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'Update' Student Newsletter - Jan. 2013



Nov. 13 - Jan. 25   Winter Qtr. study list filing dates

Jan. 7 First day of Winter Quarter Instruction

Jan. 15 Last day to pay Winter fees

Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Jan. 25 Study List Filing ends

Feb. 18 President’s Day Holiday

Jobs & Money!

Scholarships, Grants, and Awards, Jan. 2013
Sponsor National Science Foundation (NSF)
Award Sociology Program
Amount varies
Deadline 1/14/2012
Criteria The program supports both original data collections and secondary data analysis that use the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools.  Theoretically grounded projects that offer methodological innovations and improvement for data collection and analysis are also welcomed.  The program also funds doctoral dissertation research to defray direct costs associated with conducting research, for example dataset acquisition, additional statistical or methodological training, meeting with scholars associated with original datasets, and fieldwork away from the student’s home campus.
Info OR 1-703-292-8762
Sponsor Point Foundation
Award Point Scholars’
Amount varies, depend on financial need
Deadline 1/14/2013
Criteria Point Foundation is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Individuals are eligible to apply if they are enrolled in either an under graduate or graduate program beginning or continuing in the fall of 2013.  Point is looking for individuals who have proven leadership skills, excellent scholastic achievements, and want to make a difference in the world. All applicants are evaluated on the totality of their situation including academic accomplishments, financial need, leadership within extra-curricular and career-related activities, personal circumstances and goals for the future.
Sponsor National League for Nursing
Award Nursing Education Research Grants
Amount $25,000
Deadline 1/17/2013
Criteria The NLN's research grants program supports high-quality studies that contribute to the development of the science of nursing education. The NLN-funded grants promote diversity of research topics and support investigators who demonstrate rigor and innovative approaches to advance the field of nursing education research. NLN research priorities include leading reform in nursing education, advancing the science of nursing education, and developing national and international leaders in nursing education.
Sponsor Diana Forsythe Memorial Fund
Award Forsythe Dissertation Award for Social Studies of Science, Technology and Health
Amount $2,000
Deadline 1/18/2013
Application The application consists of three items: 1. A brief cover letter (approximately one page) including: The title and a description of the current state of progress of the dissertation and the use to which you would put the funds.  A summary of other dissertation funding you have received or expect to receive.  A statement of your ABD status, including the month and year of completion of all formal requirements to reach this status.  The name and contact email and/or telephone number for the dissertation chairperson.  A copy of your current curriculum vitae.   A summary (5 page double spaced maximum) of the current state of the dissertation or, if in the very early stages, of the dissertation research proposal as approved by your departmental dissertation committee.  Applications should be submitted ELECTRONICALLY AS ONE PDF to Kathy Jackson at
Criteria  Applications will be accepted from doctoral students in any social science field at the University of California, San Francisco or Stanford University*. Students must be actively in the dissertation research or writing phase, but not ready to submit the completed dissertation until at least three months after the date of the award which is expected to be in early March 2013.
Info Basic eligibility or topic/content area questions, please contact Dr. Judith C. Barker at (415) 476-7241 or by email.
Sponsor American Heart Association
Award Western States Affiliate Predoctoral Fellowship
Amount total award $25,000 including fringe benefits up to 2 yrs
Deadline 1/24/13 (electric submission 5:00 p.m. CST)
To apply for a one-year award, be certain you select the WSA Winter 2013 ONE YEAR Predoctoral Fellowship electronic application in Grants@Heart.
Criteria Help students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research by providing research assistance and training.  Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts.  Proposals are encouraged from all disciplines, as well as epidemiological, behavioral, community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems.
Sponsor American Sociological Association
Award Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)
Amount $20,976 stipend, fees to be paid by institution, renewal up to 3 years
Deadline 1/31/2013
Criteria Through its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), the American Sociological Association (ASA) supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline.  Areas of interest for former Fellows include social psychology, gender and sexuality, education, medicine and health, inequalities and stratification, race and ethnicity, and more.
Info OR 202-383-9005
Sponsor The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)
Award Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship
Amount $12,000
Deadline 2/1/2013
