PLEASE NOTE: Our scholarship application is now closed for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please check back in the fall of 2017 for the new application. Read about our 2017 scholarship recipients.
Kentucky’s nurses play a vital role in protecting patients from bad medicine. They provide more than just healthcare; like our law firm, nurses become patients’ advocates. Nurses are often more familiar with patients’ daily needs and medical histories than physicians, especially in long-term healthcare situations.
Because of their unique bond with patients, nurses can be the best line of defense against medical malpractice. They’re often the first ones to spot it, too. In fact, a nurse practitioner may be the first person a victim of malpractice contacts after suffering from another doctor or hospital’s negligence.
As part of our efforts to prevent future suffering from bad medicine, the Law Firm of Jack Tolliver, MD & Associates, PLLC is investing in the education of Kentucky’s nurses. Our firm is sponsoring five scholarships for Kentucky high school students who will be attending a Kentucky college or university and plan to pursue a degree in nursing. All five scholarship award amounts will be a minimum of $1,000.
By empowering Kentucky’s nurses with an exceptional education and giving them a voice to advocate for the best care on their patients’ behalf, together we can prevent needless suffering and raise the standard of medical care in Kentucky.
Complete the online application, including an uploaded essay on the following prompt:
Tell us about a specific time when you provided excellent care to someone—within your family, community, etc.—and how you anticipate personally improving the nursing field in the future.
Essays should be between 400 and 600 words. Please single-space your essay and format in 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Essays can be uploaded as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files only.
Please read full contest rules and eligibility details below before applying. Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2017. Scholarship winners will be announced in April 2017. Direct all questions regarding the scholarship to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls, please.
Read about last year’s scholarship winners.
Contest Rules and Eligibility Requirements
The Tolliver Annual Nursing Scholarship is open to current high school seniors living in Kentucky and currently attending a Kentucky high school. Scholarship applicants must be applying for entry to a Kentucky college or university that offers an accredited program of study in nursing. Applicants must begin attending the Kentucky college or university during the Summer 2017 or Fall 2017 semester.
The scholarship will be awarded on behalf of the student and will be paid by the firm directly to the accredited Kentucky institution in which the student enrolls for the Summer 2017 or Fall 2017 semester. Copy of a letter of acceptance to an accredited Kentucky institution that offers an approved program of study toward nursing will be required.
Scholarship recipients grant The Law Firm of Jack Tolliver & Associates, PLLC the right to edit, publish, display, and otherwise use their information and essays in connection with this contest and to further use their information in promotional materials without further compensation or permission. Winners will be selected by a committee designated by the firm. All decisions by the committee are final.
Complete the online application by March 15, 2017.
Winners of the five scholarships will be announced in May 2017.