A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Alumni - Needs and Projects

Student scholarships and fellowships

Faculty development & research

International nursing

Class endowments

Annual fund:

By making a gift to the annual fund you can help support the operating costs for the School of Nursing, which in turn keeps the cost of tuition down for students.

Student scholarships

Rosie Voss: This fund was established with the gift of Rosie Voss' property combined with a generous donation from her sister Mary Ann Mitchell. It is used to help worthy students who have shown financial need and who are working to cover some of their expenses.

Dean's nursing scholarship: This fund was developed with the School of Nursing annual funds. The resulting scholarships are given to students enrolled in the clinical portion of the nursing program who show financial need, are working to cover expenses, are making good academic progress and have a lifestyle consistent with Loma Linda University values.

Maureen Maxwell/Dorothy Martin graduate nursing scholarship: R. Maureen Maxwell and Dorothy M. Martin were both members of the teaching staff at the School of Nursing and shared the same Christian spirit and love for people. This award, in their honor, is given to graduate nursing students who exhibit financial need and/or scholastic achievement.

Catherine Christiansen scholarship: The original donors of the Catherine Christiansen Fund (who wish to remain anonymous) wanted to do something special to remember their mother. The award is given to two junior students who demonstrate financial need, show clinical promise, a caring attitude and have good interpersonal relationships. Priority is given to international students and those wishing to go into mission service.

Isabelle Wilson Rees scholarship: Isabelle Wilson Rees' greatest joy was in helping others. Her dedication to nursing began when she was a student at White Memorial Hospital in the early 1920's. The funds that Isabelle left were donated to the School of Nursing by her family, remembering the vital role that nursing had played in her life.

Lucile Lewis award: This medical/surgical nursing professor was adamant about the importance of having outstanding clinical skills and refused to accept anything less than the best from her students. Maybe that's why they loved her so much. Two grateful students who wish to remain anonymous established this scholarship in her name in 1984. The award is given to one or more junior nursing students who have exhibited financial need and clinical excellence.

J.B.G. scholarship: In 1985, one family, who wish to remain anonymous, donated a beautiful J.B.G. violin to the University. Proceeds from the sale of the violin now fund scholarships for one or more students who have a high achievement level and who need financial assistance.

Ellen Rickard memorial scholarship: Vernon and Margaret Rickard parents of Ellen Rickard established this scholarship after their daughter's untimely death while visiting France as a sophomore nursing student. They created this memorial fund to let everyone know of Ellen's desire to serve mankind. The award is given to a worthy student who has high grades and who, like Ellen, indicates a willingness to serve Christ through community service.

Joylyn Jennings Young memorial endowment fund: This endowment fund was established in loving memory of Joylyn Grace Jennings Young ?59B by her husband, Dr. Bryce Young. Mrs. Young was dedicated to supporting not only her school, but also Dr. Young's, and was particularly fond of her classmates at LLUSN. This endowment will fund scholarships for students who have financial need and are in good academic standing.

Earl S. Webb and Valah D. Webb scholarship: Earl and Valah Webb loved to help people. Although the couple had no direct connection to Loma Linda University, they left their entire estate to benefit students from the Schools of Medicine and Nursing who have good academic standing and need financial assistance.

Lena T. Pond nursing scholarship: Lena Pond started this fund at the Riverside Community Foundation. The scholarship recipients are bachelor degree nursing students who are residents of Riverside or San Bernardino counties and who maintain a B average or above in all course work. The School of Nursing, along with the students who have benefited from the award thank the Riverside Community Foundation for its generosity.

Karen J. Radke Doctoral Student Fellowship: This Fellowship is to be awarded to one nursing doctoral student per entering class. The recipient must be a full-time doctoral student for the first and second years of study with priority given to a Seventh-day Adventist in good standing. The fellowship will provide $10,000 per year for the first and second years of full-time study and is to be used primarily for the cost of living expenses and secondarily for dissertation research expenses. Satisfactory progress must be demonstrated to receive the fellowship for the second year.