Criteria A person identified as either Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Asian-American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, or American Indian or Alaska Native accepted into an accrediated doctoral program in any one of the social and/or behavioral sciences so as to expand their perspectives in the pursuit and investigations into social programs. Submission of a dissertation proposal of 15 or more double spaced pages.  The student’s dissertation advisor’s letter should note that s/he expects the student to have defended the dissertation proposal and have achieved advanced status in the doctoral program (completed course work, examinations, and approval of their dissertation prospectus) by the end of the spring 2012 academic year.
Info Dr. Alfonso R. Latoni, Chair, Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship Committee with all questions   (W: 301-402-7702 or e-mail ).
Sponsor Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
Award Bay Area Schweitzer Fellows Program
Amount $2,000
Deadline 2/1/2013 ( 5 p.m.)
Criteria One year fellowship focused on community service and leadership development for those obtaining graduate and or professional degree in health-related fields.  PRIOR TO APPLYING Prospective Fellows should be prepared to design a community service project (in partnership with a local community agency) that seeks to provide direct service to an underserved population.  This project should focus on eliminating health disparities and improving quality of life for the population served.  Fellows must attend annual orientation retreat held on April 19-21, 2013.
Info Dale Ogar, OR 510-289-8407
Sponsor Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
Award Master’s Scholarship
Amount $3,000
Deadline 2/1/2013
Criteria To provide scholarships to registered nurses who are interested in committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.  Individuals cannot receive this award more than one time.
Info 1-866-257-4667 (option 4)
Sponsor Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
Award Doctoral Scholarships
Amount $3,000 - $5,000
Deadline 2/1/2013
Criteria To provide scholarships to registered nurses who are interested in committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a doctoral degree in nursing.  Individuals cannot receive this award more than one time.
Info 1-866-257-4667 (option 4)
Sponsor American Cancer Society (ACS)
Award Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice
Amount up to $20,000
Deadline 2/1/2013
Criteria The goal of this scholarship is to strengthen nursing practice by providing assistance for advanced preparation in the following fields of cancer nursing, including clinical practice, education, and administration. Applicants must be currently enrolled in or applying to a master's or DNP degree graduate program with demonstrated integration of cancer content.
Sponsor NEF Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.
Award Nursing Scholarships for Leadership
Amount varies
Deadline 2/1/2013
Criteria Master’s and doctoral nursing students enrolled full-time, seeking degrees as nurse educators, advance nurse clinicians, and nurse researchers. Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.6. and must be a US citizen.
Sponsor Nurses Educational Fund Inc.
Award Scholarships for RNs
Amount $2,500- $10,000
Deadline 2/1/2013
Criteria NEF Scholarships are for Master's and Doctoral degree study in Nursing. Students must be enrolled full- OR part-time in a professionally NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing program.  Completed at least 12 credits of the program and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.6.  Proof of current citizenship is required.
Sponsor Alpha Eta, UCSF Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
Award Research Award
Amount varied
Deadline 2/7/2013
Criteria The sole eligibility criterion for an Alpha Eta Chapter Research Award is active (paid) membership in Sigma Theta Tau/Alpha Eta Chapter. Only complete and eligible applications received electronically by the published deadline (February 7th) will be reviewed.
Info Carrie Jacobson
Sponsor Soroptimist International-Sierra Pacific Region
Award Fellowship Award 2013
Amount Up to $5,000
Deadline 2/10/2013
Criteria Candidates must be involved in an area of study that supports the Soroptimist mission: “Improving the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.  Applicants should be outstanding working towards a doctoral degree preferably entering the last year of study in Summer or Fall 2013.  You must live and currently be enrolled in a university program located within the boundaries of the Sierra Pacific Region.
Sponsor UC Humanities Research Institute
Award Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Graduate Student Scholarship 2013-14
Amount Up to $20,000
Deadline 2/13/2013 (11:59 PST)
Criteria To be eligible for the Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Scholarship, candidates must be current full-time UC graduate students whose research involves the humanities and medicine or theoretical social sciences and medicine advanced to candidacy by June 30, 2013, and enrolled at their home campus during the scholarship period. Preference is given to students who are more advanced in their dissertation research and writing.
Info Suedine Nakano, Program Officer at
Sponsor National Science Foundation (NFS)
Award SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
Amount $12,000
Deadline 2/15/2013
