Smith/Van Orsdel Nursing Scholarship

Scholarship Description

Both the Doris Smith Scholarship and the Van Orsdel Scholarship originally were set up as scholarship funds and later turned into a combined endowment. Benefis Foundation administers the Smith/Van Orsdel Nursing Scholarship for Montana State University nursing students seeking a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The award amount is subject to change each year and is for books and tuition only.

Applicant must meet the following criteria:
Be a Montana State University – Bozeman nursing student enrolled in the MSU degree program at Great
Falls Extended Campus.
 Identify professional goals.
 Have attained junior or higher status and be actively seeking either a bachelor of science or a Master of
Science degree.
 Have an accumulated grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
 Demonstrate leadership abilities and show sound clinical performance.
 Demonstrate service to community, the college of nursing and/or your profession.
 Submit a written letter of recommendation from MSU Nursing Faculty member or supervisor.
 If you are a Benefis Health System employee you need to submit a letter of recommendation from your
current manager.
 Completed Consent and Disclosure form.

Year of Need: College Senior, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,


Num Awards: 1

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2017-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Benefis Healthcare Foundation, Inc.
Attn: Healthcare Scholarship Program, 1101 26th St S, South Tower P.O. Box 7008
Great Falls, MT 59406-7008

Contact Person:

Phone: 406-455-5840 or 1-800-544-7798

Fax: Fax: (406) 455-4821