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'Update' Student Newsletter - Mar. 2013

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Calendar

March 15    Class instruction ends

March 18-22    Final Exams

March 29    Cesar Chavez Holiday (observed)

April 1    Spring Quarter instruction begins

Jobs & Money!

Scholarships, Grants and Awards, March 2013

Sponsor

American Heart Association

Award

Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke

Amount

$3,000 - $2,000

Deadline

3/8/2013

Application

http://my.americanheart.org/professional/registration/loginForm.jsp?signinType=CAWD

Criteria

Eligible applicants include students in medical schools or in master's or equivalent programs in an accredited school in the United States where research training in cardiovascular disease and stroke is available.  Each applicant and applicant's preceptor must be members of the AHA/ASA at the time of application. The awards will be made to institutions within the United States in which the research training is available to students under qualified supervision.  If the student conducts the research at a location other than his/her home institution, he/she must have written approval of his/her dean or other responsible individual.

Info

Courtney Carroll, Awards & Lectures Manager, Professional Membership - council.awards@heart.org - Phone: (214) 706-1181

Sponsor

San Francisco Foundation (SFF)

Award

Multicultural Fellowship Program

Amount

$52,000 - $47,000

Deadline

3/11/2013

Application

http://www.sff.org/programs/multicultural-fellowship-program

Criteria

This year, the fellowship program is seeking one fellow in each of the following program areas: Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement and Public Policy, and Community Health. Historically, fellows have 5 to 15 years of work experience. A master's degree in a relevant area or equivalent research and analysis experience is preferred. Social Justice fellows should have experience in community or youth organizing, voting and voting rights, civil rights, criminal or juvenile justice, legal services, or policy advocacy. Experience working with immigrants and refugees, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, foster youth, communities of color, or media is highly desirable.

Info

fellowship@sff.org

Sponsor

UCSF School of Nursing

Award

14th Annual Ann Klobas Outstanding Health Policy Paper Award

Amount

$100

Deadline

3/18/2013 (receipt)

Application

An electronic version of the paper in Word or Adobe PDF format should be emailed to Dr. Susan Chapman to susan.chapman@ucsf.edu and cc’d to brandee.woleslagle@ucsf.edu.

Criteria

UCSF MS or PhD students are encouraged to submit papers written within past year (up to 20 dbl-spaced pages not incl. refs) that address contemporary health policy issue. Papers should be formatted in 12 point font or larger. Topic may be a clinical issue but the focus should be policy implications, including theoretical, financial, regulatory or legislative issues; award announced in May.

Sponsor

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Co-Sponsored Partner Grants

Award

Sigma Theta Tau/ Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End of Life Nursing Care Research Grant

Amount

$10,000 (max)

Deadline

4/1/2013

Application

http://www.nursingsociety.org/Research/Grants/Pages/grant_hpna.aspx

Criteria

The purpose of the Sigma Theta Tau/ Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End of Life Nursing Care Research Grant is to encourage qualified nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing care through research. Proposals for pilot or developmental research may be submitted for the grant.  The applicant must be a registered nurse with a current license and must either have a master's degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program. Preference will be given to Sigma Theta Tau International and/or Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End of Life Nursing Care members, other qualifications being equal.

Info

research@stti.iupui.edu

Sponsor

American Sociological Association (ASA

Award

Student Forum Travel Award

Amount

$225

Deadline

4/1/2013

Application

http://www.asanet.org/funding/funding_and_grants.cfm

Criteria

These awards will be made on a competitive basis and are meant to assist students by defraying expenses associated with attending the ASA Annual Meeting.  Applicants must be current student members of the ASA who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate sociology degree in an academic institution. Only applications from individuals on their own behalf will be accepted.

Info

havrilla@asanet.org

Sponsor

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons

Award

Health Careers Scholarships

Amount

$1,000

Deadline

4/1/2013

Application

http://iokds.org/scholarship1.html

Criteria

Students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical or occupational therapy, and medical technologies are eligible to apply. This scholarship program is supported entirely through individual contributions of The King's Daughters and Sons' members.  Students must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, enrolled full-time in a school accredited in the field involved and application must be for at least the third year of college. R.N. students must have completed the first year of schooling.

