nurses each year between October and June.

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up to $1,500
Supplemental Questions
  1. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT: Upload your OFFICIAL college transcript (including grades through fall 2022)
  2. What was your cumulative GPA at the end of the last semester?
  3. Submit proof of acceptance and registration into a nursing program.
  4. Upload a one-page typewritten essay which includes a brief biography, demonstration of community involvement, reason for choosing the nursing profession, and future educational and professional goals
  5. Socratic Professional Nurses REFERENCE 1: Enter the name and e-mail address of a NURSING instructor or teacher who will submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform that person to watch for an email sent on your behalf that will give details on how to complete the process.
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