Each fall, Frontier Nursing University’s (FNU) Chi Pi Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) awards several students with a $750 scholarship. To qualify for STTI membership, students must have completed at least a quarter of their degree program, hold a 3.5 or higher grade point average and demonstrate academic excellence.
Congratulations to the Fall 2019 Chi Pi scholarship recipients:
- Kara Crispin
- Debora Lundgren-Walls
- Sally Sanchez
- Meagan Tremblay
- Melanie Laub
- Carrie Hernandez
- Shannon Theiss
- Jenny Ownbey
Best of luck to these students as they continue their educational journeys! Here is what FNU students said about receiving the Chi Pi scholarship:
“Due to the generosity of the Chi Pi Chapter, I am one step financially closer to reaching my goal of becoming a family nurse practitioner. I have used a portion of the scholarship money to register for the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse-Midwives annual conference in order to engage with my local nurse practitioner community, follow legislative decisions impacting my future practice, and participate in lifelong learning. In the remaining portion, I am setting aside to cover my expenses for Clinical Bound in July. Thank you Chi Pi for investing in my future.” -Kara Crispin
“The Chi Pi Scholarship arrived at a very opportune time. I was off work for three months after surgery and this scholarship provided some much appreciated financial support for the winter term. I am extremely grateful for the financial help and proud of the accomplishments I have achieved that allowed me to qualify for this scholarship. Thank you Chi Pi and Sigma Theta Tau.” -Melanie Laub
“The 2019 Fall Scholarship allowed me to spend more time concentrating on my studies during the DNP program and less time worrying about how to pay for it. In a time of financial need, this scholarship helped to slightly ease the financial burden. I am honored to have received a scholarship during the fall 2019 term and extremely grateful to the Chi Phi Honor Society for providing me with this opportunity.” -Meagan Tremblay
“Receiving a scholarship from Chi Pi was truly a blessing to my family. Two days before I received notice that I was awarded the fall scholarship, my husband and I had been discussing finances. We discussed whether I should continue in school and take out more school loans vs. taking a break to pay off what I had accrued. Also, my seven-year-old son was in need of oral surgery, and everything just seemed to be piling up, financially speaking. The scholarship boosted my spirits and allowed wiggle room for us to afford my son’s surgery. I am very honored to have received the Chi Pi scholarship.” -Carrie Hernandez
“As one of the recent Chi Pi scholarship recipients, I would like to reach out and thank the honor society and its members for their financial support through this scholarship. I chose to continue my education at Frontier Nursing University because their values aligned with mine, wanting to serve the families around me. My education here has been wonderful, and I have gained not only the knowledge and skill needed to become a future midwife, but also a family.
“I am currently going into my final terms at FNU and am in the midst of clinicals. We had an unexpected setback, and I lost my first and second clinical placements. I have had to relocate away from my family to finish clinicals and my degree. This has placed a huge financial burden on my family, and just when I thought I might have to drop out for a while, my extended family came to my assistance. Your financial support will assist me in continuing my required clinical hours and help me complete my MSN degree here at FNU. My family and I appreciate your support, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” -Shannon Theiss
To find out more about Chi Pi and apply for the 2020 scholarship, visit Frontier.edu/Honor-Society.