Info

iokds5@windstream.net

Sponsor

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Co-Sponsored Partner Grants

Award

Sigma Theta Tau/Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Grant

Amount

$2,500

Deadline

4/1/2013

Application

http://www.nursingsociety.org/Research/Grants/Pages/anac_grant.aspx

Criteria

The applicant must be a registered nurse with a current license and either must have a master's degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program.  Encourage research career development of nurses through support of clinically oriented HIV/AIDS research and increase the number of HIV studies being done by nurses. This includes studies focused on HIV prevention, symptom management, promotion of self-care and adherence. Proposals for pilot and/or developmental research may be submitted for the grant. Funds for this grant are provided jointly by ANAC and Sigma Theta Tau International.

Info

research@stti.iupui.edu

Sponsor

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)

Award

Graduate Awards

Amount

varied

Deadline

4/1/2013

Application

http://www.jacl.org/edu/scholar.htm

Criteria

The National Japanese American Citizens League offers several scholarships to graduate students for study in various disciplines.  Every applicant must be an active National JACL member at either an Individual or Student/Youth Level. Couple/Family membership by a parent will not meet this requirement. Applicants must be planning to attend full time at a college, university, trade school, business school, or any other institution of higher learning within the United States at the graduate school level in the fall of 2013.

Info

ncwnp@jacl.org

Sponsor

Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS)

Award

Esther Ngan-ling Chow and Mareyjoyce Green Scholarship

Amount

$15,000

Deadline

4/1/2013

Application

http://www.socwomen.org/web/awards/chow-green.html

Criteria

The primary purposes of the scholarship are:  to offer support to female scholars who are from underrepresented groups and are studying concerns that women of color face domestically and/or internationally, and to increase the participation of students of color in SWS.  Student must be a woman from a racial/ethnic group facing racial discrimination in the United States. Dissertation must be sociologically relevant scholarship that addresses the concerns of Women of Color, domestically and/or internationally.  Student must be in the early stages of writing a dissertation.  Student must be "All But Dissertation" (ABD) by the time the term of the award begins. (Must be certified by the student's advisor or Graduate Director).  Applicant must demonstrate a financial need for the award, domestic and international students are eligible to apply

Info

vrushali.patil@gmail.com or kdewelde@fgcu.edu

Sponsor

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Award

Davis-Putter Scholarship

Amount

Up to $10,000 (renewable)

Deadline

4/1/2013 (postmark)

Application

http://dpsf.davisputter.org/?page_id=1848

Criteria

Need-based renewable awards to grad (& undergrad) students actively working for peace and justice (e.g. leadership in reducing health disparities). Submit statement, official transcript, two reference letters, financial statement, photo for website. Competitive renewal.

Info

http://dpsf.davisputter.org/

Sponsor

2013 SIGMA THETA TAU – ALPHA ETA CHAPTER

Award

Leadership Development Grant

Amount

$500 - $1,000

Deadline

4/3/2013

Application

http://alphaeta.ucsf.edu/downloads/LeadershipDevelopmentApplication10_09.pdf

Criteria

These funds are available to active members of the Alpha Eta Chapter (AEC) of The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).  Allowable activities include, but are not limited to, the following:The STTI Board Leadership Program, Maternal-Child Health Leadership Academy, Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy, Campaign for office for a state, national, or international nursing organization.  Courses in Leadership  development, such as those offered by the Center for Health Professions on the UCSF campus, attendance at a conference, such as American Organization of Nurse Executives, American Academy for Nursing (e.g. participation in the future scholars program), the STTI biennial Leadership Academy, or the STTI Biennial

Info

Abigail.Carvalho@ucsf.edu; daniel.linnen@ucsf.edu, or kevin.worth@kp.org

Sponsor

UC California Studies Consortium (UCCSC)

Award

Graduate Research Travel Grants

Amount

Up to $500

Deadline

4/3/2013

Application

http://fastapps.hri.uci.edu/

Criteria

UC Graduate Students enrolled or ABD are eligible to apply. These grants are intended for direct support of graduate student research; they are not intended for UC student fees and tuition. Travel should take place during the 2013-14 academic year (July 1 to June 30). Conference travel to professional meetings to disseminate research is NOT eligible for funding. Students advanced to candidacy will be given preference.  Awardees will be expected to submit a final report on their research and a budget detailing the use of the funding.

