New nursing scholarship programs established

Gifts from one of the Spring 2011 honorary degree recipients will create new scholarship programs for students seeking a degree in nursing or an allied health field at Newman University. The gift will create one scholarship, called the Marjorie Chance Scholarship in Nursing, that will be awarded to selected students beginning in the fall 2011 semester. Another scholarship, the Marjorie Chance Endowed Nursing and/or Allied Health Scholarship, will begin awarding scholarships as early as the fall 2012 semester.

Marjorie (Marj) Chance
Marjorie (Marj) Chance

The programs are made possible by gifts from Marjorie (Marj) Chance, a longtime Wichita resident, businesswoman and philanthropist who played a key role in the establishment of the nursing program at Newman University. Chance spent most of her working career helping operate the amusement ride manufacturing company founded by her late husband Harold, Chance Manufacturing Co., Inc. She was also the first lay woman to serve on the Kansas Newman College Board of Directors, and was a member of the Lay Advisory Board of St. Francis Hospital. When the nursing program at St. Francis needed a collegiate home, Chance played a key role in connecting St. Francis with Newman and establishing the nursing program at the university in 1979. The program has evolved into the strong and vibrant School of Nursing and Allied Health, which includes Newman’s most sought-after programs in Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Respiratory Care, Radiologic Technology, Sonography, Healthcare Science and Nurse Anesthesia. Chance received a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa degree from Newman for the university Core Value of Academic Excellence.

The Marjorie Chance Scholarship in Nursing will award scholarships to three students each academic year for the next three years. That scholarship program will be replaced by The Marjorie Chance Endowed Nursing and/or Allied Health Scholarship, which begins in fall 2012 and is designed to continue through perpetuity.

 



  • Lisa Gates

    I am enrolled in a MSN program on line. I am interested in applying for the Marj Chance Scholarship program. Thank you, Lisa Gates

    • Ken Arnold

      Hi Lisa,

      Thank you for your interest. Are you a student of or planning to attend Newman University? The Marj Chance Scholarship program is an endowed scholarship – it helps fund other scholarships offered by Newman to Newman students. If you are now or plan to be a Newman student, you can apply for other scholarships. For more information, visit our Financial Aid page on the Newman website: http://www.newmanu.edu/attend-nu/financial-aid.

  • ulemu joel banda

    am student at saint John of God college of health sciences am studying university diploma in registered nursing in Malawi,am looking for scolarship can you please help find one

  • Ken Arnold

    I am forwarding your request to the Financial Aid Office and the Nursing Department. Thank you for your interest in Newman University.

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