Catherine Graf faculty research award: The class of '55 A&B established this endowment in Catherine Graf's name in 1990. Because Catherine believed in the importance of research, the awards are given to faculty members to recognize research projects in nursing. The recipient must be at least an assistant professor and the research should be regarded as "feasible and worthwhile."

Maxine Atteberry faculty development fund: For Maxine Atteberry, the second dean of the School of Nursing, the relationship between education and Christian living was an important one. Her commitment to excellence both in teaching and administration, as well as her foresight into the future of nursing, led her to start the graduate-nursing program. These funds are used for faculty development.

Clarice Woodward graduate nursing endowment: Clarice Wooward had a vision for the nursing profession. From the time she joined the School of Nursing in 1962 until her retirement in 1993 she was a crusader for better patient care. Friends and family members chose to honor her by establishing this endowment. The proceeds are given to faculty members who wish to pursue post--doctoral studies in the area relating to the uniqueness of nursing's contribution to patient care.

Thompson research award: Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Elaine Thompson, who have been generously supporting the School of Nursing for many years, recently established this endowment to be used for faculty research. The Thompsons hope that this gift will continue to provide seed money for research for the nursing faculty for years to come.

Dean Christian faculty development fund: This fund was established to help support faculty development.

International nursing

International nursing endowment: Instead of following the traditional plan of sending a missionary nurse to care for patients, the goal of the International
Nursing at Loma Linda was to find ways to strengthen and upgrade existing programs so that local nurses could be trained to better meet their area's health care needs. The International Nursing Endowment, started with a contribution by a generous donor, ensures that funds will be available to continue this work.

Global partnerships project: Funded by the Ralph and Carolyn Thompson Charitable Foundation, the project is designed to:

  • Provide a mechanism for networking and partnerships among SDA nurses and nurse educators.
  • Develop an understanding of wholeness in different cultural settings.
  • Promote culturally sensitive approaches to holistic nursing care.

Regional seminars and international conferences are held in strategic parts of the world. The first of these was in Asia, held in ChiangMai, Thailand, in August, 1999. The rest of the world is scheduled as follows:

2000 - Central and South America

2001 - Europe and Africa

2002 - 2nd International SDA Nursing Conference

Class endowments

Class of 1949 tutoring scholarship fund: Established by the Alumni class of 1949, this fund?s purpose is to provide scholarship assistance to students enrolled in the School. Recipients of this scholarship are determined by their generosity in volunteering their time to tutor other nursing students. Financial need is not a factor in selecting the scholarship recipients.

Class of 1950 learning resource center Endowment: Established by the Alumni class of 1950, the purpose of this fund is to provide equipment, supplies, videotapes and software for the School of Nursing Learning Center. This fund is to be used annually for this purpose.

Class of 1960 learning resource center endowment: Established by the Alumni class of 1960, the purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to the Center in consultation with the School of Nursing?s financial officer and the Dean.

Class of 1966 mentorship endowment fund: This Class of 1966 established this endowment in honor of their 25th anniversary. The endowment continues to grow thanks to the generous support of 1066 class members. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance to senior-year nursing students who wish to expand their perspectives on various specialties in the nursing field. This program gives students a more in-depth experience under the guidance of a professional clinician, educator, or researcher. Working with this mentor, the student will gain an opportunity to explore a career option, such as nursing education, nursing administration, clinical nurse specialty, advanced nurse practice, or even international nursing, in a way unavailable during the regular undergraduate nursing program. Students interested in this program must submit a written proposal for consideration.

Class of 1967 Endowment Fund - "Keeping on track for 2017": Under the leadership of Missi Rouhe, chairman of the 1967 endowment scholarship committee, class members have been donating money to show appreciation for their Alma Mater. The Class of 1967 Scholarship provides scholarships to senior students who are chosen by the nursing faculty and dean. The recipient should have a minimum GPA of 3.35, demonstrate strong leadership skills and be active in their church and/or community.