Info

Suedine Nakano, Program Officer at snakano@hri.uci.edu.

Sponsor

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards

Award

Individual Predoctoral Fellows in Nursing Research

Amount

$21,600 Stipend

Deadline

4/8/2013

Application

http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-111.html

Criteria

The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Individual Predoctoral Fellows in Nursing Research (F31) program is to train future generations of outstanding nurse scientists who are committed to research careers in scientific health-related fields relevant to the programmatic interests of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). This FOA encourages Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to increase the number of nurses prepared with a doctoral degree in order to meet the demands for adequately trained behavioral, biological, and biobehavioral scientists. NINR is particularly interested in facilitating the progress of students who are in research training programs for recent nursing graduates and students in BSN to PhD programs. This fellowship program will provide predoctoral training support for doctoral students. The applicant should propose a research training program and dissertation research that is consistent with the scientific mission of the NINR.

Info

Lawrence Haller - hallerl@mail.nih.gov or  (301) 402-1878

Sponsor

Society of Family Planning Research Fund

Award

Trainee Research Award Request for Proposals

Amount

$30,000

Deadline

4/11/2013 (11:59 p.m. EST)

Application

http://www.societyfp.org/_documents/grants/SFPRFtrainee-award-form2013.pdf

Criteria

The Society of Family Planning Research Fund is pleased to announce its 2013 competitive grant funding cycle for graduate-level trainees. The funding is designed to support research in the area of family planning for medical students, residents and graduate students. Trainees are required to work with a faculty preceptor on a mutually agreed upon research project. Trainees are expected to write the project application with guidance from the preceptor. The purpose of this program is to give interested graduate-level students and residents “hands-on” experience in family planning research and to aid the development of trainees who want to pursue research-oriented careers in the field of family planning

Info

Wendy Winkler Sawyer wendy.winkler@ucsf.edu - P 415.476.6031

Sponsor

UCSF School of Nursing/Graduate Division

Award

Graduate Dean’s Health Sciences Fellowship

Amount

$5,000 - $15,000

Deadline

4/15/2013

Application

http://nursing.ucsf.edu/financial-support-scholarships-aid-opportunities...

Criteria

Awarded to nursing PhD students as a mark of merit, primarily on basis of scholarship, promise of outstanding achievement, and professional contributions (SBS students have a separate process & should contact Brandee) No citizenship requirements.  Incoming RN PhD students are automatically considered for this award; continuing students (second through fifth year) must re-apply annually.

Info

Maria.DeGuzman@nursing.ucsf.edu or 415-476-9705

Sponsor

UCSF School of Nursing/Graduate Division

Award

(SOCIOLOGY STUDENTS ONLY) Graduate Dean’s Health Sciences Fellowship

Amount

Varies; may include full tuition and/or stipend

Deadline

4/15/2013

Application

http://nursing.ucsf.edu/sites/nursing.ucsf.edu/files/GDHS%20Application%202013.pdf

Criteria

Awarded to Sociology PhD students as a mark of merit, primarily on basis of scholarship, promise of outstanding achievement, and professional contributions. No citizenship requirements.  Incoming Sociology PhD students are automatically considered for this award; continuing students (second year and beyond) must re-apply annually.

