Tina Emerson Nursing Scholarship

Departments: College of Nursing and Health Sciences Categories: Graduate Students | Nursing
Amount One award of $1,000 is available.
Availability For three academic years: 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18.
Eligibility Criteria Available to outstanding Nursing students who would benefit most from receiving the award and who are currently enrolled in a graduate nursing program (MSN, PhD, DNP, or Nurse Practitioner).

Recipients must also meet the following criteria:
  • Completed at least one semester of the nursing program
  • Must be registered for at least seven credits or more
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have a 3.0 or higher overall GPA
  • Submit three signed letters of recommendation
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:  http://uwec.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com. 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 scholarships@uwec.edu 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 Scholarship and Awards Committee will review applications and recommend a recipient to the dean.
Selection Deadline On or about May 1.
Special Notes

Tina's dream of a nursing career began in her early teens after her battle and successful recovery from Reyes Syndrome. She was a graduate of Hudson High School (1987) and was excited to attend Alverno College in Milwaukee and receive her Bachelor's of Science degree from Alverno College in 1992. She received her RN in 1993 and her Master's of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in 2001.

Tina was the Director of Nursing at the Spring Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center for over ten years (2001-2013). During her career, the Spring Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center underwent construction of a new assisted living apartment and nursing home. She directed the design choices for the interior and exterior, as well as the reworking of their service model to be person-centered Geriatric care. This affected the overall design/redesign of the nursing facility. The facility is held up as an example for other facilities looking at model changes.

Tina was working as the Director of Nursing for the Spring Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center, a job she loved, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of 2012.

Tina had a life-long commitment to teaching nurses and nursing students, including clinical instruction at the Chippewa Valley Technical College in 2001 and 2002, and as a Clinical Instructor at the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire from August of 2013 to April of 2014. It was her goal to receive her PhD in Nursing and provide Nursing instruction at the university level. She passed away from metastic breast cancer in April of 2014.

Thank You Thank you notes should be addressed to the Family of Tina Emerson and sent in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office.