Criteria The Sociology Program dissertation improvement grants are awarded to support high quality doctoral dissertation research in sociology. The suitability of a research idea is based on the extent to which the research contributes to sociological theory and knowledge, not on specific topics. Grants are for direct research costs associated with either original data collection or the analysis of existing datasets
Info Patricia White  OR (703) 292-8762
Sponsor Women Health Care Executives
Award Lynn Adamson Memorial Scholarship
Amount $4,000
Deadline 2/15/2013
Criteria Women Health Care Executives of Northern California (WHCE) is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of women in health-related careers. Each year WHCE offers the Lynn Adamson Memorial Scholarship to a graduate level student majoring in public health, health care, public policy, or the health sciences. The $4,000 scholarship and a one-year complimentary WHCE membership are awarded to a student who meets the eligibility and selection criteria. The scholarship winner will be recognized at WHCE’s Annual Woman of the Year event to be held in San Francisco on May 2nd, 2013.
Sponsor UCSF Nursing Alumni Association (NAA)
Award NAA Scholarship
Amount $3,000 - $4,000
Deadline 2/28/2013
Criteria Several awards for current UCSF School of Nursing students in all programs and any year of study.  No citizenship requirements.  Submit application via email to Cheryl Kemp. Include a 350-word professional direction statement, and list of activities and scholarly evidence (that articulate “who you are, and what you’ve done and what you will do”).  Scholarship recipients are required to attend Alumni Day held on April 27, 2013
Info 1-415-476-2034 or
Sponsor Sigma Theta Tau International
Award Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation Grant
Amount $4,500
Deadline 3/1/2013
Criteria The principal investigator for the research project must be a registered nurse who is active in rehabilitation or who demonstrates interest in and significant contributions to rehabilitation nursing. Membership in the ARN is not required. Graduate student researchers are eligible for funding.  The principal investigator for this grant must have a master's degree in nursing
Sponsor California Strawberry Commission
Award Scholarships
Amount Based on merit
Deadline 3/1/2013
Criteria These scholarships are only available for the children of California strawberry field workers attending graduate school full time.
Info Dyann Meschi, Scholarship Coordinator 1-831-724-1301 or
Sponsor American Nurses Association SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)
Award Clinical Research Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Amount Annual fellowship stipend and tuition assistance.
Deadline 3/1/2013
Criteria This program supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides 3-5 year fellowships to masters prepared nurses committed to pursuing doctoral study on minority psychiatric-mental health and substance abuse issues.  The research focus of the Fellows include various aspects of mental health such as child abuse, violence in intimate relationships, mental health disorders (i.e., schizophrenia, depression, post traumatic stress syndrome), substance abuse, mental health service utilization, and stigma as barrier to mental health care and personal resilience.
Sponsor American Holistic Nurses Association
Award Charlotte McGuire Scholarship
Amount The Scholarship Program is supported by donations from AHNA members, friends and benefactors. Final determination is made by the Leadership Council.
Deadline 3/15/2013 (electronic submission by 11:59 pm MST)
Criteria Pursuing holistic nursing education, maintain a 3.0 grade point average, have experience and interest in healing and holistic nursing practice, are current members of AHNA, have been a member for a minimum of six months at the time of application submission for the undergraduate award, have been a member for a minimum of one year at the time of application submission for the graduate award, and complete the application process
Sponsor Army Nurse Corps Association
Award ANCA Scholarship
Amount $3,000
Deadline 3/31/2013
Criteria The purpose of the Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship Program is to award scholarships to U.S. citizen students attending accredited baccalaureate or graduate nursing or anesthesia nursing programs.  Please see application for additional eligible requirements.
Sponsor The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)
Award Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship
Amount $15,000
Deadline 4/1/2013
Criteria The Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an advanced sociology Ph.D. student who began her or his study in a community college or technical school. A student advanced to candidacy (ABD status) in an accredited Ph.D. program in sociology in the U.S. is eligible to apply if she or he studied at a U.S. two-year college either part-time or full-time for the equivalent of at least one full academic year that was not part of a high-school dual-enrollment program.
Info Denise Copelton at:
Sponsor American Association of University Women – San Francisco (AAUW-SF)
Award Silver Jubilee Scholarship Fund
Amounts $2,000
Deadline 4/30/2013
Criteria The Silver Jubilee Scholarship Fund is designed to help upper division and graduate school women complete their final year of study in an accredited college or university. There are no restrictions on the use of funds.  Your school or legal residence must be within a 100-mile radius of San Francisco and you must be entering the final year of a designated study program in 2013.
Century Club Funds!