Info

Brandee.Woleslagle@ucsf.edu  or 415-476-3047

Sponsor

US HHS, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions

Award

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program and Scholarship

Amount

Repays up to $60,000+ in loans for two years of service or four years of half-time clinical practice

Deadline

4/16/2013

Application

http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/applicationprocess/index.html

Criteria

Loan Repayment: The purpose is to recruit and retain nursing clinicians in eligible communities of designated need as health professional shortage areas.  Primary care NPs, Certified Nurse-Midwives, and Psychiatric Nurse Specialists are eligible to apply.   Must be US citizen or national.

Info

NHSC.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment

Sponsor

HHS - National Institutes of Health

Award

Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Increase Diversity (R36) Grant

Amount

$21,000 (2 yrs funding max)

Deadline

4/22/2013

Application

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-103.html

Criteria

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), wants to increase the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing awards to support the completion of the doctoral research project and dissertation for individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in mental health research.

Info

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=143973

Sponsor

CertifiedBackground/AACN

Award

CertifiedBackground.com-AACN Scholarship

Amount

$5,000 (two scholarships per application cycle)

Deadline

4/30/2013

Application

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/certifiedbackground#scholarship

Criteria

Admitted or enrolled in a BSN or higher degree nursing program in an AACN member institution and GPA at least 3.2.

Info

http://www.certifiedbackground.com/solutions/scholarships.php

Sponsor

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Co-Sponsored Partner Grants

Award

Global Nursing Research Grant

Amount

$12,000

Deadline

5/1/2013

Application

http://www.nursingsociety.org/Research/Grants/Pages/GlobalNursingResearchGrant.aspx

Criteria

The project should focus on responding to health disparities globally.  The principal investigator(s) should be registered nurses (or country equivalent) with current license and have at least a master's in nursing (or country equivalent). Submit a completed research application package and signed research agreement with appropriate additional documentation and letters of support by deadline (no extensions).

Info

research@stti.iupui.edu

Sponsor

Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education

Award

Research Grant

Amount

Up to $5,000

Deadline

5/1/2013

Application

http://ajj.com/fnre/scholarship.htm

Criteria

A professionally active neonatal nurse; actively engaged in a service, research, or educational role that contributes directly to the health care of neonates or to the neonatal nursing profession.

Info

FNRE Coordinator 856/256-2343

Sponsor

American Nurses Foundation (ANF)

Award

ANF Nursing Research Grants (various awards)

Amount

$5000

Deadline

5/1/2013

Application

http://www.anfonline.org/MainCategory/NursingResearchGrant.aspx (A nonrefundable application fee of $100.00 is required to appl)

Criteria

The purpose of the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) Nursing Research Grants (NRG) Program is to encourage the research career development of all nurses. Only expenses essential to the conduct of the proposed research will be considered for funding. Expenses must be incurred within the one-year grant period or approved extension deadline.

Info

1-800-274-4ANA

Sponsor

Johnson & Johnson and American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Award

Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars

Amount

$18,000

Deadline

5/1/2013

Application

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/students/scholarships/minority

Criteria

The Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars program provides financial support to graduate nursing students from minority backgrounds who agree to teach in a school of nursing after graduation. Students must be enrolled full-time and preference is given to students in doctoral programs.

Info

Contact Marta Wall at mwall@aacn.nche.edu.

Sponsor

Diversity Nursing

Award

Annual Nurse Education Scholarship

Amount

$5,000

Deadline

5/6/2013

Application

http://www.diversitynursing.com/?p=918

Criteria

No essay required.  To be eligible, YOU MUST Create a Jobseeker Account to enter the scholarship drawing.

Info

Pat Magrath pmagrath@diversitynursing.com

Sponsor

National Health Service Corp  (Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse‐midwives, Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists)

Award

Loan Repayment Programs; Loan Repayment

Amount

Up to $60,000

Deadline

4/16/2013

Application

http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/applicationprocess/index.html

