Marguerite Coffman Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Departments: College of Nursing and Health Sciences Categories: Nursing
Amount One award of $1,400.
Availability Available
Eligibility Criteria Awarded to one graduate or undergraduate student annually. The recipient is to have been officially admitted to the nursing program, show at least B+ achievement in previous college course work, and demonstrated motivation and commitment to the nursing profession. Students may apply for renewal of the scholarship on an annual basis, allowing for three years at the baccalaureate level plus one year at the graduate level.
Application Procedure To be considered for scholarships from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, you must be an admitted nursing student and meet any additional criteria as stated by the scholarships. In order to apply, please follow this link to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network: This is an online scholarship application site managed by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Once you have entered the site, follow the directions below:
  • Use your UW-Eau Claire credentials (your UW-Eau Claire User Name and Password) to log-in to the site
  • Navigate to the College of Nursing Scholarship Application
    • This single application allows you to apply for all Nursing scholarships for which you are eligible
  • After you have submitted your completed application, please look for an email communication from or Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network explaining your next steps
  • In April, if you have been awarded scholarships, you will receive an email from this same address which will direct you to go back to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network to review your scholarship(s)
  • You will also receive a letter from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences announcing any scholarships you have been awarded
Selection Procedure The nursing Scholarship and Awards Committee will review applications using the above criteria and recommend a recipient to the dean.
Selection Deadline Prior to the nursing scholarship dinner.
Special Notes Marguerite Coffman was the founding dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She joined the university faculty in 1964 just before the first nursing class was admitted in the fall of 1965. Ms. Coffman was a visionary leader who was deeply committed to professional nursing education. She was a strong voice for nursing that established the college as one of the University's marks of excellence. She continued to be a vocal advocate for the College as an independent entity that would serve as a leader in nursing education throughout the state and Midwest. Ms. Coffman retired in 1977 and passed away in 2000.