Through the generosity of annual giving by School of Nursing Alumni, Century Club funds are available for the support of disserta­tion and thesis research.  These funds are adminis­tered through the Office of Student Affairs.  The maximum award per doctoral student is $1,000, $500 per Master’s student for MS students doing the thesis.  The purpose of the funds is to defray the cost of data collection.  For more information, contact Maria Elena De Guzman in the Office of Student Affairs, N319X, Tel: (415) 476-9705.

Student Financial Services

Winter Quarter Financial Aid Disbursement: If you had no registration hold and filed your study list by early December, your winter quarter funds should be available by January 7.  If you had not signed up for direct deposit, a check for federal financial aid not applied toward your tuition should be mailed to you instead of direct deposit, so there may be a delay with postal delivery.  Deadline to pay winter tuition is January 15, 2013.

Winter Quarter Registration HoldEmail notices were sent to students who have a registration hold placed by our office.  Please check your UCSF email account and resolve any hold immediately to avoid delay in funding.

Satisfactory Academic Requirements:

Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive financial aid. This is a federal requirement. Some of the basic requirements are:

  • All masters nursing students must take a minimum of 8 units each quarter for financial aid.
  • All doctoral nursing students who have not yet advanced to candidacy must take a minimum of 6 units each quarter for financial aid purposes. Student who have advanced to candidacy are considered to be enrolled full-time regardless of the number of units they are taking.
  • Students who are considered half-time are only eligible for a Federal Direct Loan and Graduate PLUS loans. Students who are considered less than half-time are not eligible for federal financial aid.
  • All graduate academic/nursing students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

2013-14 Financial Aid ApplicationOur office website will be updated in January with the 2013-14 application instructions, and we will send you an email when the information is available.  The deadline for all continuing students will be March 2, 2013 to complete both the FAFSA and online Financial Aid Application.  Students who miss the deadline may only be awarded Direct Loan and Graduate PLUS through our office. 

Special Note for First-Year MEPN Students:  
Please indicate “MEPN 2”, not “Nursing Master 1”, under curriculum/year on the online 2013-14 Financial Aid Application.  You can apply for “Full Funding” or “Basic Funding” when you matriculate to the master’s program.  If you are under age 30 by December 31, 2013, you need to submit your parents’ information on the PROFILE by March 2 to be considered for “Full Funding”.  More details are available in our website.      

The Student Financial Aid Office website ( can be accessed any time to obtain check disbursement dates, information on the financial aid process at UCSF, download SFSO forms, etc.  Our office is located at Millberry Union, Room 201W. Office hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 am to 5 pm.  Our phone number is (415) 476-4181.


A reminder about FRAGRANCES:  The School of Nursing has more than a few students, faculty, and staff whose chemical sensitivities range from merely irritating to disabling.  There are many different symptoms from mild to severe and there is no real treatment except AVOIDANCE.  The faculty voted to make the School fragrance free several years ago in an attempt to reduce some of the triggers that make people uncomfortable or sick.  We ask you to please cooperate with this policy to help improve the health of our work and learning environments. 

Nursing Student Council (NSC)

We hope your winter break was great! The NSC would like to welcome you back with the next social, January 23,5:00 – 8:00 at the Nursing Mezzanine.

Also don't miss the fun filled UCSF formal, February 2 at the lovely Westin St. Francis hotel! Get your tickets before the price goes up at

Request for funding re-opens 1/7/13, please use our NEW online system. Funding process and request forms can be found at:

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Check out our webpage for minutes, updates and contact information:

The next NSC meeting is Jan 9 @ 5pm, Doctoral Lounge (6th floor)