Criteria

The Loan Repayment Program offers two levels of funding, based upon the need of the community in which a provider works. The LRP will provide up to $60,000 to primary care providers practicing at an NHSC-approved site with a HPSA score of 14 or above may receive up to $60,000 and those practicing at an NHSC-approved site with a HPSA score of 13 and below up to $40,000. To be eligible for loan repayment, all applicants must: (1) Be a U.S. citizen (either U.S. born or naturalized) or U.S. National; (2) Participate or be eligible to participate as a provider in the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs, as appropriate; (3) Not have any outstanding service obligation for health professional or other service to the Federal government (e.g., an active military obligation, an NHSC Scholarship Program obligation or a Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program obligation) or a State (e.g., a State Loan Repayment Program obligation) or other entity (e.g., a recruitment bonus that obligates you to remain employed at a certain site), unless the obligation would be completed prior to 5 receipt of the NHSC LRP award (see below for exception for members of a Reserve component of the Armed Forces or National Guard); (4) Not be in breach of a health professional service obligation to the Federal, State or local government; (5) Not have any judgment liens arising from Federal debt; (6) Not be excluded, debarred, suspended, or disqualified by a Federal agency

Info

CallCenter@hrsa.gov or Call Center at 1-800-221-9393

Student Financial Services

Renew Financial Aid for 2013-14 now: 
If you plan to enroll for 2013-14 and want to apply for federal financial assistance, complete BOTH the FAFSA as well as the online Financial Aid Application, and the deadline for both forms will be March 2, 2013.  Students who miss the deadline may only be awarded the Federal Direct Loan and Graduate PLUS through our office. 

MEPN students who will matriculate to the master’s program next year:

1)  When completing the online Financial Aid Application, you should indicate MEPN 2, not Nurse Master’s 1, as your curriculum/year. 

2)  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”.  Your parents should also submit a copy of their 2012 federal tax return to the College Board by May 6.  More details are available in our website.  

Financial Aid Overview Information: 
Financial Aid Overview webpages for MEPN, master’s, doctoral, and post-master’s students are available in our website: http://finaid.ucsf.edu/newly-admitted-students/nursing-students

These webpages cover important topics for each curriculum as well as frequently asked questions.

Spring Quarter Financial Aid Disbursement:
If you have no registration hold and file your study list by mid-March, your spring quarter funds should be available by April 1.  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 Spring Quarter tuition is April 9, 2013.

Satisfactory Academic Requirements:

Please be aware that 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 enrolled for less than the above units are only eligible for a Federal Direct Loan and Graduate PLUS loans.  Students who take less than 4 units (or 3 units for doctoral students) are not eligible for federal financial aid.
  • All graduate academic/nursing students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Filing Fee Status? 
Please notify our office immediately if you are receiving federal financial aid and plan to be enrolled under Filing Fee Status this spring.

Planning to Take a Leave of Absence?  
If you do not plan to enroll in spring quarter, please contact our office immediately to cancel your financial aid.

Planning to Enroll this Summer? 
Nursing students are not required to attend summer except entering MEPN, Postmaster’s students, and second-year Nurse Midwifery students.  If you elect to enroll for summer and need federal financial aid to cover summer tuition and cost of living, you can complete our online “2013-14 Summer Enrollment for Nursing Students” form which will be available in April.  You must confirm your enrollment with a faculty advisor before completing this form, as we need to know which summer session and how many units will you be enrolled, and whether you plan to be full-time for the remainder of the 2013-14 academic year.

Online Financial Aid Services: 
The Student Financial Aid Office website (http://finaid.ucsf.edu) 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 West Tower, Room MU-201W. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Our phone number is (415) 476-4181.

F.Y.I.

The UCSF Medical Center has put in place a policy regarding artificial nails for those health care workers involved in direct patient contact. “Artificial fingernail enhancements including artificial nails, tips, wraps, appliqués, acrylics, gels and any additional items applied to the nail surface will be prohibited for all health care workers with direct patient care contact.”  Artificial nail enhancements contribute to nail changes that can increase the risk of colonization and transmission of disease microorganisms to patients. 

Nursing Student Council

Hope you are all making it through our last weeks of school!

NSC will have its last meeting for this quarter March 13, 3:00 p.m. @ 6th floor Doctoral lounge, School of Nursing Building. You are welcome to attend, light refreshments will be there.

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