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Nursing Student Retention Scholarship Program

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To address the shortage of nurses in Mississippi, the Office of Nursing Workforce has established a new Nursing Student Retention Scholarship Program (NSRSP). The program provides scholarship opportunities to all nursing students and nurses in the state of Mississippi who are pursuing degrees in nursing. The goal of the program is to attract and retain nurses here in our state. The program targets students at all levels of nursing and the funds can be used to cover the cost of educated-related expenses, including tuition, fees, supplies, textbooks, and housing. Students selected as recipients of receiving this award must complete their nursing degree and agree to practice nursing in the state of Mississippi for a certain period.

Application Process - We are no longer accepting NSRSP applications for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters. For more information about the program, contact us at (601) 957-6300.

We are excited to share that we've awarded $100,000 in scholarships to twenty-four students in various nursing programs. Congratulations to all of the hard-working students who were awarded scholarships this year!

                                               " "                               to our 2022 recipient winners!


$2,500 Scholarship Recipients" "

Chandra Boston - Delta State University

Misty Perkins - Hinds Community College

Logan Cuevas - Pearl River Community College

Shelby Edwards - University of Mississippi Medical Center

Geravia Lane - University of Mississippi Medical Center

Tristen Miller - University of Mississippi Medical Center

Anna Solomon - University of Mississippi Medical Center            

Luke LeBlanc - University of Southern Mississippi


$5,000 scholarship Recipients

Carmie Blankenship - Delta State University

Mikayla Staszefski - Delta State University

Makayla Thompson - Meridian Community College

Micaela Harper - Northeast Mississippi Community College" "

Bobby Robertson - Pearl River Community College

Katya Spuhler - Pearl River Community College

Darci Newton - University of Mississippi Medical Center

Ashley Schaefer - University of Mississippi Medical Center

Caycee Sumrall - University of Mississippi Medical Center

Holly Walker - University of Mississippi Medical Center

Kristie Anderson- University of Southern Mississippi

Kiara Collier - University of Southern Mississippi

Lauren Sherrill - University of Southern Mississippi

Kassidy Cupit - William Carey University

Stephanie Fayard - William Carey University

Cassidy Williams - William Carey University