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College of Nursing

Priority Areas

Lighting the way to nursing’s future
Your philanthropic gift can make a difference. Through your financial commitments, we are able to continue and expand our work. The College has identified areas of need in the form of student scholarships, research capacity, and innovations in practice partnerships. 


The MSU College of Nursing is proud to feature a different fund periodically. Check back here for updates on how you can support the college.

Providing student scholarships
Scholarship support creates opportunity for students to receive an MSU nursing education. Help is needed at all levels.

Financial support opportunities include:

  • The Nursing Workforce Diversity Program supports educationally and economically disadvantaged students.
  • Scholarships for varying nursing concentrations
  • 60th Anniversary Endowed Scholarship
  • Graduate Student Fellowships

Building research capacity
Support to our nursing research program strengthens our research infrastructure and maintains a culture of competitive and sustained research funding. Capacity building helps to address the increased competition to obtain national funding. College research programs focus on managing chronic illnesses, promoting healthy lifestyles, and improving the health and well-being of individuals and families. College of Nursing researchers integrate the health disparities of vulnerable groups into their research.

Financial support opportunities include:

  • Endowed chairs in nursing research
  • Professorships to support pilot studies

Funding innovations in practice partnerships
Innovative practice partnerships develop new models of teaching and learning, address changes in our evolving healthcare delivery system, and support implementation of evidence-based nursing practice.

Funding for this priority area supports exciting new inter-professional collaborations through which we aim to improve the patient experience while achieving national benchmark healthcare outcomes.

Some of the college’s financial support priorities include:

  • College of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Gilbert and Leona Schumann Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • College of Nursing General Fund
  • College of Nursing Research Fund
  • Nursing General Scholarship Fund