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Faculty development & research

Catherine Graf faculty research award: The class of '55 A&B established this endowment in Catherine Graf's name in 1990. Because Catherine believed in the importance of research, the awards are given to faculty members to recognize research projects in nursing. The recipient must be at least an assistant professor and the research should be regarded as "feasible and worthwhile."

Maxine Atteberry faculty development fund: For Maxine Atteberry, the second dean of the School of Nursing, the relationship between education and Christian living was an important one. Her commitment to excellence both in teaching and administration, as well as her foresight into the future of nursing, led her to start the graduate-nursing program. These funds are used for faculty development.

Clarice Woodward graduate nursing endowment: Clarice Wooward had a vision for the nursing profession. From the time she joined the School of Nursing in 1962 until her retirement in 1993 she was a crusader for better patient care. Friends and family members chose to honor her by establishing this endowment. The proceeds are given to faculty members who wish to pursue post--doctoral studies in the area relating to the uniqueness of nursing's contribution to patient care.

Thompson research award: Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Elaine Thompson, who have been generously supporting the School of Nursing for many years, recently established this endowment to be used for faculty research. The Thompsons hope that this gift will continue to provide seed money for research for the nursing faculty for years to come.

Dean Christian faculty development fund: This fund was established to help support faculty development.

International nursing

International nursing endowment: Instead of following the traditional plan of sending a missionary nurse to care for patients, the goal of the International
Nursing at Loma Linda was to find ways to strengthen and upgrade existing programs so that local nurses could be trained to better meet their area's health care needs. The International Nursing Endowment, started with a contribution by a generous donor, ensures that funds will be available to continue this work.

Global partnerships project: Funded by the Ralph and Carolyn Thompson Charitable Foundation, the project is designed to:

  • Provide a mechanism for networking and partnerships among SDA nurses and nurse educators.
  • Develop an understanding of wholeness in different cultural settings.
  • Promote culturally sensitive approaches to holistic nursing care.

Regional seminars and international conferences are held in strategic parts of the world. The first of these was in Asia, held in ChiangMai, Thailand, in August, 1999. The rest of the world is scheduled as follows:

2000 - Central and South America

2001 - Europe and Africa

2002 - 2nd International SDA Nursing Conference

Class endowments

Class of 1949 tutoring scholarship fund: Established by the Alumni class of 1949, this fund?s purpose is to provide scholarship assistance to students enrolled in the School. Recipients of this scholarship are determined by their generosity in volunteering their time to tutor other nursing students. Financial need is not a factor in selecting the scholarship recipients.

Class of 1950 learning resource center Endowment: Established by the Alumni class of 1950, the purpose of this fund is to provide equipment, supplies, videotapes and software for the School of Nursing Learning Center. This fund is to be used annually for this purpose.

Class of 1960 learning resource center endowment: Established by the Alumni class of 1960, the purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to the Center in consultation with the School of Nursing?s financial officer and the Dean.

Class of 1966 mentorship endowment fund: This Class of 1966 established this endowment in honor of their 25th anniversary. The endowment continues to grow thanks to the generous support of 1066 class members. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance to senior-year nursing students who wish to expand their perspectives on various specialties in the nursing field. This program gives students a more in-depth experience under the guidance of a professional clinician, educator, or researcher. Working with this mentor, the student will gain an opportunity to explore a career option, such as nursing education, nursing administration, clinical nurse specialty, advanced nurse practice, or even international nursing, in a way unavailable during the regular undergraduate nursing program. Students interested in this program must submit a written proposal for consideration.

Class of 1967 Endowment Fund - "Keeping on track for 2017": Under the leadership of Missi Rouhe, chairman of the 1967 endowment scholarship committee, class members have been donating money to show appreciation for their Alma Mater. The Class of 1967 Scholarship provides scholarships to senior students who are chosen by the nursing faculty and dean. The recipient should have a minimum GPA of 3.35, demonstrate strong leadership skills and be active in their church and/or community.

Send a gift today!

Print and fill out our School of Nursing remittance form and send a gift by check or credit card.

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